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Hiking up the Burma Road with Wildflowery Views

A great workout with beautiful flowers and a ton of history! This hike was right up my alley on a cooler day between raindrops. Where: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Merced River Recreation Management Area Distance: About 9 miles roundtrip to the gate but you can go shorter or longer Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Elevation Range: 1,138′ – 2,835′ Date: ...

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Aaron Hall Plans Minarets Military Appreciation Baseball Game

O’NEALS — Minarets High School senior Aaron Hall is once again working on a project to honor current and former military members, through the 4th Annual Military Appreciation Baseball Game. The son of Col. David Hall and Christina Lowry Hall, the Mustang senior has been a force behind this veterans baseball event since 2016, when his father was deployed to ...

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Yosemite Western Artists In A Sierra Foothill Garden

NORTH FORK — More than a dozen artists gathered in a local native garden this week, tools of their respective trades in hand, poised to capture the magic as a soft breeze blew and the Sierra sunlight gently dappled the grounds around them. When we heard that members of Yosemite Western Artists would convene for a plein air day at ...

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Puppies And Poppies: Bob Goes To The Superbloom

Puppies and poppies, both being an entirely worthwhile addiction, we loaded the former in the car and set off to see the latter. We had been told that the bloom was like nothing we’d ever seen before. But there were billions of things we’d never seen before and so we couldn’t help but wonder which one it would turn out ...

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Collect Trading Cards To Win An Adventure In Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — They are fast, tough, smart, sweet, sneaky, showy, social and definitely loud — they are Visit Yosemite | Madera County’s official Welcoming Committee, and they’re about to take Madera County, Bass Lake and Yosemite National Park by storm with a campaign starting Monday, April 1. “The Welcoming Committee campaign was designed to showcase attractions in Madera County, ...

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Supervisors Honor Heroes For Risking Their Lives To Save Three Others

MADERA – Six Madera County residents were honored today by the Board of Supervisors and the Sheriff’s Office for heroism in going above and beyond to save the lives of fellow citizens. Today at the weekly board of supervisors meeting, Justin Krucki, Shawn Anthill, Ryan Hansen, Scott Hamilton, Justin Hamilton and Ryan Ellis were recognized for their life-saving efforts during ...

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Epic Lip Dub Honors Local Heroes

O’NEALS — Like our local first responders, Minarets annual all-school lip dub has gone above and beyond. First things first. A ‘lip dub’ is a type of creative expression that combines lip sync and audio dubbing to make a music video, and on Thursday, April 11 the entire Minarets student body and staff did just that. The lip dub is ...

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Sale of Coarsegold Apartment Complex Displacing Local Grandmothers

COARSEGOLD — The pending sale of an apartment complex called the Grandmother’s Village has upended the lives of dozens of local seniors. The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians confirmed this week the tribe is buying the 40-acre property located on Oonay Nation Road. The real estate deal closes escrow May 1. “The property will provide low-income housing for tribal members ...

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Easter Sunrise Service At Little Church On The Hill

OAKHURST — The historic “Little Church on the Hill” will be host its second annual Easter Sunrise service  at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Apr. 21. The church is located in the Oak Hill Cemetery, perched gracefully atop the knoll overlooking town. In the years since its restoration, the Little Church on the Hill has been host to weddings, baptisms, memorials ...

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