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Winter Weather Advisory For High Country

MOUNTAIN AREA — It doesn’t matter that it’s technically spring: the National Weather Service says a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Sierra Nevada high country above 8,000 feet from Yosemite to Kings Canyon National Parks, starting Friday morning at 5 a.m., May 24 and continuing through Saturday morning, May 26 at 5 a.m. In lower elevations, there’s ...

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Memorial Day “Run To Remember” Benefits Local Youth

AHWAHNEE — The Eastern Madera County Bar Association will hold the first annual “Run to Remember” event honoring Memorial Day, on Monday, May 28, with proceeds benefiting select Yosemite High School activities. The one-mile run/walk and 5k run start and end at the Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park, as the race meanders along the park’s dirt trails, providing beautiful views of the ...

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How Hard Is It To Fasten That Seat Belt?

SACRAMENTO – For most of us, it’s a habit. You get behind the wheel, you pull that strap over and click your seat belt into place. Over the upcoming holiday weekend, the California Highway Patrol is going to assist us all in reinforcing that habit during a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) where the use of seat belts will be the ...

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New Fresno Battalion Chief Has Local Roots (And Branches)

FRESNO — Oakhurst resident and Fresno firefighter Brad Driscoll has been promoted to Battalion Chief and named Firefighter of the Year by the Fresno Rotary Club. On Tuesday, May 15, Driscoll was officially promoted to Battalion Chief at the Fresno Fire Department in a ceremony that honored the dedication and professionalism of firefighters and fire inspectors. Brad is married to Anne ...

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Minarets FFA Attends 90th Annual State Convention

By Dilan Basila and Michael Rezendes —  O’NEALS — “Get on your feet for your 2017-2018 California State Officers!” At the the 90th Annual California State FFA Convention held earlier this month in Anaheim, members had the opportunity to witness the first ever California State Leadership Conference. Minarets FFA brought 31 students, merely a fraction of the over 7,500 members and ...

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Oakhurst Man Passes Away After Suffering Major Injuries In Accident

OAKHURST – An Oakhurst man who was involved in a serious accident on Highway 41 in Oakhurst two weeks ago has died, according to the Fresno County Coroner’s Office. Forrest Null, 69, passed away at Community Regional Medical Center on May 20. Mr. Null suffered major injuries in a two-vehicle accident that occurred just after 11 a.m. on May 6, ...

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Vision Academy Summer Arts Camp

OAKHURST — This year, Vision Academy of the Arts Summer Camps presents Better Than Ever! The Rally! as the first in their three-week series of creative and affordable summer programs for youth starting Monday, June 18. The trio of camps are designed to stand alone or as a group, taking place at Oakhurst Elementary School where participants break into different ...

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Memorial Day Services Include Little Church On The Hill

MOUNTAIN AREA — In Oakhurst, the Little Church on the Hill at Oakhill Cemetery will hold a church service at 9 a.m. as part of area Memorial Day Ceremonies, which includes those conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8743 and Marine Corps League Griswold Mountain Detachment 1121. Ceremonies will be be held on Monday, May 28, according to the ...

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Strong Finish For Minarets Track And Field

By Joshua Arroz — O’NEALS — The Minarets Track Team raced to the finish line earlier this month at the Track and Field Event hosted at Fowler High School. This was the last event of the season for the Mustangs and the team included freshmen Cameron Johnson, Benjamyn Bradley, Noah McLaughlin, Ariana Lusk, Kaitlynn McDonald, Alice Cummings, sophomore Nick Roland, ...

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Yosemite High Boys Tennis Team Wins CIF

OAKHURST — Congratulations to Yosemite High School boys tennis team, who recently won the North Sequoia League for the fourth year in a row, while not losing a single match. Then, they went on to the CIF Central Section playoffs and came out victorious after a thrilling final against Lemoore that the Badgers won in an incredible comeback. Thanks for ...

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