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Free Driving Class For Seniors At Oakhurst CHP Office

OAKHURST — Driving is a complex skill that may diminish as a person ages, say experts, and the ability to drive safely is affected by changes in one’s physical and mental conditions. Many of these changes take place as we get older, though in different ways and at different times. To address these changes and the challenges they pose, the California ...

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One-Way Traffic Control On Hwy 41 And Hwy 49

MOUNTAIN AREA — Heads up when it comes to construction and paving delays on parts of Highway 41 and Highway 49, expected to last until early fall in some areas. Caltrans, in cooperation with Robert J. Frank Construction, announces one-way traffic control on State Route 41 near the community of Fish Camp in Mariposa County over the next three weeks, ...

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Join In Song And Dance: Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow

NORTH FORK – The nonprofit Sierra Mono Museum invites one and all to share in a celebration of heritage and culture at the 48th Annual Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow, held again this year at Minarets High School, on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 – 5. The event is said to be the longest-running pow wow in the state ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Tomato Diseases

By Helen Willoughby-Peck —  Most home gardeners who grow tomatoes have experienced  problems with tomato diseases.  Tomatoes can suffer a variety of diseases and environmental factors contributing to poor production, foliage damage, or plant death. Here are a few of them that you might be seeing on your tomato plants this summer with possible solutions to ‘cure’ your plants. Tomato ...

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Your Artwork On The Cover Of Ponderosa Phone Directory

O’NEALS – Calling all photographers and artists! This is your chance to showcase your art to thousands of people. Ponderosa is on the hunt for the perfect image to grace their 2019 directory cover. The family-owned company which has been in business for more than 100 years is seeking images that reflect current rural life in the Sierra foothills and ...

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How Is All This Smoke Affecting You?

MARIPOSA – Smoke from the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County and other fires surrounding the Valley is affecting air quality in locations throughout the entire San Joaquin Valley, prompting local air pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement Valley-wide. Smoke from wildfires produces particulate matter which can trigger asthma attacks, aggravate chronic heart and lung diseases, and increase the ...

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Sleepy Driver Crashes And Rolls On Road 200

NORTH FORK – A driver who says he fell asleep at the wheel escaped without serious injuries in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Road 200 this morning. Just before 9 a.m., a Cal Fire engine on its way to assist Fresno County with a structure fire reported an overturned vehicle just south of the Finegold Creek bridge. When CHP arrived ...

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Another Rabid Bat Found In Oakhurst; Are Your Pets Vaccinated?

Written by DJ Becker – OAKHURST – A third little brown bat in Madera County has tested positive for rabies, according to authorities. This one was found in a backyard on Evergreen Drive off Road 426 in Oakhurst. Madera County Animal Services Director Kirsten Gross said the bat was found still alive but died shortly after the resident’s three dogs ...

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Stay Safe And Conserve Energy During Heat Wave

SAN FRANCISCO — With soaring temperatures in the next few days, California’s grid operator has called a statewide Flex Alert this week. PG&E is urging customers to conserve energy as triple-digit heat will impact much of the company’s service area. The California Independent System Operator (ISO) issued a Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation, from 5 p.m. to ...

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