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Update: Convicted Arsonist Kenneth Allan Jackson Scheduled for Release Next Tuesday from Prison

Tuesday afternoon we received confirmation that Kenneth Allen Jackson’s release has been pushed back to January 15 of 2022. This happened because of the quick response of the YLP community to our request for signatures and victim services requests. Although no reason has been given for this change it seems likely that the support of Senator Anna Caballero who assisted ...

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Get Out There! Events HAPPENING This Weekend

By Judi Hussain What a difference a year makes. Last Memorial Weekend we were still reeling to our new circumstances. What had always been the biggest weekend of our year suddenly became either non-existent or virtual. Businesses were mostly shuttered, and outdoor events evaporated. Thanks to constantly lowering COVID numbers and increasing vaccinations, the Weekend (with a capital W) is ...

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Highway 41 Fuels Reduction Project

Coarsegold- The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), in cooperation with California Highway Patrol, CAL TRANS, Pacific Southwest Research Station / Fresno State University, Private Landowners, and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, aim to reduce large conflagrative fires and high suppression costs, to the citizens of California, by conducting a prescribed burn along the Highway ...

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Big Rig VS Automobile Slows Traffic On Hwy 41

O’NEALS – At approximately 1:20 PM on Tuesday May 11th a 2003 Nissan 350Z driven by Paul Jason Pilgrim, 46 of Fresno was travelling northbound on State Route 41 north of Road 200. Mr. Pilgrim pulled to the east shoulder of SR-41 as a  2016 Western tractor and trailer driven by John Joseph Goulart, 62 of Chowchilla, also travelling northbound on ...

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Returning to the Stage: Minarets Showband

Submitted By Marshall Newton, Student Journalist for Minarets Press Minarets Show Band in up and running full swing with the return to in-person learning. They had originally planned to return in pods close to the beginning of the year alongside welding; however, due to transportation issues, with most band members living in Fresno, they were unable to rehearse together. Inevitably ...

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Welcome Dr. Guthrie, Chawanakee Unified’s New Superintendent

By Stevi Valenzuela, Student Journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS – On April 13, the Chawanakee Unified School District Board of Trustees approved Dr. Marcy Guthrie as the superintendent of the District. Before coming to Chawanakee Unified, Dr. Guthrie served as a general education and special education teacher in Kerman and Fresno Unified, then as principal of George Washington Elementary School ...

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Burn Day Restrictions

Burn Day Restrictions Effective May 1st for Madera and Mariposa Counties  Mariposa – Effective Saturday, May 1, at 8:00 AM, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit suspended all burning below the 2,000-foot elevation in Madera and Mariposa County. Burning is allowed above the 2,000- foot elevation with valid permits only. Burn Permits can be ...

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Wildfire Preparedness Week

CAL FIRE Urges Personal Responsibility in Protecting Against Wildfire – Do Your Part to Protect Your Community – Create Defensible Space and Harden Your Home “Wildfire Preparedness Week” is May 2-8” Sacramento – Being proactive and prepared for wildfire is crucial to making our communities more resilient to the impacts of wildfire. You can dramatically increase your safety and the ...

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How Far Would You Go for a Quality Education?

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Submitted by Trever Jobinger, Student Journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS – Would it surprise you to know that since 2016, the number of students living in local valley towns, such as Fresno and Madera, who choose to attend Minarets has vastly increased? The graduating class of 2016 reported less than 30 valley students while today, of the total 500 or ...

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