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The Week’s Events April 26 thru May 2

OAKHURST—Spring’s definitely here with the Annual Coarsegold Rodeo this week and Bass Lake’s 41st Annual Fishing Derby, with over $55,000 in tagged fish.  Make your plans now to participate in these events as well as the other happenings around the area. Check out the first Jazz Train of the season at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad on Sunday. What ...

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California to Invest $700M in Transportation Infrastructure

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SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $700 million today to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for $272 million – more than a third of the funding. “This critical investment will help Caltrans continue repairing, maintaining and upgrading our state’s aging transportation infrastructure ...

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Sweet N’ Juicy to Play Free Concert at the Hideout Saloon

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MARIPOSA — Lose yourself in a night of laughter and dancing with Sweet N’ Juicy, the only band of fruit known throughout the West Coast and beyond as being party music specialists. Their funky music and engaging performance will blow the roof off of the Hideout Saloon on May 27, from 9 p.m. to midnight. Dancing starts at 9 p.m. ...

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Recipes of the Week: Alaska Cod Tacos & Spicy Lettuce Cups

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FOOD & DRINK — Cooking delicious family meals is surely the focus of many home chefs, from quick dishes on busy weeknights to homestyle favorites on the weekend. Equally important, however, is dishing up foods and ingredients you can feel good about serving to your loved ones. The next time seafood is on the menu, consider the source of your ...

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11th Annual Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon Coming Soon

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Visit Yosemite | Madera County has once again partnered with professional triathlon producer Jonathan Grinder of Tucson Racing to present the 11th Annual Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon on June 4, 2022, in the Pines Village at Bass Lake. The race will begin at 7 a.m. and athletes should begin arriving around 5:30 a.m. The race should end ...

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FAM Presents Music, Margaritas, & The Killer Dueling Pianos

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FRESNO — The Killer Dueling Pianos are charismatic and hilarious behind the keys, so let us laugh and dance into the night. Make sure to bring your music requests, your appetite, and come thirsty! No-host bar will include frozen margaritas, beer, wine, soda, and water. Saturday, June 4, 2022 Fresno Art Museum’s Sculpture Garden 2233 N. First Street 7 – ...

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6 Tips for Planning a Sweet Graduation Celebration

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TRAVEL & RECREATION — When years of hitting the books leads to a hard-earned diploma, there’s just one thing left to do. Celebrate with a party! To do it right (and with minimal headache and drama), consider these great tips! 1. Make a Guest List This is a very important first step as deciding who you’d like to invite may ...

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Madera County to Receive 9/11 Firefighter Memorial Beam

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MADERA COUNTY — Madera County is pleased to announce the receipt of a 14-foot steel beam salvaged from the Twin Tower attacks on September 11th, 2001. Sim’s Metal Inc. was contracted to remove the steel remnants from the attacks, bringing less than a dozen beams to their Richmond, California, location. Madera County successfully took part in a vigorous competitive selection ...

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Fresno Chaffee Zoo Welcomes New Baby Wallaby

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FRESNO — Fresno Chaffee Zoo has welcomed a new baby wallaby. Tammar wallabies are born about the size of a jellybean and are then carried in their mother’s pouch for eight to nine months as they continue to grow and develop. The young wallaby is now out of its mother’s pouch and can be seen in Roo Walkabout. There are ...

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Yosemite: New and Happening Today

DAILY CONDITIONS 5.17.2022            Weather Report Yosemite Valley Shuttle System Changes Today Two new shuttle routes go into effect today in order to accommodate the change in traffic circulation. Valley wide shuttle: This route serves all stops in Yosemite Valley, including lodges, food service, campgrounds, and trailheads. Buses arrive every 12 to 22 minutes from 7 ...

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9 Simple Tips to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Yard

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PETS & ANIMALS — Throughout the warmer months, many backyards play host to a variety of birds, including hummingbirds. It’s enchanting watching hummingbirds – named for the humming sound of their fast-flapping wings – as their tiny size and speed make them natural wonders. Hummingbirds can fly 25-30 miles per hour, flapping their wings an estimated 70 times per second. ...

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