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Tree Mortality Poses Threat During Coming Storms

CENTRAL SIERRA — As the first storm of the season moves toward Northern and Central California packing rain and gusty winds, PG&E is urging all their customers to be prepared, have a plan and prepare for potential power outages, and above all, be safe. With the severe tree mortality in the Central Sierra, residents in foothill communities face serious dangers ...

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4th Graders Earn While They Learn

OAKHURST — Our system is based on the My Classroom Economy program developed as a volunteer project by employees of Vanguard, one of the world’s largest investment management companies, in partnership with Rafe Esquith, an award-winning fifth-grade teacher who is the author of There Are No Shortcuts and Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire. Dawn Williams teaches 4th grade at Oakhurst ...

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Chair Yoga For Any Body

OAKHURST — It’s official: yoga is ubiquitous. Opportunities for practice seem nearly unlimited, it’s true, but what if you’re feeling limited in what you believe you can do with your body? If you wobble in Warrior pose or tend to get dizzy, like I do, in Downward Dog, or if for any reason you think yoga may not be right ...

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Three-Way Stop In North Fork To Become Roundabout

NORTH FORK – The 3-way stop near the Mono Museum in North Fork will soon be completely redesigned and turned into a roundabout. On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the Madera County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Roads 274 and 225. The current 4-leg, 3-way stop allows for the eastbound, or ...

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North Fork Breaks Ground On Bioenergy Facility

NORTH FORK — On Thursday Nov. 3, North Fork Community Power (NFCP) and Yosemite/Sequoia RC&D Council will be hosting a ground-breaking ceremony for the NFCP Bioenergy Facility at the Old Mill Site starting at 11 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m. The event will kick off with statements from government leaders and key project partners followed by a brief tour of ...

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Arsenic And Old Lace At The Amphitheater

Submitted by Anna Friedland —  MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council presents Joseph Kesselring’s comedy, Arsenic and Old Lace. The show takes place at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheater on October 7, 8, 14, 15 at 7 p.m., and October 16 at 2 p.m. Arsenic and Old Lace is one of the most loved and successful plays, say producers, and was ...

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Annual Chili Cook-Off At Bandit Town

NORTH FORK — One of North Fork’s most delicious events is fast approaching — the Women’s Club will host its 9th annual Chili Cook-Off and Pie & Cake Bake-Off on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Bandit Town. Everyone is invited to taste and vote for their choice of best original chili, pie or cake in ...

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Bike Trails And Beyond In Yosemite And Madera County

MOUNTAIN AREA — Crisp air, clear trails, and less spendy… fall may be the best time to visit Yosemite National Park, Bass Lake and Madera County, depending on your preferences. Visiting in autumn is a great idea for many reasons but mostly because you avoid the summer crowds, kids are back in school and it’s less expensive than summer, with lodging rates reduced after Labor ...

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Yosemite High School’s IB Program: It’s About Opportunity

OAKHURST — Among the many seeds of academic excellence at Yosemite High School is the International Baccalaureate program, known as IB. It’s a rigorous undertaking designed for junior and senior students with both a desire and the required commitment to expand their base of knowledge beyond the borders of YHS before they ever leave it. Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate ...

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