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Yosemite High School Hires New Assistant Principal

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District and Yosemite High School are welcoming Todd Partin as the newest addition to the Badger family. Partin will serve as assistant principal at Yosemite High School, according to Dr.Stephanie Osowski, YHS principal.An Indiana native, Partin moved to the area after retiring from the Air Force. His experience in the Air Force included serving as ...

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Eminent Domain Action Postponed in Midtown Connector Project

Update: After Madera County Community Development Director Matthew Treber told supervisors Tuesday morning that County officials and the private landowner were still negotiating and hoped to able to reach an agreement soon, the Madera County Board of Supervisors postponed for one week (until May 12 regular meeting) any further action on the proposed eminent domain proceeding detailed in the story ...

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Burglars Snatch Cash, Condiments from Denny’s

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OAKHURST — Two people entered Denny’s restaurant in Oakhurst early Monday morning but they weren’t there for the Grand Slam breakfast. According to a report from the Madera County Sheriff’s Department, the burglars apparently had some help getting inside the closed eatery when they entered at 6:22 a.m.“It appears to be an inside job, as the door to gain access ...

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OES: ‘We’re All In This Together’

Editor’s note: SNO received the following update this week from Oakhurst Elementary: OAKHURST — The teachers and staff at Oakhurst Elementary School are trying to bring light to the dark shadow that COVID-19 has spread across our town. Since the school’s closure on March 13th, the staff has done some amazing things to keep spirits high. We started off by ...

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CHP Reminds Residents May is ‘Bicycle Safety’ Month

OAKHURST — Throughout May — National Bicycle Safety Month — the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) are joining forces to remind everyone to share the road “safely and courteously.” Since the “stay-at-home” directive brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many people in California have taken to their bicycles for exercise and a change of scenery. ...

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Pet of the Week: Miss Muffet

Hello, I’m Miss Muffet. Maybe I should be called Marilyn instead of Muffet, you know, like Marilyn Monroe? I think my photo speaks for itself. Of course, beauty is only fur deep! Underneath all of this gorgeous fur, I am a lover at heart. I am only 10 months old and already know I like everyone! I am currently available ...

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Coarsegold Man Killed in Head-On Collision on Hwy 41

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OAKHURST — A Coarsegold man was killed Monday morning in a “head-on” collision with a dump truck on Highway 41. The accident occurred after Alain Gerard, 74, a resident of Coarsegold, reportedly had some type of medical emergency while driving and veered into oncoming traffic near Road 420. Gerard died at the scene of the accident, the Madera County Coroners’ ...

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Mountain Area Home ‘Sold’ Prices Rise in First Quarter of 2020

MOUNTAIN AREA — Local Realtor Ed Bailey of Ed Bailey Realty in Oakhurst reports that January-through-March 2020 home sales increased significantly compared to sales activity during the same period in 2019. Forty six mountain area homes were sold in Q1 2020, Bailey reported, compared to 36 sales during the same period last year. The median purchase price was $315,875, increasing ...

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Director: Children’s Museum of the Sierra to Close ‘Permanently’

OAKHURST — After 23 years of serving families and children throughout the mountains and central San Joaquin Valley, the Children’s Museum of the Sierra in Oakhurst on Tuesday announced the permanent closure of the popular facility. Museum Director Jim Elliott announced the unfortunate news in a press release late today. “We are extremely proud of our community museum,” Elliott said. ...

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Celebration of Life for Susan Randall

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Susan Randall passed away March 26th, 2020, following a brief illness. Sue was born April 13, 1943, in San Bernardino. She leaves behind three children, Melinda Brown, Stacy Rankin and Eric Williams. She also leaves three grandchildren (Jade Luddy, Janice Brown, Boo Antoni) and four great-grandchildren (Ambrie Lawrence, Ashlynn Lawrence, Devon Lawrence, Destry Lawrence.) Sue spent much of her early ...

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