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SNF Details Plan for Prescribed Burns in Bass Lake Ranger District

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OAKHURST – Sierra National Forest (SNF) fire officials will implement their winter/spring prescribed burning program over the next five months within the Bass Lake Ranger District, the agency announced this week. This season’s projects are on Sugar Pine, Double-gate, Lone Sequoia, Timberloft, Greys Mountain and Cedar Valley as well as administrative sites at Batterson, Jerseydale and Clearwater stations. The total ...

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Local Boys & Girls Club Member Runner Up for ‘Youth of Year’

FRESNO — A member of the Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst was the runner up in the area-wide Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County’s annual “Youth of the Year” competition. For the third year in a row, a representative of the Oakhurst Boys and Girls Club was a top finisher in the prestigious competition, whose winner moves on ...

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Rising Home Prices Help Homeowners Build Equity

Submitted by Century 21 Ditton Realty OAKHURST — Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard quite a bit about rising home prices. Today, expert projections still forecast continued growth, just at a slower pace. One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising home prices is the positive impact they have on home equity. Let’s break down three ways this is ...

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Caltrans OKs Changes to Improve Traffic Flow in Hwy 41 Cone Zone

OAKHURST — After getting dozens of complaints last week about traffic problems on Highway 41 following the start of a months-long project to replace more than a mile of the town’s main sewer line, District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler and members of the County’s public works department met with officials from Caltrans and the project contractor to make some late ...

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‘Monster Revue’ Bringing Frankenstein, Dracula to YHS Theater

By Maile Peterson and Jarrod Mills OAKHURST — Next week, the “monsters” are coming to town. On Thursday and Friday (Jan. 30-31), the Yosemite High School Theater Arts program — featuring students from the Theater Arts 2 class — will proudly present the “Monster Revue.” The show will take place in the YHS theater starting at 7 p.m.. This thrilling ...

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County: Sewer Project to Cause Hwy 41 Delays through October

OAKHURST — The Madera County Public Works department has started a major construction project that will impact traffic along Oakhurst’s main artery — Highway 41 — for the next nine months. “Expect delays and changing traffic patterns as the signage and routes are expected to change,” warned an advisory issued this week by the California Highway Patrol. The construction work ...

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California Restaurant Month Spotlight: Oakhurst Grill and Whiskey 41 Lounge

Eastern Madera County is home to waterfalls, giant trees and culinary royalty. In honor of California Restaurant Month, happening throughout January, SNO presents a special series spotlighting each participating restaurant. OAKHURST – When the millions of visitors to Yosemite National Park subside for the winter, locals take a deep breath of the crisp mountain air and enjoy having the town ...

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YHS Track Team Hosting ‘All Comers’ Track Meet

OAKHURST —  Yosemite High School’s track team is hosting an “All Comers” track meet. The event will take place at the YHS track on Jan. 25 beginning at 9 a.m. with registration and field events. The meet is a senior project/fundraiser for the YHS track team. Ages five and older are welcome to participate in “a day of fun and ...

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Soroptimists to Host ‘Dream It – Be It’ Career Conference for Girls

OAKHURST — Soroptimist International of The Sierras will be hosting its 5th annual ‘Dream It – Be It’ Career Conference for area girls later this month. The free event will take place Jan. 25 in Oakhurst. Seating for the conference is limited and attendees must pre-register and also provide a signed parental consent form, which is available on the club’s ...

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YHS Wrestlers Compete at Dinuba Invitational

Picture of PJ Kuzmitski

OAKHURST — Five Yosemite High School wrestlers joined forty-eight other teams in the Dinuba High School Invitational held Jan. 3 – 4. Badger wrestlers and their tournament results include: 106 lb. = 0 Wins – 2 Losses 113 lb. Junior Peter (PJ) Kuzmitski = 2 Wins – 2 Losses 145 lb. Sophomore Trevon Nguyen = 0 Wins – 2 Losses ...

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