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Wasuma Wildcat Makes School Debut

AHWAHNEE – They held back as long as they could, and finally, had no choice but to let nature take its course. “We couldn’t wait any longer so we introduced the new Wasuma mascot during lunch time instead of waiting for the next assembly,” says Wasuma Elementary PTA rep Lanie Suderman.  “It was absolutely amazing and the kids loved it!” Organizers ...

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Hiking with Sally and Raven in Nelder Grove

We were curious if those dogwoods had started turning those beautiful red fall colors yet in Nelder Grove. I could tell the dogs were also looking forward to the adventure! Distance: 6.5 miles (but you can go more or less if you want to) Difficulty: Easy to moderate Elevation Range: 5,242′ – 6,043′ Date: October 5, 2015 Topographic Quad Map: ...

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Just A Regular Day: Man Saves Family From Burning Wreck

MADERA COUNTY – It was just a regular Wednesday for Codee Cardoza and her young kids. They were driving back home from a doctor’s appointment, headed south on a little stretch of Highway 99 that’s under construction, around 3:15 in the afternoon. Baby Ethan, 2, was safely secured in his car seat, and Codee’s daughter Paiden, 9, was buckled up ...

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Prescribed Fire Scheduled In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – A series of fires are being prescribed in the park, according to Yosemite National Park Fire Managers. The prescribed burns would start in mid-October depending on weather and fuel conditions. Shorter days and cooler temperatures provide fire managers optimal prescribed burning conditions. The Taft Toe project is the first of the scheduled prescribed fires, located along Southside Drive between El ...

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Largest Single Contract In NPS Signed With Yosemite Hospitality

YOSEMITE – The National Park Service signed a concession contract with Yosemite Hospitality, LLC, a subsidiary of Aramark, to provide concession services within Yosemite National Park. The 15-year contract, the largest single contract in the National Park Service, will begin on March 1, 2016. The current concessioner, DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc., a subsidiary of Delaware North Co., ...

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Cleaning Up Illegal Dump Sites On Public Land

MOUNTAIN AREA – You go for a walk in the forest hoping for a peaceful sojourn through tall trees, with picturesque pine-needle paths leading to a cedar-scented paradise where you contemplate the treasures of nature. Instead, you’re tripping over old tires, making your way through broken-down refrigerators, busted air conditioners, televisions, and “just about anything you can think of.” You’ve ...

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Coarsegold 4-H News: Madera Fair Results

By Lexey Jenkins — The Madera Fair took place from September 1 to September 12. At the Madera Fair 4-H and FFA kids show animals like sheep, goat, chickens, pigs, turkeys, rabbits, and beef, and sell them in the junior livestock auction. A lot of animals are sold at the fair. These animals are sold for meat or to be ...

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Yosemite Western Artists Portrait Show

AHWAHNEE – Lovers of fine art and others will want to know there’s an important gathering of Yosemite Western Artists this weekend. It’s the annual YWA Portrait Show fundraiser, on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7 – 8, at Gertrude School, Road 600. On Saturday the show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, from 11 a.m. to ...

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Win Cash, Prizes, Bragging Rights: Oakhurst Scarecrow Contest

OAKHURST – Seeing scarecrows everywhere? That’s the plan for this month: as a way to bring together the business community, get a little friendly competition going and “feed a fierce love of all things fall,” Branches Books & Gifts store owner Anne Driscoll has issued a fun challenge to Oakhurst Area businesses and schools. Throughout the month of October, Branches ...

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Oakhurst Fall Festival: Delectables, Collectibles, Libations & More

OAKHURST – Set aside fun-time during the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10 – 11, for an outstanding annual autumnal occasion. It’s likely to be a gorgeous blue-sky day as the Oakhurst Community Park fills with a plethora of booths offering everything from collectibles to local wine samplings, hand-crafted beers, and more at the Oakhurst Fall Festival, sponsored by ...

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