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Madera Community College Moves Closer to ‘Full’ College Status

MADERA — The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) has granted the Madera Community College Center (MCCC) “candidacy,” which brings the Madera campus one step closer to being recognized as a full college. The successful step in MCCC’s evolution to becoming an independent community college was announced late last week. ACCJC accredits community colleges and other associate degree ...

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New Club Wants to Help Axe Rare Disease, Save Local Boy

OAKHURST — Yosemite Axe Throwing and the Hamilton family are hosting a fundraiser on Feb. 9 to help save the life of seven-year-old Kalel Hamilton. Kalel, who lives in Ahwahnee, suffers from a terminal muscle wasting disease known as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. His father Rick’s marathon-running efforts to help raise funding for Duchenne MD research was featured in a recent ...

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Golden Chain Presents Three-Night Special Event Dinner Show

OAKHURST — Tickets are going fast for the Golden Chain Theatre’s Feb. 14 –16, one weekend only performance of the interactive, comedy dinner-show Contempt of Court by David Landau. This play is a “typical night at Judge Judy’s Peoples Night Court, where audience members become plaintiffs, defendants, witnesses and jury in some of the most outlandishly funny lawsuits ever to ...

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California Restaurant Month Spotlight: South Gate Brewing Co.

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 — South Gate Brewing Company has been filling up our community for the better part of the last decade. To say that their seasonally changing menu and handcrafted beer are ...

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SNF Details Plan for Prescribed Burns in Bass Lake Ranger District

Picture of a forest.

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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