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Au Revoir, Ronna: Longtime Local Artist Leaving Area

AHWAHNEE — Well known local artist and former landscaping contractor Ronna Adler is leaving the area — and on Sunday, June 9, friends and fans are gathering at Rev’s Farmhouse in Oakhurst to give her a proper send-off. Ronna, 83, has lived in Ahwahnee since 1990 and now she’s moving to Oklahoma next month to live with her daughter. “This ...

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Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics

MADERA — Representatives from law enforcement agencies across Madera County will participate in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Tuesday, June 11 in Madera and Chowchilla. This year’s opening ceremonies, hosted by Madera County Probation, begin at 7 a.m. at Courthouse Park in Madera. The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run is to raise awareness ...

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County Plans To Post Restaurant Inspection Reports Online

MADERA — Madera County plans to begin posting health department food inspection reports online beginning early next year. At their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 4, the Madera County Board of Supervisors OK’d a plan that will allow a county employee in the Environmental Health division to set up and manage software for the new online reporting system. There are ...

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Night Of Riches: Senior Scholarship Awards Total $135,650

By Casper Nelson — O’NEALS — As the countdown continued toward graduation, Minarets seniors were graciously awarded $135,650 in scholarships during Senior Scholarship Night last month. 36 recipients earned scholarships from organizations in our local community. It was night filled with glee as each senior was awarded and recognized for hard work over their high school career by receiving financial ...

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Fresno Flats Hires New Docents, Holds Old-Fashioned Barn Dance

OAKHURST — Not far from Yosemite, one of the area’s most treasured other parks is celebrating its golden anniversary this year. At Fresno Flats Historic Park, stakeholders behind the scenes have chosen the milestone as the perfect time to bring new life to the landmark establishment. The official birthday party is on Heritage Day and will be marked by an ...

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Hiking to Roaring Stevenson Creek Falls

Stevenson Creek Falls had really been coming down the week before but would it still be roaring when I was able to see it a week later? You betcha! Where: Sierra National Forest Distance: 7.25 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 1,182′ to 1,914′ Date: May 29, 2019 Maps: Auberry Topographic Quad, Sierra National Forest Dog Hike? Maybe We headed out ...

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Hundreds Splash, Dash In Bass Lake Triathlon

BASS LAKE — Hundreds of competitors and several thousand spectators converged here early Saturday morning for the annual Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon. Organizers say this year’s event was one of the biggest ever, drawing more than 625 triathletes from across the state and around the world. Adam Mitchell, 38, a captain at Cal Fire, placed third in his age group ...

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Field Of Master Gardeners Grows In Mariposa

MARIPOSA —  The UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County welcome 13 new graduates to their Master Gardener program. UC Master Gardener volunteers are trained representatives of the University of California Cooperative Extension. Trainees complete an 18- week course and pass a written examination to become ambassadors for the statewide UC Master Gardener program. They also complete annual volunteer hours and ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Forestiere’s Underground Gardens

By Sal Maccarone — It is accepted knowledge that most artists function primarily from the right side of the brain. This means that sometimes they will approach a problem or challenge in ways that most people do not understand. Under a “right-brain” spell for pretty much my whole life, I know what it is like to leave others scratching their ...

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Bass Lake School District Plugs Into Sun

AHWAHNEE — Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District (BLUSD) hosted a “Plug into the Sun” celebration Thursday at Wasuma Elementary School. The event was held to unveil a new solar photovoltaic (PV) system that will provide 75 percent of the school district’s overall electricity needs. The PV system will reduce the district’s carbon footprint and save a significant amount ...

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