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Prescribed Burning To Resume On Bass Lake Ranger District

OAKHURST – Fire officials on the Sierra National Forest have announced plans to continue the spring underburning program within the Bass Lake Ranger District for approximately 400 acres on the Greys Mountain, Doublegate, Timberloft and Lone Sequoia projects. These burn projects are concentrated along the Miami Creek watershed from Westfall Station south to Kamook OHV staging area, and in the ...

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Oakhurst Memories Free Lecture At Fresno Flats

OAKHURST — Have you ever wondered what Oakhurst was like in the late 40s and up to the 60s? Larrie Unruh will share his memories of growing up in Oakhurst, including a presentation of about 45 photos from the time period. Do you remember or have you heard of Clementines, or the Big Foot Burger Pit? Larrie does! The free ...

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Saving The Local Little League Field Is A Community Effort

OAKHURST — Supporters and organizers gathered at Sierra Mountain Little League (SMLL) fields last week as Rotary Club of Oakhurst Sierra presented a $5,000 check to the SMLL Board of Directors. The money will go toward construction of a desperately needed retaining wall at the back of the little league field where about 175 local kids ages 4 – 12 ...

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Shar Pei Mix Sisters Available As A Two-Fur

OAKHURST — Kellen Rescue offers local residents the opportunity to add immeasurable love and devotion to their lives, and in this case the opportunity is doubled. “Our bonded five-year-old Sharpei-mix sisters are waiting for their forever home,” says Ellen Faux of Kellen Rescue. “They are friendly, well behaved, spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, crate-trained, easy care and a nice size at fifty ...

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Get A Little Ragtime In At Free Fresno Flats Concert

OAKHURST — Nothing like a little ragtime to put you in the mood for something sweet! We’re in luck: the Fresno Flats Historical Society will host a rousing ragtime concert on Saturday, May 4 at 5 p.m. in the Cunningham School House at Fresno Flats Historical Park. Ragtime is a musical style that enjoyed its peak popularity between 1895 and ...

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Students Celebrate Reading With Week Of Words — WOW!

By Jeannie O. Harsha —  OAKHURST — Students at Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) just completed their annual Week of Words – a celebration of the wonder and magic of reading.   Local author and illustrator Michael Elsohn Ross kicked off WOW week with an informative assembly about his experience as a writer-illustrator of nearly four dozen books. His newest one, ...

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New Urgent Care Clinic Still On Track For Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Camarena Health remains on track to open its new urgent care clinic in Oakhurst soon. The “community-based” healthcare provider is currently in the process of remodeling the old Sierra Star building on Road 426 and will open the new clinic when the renovation work is complete, Camarena CEO Paulo Soares said Monday. “We are very excited to expand ...

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Comedy And Improv Bring The Bard To Life

OAKHURST — In a bold move, theatrically speaking, students at Yosemite High School are mounting a comedic play with attempts to condense all of the Bard’s works into one 90-minute production. Now, the community is invited to see the results as the Badgers present The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged). The show opens on Thursday, May 2 through Saturday, May ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Apr. 28

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Apr. 22 to Sunday, Apr. 28, 2019. Raymond coroner’s report On Monday, April 22 at 4:23 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 33000 block of Road 613 in regards to a welfare check. Upon arrival, the subject in question was located ...

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May Audubon Program Features Preservation Of Golden Trout

Written by Scarlett Bullock – OAKHURST – Fisheries biologist Yos will discuss the history of golden trout and California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s effort to conserve this special species of concern during the May Yosemite Area Audubon (YAAS) Program. Golden trout are native to select high elevation streams and lakes in the Kern River drainage of the southern Sierra. ...

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