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Ponderosa Seeks Local Art for 2021 Directory

O’NEALS – Calling all photographers and artists! This is your chance to showcase your work to thousands of people. Ponderosa Telephone Company is on the hunt for the perfect image to grace their 2021 directory cover. The family-owned telecommunications company, which has been in business since 1908, is seeking images that reflect current rural life in the Sierra foothills and ...

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Yosemite Daily Conditions and Weather Report

Starbucks at Yosemite Valley Lodge will be closed today Friday, August 7. Apologies for the inconvenience. 08-07-20 Daily Conditions Report      Weather Report Click on the link for the Trimmer fire press release 08.06.2020_Trimmer Fire – Press Release www.YosemiteThisYear.com

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Supervisor Wheeler Releases Town Hall Zoom Meeting Schedule

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will continue to hold virtual town hall meetings for the foreseeable future. The next virtual Town Hall will be August 27, via zoom, as he, County Staff, and other community partners come together to address and meet the community’s needs. “Engaging with the community and keeping them informed has been ...

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PG&E Hosting Regional Webinar on Community Wildfire Safety Program

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MADERA — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is hosting a webinar for customers in Fresno, Kern, Madera, and Tulare counties in order to share information regarding its plans for preventing wildfires as well as reducing the impact of Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events on the community. Topics covered during the webinar will include improvements that PG&E is implementing ...

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Important Information Regarding Upcoming November Election

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MADERA — A General Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The following offices are scheduled to appear on that ballot: FEDERAL AND STATE OFFICES President and Vice President of the United States U.S. Representative in Congress, Districts 4 & 16 Member of the Assembly, District 5 SCHOOL OFFICES Madera County Board of Education, Areas 1, 2 (ST), 4, ...

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Madera County Libraries Support Students Through Online Learning

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MADERA — As families and schools prepare for online learning, all Madera County Library locations continue offering curbside services for the community. Patrons can place holds on books, DVDs, and other materials via the library’s mobile app, online catalog, or by phone. Staff will prepare items and contact patrons with instructions and scheduled times for contactless curbside checkout. ‘Grab bags’ ...

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History Mystery #89: The Case of the Mystery Mining Machines

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By Karen Morris, CHS President COARSEGOLD — The Coarsegold Historical Society has three pieces of mining machinery on display at the Coarsegold Historic Museum. They were donated quite a few years ago and we need help with the names and how they were used. We think the middle one was possibly some kind of rock crusher. If you can help ...

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Grape Day Webinar Features Advancements in Viticulture and Enology Research

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FRESNO — Fresno State’s Department of Viticulture and Enology and Viticulture and Enology Research Center welcomes area grape growers, managers, winemakers and winery personnel to sign up for its Grape Day virtual webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 4., from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The event is sponsored by American Vineyard Magazine [12] and features research seminars on grape and wine topics by ...

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