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Planning Commission to Hold Hearing on New Bed & Breakfast

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MADERA — On Tuesday, February 7, from 6 – 6:30 p.m., there will be a hearing before the Madera County Planning Commission regarding an application for a CUP #2022-017 to allow new construction of a home to be used as a bed and breakfast. This property is presently zoned RRS-2 Residential, Rural, Single-Family. The hearing will be held at the ...

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Current Yosemite Conditions for February 3, 2023

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The Badger Pass A-frame is open for the 2023 Season!  The Badger Pass A-frame is open and staffed seven days a week by Wilderness staff to answer questions and issue backcountry Wilderness permits. Call 209-372-0408 for current ski and snow conditions. Snow Conditions With calmer and dryer conditions prevailing for the last two weeks, we have watched the snow consolidate ...

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Now Playing at Yosemite Cinema: February 3rd – 9th

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Movie Times for Friday, February 3rd to Thursday, February 9th Yosemite VR shows begin at 11:45 a.m. daily and play every 30 minutes through 7:15 p.m. Remember, you can always check movie times and purchase tickets in advance at Yosemite Cinema or on the Yosemite Cinema App. 80 for Brady Rated PG-13 – 1 hour 38 minutes Inspired by the true story of ...

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Wild Cast of Characters Welcomes its Newest Member, Ranger!

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OAKHURST —  The Welcoming Committee of Visit Yosemite | Madera County has been known to act like animals, that’s because they are a wild cast of characters. This animated bunch has been welcoming visitors to Madera County since 2019, and their crew is growing! Meet Ranger, the California Mule Deer and mascot of North Fork, the geographic center of California and newest stop on the Fossils to ...

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History Mystery #116: Sam “Long Knife” Clark

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By Debby Carter, Sierra Historic Sites Association Sam Clark and his wife, Trudel, were fixtures in Oakhurst for many years. They both had very interesting pasts and loved to tell their stories. They were early members of the Sierra Historic Sites Association, and when Sam died his wife left a large collection of his things to the SHSA, which you ...

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Monthly Veterans’ Breakfast at Denny’s in Oakhurst

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OAKHURST — Every first Tuesday of the month, Caring Veterans of America arranges a breakfast for Veterans at Denny’s in Oakhurst. It’s always a great time, so we’ll see you there! The next breakfast is scheduled for  Tuesday, February 7, at 8 a.m.  All Veterans are welcome and encouraged to come. Caring Veterans of America has a working relationship with ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Spring Garden Daydreams

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By Michele Nowak-Sharkey, Master Gardener of Mariposa County In the winter months, more time is spent inside than outside when it comes to the garden. Although there are still things do such as pruning and mulching, the dreaming part of gardening is reserved for the colder, precipitation-filled days of the year. However, before being swayed to purchase dozens of seed ...

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Helping One Woman (HOW) to Honor Bettie Perry

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OAKHURST — Join Helping One Woman Oakhurst for their second dinner of 2023 when they will honor their February recipient, Bettie Perry. Bettie is lovingly sponsored by Cheryce Chartier. ♥ This month’s Helping One Woman (HOW) recipient is Bettie Perry and her HOW dinner will be Wednesday, February 15th at 6 p.m. at The Hitchin’ Post in Ahwahnee. See map below. When: ...

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Boy Scout Troop 357 Helps Out With Roadside Cleanup

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NORTH FORK — On Saturday, January 28, Boy Scout Troop 357 spent several hours picking up trash along the road from the North Fork Scout Building to a point near the old mill site on Mammoth Pool Road. The Scouts gathered up over five full bags of trash along the 9/10 mile span of road. During a previous roadside service ...

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Collect Trading Cards From Visit Yosemite Madera County

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MADERA COUNTY —  Great news, everyone! You can now collect trading cards from your animal friends at Visit Yosemite Madera County’s Welcoming Committee. These awesome cards can be found at various locations around Madera County. Mr. Mead the Saber Toothed Cat MR. MEAD can be found at Fossil Discovery Center, located at 19450 Ave. 21 1/2, Chowchilla, CA. Saber-toothed cats, also known ...

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