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Coarsegold 4H Chick Tales And Other News

Submitted by Keiana Cramblett —  Since The Egg Show competition took place on February 24 and Chick Days happened on March 3, I thought I would write an article filled with cool chicken facts this month. Chick Days is something our poultry project does every year at Oakhurst Feed. All the poultry members come and answer any chicken-related questions the ...

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Winter Storm Warning For Bass Lake, Fish Camp, Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Warning for snow for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, including the towns of Bass Lake, Fish Camp, Wawona, Tuolumne Meadows, Devils Postpile, Florence Lake, and Lake Thomas Edison. The Warning is currently in effect from 1 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 13 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Starting Spring Seeds

By Brian David (Mariposa Master Gardener) —  February and March are months to try a spring garden. Spring gardening is a tango with fluctuating temperatures. You may need to combine starting seed indoors with direct outdoor seeding. Spring (cool season) vegetable seeds include several nutrient dense vegetables often planted at the end of summer for fall gardens. Cool weather vegetables ...

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Nice Wet Weather Our Way This Week

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service (NWS) shows a pattern of some precipitation in our neighborhoods for the coming week, starting with a good chance for rain in the foothills starting Saturday, Mar. 10, and snow mainly at the higher elevations of 7,000-feet and above. The storm is expected to come through after 4 p.m. No storm watches or ...

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County Administrator Clarifies YUSD Position

OAKHURST — With televised news reports varying, a Madera County administrator in Special Assignment to the Yosemite Unified School District (YUSD) was determined today to set the record straight when it comes to the District, and he did so in the form of an open letter to the community at large. The missive was electronically circulated to members of the ...

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Train Now To Volunteer At A Red Cross Shelter

OAKHURST – Remember last summer when the devastating Detwiler Fire hit, and you were wondering what you could do to help? Now is the time to register for the Red Cross Shelter Boot Camp, right here in the mountains. Red Cross volunteers put compassion into action every day, and your help is needed to man the Red Cross shelters when ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Lucy

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO is adorable Lucy, a Jack Russel mix who will steal your heart the second you meet her. Lucy is just 4-5 months old and weighs about 7 pounds, and will likely grow to 15-20 pounds. She loves people and to cuddle, and enjoys playing, too. She knows ...

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Celebrating FFA Week At Minarets

O’NEALS — The FFA organization celebrates their advocacy of agriculture annually in a week-long event known as FFA Week. February 17th-24th is a countrywide celebrated week filled with fun activities to show support of our communities, local agriculturalists, and chapter members. Members show how they have been impacted by agriculture and live the FFA Motto of Learning to Do, Doing ...

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Wonderful Wildland Firefighters Auction Pays Off

OAKHURST — The Wildland Firefighter Foundation’s first-ever local auction sparked a series of bids to help families of those injured or killed in the line of duty. With nine individuals on the auction block along with some high-value gift baskets, the nonprofit organization raised $2,665 for the cause. “Everyone had a great time,” says event organizer Erin Capuchino, adding absolute ...

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IRS Refunds Worth $1.1 Billion Waiting To Be Claimed

WASHINGTON ―Unclaimed federal income tax refunds totaling about $1.1 billion may be waiting for an estimated 1 million taxpayers who did not file a 2014 federal income tax return, according to the Internal Revenue Service. To collect the money, these taxpayers must file their 2014 tax return with the IRS no later than this year’s tax deadline, Tuesday, April 17. ...

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