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National Day of Prayer

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — On Thursday, May 5th, 2022, there will be National Day of Prayer events throughout Madera County. Outdoors at Coarsegold Historic Village 35300 Hwy 41, Coarsegold (under a tent) By Veterans Memorial on Hwy 41 Instrumental music at 11:30 a.m. Main program 12 to 1 p.m. Prayers and messages for our nation on topics of Church – Family ...

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Mariposa County Tourism Spending Rebounds by $105 Million

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MARIPOSA COUNTY — Visitation to Mariposa County increased in 2021, bringing with it a boost to the tourism-based economy as pandemic restrictions eased. In total, $361.6 million was spent by visitors to the county, a huge increase over the $255.3 million spent in 2020 according to The Economic Impact of Travel in California, a report published this week by Visit California ...

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New Event Listings From the Sierra Nevada Alliance

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Sierra Nevada Alliance is a hub for stewardship of the Sierra Nevada, which they achieve by empowering and collaborating with their partners. The following are recently posted upcoming events from their network. If you would like to post an event to the Sierra Nevada Alliance, please email info@sierranevadaalliance.org.   Wakamatsu Farm Workday May 04, 2022, at 9 ...

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Chili Cookoff Coming to Pat’s Park in Raymond This Weekend

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RAYMOND — There will be a chili cookoff in Raymond this Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 3 p.m. at Pat’s Park in Raymond, CA. Admission is free and tasting tickets/ballots will be available for purchase. The event will also host a 50/50 raffle, a ‘Corn Hole’ Tournament, and also a silent auction! These events are always a lot of fun, ...

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Madera County Public Works Seeks Proposals for Bike Path

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MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Public Works Department is soliciting proposals from qualified consultant firms to complete the final construction documents (plans, specifications, & estimate) and provide bidding support services and construction services for the construction of a bicycle and pedestrian path on Road 225 and Road 228 in North Fork. Proposals are due Wednesday, May 4, 2022, by 2 ...

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Upcoming Statewide Events for Wildfire Preparedness Week

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SACRAMENTO — Wildfire Preparedness Week is May 1 – 7, 2022, and CAL FIRE and its partner agencies will host five statewide events throughout the week to raise awareness on what individuals and communities can do to help protect against the threat of wildfires. CAL FIRE will be joined by the US Forest Service, Cal OES, California National Guard, California Highway ...

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Hiking to Alder Creek Falls

A little early for wildflowers and plenty of down trees were across this historic trail but my hike was rewarded with a lovely waterfall, pretty views along the way and a good workout. Where: Yosemite National ParkDistance: 12.12 MilesDifficulty: ModerateElevation Range: 4,037′ – 5,841′Elevation Gain: 2,252′Date: April 20, 2022CALTOPO: Alder Creek Falls HikeDog Hike? No I headed to Wawona through ...

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Recipes of the Week: An ‘Eggstra’ Creative Brunch

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It’s hard to top a brunch feast spent snacking on sweet treats in the sunshine with loved ones. At the center of your celebration can be a springtime tradition with nearly endless possibilities: eggs. Lean into the season with creative recipes like Prosciutto and Parmesan Egg Cups or Eggy Lemon Sandwich Cookies to take brunch to the next level. As ...

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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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