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Golden Chain Theatre to Host Classic Car Show

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OAKHURST — Join a community celebration tomorrow, Saturday, April 30, at the Oakhurst Community Park. The Center Stage Classic Car Show is back for the second year of high-octane fun times from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees will enjoy music, great food, raffles, prizes, sweet rides, and dramatic programming from the Golden Chain Theatre’s Junior Players and the ENCORE! ...

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Fresno Chaffee Zoo Renews AZA Accreditation

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FRESNO — Fresno Chaffee Zoo has renewed its accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). “This is an immense accomplishment for the Zoo and the Central Valley community,” said Fresno Chaffee Zoo CEO Jon Forrest Dohlin. “By being an AZA accredited facility, we are able to give our community pride in knowing that Fresno Chaffee Zoo is one ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Transplanting Seedlings

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By Bob Labozetta (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) So you’ve started your seeds in pots or trays and they have sprouted. Now what? When it’s too early to transplant seedlings out into the garden, but they’re too big to remain in their first containers (or your seedlings are crowding each other), you need to transplant them into bigger pots such as ...

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Bald Mountain Receives Donated Fire Engine

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AUBERRY — The Creek Fire of 2020 destroyed 856 structures while firefighters from across California deployed into Fresno County to assist with containment of the fire that burned from Sep. 4, to Dec. 24, 2020. As residents and business owners within our mountain communities continue to recover from the devastation caused by the fire, the Bald Mountain Fire Protection District ...

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Tesoro Viejo Announces Return of its Outdoor Concert Series

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Tesoro Viejo kicks off its 2022 outdoor concert series, Live on the Lawn, on Friday, April 29. WHO:  Tesoro Viejo, the premier master-planned community in Madera County. WHAT: Tesoro Viejo announces the return of its outdoor concert series, Live on the Lawn, with a new line-up for 2022. 2022 Concert Dates and Bands April 29:  Dakota Crossing (Country) May 20:  ...

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New Event Listings From the Sierra Nevada Alliance

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The Sierra Nevada Alliance is a hub for stewardship of the Sierra Nevada, which we achieve by empowering and collaborating with our partners. The following are recently posted upcoming events from our network. If you would like to post an event to the Sierra Nevada Alliance,  please e-mail info@sierranevadaalliance.org. National Stormwater and Watershed Conference – Center for Watershed Protection April ...

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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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Chukchansi Economic Development Authority Repays Bank Loan

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COARSEGOLD — The Chukchansi Economic Development Authority (CEDA), operator of the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, today announced the repayment of the remaining balance of $26.2 million to Western Alliance Bank, which will fully retire its obligations under its bank loan. Chukchansi Gold’s strong business performance and CEDA’s conservative financial decision-making have resulted in a 100% decrease in debt outstanding ...

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Hiking Along Hetch Hetchy to Tueeulala, Wapama and Rancheria Falls

A hike along beautiful Hetch Hetchy Reservoir with three beautiful waterfalls is hard to beat. Throw in some beautiful wildflowers and a good workout to make it extra special! Where: Yosemite National ParkDistance: 11.81 Miles (About 5 miles rt to Wapama Falls)Difficulty: ModerateElevation Range: 3,682′ to 4,463′Elevation Gain: 2,797′Date: April 13, 2022Maps: CALTOPO: Hetch Hetchy to Wapama Falls and Rancheria FallsDog ...

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Fresno State’s Vintage Days Festival Returns

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FRESNO STATE — The student-run Vintage Days festival that historically attracts about 50,000 attendees per year will return to an in-person, on-campus celebration at Fresno State this year after it adapted to a virtual format the past two years during the pandemic. The 48th Vintage Days will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 29 ...

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