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34th Oakhurst Christmas Tree Lighting

OAKHURST–It’s time for the 34th annual Oakhurst Christmas Tree Lighting at the Talking Bear corner at Highway 41 and Road 426. This years event is on Saturday, December 2nd, 2023. The event starts at 4PM with local vendors, crafts, food and more! Music and entertainment starts at 4:30. The tree will light at 6:00 and Santa arrives immediately after on ...

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Rookie of the Year Jones Heads to National Rodeo Finals

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FRESNO — Fresno State freshman Tyler Jones looks to continue the Bulldoggers club rodeo team’s tradition at the College National Finals Rodeo when he competes in team roping in the header position at this year’s event, June 11 to June 17 in Casper, Wyoming. Jones, an agricultural business major, earned his bid thanks to a third-place region ranking based on his ...

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Soroptimist of The Sierras Honors Three Students at Luncheon

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Every year, Soroptimist of The Sierras gives three cash awards for their Live Your Dream program to women completing their education. This year, at their award ceremony and spring tea luncheon, the applicants chosen to receive the $1,500 awards included Karen Wood, Sarah Howard, and Krystal Anderson. Live Your Dream Award recipients may use the cash award ...

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Fresno State Honors Two With Honorary Doctorates

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Honorary doctorates are awarded on behalf of the California State University system and Fresno State in recognition of excellence and extraordinary achievement in significant areas of human endeavor that embody the objectives and ideals of the CSU system. Holly Blossom Wyatt will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters and will be recognized during the College of Arts ...

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2023 Madera County Academic Pentathlon Results

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The 2023 Madera County Academic Pentathlon culminated with the Super Quiz and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 29, naming Mountain Home School Charter this year’s champion team. Nearly 100 students participated in this five-event academic competition, held on February 14 and April 29. Students competed in the areas of essay, fine arts, literature, science and social science. ...

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Snowy Morning Alerts

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The California Highway Patrol is reporting several traffic hazards and collisions associated with the snow that is moving through our areas this morning. There are also some school delays. Please use caution on the roads today and stay safe!   We will update this article as more information is available. Madera County Several vehicles are stuck on the side ...

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Glacier High Decathletes Are Successful At State Competition

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Madera County’s Decathletes Earn Medals at the State Competition! MADERA COUNTY — Nearly 500 students from 59 schools participated in the 44th Annual California Academic Decathlon in person in Santa Clara on March 24-26.  Students delivered speeches, conducted interviews, and competed in the Super Quiz on March 25.  Students took tests in seven subject areas and wrote essays at their school ...

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Wasuma Elementary School Kindergarten Round-Up!

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WASUMA — Wasuma Elementary School kindergarten round-up is taking place on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. Transitional Kindergarten students must turn five between September 2, 2023, and April 2, 2024. To be eligible, kindergarten children must be five years old on or before September 1, 2023. INFORMATION REQUIRED BEFORE REGISTRATION CAN BE COMPLETE: 1. Proof of Age (Birth Record, Baptism Cert., ...

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Transitional Kindergarten/ Kindergarten Registration

COARSEGOLD–Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten enrollment have begun! Enrollment can be completed online, or you can pick up a packet in the Coarsegold Elementary and Rivergold Elementary school offices from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm. If enrollment is completed online, the registrar will call and request you come to the office to provide additional information not included in the online ...

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Yosemite High School Earns WASC Accreditation

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OAKHURST — Yosemite High School has earned accreditation through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) through June 2025. The school was notified of its renewed status after a recent mid-cycle visit. The accreditation process includes an evaluation by members of a committee to examine the school’s purpose, program, and operations, based on WASC criteria. An essential aspect of ...

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