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Bosnians Learn About U.S. National Parks

On May 17, Amarildo Mulić welcomed visitors to Una National Park in northwestern Bosnia I Herzegovina for the European Day of Parks. They had returned only a few days earlier from a two week international study tour of Yosemite and Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Forest & Monument.

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NFL Quarterback Speaks About Depression

FRESNO – Former Detroit Lions Quarterback Eric Hipple will be sharing his personal experiences with depression, stigma and surviving his son’s suicide on Friday, May 28, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. This free event is taking place as part of the Department of Behavioral Health’s outreach recognizing May as Mental Health Matters Month and is funded through Mental Health Services ...

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Yosemite Western Artists Show & Reception

MADERA – The Madera County Arts Council will be hosting their 43rd Tri-County Show & Reception on Friday, May 29, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Circle Gallery in Madera. The exhibition is open to the public through May 30, with 40 pieces representing award winners and artists from the 43rd Tri-County Art Show, which opened with over 100 ...

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Rare Albino Hummingbird Spotted Nearby

NORTH FORK – Patti Cottington has been feeding a unique little friend recently, and she wants to share her experience with the community. Patti and her husband have been repeatedly visited at home of late by what appears to be an albino hummingbird.

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Madera County EDC Wins Award For Website And App

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County Economic Development Commission (MCEDC) was recently recognized for their accomplishments in the field of economic development promotions. The California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) presented MCEDC with an Award of Merit at their annual conference last month held in Riverside.

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ArtsFest Celebration

COUNTY – Families are invited to attend the second annual Madera County ArtsFest on Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. This free event will promote art in Madera County in a carnival-type atmosphere. Children will be able to participate in free hands-on art activities consisting of decorating flower pots, creating collages, painting rocks and necklaces and drawing chalk ...

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Sheriff Opens New Headquarters

MADERA COUNTY – County officials and law enforcement from several different agencies gathered at the new Madera County Sheriff’s Office facility on Falcon Drive this morning for the official ribbon cutting. The new 27,000-square-foot headquarters building was made possible through a public-private partnership with Spencer Enterprises, Inc.The state-of-the-art facility allows for the consolidation of all Sheriff’s Office functions under one ...

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Rain And Snow Forecast This Week

COUNTY – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the higher elevations around Yosemite starting late Wednesday. Hanford Weather Forecast Office confirms another cold storm system is coming in late on Wednesday, May 13 and continuing through late Thursday, May 14. As a result, snow is expected to impact the high country on Thursday and Friday.

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ELK Adventure Comes To Madera County

Submitted by Julie Fullmer, Director of Sales & Operations, Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau MADERA COUNTY – Coming to Madera County, the E.L.K. (Everybody Loves Kids) Charity Challenge is truly a one-of-a-kind event that brings charity, motorsports, and history to life in an interactive entertainment series adventure; pitting philanthropic vehicle enthusiasts against one another in a seven-day journey. Their goal, to ...

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CHP Wants You To “Survive The Ride”

SACRAMENTO – As motorcycle fatalities and injuries have increased in California, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) have stepped up their efforts to promote safety and education, highlighted by Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May. In 2013, motorcycle collisions resulted in 475 fatalities and 13,143 injured victims. In 2012, 467 people were killed and 12,617 ...

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