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New Sign at Visitor Center Turning Heads

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OAKHURST — An eye-catching new sign has been turning heads in Oakhurst. The idea to update the existing sign at the Visitor Center first began in 2016. But what started off as a simple redesign of the existing plastic frame turned into a discussion about how to best represent the organization, the region and the gateway to Yosemite National Park. ...

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Rainy Days and Jigsaw Puzzles

Rainy days are the perfect day for working on a jigsaw puzzle. I had been waiting for just the perfect weather where I could have a fire going in the woodstove and get to it. There are a few rules and tools that I have for jigsaw puzzles. Once I start a puzzle, I like to leave it in place ...

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Pet of the Week: Fuzzy the Cat

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It’s me, Fuzzy! I want to make sure you know I am beautiful from every angle! Want to rub my tummy? I have been hanging out at some condos but I hear them say they think somebody moved and left me. What is wrong with people? Leave a gorgeous cat like me?…….please. I really need a family! Call 559-683-1266.

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Madera County’s Sheriff’s Log Through December 2, 2019

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Wednesday, November 27, to Monday, December 2, 2019. Oakhurst Domestic Disturbance On Wednesday, November 27, at 12:26 p.m., a deputy was dispatched to Highway 49 in Oakhurst regarding a domestic disturbance. Report written, EPO granted, arrest made and charges filed. Coarsegold Narcotics Found ...

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Marine Corps’ Toys For Tots Roundup This Saturday

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OAKHURST — Thanks to everyone who attended the Toys For Tots “Double Your Donation KickOff” at the Oakhurst True Value on Nov. 23. Donations included over 400 toys and almost $600 that will go to support toys for needy children in the Eastern Madera County area. But the 2019 campaign is not over yet! Past campaigns have benefited over 1,100 ...

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2nd Annual Yosemite Peace Symposium Coming to Bass Lake

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BASS LAKE — This year, the 2nd Annual Yosemite Peace Symposium will be meeting at the Pines Resort on the shores of Bass Lake, just a short drive from the southern gate of Yosemite National Park, one of the most peaceful places on earth. The symposium will be held March 20 and 21, 2020. Opening keynote speaker will be Andrea ...

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Local Ski School Seeking Volunteer Instructors

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MADERA COUNTY — Mountain Area Ski School (MASS) is looking for volunteer ski and snowboard instructors to teach snow sports to our local area grade school students. MASS is currently about to embark on their 53rd year providing ski and snowboard instruction to eligible students from grades four through six. Volunteer instructors do not need to be expert skiers or ...

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The History Mystery #81

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Article submitted by Don Grove This photograph of a lumber mill was in the collection of Jesse Love, which is housed in the archive library of the Sierra Historical Sites Association. He was a long-time resident of the area, and once worked at the Sugar Pine lumber mill. He noted on the photo that this was not Sugar Pine, but ...

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YARTS Offers Free Tickets for Mariposa County Residents

YOSEMITE – The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) is offering up to four roundtrip tickets to Yosemite National Park to all Mariposa County households on days when regular service is provided. The tickets are free and are available while supplies last or until June 30, 2020. In addition, a child under 12 may ride for free with a ticketed ...

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