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Friends Of The Park Return

OAKHURST – For 15 months in 2012-2013, Flint Tompkins and other volunteers operating as Friends of the Park (FOTP) set up shop regularly at the entrance to Oakhurst Community Park, welcoming visitors and helping to create a safe, friendly atmosphere. When FOTP announced last summer they would no longer staff the park due to growing concerns over safety, community members ...

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Station 10 Firefighters Temporarily Displaced

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – An incident at Station 10 will require the temporary relocation of firefighting equipment, but Captain Haynes says it’s not going to stop the dedicated volunteers from doing their jobs. On Tuesday, Engine 10 was being moved out of the bay for service when it struck a structural beam, causing safety concerns regarding building integrity and prompting ...

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Local Couple Arrested For Meth And Theft

OAKHURST – A mountain area couple caught squatting on private property ended up behind bars after the trailer they had been staying in was determined to be stolen. Darrin Eugene Eidson, 43, of Oakhurst, and Susan Wright, 44, of Coarsegold, were taken into custody Tuesday, Feb. 4, after a deputy caught the pair trespassing on private property near Lewis Creek ...

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Local Dancers Perform In Snow White Ballet

FRESNO – Two mountain area dancers will take the stage as the Valley Performing Arts Council (VPAC) presents the ballet “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, at the William Saroyan Theatre in Fresno. Alice Medrano from Coarsegold, and Tara Neill from Oakhurst, both 16, will dance multiple roles in the ballet, which will ...

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Grazing Ecology And Management Workshop

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) of Mariposa County in collaboration with Natural Resources Conservation Service and Mariposa County Resource Conservation District are organizing a workshop entitled “Grazing Ecology and Management” to be held on Wednesday, Mar. 12, at McCay Hall in Catheys Valley, CA. The workshop will cover topics ranging from the principles of grazing ...

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YHS Students Arrested For Felony Vandalism

OAKHURST – Two Yosemite High School students are facing felony vandalism charges for egging cars in the Minarets High School parking lot last Thursday, Jan. 30, in O’Neals. Sheriff John Anderson says video surveillance, along with tips provided by both adults and students, led Deputy Sheriff Gerald Marin to the two suspects, Alex Roger Mears,18, of Oakhurst, and a 17-year-old, ...

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Identity Of Victim Released In Fish Camp Fatality

FISH CAMP – The identity of a man killed in a suspected drunk driving accident near Fish Camp last Saturday has been released by the Mariposa County Sheriff/Coroner’s Office. Andrew Schenck, 45, of Fish Camp, died as the result of injuries sustained when the car he was riding in hit a tree just north of Summit Road on Highway 41 ...

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YHS Wins Academic Decathlon, Chawanakee Second

MADERA COUNTY – Yosemite High School won the 2014 Academic Decathlon held on Feb. 1 for the 21st consecutive year. Chawanakee Academy took second, and Chowchila Union came in third. The Academic Decathlon team from Yosemite High School will go on to compete in the California Academic Decathlon State Finals on March 21-23 in Sacramento. Yosemite High School scored 35,051.9 ...

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Fatal Crash Near Fish Camp, Arrest For DUI

FISH CAMP – A suspected drunk driving accident near Fish Camp early this morning has resulted in the death of a Colorado man and the arrest of a Fish Camp resident. At approximately 2:14 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, Michael Allee, 30, of Fish Camp, was driving a 1993 Toyota northbound on Highway 41 just north of Summit Road.

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Car Crashes In Front Of Hillside Baptist

NORTH FORK – A drive home from Atascadero ended with a trip to the hospital for a North Fork woman on Saturday. Just after 1 p.m. on Feb. 1, Delores Haddon, 75, was just a mile or two from home when she crashed her nearly-new Subaru Outback in front of Hillside Baptist Church. But luck was actually on her side.

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