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Oakhurst Senior Named CHP ‘Volunteer of Year’

MOUNTAIN AREA — On Thursday (March 5), the offices — and officers — of CHP Central Division came together to celebrate its annual Employee Appreciation Day. The Oakhurst Area CHP would like to congratulate the following 2019 employees of the year: Officer of the Year – Tyler Long Professional Staff – Dave Flint Senior Volunteer of the Year – Nancy ...

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SNF Offers Seedling Program to Mountain Residents

NORTH FORK – The Bass Lake Ranger District is set to begin its 2020 reforestation program. During the next two months, contract and Forest Service crews will be planting approximately 700 acres focusing on the areas of the 2014 French Fire. Approximately 200 to 320 seedlings per acre will be planted, totaling up to 175,000 seedlings on the district during ...

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Minarets Senior Hosts Robotics Clinic

By Autumn Pecarovich, student journalist for Minarets Press OAKHURST — To foster a love for robotics in a new generation, Mikey King hosted a robotics clinic for third through eighth graders at the Boys and Girls Club of Oakhurst. The clinic was held on Feb. 18 and 19 and there were over 20 attendees from Wasuma Elementary, Oakhurst Elementary and ...

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Head Start Program Taking Applications for 2020-2021 School Year

MOUNTAIN AREA — The Madera/Mariposa Regional Head Start preschool program is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Mountain Head Start in North Fork offers a full day program of six hours. Oakhurst Head Start offers a 3.5 hour afternoon program. Head Start provides a free, comprehensive, high-quality preschool program designed to foster healthy development for income eligible children ...

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New Cell Tower, Better Phone Service Coming to Oakhurst?

MADERA — The Madera County Planning Commission is set to review a request tomorrow (March 3) from a local company that wants to construct a new, 149-foot-tall “monopole” cell tower in Oakhurst. In their application to the County, the project proponent says the new tower would dramatically improve cell phone service in Oakhurst and surrounding areas. “The proposed installation of ...

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YHS Wrestlers are D-5 Champs; Move on to Grand Masters

By Gregg Dodderidge OAKHURST — Two Yosemite High School wrestlers, 115 lb. junior Peter (PJ) Kuzmitski and 154 lb. junior Nicolas Guynn, both battled to first place finishes in the CIF Central Section Division 5 Championship Tournament at Golden West High in Visalia on Feb. 14-15. Guynn also was voted Upper Weight Outstanding Wrestler by the Division’s head coaches. The ...

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Badger Girls Finish in 3-Way Tie for NSL Hoops Title

By Gregg Dodderidge OAKHURST — The Badger Varsity Girls Basketball program are adding another North Sequoia League title banner to an already crowded wall in the Badger Gym. This year the banner will read co-NSL champs — as YHS wound up in a three-way tie with Kerman and Washington Union. The Badgers, led by head coach Gary Blate, have won ...

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Hwy 41 Construction: CHP Outlines Three-Way Stop Etiquette

OAKHURST — With the construction project tied to replacing Oakhurst’s main sewer line underway — and the intersection of Highways 41 and 49 currently operating as a three-way stop — the Oakhurst California Highway Patrol office reports that the agency has been fielding a lot of questions lately regarding “who has the right of way at a three-way stop?” So ...

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Community Gets Preview of New $25M Oakhurst College Center

OAKHURST —  The community got a preview of the new $25 million Oakhurst Community College Center at a public forum this week in Oakhurst. Darin Soukup, Oakhurst Community College Center director, and project architect Paul Halajian were both on hand at the meeting to provide updates and answer questions from community members about progress on the project. Halajian also brought ...

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