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This is Us: Introduction

This is Us is a series of local profiles, with first-person stories about something significant in their lives. It’s a way we can get to know the people in our community on a little deeper level. We have so many fascinating people in our community. In the six years that I’ve lived here, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to ...

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Thanks to the EMCSPCA, Lucky is One Lucky Dog!

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OAKHURST — Although we have seen a low incidence of positive COVID-19 cases among Eastern Madera County residents, the pandemic has undoubtedly had a negative effect on everyone. Then came the Creek Fire with evacuations and devastation to many areas. One thing for sure, 2020 has not been easy! Due to concerns for their volunteers and supporters, all of the ...

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Coarsegold 4-H is Alive and Well!

COARSEGOLD – On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. Coarsegold 4-H held its first meeting on Zoom. A special guest joined us. Alex Schaefer is a trapper for all of Madera county. He told us about his job and how he helps people with animal predator problems. If you have problems with predators such as coyotes, bobcats, raccoons, bears, ...

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Grand Re-Opening Today for Grace Community Thrift Store

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NORTH FORK — Grace Community Thrift Store would like to thank the North Fork community for the tremendous support you have given them over the years. After necessary utilities are paid, every penny derived from the thrift shop is returned to the community in some way. Everyone on their staff is a volunteer. Join them for their grand reopening today, Thursday, ...

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Mariposa County Arts Council Awarded California Arts Council Innovations + Intersections Grant

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MARIPOSA — The California Arts Council announced on Oct. 14 the Mariposa County Arts Council as one of six recipients of their pilot Innovations + Intersections grant program. This state grant supports arts-based strategies for community needs in wellness and technology sectors. Aimed at providing groundbreaking approaches to address society’s most pressing issues and opportunities, the Innovations + Intersections grant ...

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CHP Encourages Parents to be Role Models for Their Teen Drivers

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SACRAMENTO – Teen drivers can face challenges with every new experience. During National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 18-24, 2020, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to encourage parents and guardians to discuss driver safety with their young drivers. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, ...

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YGAC Presents “Wild Things” – An Evening of Poetry, Stories, Music, and Art

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What is wild in your world? Wild ideas… wild animals… wild places… wild fires? Yosemite Gateway Art Center in Oakhurst presents “Wild Things,” a performance that combines poetry, storytelling, music and art! “Wild Things” will be presented live on Facebook at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. “Wild Things” explores creative interpretations of this provocative theme. Sponsored by Madera County ...

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Battling the Flames: Minarets Staff Fighting Fires

by Adam Saldivar, student journalist with Minarets Press The fires burning up and down California have not only affected some Minarets students but staff members as well. In these difficult times when almost everyone in the Minarets community is affected by smoke and flames, Minarets staff members are helping out to fight back against the fires in various ways such ...

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35th Elegant Auction to Benefit Oakhurst Community Park

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OAKHURST — The 35th Elegant Auction benefitting the Oakhurst Community Park will be held online Oct. 4-17.  Due to COVID-19 they were forced to cancel their in-person event, however, the park is still in dire need of the community’s support. The auction will be offering many fabulous items. There will be over 100 items donated by local business and longtime supporters, ...

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ARTober in Oakhurst Presents FIND “Art the Bear”, a Bear Treasure Hunt!

OAKHURST – Oct. 1, 2020 – ARTober in Oakhurst is a month-long celebration of the arts.  Visit Yosemite | Madera County will be hiding “Art the Bear” random days throughout Artober in a different business location around Oakhurst.  Go to Artober in Oakhurst’s Facebook (@ArtoberOakhurst) or Instagram (@ArtoberOakhurst) feeds for clues on where to find “Art the Bear”.  “Even though ...

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Local Bars and Eateries Show Their Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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MARIPOSA — John C. Fremont Healthcare District’s “Dine-Out for Breast Cancer” educational awareness runs throughout the month of October. Eateries and bars in Mariposa County are being urged to get into the pink spirit this October for breast cancer awareness month. Pink marks the spot at local bars and eateries this month, where they are doing their part to support ...

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