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Pentathletes’ Super Quiz Battle Of The Brains

COUNTY — No fooling: Madera County’s middle school students will be putting their minds to the test during the 2017 Academic Pentathlon Super Quiz on Saturday, Apr. 1, with an  awards ceremony held immediately afterwards. Nearly 200 students from 13 schools from throughout Madera County will participate. Super Quiz marks the final event in this five-event competition. On Friday, March 17, students ...

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Vision Academy Daffodil Photography Contest

MOUNTAIN AREA — Vision Academy of the Arts is having a Daffodil Photography Competition this month, for adults and children alike, and anyone who wants to enter has until Friday, Mar. 31 to participate. Click on flyer and map to enlarge. “Each autumn, Vision Academy of the Arts spearheads a movement to bring beauty to our mountains by planting daffodil bulbs in ...

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Miller’s Landing Fleet Features Antique Wooden Tug Boat

OAKHURST – Miller’s Landing, the ultimate family getaway at Bass Lake, has acquired a 1959 Skagit Tugboat that was built by hand in Huntington Beach, Calif. The acquisition of the tug boat last summer expands their boating fleet to over 50, offering visitors and tourists a variety of boating options. Tug boats have historically been used to haul equipment and ...

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Spectacular Spring Break In The Mountains

MOUNTAIN AREA — Spring has arrived, roads are open, and Yosemite National Park is one of the top destinations for spring break for families. Whether you’re local or visiting, with all the rain during winter, now is an opportunity for people to see the park at its best. “This is good news for the south gate entrance on Highway 41 ...

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Escape to Death Valley: Salt Creek Pupfish

I had heard of pupfish but had never seen one, so I was looking forward to learning more, especially after I found out it was breeding season for them and this was the best time to see them. About 13.5 miles north of Furnace Creek, we headed south on a graded gravel road off of Hwy 190 to the Salt ...

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This Is Your Brain On Cardio

When I talk to my clients about exercise the first question they have is usually, “what type of exercise should I be doing?” The answer is, “it depends.” It depends on lots of things, such as what your goals are, what kind of physical condition you’re presently in and what your physical limitations are. Short bursts of high intensity workouts ...

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Coarsegold 4-H Report: Donation Of Jeanne Darnell Artwork

By Connor Lusk —  The Coarsegold 4-H was recently given 32 cartoon paintings of barnyard characters from the Coarsegold Rodeo Association. These were all hand painted by a very creative and talented lady named Jeanne Darnell, who has lived in Bass Lake for almost 50 years. She was married to Don Darnell who used to be the Madera County Supervisor for ...

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30th Annual Smokey Bear Run/Walk At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — One of the year’s most anticipated events, the Smokey Bear Run / Walk will return to the shores of beautiful Bass Lake this fall for its 30th year. Organizers are already planning for a spectacular day, and early-bird registration is available. The 30th annual Smokey Bear Run / Walk is set for Saturday, Sept. 23, when runners and walkers of all ages will ...

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