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Library Presents Talks On Local History

By Monica McClanahan OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Library will host a presentation by Jack and Kay Good along with local author, Marcia Freedman, on Saturday, July 25, from 10:30am to noon. Jack and Kay Good will be talking about the Coarsegold Historical Society and Historic Museum. Coarsegold is located at the southern end of the Gold Chain where the town ...

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Free Hazardous Waste Disposal Day

OAKHURST – Poke your head under the sink, check your garage and peek into your storage shed. If you see empty cans of paint, old oil filters, solvents, needles or any of a host of hazardous materials and want to get rid of them, you’re in luck. You can shed much of your excess household toxic waste on Saturday, July ...

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Low Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic

OAKHURST – Pet owners know that vet bills can quickly skyrocket when a four-legged friend gets sick, and even regular pet care costs can get a little spendy. Luckily there’s help for that right around the corner. One way to protect your pets’ health is by bringing them to the low cost vaccine clinic for dogs and cats at Steve’s ...

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Crane Valley Hotshots Tend To A Little Fawn

HUNTINGTON LAKE – Allowing readers a rare glimpse into the softer side of firefighting, Tami Rold-Sanchez shared photographs her Hotshot husband Rafael Sanchez took today of some fellow Crane Valley Hotshots caring for a young fawn separated from its mother. Based out of North Fork, the Crane Valley Hotshots are staying busy this week fighting lightning fires up at Huntington ...

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Full Buck Moon

  EARTH – The moon is full tonight, Wednesday, July 1, at 10:20 p.m. and this month’s moon is known as the Full Buck Moon, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. They say it’s called a Full Buck Moon because the noble buck begin to grow new antlers around this time. This full Moon is also known as the Thunder ...

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Rattlesnake Avoidance Training For Dogs

OAKHURST – Kellen Rescue is sponsoring Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for your dogs on Saturday, July 11, in Oakhurst. Although rattlesnakes are out and about, they rarely bite unless they feel threatened or provoked. Our dogs can be naturally curious with rattlesnakes, resulting in disastrous and costly consequences but there is training available to your dog that help them avoid rattlesnakes. ...

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Captain Makes It Home After Two Weeks In The Forest

MOUNTAIN AREA – “He’s a bit quiet, sleeping very well on the bed and getting into the routine of being home,” says Anica Martinez, speaking of her returned pup, Captain. “So far he has been able to hold down food so we’re focusing on fattening him up. I think he’s a bit upset with Sasha as she’s ready to play ...

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Free Workshop On Bees, Birds & Butterfly Gardens

OAKHURST – Bring your earthy, leafy, and flowery questions to the experts as the Oakhurst Garden Club this weekend, as True Value presents a workshop on Bees, Birds and Butterfly Gardens, on Sunday, June 7 at 1 p.m. The program is free, and if you’ve never been to one of these events, do not delay.

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Get Thee To A Farmers Market

MOUNTAIN AREA – The bounty of summer continues to flourish, and with that delightful abundance in mind, it’s a great time to take a trip to a local farmers market. Whether you’re looking for locally grown produce including organics, or lovely handmade products for the bath and kitchen, or the perfect gift to give yourself, one of these nearby farmer’s ...

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Oh Captain, Where Are You?

UPDATE – June 5, 2 p.m.: Captain has been found! Just before noon on Friday, June 5, the errant Heeler was spotted in the vicinity of Calvin Crest and Sugar Pine, heading up a dirt road. Faithful volunteers were able to corral him long enough for his humans to be contacted in Madera. The Martinez family is overjoyed and taking ...

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