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Snow Levels Drop

MOUNTAIN AREA — A winter storm warning remains in effect for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, through 6 p.m. Monday night, Mar. 7. Above 6,000 feet in the higher country, the National Weather Service in Hanford is predicting one to two feet of new snow, with a foot expected below 6,000 to 4,000 feet elevation, or less. ...

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Volunteers Wanted For Work On San Joaquin River Trail

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest is looking for enthusiastic people to volunteer their time and energy for new trail construction on the San Joaquin River Trail. Willing participants are invited to get some exercise, enjoy the fresh air, meet new people from the community, and gain some trail building skills. In the overall scope of the project, the San ...

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Annual MOPS Community Baby Shower

Submitted by Joy Judd COARSEGOLD — Mountain area MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will be hosting our 5th annual Community Baby Shower on Saturday, Mar. 12 at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church. We had over 150 families attend our event last year and we are hoping to have an even bigger turnout this year. We have more than 30 new car seats ...

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College Bond Approved For June Ballot

MADERA COUNTY — The State Center Community College District (SCCCD) Board of Trustees voted at its Mar. 1, meeting to place a local bond measure on the June 7 primary ballot. The bond seeks to generate $485 million to address District needs at Oakhurst Community College Center, Fresno City College, Reedley College, Clovis Community College, and Madera Community College Center, ...

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Free Workshop On Frustration For Family Caregivers

Submitted by Valley Caregivers OAKHURST — Are you a caregiver of a loved one? Do you need to control your frustration? Please join Valley Caregiver Resource Center for a free workshop on Tuesday, Mar. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Oakhurst Lutheran Church. Everyone is welcome, say organizers, and pre-registration is required. Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers face special ...

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Wet Weather Coming Our Way Soon

MOUNTAIN AREA — A hazardous weather outlook has been noted for the foothills of Madera and Mariposa counties, including the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, and a flash flood watch is in effect for elevations below 6,000 feet. The flash flood watch starts Saturday night, Mar. 5 and continues through Monday afternoon, Mar. 7, according to the National ...

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District 5 Town Hall Meeting In Raymond

RAYMOND — District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be hosting the next in his series of Town Hall Meetings on Thursday, Mar. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Raymond-Knowles Elementary School, 31828 Road 600. On the agenda for the evening: Denise Tolmie — New District Ranger on the Bass Lake District Sierra National Forest Darin Soukup — Director, ...

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Lucky Dog

Written by Mike Nolen — More than once it has struck me that what happened to me last fall probably wasn’t just dumb luck. Although with the Irish surname of Nolen, luck wouldn’t be entirely out of the realm of possibilities. I had what was classified as AMI, acute myocardial infarction, also known as a heart attack. It rapidly progressed ...

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Help For Property Owners With Dead/Dying Trees

By Dave Briley — MARIPOSA — More than a hundred people crowded into the Chambers of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors on Saturday, Feb. 27, for the multi-agency Tree Mortality Funding Fair, sponsored by the Mariposa County Office of Emergency Services. Federal, state and local organizations participating in the Fair included Cal Fire, the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council, ...

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Exploring Photography at Minarets

By Lluvia Moreno — O’NEALS — At a school that focuses largely on technology and media related projects, Minarets High’s Digital Photography class is one of the most popular electives on campus. The instructor is new teacher Juan Ortiz, who has a passion for media and photography and is currently taking a course in digital photography at a local college ...

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