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Magical Mariposa Butterfly Festival And Parade

MARIPOSA – Every year on the first weekend of May, vendors, musicians and celebrants from all over the world gather for a family event that seeks to educate and celebrate the butterfly, along with Mariposa County. The Mariposa Butterfly Festival kicks off this year on Saturday, May 5, with a healthy-kids run, competitive trail run, and caterpillar crawl, followed by ...

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“California Clean-Up Day” Totals Are In

CALIFORNIA — The numbers are in for the 2018 “California Clean-Up”, and they’re quite impressive, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Crews and volunteers in the counties of Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern picked up over 411 cubic yards of litter during the one-day event. That’s enough to fill 2,877 orange trash bags or 26 full-size trash ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Apr. 22

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Apr. 16 to Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018. Oakhurst Search and Rescue deployed On Monday, Apr. 16 at 8:26 a.m. a deputy received a call regarding two people possibly stranded or stuck in the snow up by Fresno Dome Camp Ground. Multiple attempts to ...

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Mariposa Master Gardeners Plant Sale

MARIPOSA — Good news for green thumbs. Mariposa Master Gardeners have been propagating since last fall and seed-germinating since February in preparation for their annual spring plant sale and now the time has come. Stop by on Saturday, Apr. 28, starting at 8 a.m. in the Amigo Picnic Area at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, located at 5007 Fairgrounds Road. The event lasts ...

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Hiking with Amphibians and Reptiles on the Stockton Creek Nature Preserve

Frogs were singing and turtles were basking on logs at the Stockton Creek Nature Preserve where I learned how to identify some of our local amphibians and reptiles with the Sierra Foothill Conservancy. Where: Sierra Foothill Conservancy, Stockton Creek Nature Preserve Distance: 2.21 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 2,250′ – 2.406′ Date: April 15, 2018 Maps: Ben Hur, Buckingham Mountain ...

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Minarets Baseball Continues Stellar Season

O’NEALS — Minarets baseball is continuing their stellar season with a 16-3 record as the first half of league play is coming to a close. Aaron Hall and Matt Painter’s pitching, along with run support from Redman (14 RBI), T. Painter (14 RBI), and Walden (14 RBI) have led our team to victory. Jaedan Pierce (.500), Aaron Hall (.417), Tylor ...

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Minarets FFA Honored At Sectional Awards

O’NEALS — Within the FFA there are many degrees and awards that not only high school members, but administrators can get as well. There are so many community members and Chawanakee District staff that help and dedicate their time to the Minarets FFA program. On Thursday Apr. 5, ten FFA members and five staff members, along with their parents and ...

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Yosemite Program To Address Traffic Congestion

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is launching a pilot program to address traffic congestion. The program will be tested on the Highway 140 corridor on Thursday, April 26 to Sunday, April 29 and on Thursday, May 3 to Sunday, May 6, 2018. This pilot is an initiative to test a new way to pace and send vehicles to the Arch ...

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North Fork Scouts Plant Trees At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – Local Boy Scouts continue their efforts to help return conifers to the forest along the shores of Bass Lake. On Apr. 15, members of North Fork Boy Scout Troop 357, a few Pack 357 Cub Scouts and some family members, spent a Sunday afternoon planting seedlings at Denver Church and Little Denver Church Day Use areas at ...

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Mad Hatters And More At Math Tournament

MADERA COUNTY — Mountain area students competed and succeeded in the Madera County Math Tournament on Friday, Apr. 13. Rivergold Elementary School placed third in the 7th grade competition, while Coarsegold Elementary School’s 8th grade team placed second in the competition. Also in the mix were students from Oak Creek Intermediate, Mountain Home School Charter, and Spring Valley Schools. Sixteen schools ...

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