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Yosemite Unified School District Seeks Board Member, Area 1

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District is now accepting applications for Board Trustee Member – Area 1 following the resignation of Tim Curley. Candidates must live in Trustee Area 1, Coarsegold. Click here to see a map of Trustee Area boundaries. Potential candidates may obtain a Letter of Application on the District website. Questions? Contact Raylene Trent by email or ...

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Welcoming Summer On Solstice, Longest Day Of The Year

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Here we go! This is your cue to start celebrating. Summer officially kicks off at precisely at 8:53 a.m. PDT on Friday, June 21, with solstice, marking the point during the year when the sun takes its most northerly path across the sky. Sunrise on Friday will be at 5:41 a.m. and sunset at 8:07 p.m. Summer ...

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Celebrate The 125th Anniversary Of Little Church On The Hill

OAKHURST — This year marks the 125th Anniversary of the dedication of the Little Church on the Hill located in the Oakhill Cemetery, and the nonprofit foundation that supports the landmark invites the community to a joyful celebration to mark the occasion. The Little Church is a State of California Historical Point of Interest that has served the mountain community ...

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Elder Abuse Legal Workshop Informed By Casey Casem’s Family Troubles

OAKHURST — Martha Patterson, a local certified elder care attorney, says one of the most rewarding experiences of her 35-year legal career was helping Kerri and Julie Kasem visit their dad, Casey Kasem, towards the end of his life. In that case, she was instrumental in Kerri Kasem obtaining conservatorship over her father’s medical care. At a special workshop at ...

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First Bear Incidents This Season In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — There have been three bear incidents so far this season with a total property damage of $190. One bear has been hit by a vehicle near Foresta. Compared to this same week in 2018 (the lowest year on record for bear incidents), bear incidents in 2019 are the same as last year, and damage amounts (in dollars) are ...

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Celebrate Solstice With An Evening Of Whine And Noses

OAKHURST – Stop by Western Sierra Nursery on Friday, June 21 for ‘An Evening of Whine and Noses’ to benefit the Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA) and help raise funds to outfit the shelter. You can celebrate the longest day of the year with your furry friends and your dogs, too, and get an update on the latest news ...

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Saving The Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club

OAKHURST — About three dozen people turned out Monday night for an emergency ‘Call to Action’ meeting organized to help save the local Boys & Girls Club. The nonprofit club, which has been operating in Oakhurst since 1999, announced last week it would be temporarily closing for the summer at the end of June because of an ongoing lack of ...

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North Fork Town Hall Meeting At Rancheria Community Center

NORTH FORK — District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, June 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. in North Fork. On the evening’s agenda will be updates from the North Fork Rancheria, Cal Fire and Madera County Fire, and the Sheriff’s Office. Also making presentations will be Nichole Mosqueda of Camarena Health, Stephanie Anagnoson ...

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Helping One Woman Honors Nancy Hamilton

AHWAHNEE — Join friends and neighbors at The Hitching Post on Wednesday, June 19, as the nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) honors Nancy Hamilton. The event begins at 6 p.m. and you’ll be greeted at the door for sign-in. Your reservation will secure a seat for your meal and tables will be shared as the community gathers to support ...

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Secure That Summer Job! Tenaya Hosts Career Fair In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — With the new cabins at Tenaya Lodge nearly ready to begin hosting guests, and the newly remodeled Jackalopes restaurant open for business, the folks at Tenaya Lodge continue to expand their team. To find just the right people to fill the new positions, Tenaya will host a job fair at their Oakhurst Recruitment Center on Wednesday, June 19, from 10 ...

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