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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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Free Workshop On Preserving Food

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County Master Gardeners will host an event for home gardeners on how to plant and grow summer vegetables and preserve food, on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. This free workshop is presented by Master Gardeners John Bryan and Barbara Mattice.

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Where To Go When The Bank Says No

FRESNO – The reality is that many businesses are not able to qualify for a traditional commercial loan from a bank. The Valley Small Business Development Corporation is hosting a workshop that will present strategies, options and alternative sources for you to consider in your pursuit of business financing. This workshop is designed for businesses that are up and running. ...

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