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Scouts Christmas Tree Sale Coming Soon to North Fork Library

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NORTH FORK – The North Fork Scout Fund’s annual Christmas Tree Sale will begin on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the North Fork Library parking lot. Fresh, locally-grown red fir (silver tip), in a variety of sizes through at least 16 ft., will be available. Tree sales will begin at 9 a.m. on Dec. 5 and continue daily until sold out.  ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Tioga Road Aspens

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For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to With oncoming winter weather and expected snows, Tioga Road was finally closed for the season this past week. Depending on the length and depth of winter snows ahead, it will likely reopen in May or June of next year. When it is open, traveling eastward down Tioga Road from Tioga Pass ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Six Winter Vegetables

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By Bob Labozetta (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) It’s cold outside now, but there are still options for the ambitious vegetable gardener. Consider planting these six winter vegetables. Winter lettuce selections include hardy varieties that grow easily throughout the cold months here. Direct sow lettuce seeds from mid-August to mid-September. Beyond those dates, you can sow seeds indoors in seedling trays ...

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Madera County Emergency Manager/CBO Meeting Coming in December

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MADERA — As our State is challenged with battling COVID-19 and wildfires, we are reminded that the members of Madera County could be vulnerable in a moment’s notice. The Listos California Emergency Preparedness Campaign was initiated by the governor and state legislators to ready our most vulnerable populations for disasters like wildfires, earthquakes and floods, before disasters strike. Over the ...

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Fresno State Honored as a Champion of Higher Education

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FRESNO — Fresno State was named a 2020 Champion of Higher Education for its commitment to ensuring a strong transfer pathway for students from community colleges to California State University campuses. The award is given by the Campaign for College Opportunity, a California nonprofit focused on making sure Californians have an equal opportunity to attend and succeed in college. This ...

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Hiking Through Snowy Merced Grove

I can’t resist the way that snow looks contrasted with Giant Sequoias, so I headed up to Merced Grove for a half day. Yosemite National Park has 3 Giant Sequoia Groves and some say that Merced Grove is the least visited. It was a very nice hike down the historic Old Coulterville Road to check out the 20 or so ...

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Fresno Art Museum to Close Again, Due to COVID-19

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FRESNO — In light of the recent developments with COVID-19 cases and in accordance with the State of California and Fresno County health mandates, the Fresno Art Museum is again closed to the public. FAM hopes that Fresno County will return to the Red Tier soon and they will be able to reopen on Dec. 10, 2020. In the spirit ...

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Important Public Notice from the Judicial Council of the State of California

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SACRAMENTO — Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to health and safety concerns resulting in substantial operational impediments, and the proclamations of states of emergency by federal, state, and local officials, it was determined that the conditions described in Government Code section 68115(a) were met with regard to the Superior Court of Madera County (Court) on eight prior occasions: March ...

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