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Oakhurst Woodcarver’s Rendezvous 10th Anniversary

OAKHURST – The California Carvers Guild celebrates the 10th annual Oakhurst Woodcarver’s Rendezvous at the Oakhurst Community Center during the week of Sunday, Apr. 23 through Saturday, Apr. 29. Woodcarvers travel from around the state and beyond attend this special week of carving and camaraderie. The Rendezvous is made up of carving sessions, demonstrations, and seminars for all level of carvers: beginning, ...

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Local Schools Take Top Honors In 2017 Academic Pentathlon

MADERA COUNTY — The 2017 Madera County Academic Pentathlon culminated with the Super Quiz and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Apr. 1, naming North Fork School this year’s eighth grade champion and Mountain Home School Charter this year’s seventh grade champion. More than 200 students participated in this five-event academic competition, held on Mar. 17 and Apr. 1.  Students competed in ...

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Innovative Ideas For Oakhurst Community College Center

By Dennis Spear — After bond Measure C was passed last summer, setting aside about $25 million for the new Oakhurst Community College Center (OCCC), the project is now in early planning stages and College officials are requesting your ideas for instructional programs which will benefit students and the Oakhurst community. This is a rare opportunity to create a dynamic institution ...

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Aerial Robotics Drone Competition: Search And Rescue

OAKHURST — In less than the time it takes to graduate from high school, some local students have gone from making robots out of Legos to building drones and mounting an aerial competition with a real-world, search and rescue theme. Functional Applications of Aerial Robotics: Search And Rescue is a student run-competition, according to robotics teacher Ryan Collings. The school-focused event takes place on ...

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New Yosemite Website Features First-Ever Online Bear Tracker

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and Yosemite Conservancy today announced the launch of KeepBearsWild.org, a new website to protect the park’s iconic black bears. The website features the National Park Service’s first online bear tracker, information on ways for the public to help save bears, and eye-opening photography and videos not before available to the public. “KeepBearsWild.org is an important ...

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Twice As Nice: Two Ducklings, One Egg

NORTH FORK — Arista Flanagan couldn’t believe her eyes when she checked in on the incubator to see if the family’s duck eggs had hatched. Her sons, Devlin and Ryker were excited. “We have a two-year-old and almost-five-year old, and they have been watching the chicks and ducklings growing in the eggs,” says Arista. Yet, she felt confused when she encountered the newest hatchlings ...

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Hiking with the Cows along the San Joaquin River Gorge

We hiked with cows, sometimes sharing the same trail. We also had a traffic jam on the trail but we were more than happy to wait for our turn while we checked out the early spring blooms and gorgeous reflections along the San Joaquin River. Where: Bureau of Land Management, San Joaquin River Gorge Special Management Area, Millerton Lake State Recreation ...

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Lazarcheff Takes Reins Of Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital

OAKHURST — After several months of planning, local veterinarian Dr. Kevin Lazarcheff will take the reins of Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Mark Nagel, OVH owner since 1997, will stay on three days a week as an additional doctor in practice. Kevin Lazarcheff, DVM, is a native of Reno, where he attended the University of Nevada, receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in ...

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Huge Wins For Yosemite Decathlon State Team

SACRAMENTO — Yosemite High School and Yosemite Unified Alternative Education students competed and medaled at the state Decathlon against nearly 600 decathletes from throughout California. Brandon Healey earned a gold medal in essay and a bronze medal in mathematics. He competed in the Scholastic division earning him top ranks among more than 80 of the best decathletes in California. Kyra Cole received ...

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Mosquitoes Are Out: Guard Against Zika And West Nile

Everyone I know has been breathing a sigh of relief for the rain that has filled our wells and reservoirs, while bracing for the impact of summer sunshine on the waterlogged landscape. If you haven’t already lined someone up to take care of the weed whacking, you may want to get that on your “to do” list. A few weeks ago ...

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