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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Apr. 30

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Apr. 24 to Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017: Coarsegold motor vehicle stop On Monday, Apr. 24 at 2:16 a.m. a deputy made a traffic stop in the area of CA-41 and Lucky Lane regarding false tabs. The driver was cited and the vehicle ...

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Hiking from Indian Flat through Hite Cove

Not the amazing display of poppies in the Hite Cove area this year, but plenty of other wildflowers were showing off as we hiked where miners walked as they searched for their fortunes in those gold mines long ago. Where: Sierra National Forest with some stretches through private property Distance: 8.21 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 1,412′ to 3,187′ Date: ...

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Oakhurst Audubon Program Will Feature Sierra Dragonflies

Contributed by Len McKenzie, YAAS — The arrival of spring each year heralds a time of rebirth, renewal and the emergence of new life forms. Among the myriad plants and wildlife species that ornament, refresh and animate the spring landscape are the “odes” of the insect world, members of the order Odonata (“toothed ones”), more commonly known people as dragonflies ...

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Yosemite: Most Water Ever Recorded, Still 100 Inches Of Snow

YOSEMITE — What’s the latest from Yosemite on snow accumulation and precipitation as the season ends? Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski say the water in Tuolumne Meadows was the most ever recorded, and there’s still as much as 100-inches of snow on the ground in some places. Here’s their last blog post of the winter. New snow: 3 ...

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My Heel Hurts! Treating And Preventing Plantar Fasciitis

By Virginia Eaton — I’ve run into an amazing number of people recently suffering from plantar fasciitis (one of those Greek phrases meaning inflammation of the connective tissue on the bottom of the foot). I’ve had this condition and most people I know have either struggled with it themselves or are closely related to someone who has; it can take ...

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Roaring And Soaring: Schools Host Spirit Night Together

Submitted by Kathy Murphy — OAKHURST — The Parent Teacher Club of Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) and the Parent Teacher Association of Wasuma Elementary are proud to announce they are partnering together to host a Spirit Night Festival on Friday, May 12, from 5 – 8 p.m. on the OES campus. Click on image to enlarge. This is the first time ...

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Mamma Mia Sing Along At Yosemite High

OAKHURST — If you have a dream, honey honey, then gimme! gimme! gimme! your attention, and get all your super troupers down to the theater at Yosemite High School on Friday, May 5, as the Theater Arts Department stages a fundraiser in the form of a Mamma Mia Sing Along. It starts at 7 p.m. The iconic 2008 film will ...

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Champions Defend Title At YHS Softball’s Battle Of The Badges

Submitted by Beth Atkins — OAKHURST — It was a perfect spring day for a few games of softball last Saturday, as law enforcement from five different agencies joined the Yosemite High School alumni for the 4th annual Battle of the Badges (formerly known as Guns vs. Hoses). On Saturday, Apr. 22, the YHS Badger Softball Boosters hosted the event, ...

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Ready, Set, Garden! Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

MARIPOSA — Local Master Gardeners are gearing up for their annual spring plant sale. Seeds are being selected and started, stem propagation is yielding results, and plans for garden art are being made. The Mariposa Master Gardeners sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until sold out) at the Amigo Picnic Area at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. ...

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What’s in my Daypack?

I’ve had a few requests to see what type of daypack I carry on my hikes and what I put in it. I haven’t cleaned mine out for a year or so, so let’s discover together what I have in there. Pack:  I have several packs but this Osprey Manta 36 is what I have been using for day hikes, ...

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