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Hanukkah Celebration Comes to Tenaya Lodge

FISH CAMP–Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, takes place this year from sundown November 28, 2021, to sundown December 6, 2021. This year a special celebration, open to the public, takes place at Tenaya Lodge Resort at Yosemite, led by Rabbi Shlomo Menkes of Siderman Family Camp and Conference Center in North Fork. A menorah (candelabra) will be on display ...

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Coarsegold Residents Involved in Fatal Traffic Collision

OAKHURST — On Saturday, November 20, 2021, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Oakhurst area CHP received a call of a report of a traffic collision on Road 415, east of Cutter Road.  The original reporting party stated they had heard the collision only. Upon arrival, CHP officers discovered two vehicles involved and both lanes of Road 415 completely blocked. The vehicles ...

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PG&E to Release High Water Flows on San Joaquin River

Auberry – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is planning to increase flows on a portion of the San Joaquin River starting Sunday, Nov. 28, by releasing more water from the Kerckhoff Dam in Fresno and Madera counties. Due to limited and difficult egress from the San Joaquin River Gorge, PG&E advises the public to avoid entering the water during ...

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One-Way Traffic Control Delays Expected on State Route 49

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various operations on State Route 49 next week in Mariposa County. Work is scheduled to be performed as follows: Route 49 One-way traffic control from Mocassin Creek to Bear Valley Road for crack seal operations beginning Monday, November 22, through Wednesday, November 24, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 ...

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Madera County Board of Supervisors Issues Proclamation – Oakhurst Library Community Room the “Candace Flammang Community Room”

Oakhurst – The Madera County Board of Supervisors, at their November 2 board meeting, presented a proclamation to Candace Flammang in recognition of her many contributions to the library and the community and dedicated the Oakhurst Library Community Room as the “Candace Flammang Community Room”. For over forty years, Candace has been instrumental in many community efforts. For the last ...

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Rabies Prevention: 5 Tips to Protect You and Your Dogs

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Around the world every year, an estimated 59,000 people die from rabies following a bite or scratch from an infected dog, according to the World Health Organization; almost half of them children under 15 years old. With preventive steps, including vaccination, you can protect your human and canine family members. In large areas of the world, rabies ...

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EMC Foundation Undertakes Positive Changes

OAKHURST–Questions often arise about the maintenance of the Oakhurst River Parkway, an out-and-back trail that stretches 2.8 miles from the Oakhurst Community Park to Yosemite High School. People frequently ask who manages the trail system and how did it come to be. The answer is the Eastern Madera County Foundation. Quietly working in the background to improve the community, the foundation ...

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Soroptimist International of the Sierras – 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off

Oakhurst – The weather is getting cooler and we’re gearing up for the holidays.  Are you ready for some Chili? Saturday, November 13th 5-9pm at Oakhurst Community Center Tickets just $20 for adults & $5 for children 10 and under, available prior to the event at Foster Parker Insurance, from a Soroptimist Member, or at the door until sold out. This ...

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Chukchansi Gold Donates More Than $52,000 to Nine Local Nonprofits

COARSEGOLD –  Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino continued its legacy of philanthropy this week by donating $52,350 to nine local nonprofit organizations as part of its longstanding Chukchansi Cares’ “Wheel of Cash” promotion. Since its fruition in 2016, Chukchansi’s Wheel of Cash initiative has donated more than $200,000 to philanthropic organizations throughout the Valley. The 2021 donation marks the largest annual contribution in ...

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Soup 4 Friends Helps Those in Need

OAKHURST, CA—Say what you will, Facebook can be a force for good and positive change. Take Soup 4 Friends, for example. Back in December 2020 Teena Hagerman initiated a conversation in a Facebook group regarding the homeless and others in the area not having access to resources, especially due to COVID. Sarah Roemer jumped at the opportunity to help. They ...

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