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Young Masters Comes Out To Play At Madera County ArtsFest

COUNTY — Hundreds of Valley residents showed up for the third annual Madera County ArtsFest on Saturday, May 14.  Madera County Schools Foundation and Madera County Office of Education hosted the free family-friendly event promoting art in Madera County, held at Madera County Office of Education. “We are happy to be able to support art in such a fun way ...

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Tioga Road Reopens! Well, For A Few Days…

Tioga Road reopened May 18 and we headed over there as soon as it opened and before it closed temporarily. We were so curious to check out the snow conditions, hoping for iced over lakes and beautiful reflections. We made several stops along the way and wanted to share this report on conditions. Siesta Lake, along Tioga Road, is 7,959′ ...

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North Fork Family Loses Everything In House Fire

NORTH FORK — A family in the Bass Lake Mobile Home park lost everything, including some of their pets, in a fire that destroyed their mobile home last night. Just after 10 p.m. on Friday, a couple and their four children were settling in for the night when a neighbor saw smoke and ran to the house, shouting at them ...

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Is Walking Really Exercise?

Written by Virginia Eaton —  Is walking exercise? I hear this question a lot and it makes me scratch my head! Of course walking is exercise and it’s one of the best forms of exercise. The human body was made to amble and most people can walk, even if it’s just around the block or to the mailbox and back. If ...

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Hard Work Pays Off For Minarets Volleyball Players

O’NEALS — Hard work pays off, says Minarets Varsity Volleyball coach Jessica Carter, after Varsity Volleyball Captain and Pacific Premier Volleyball Club member Carlee Boomer was selected to compete at the Junior Olympics in Indianapolis in June. With several players unable to attend, younger Minarets Varisty players Julie Castleman and Mia Corippo were pulled up to the 18s division team ...

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Coarsegold Caltrans Crew Takes Care Of Business

COARSEGOLD — A sinkhole that rather suddenly revealed itself in the southbound lane of CA-41 across from the Coarsegold Market on Tuesday night has been repaired. The lane will reopen this evening, about 24 hours after it was initially reported. Caltrans spokesperson Corey Burkarth confirms that the sinkhole was first reported by a pedestrian to CHP at about 8 p.m. ...

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Bring Back Sierra Mountaineer Days

OAKHURST — If you’re someone who talks about the “good ol’ days” when the whole town celebrated local heritage together and nobody wanted to miss it, you can plan to attend a meeting on Thursday, May 19, and share in the vision to bring back Sierra Mountaineer Days. Gwen Dunn, formerly Gwen Lopez, is determined to do just that. She’s ...

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Boat Registration Stickers Now Available At Bass Lake Businesses

BASS LAKE – Things just got easier for boaters on Bass Lake. As we reported back in April, the 2016 boat registration stickers are no longer being sold at the Sheriff’s “Island” Office and no boats will be registered by Sheriff’s personnel as had been done in the past. Stickers are now available for purchase at three new locations. Miller’s ...

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Tioga Road In Yosemite Set To Reopen For Season

YOSEMITE — The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park will open for all vehicular traffic tomorrow, Wednesday, May 18, at noon. The Tioga Road, bounded on both sides by State Highway 120, is the popular east-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada. “We would like to thank all of our road crews, as well as our partners in Mono County and ...

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New Hope For Slim’s Koffee Shak

OAKHURST — On Friday, May 13, we heard that Slim’s Koffee Shak would close its doors in two locations following news that an investor deal for expansion had fallen through. The community reacted swiftly, sharing the story with uplifting comments and positive feedback online, on social media, and over koffee. On Saturday, a friend approached Slim’s owner Scott Marsh and, ...

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