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How Art Shapes Our Lives: John James Audubon

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In general, an illustrator is a type of narrative artist whose job it is to enhance a subject, which is written or spoken, by providing supportive visual representation. Illustrations are used for a wide variety of reasons which include books, newspaper and magazine stories, advertising, directions and for a multitude of scientific uses. In addition to all of those differences, ...

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National Night Out Spotlights Partnerships for a Safer Community

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online OAKHURST – The mountain community gathered in Old Mill Village Shopping Center Tuesday evening for National Night Out, a collaborative event that started in 1984 as an annual campaign to promote police-community partnership and neighborhood camaraderie. Eastern Madera County has expanded upon that mission in recent years to make National Night Out ...

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Owner: Broken Bit About to ‘Git’ Some Attention

COARSEGOLD — Gabby the Miner has not had a lot of company lately — or attention. The 10-foot-tall statue that greets motorists on Highway 41 just north of Coarsegold is perched next to the Broken Bit, a restaurant and one-time tourist attraction that’s been closed and boarded up for years now. In January 2015, the Broken Bit was purchased by ...

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50th Annual Mountain Heritage Days Parade: Volunteerism Leads the Way

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online OAKHURST — The importance of volunteerism and preservation of local history were the themes of the 2019 Mountain Heritage Days Parade — which took place Saturday morning in Oakhurst. The annual parade, which benefits the Fresno Flats Historic Park, is a celebration of the mountain community and its rich history. Beginning and ...

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Hiking to All of the Dana Lakes

Three weeks ago we attempted this hike up through wobbly rocks and boulder-strewn glacial remains, but a member of our party started showing symptoms of altitude sickness so we aborted our plan. It was time for us to finish what we had started. We visited all 5 of the Dana Lakes then headed up to Dana Plateau to exit but ...

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Smokey Bear Run Rocks Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — The 32nd annual Smokey Bear Run/Walk rocked Bass Lake Saturday morning (Sept. 21), drawing hundreds of participants and spectators to the popular fundraising event. This year’s program included a 10K run and two-mile run/walk for adults and children as well as 1/2-, 1/4- and 1/8-mile races for children ages 2 to 12. The Smokey Bear Run/Walk is ...

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Car Fire Briefly Closes Beasore Road in Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — A rare Lotus sports car burst into flames this afternoon, temporarily halting traffic on Beasore Road. The incident occurred Thursday at about 1:40 p.m. According to initial reports, a 60-year-old Oakhurst man was driving northbound on Beasore at McCloud when he noticed smoke coming out from under the hood of his 1984 Lotus Turbo. The driver stated ...

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Hip Hip Hooray! Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club Will Reopen Next Month

OAKHURST — The board of directors of the Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club made it official Wednesday night: After being shuttered for more than three months, the club will formally reopen in late October. Doug Macaulay, president of the organization’s board of directors, confirmed Thursday the club’s first day back in operation will be Tuesday, Oct. 22. “It’s been a ...

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Traffic Accident, Fuel Spill Snarls Traffic on Hwy 41

O’NEALS — A collision between a tanker truck and a Jeep on Highway 41 resulted in a hazardous fuel spill — and a multi-hour road closure and detour for motorists traveling on Highway 41. The accident, which occurred shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, snarled traffic, with backups reportedly stretching for miles in both directions along the detour route. According ...

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YLP Arsonist Again Denied Parole

MADERA — A serial arsonist who terrorized Yosemite Lakes Park six years ago has once again been denied parole. Earlier this month (Sept. 9), Kenneth Jackson’s petition for early release was rejected by the Board of Parole Hearings. Jackson was arrested along with his wife Alice Waterman on June 25, 2013, following a month-long investigation into a rash of suspicious ...

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