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C21 Ditton Realty | First Time Buyer

If you are reading this article you are probably around the age 25-35 and are looking into purchasing your first home. This is one of the biggest decisions and one of the most expensive purchases you will make in your life. When purchasing your first home there are a lot of unknowns and unexpected expenses so it is important to ...

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Hiking Mirror Lake Loop Trail With Dogwood Blooms & A Bear

Checking out dogwood blooms and waterfalls in Yosemite Valley is an annual thing for me but I sure didn’t expect to meet a bear while hiking on the Mirror Lake Loop Trail. Where: Yosemite National ParkDistance: 7.25 MilesDifficulty: EasyElevation Range: 3,983′ – 4,285′Date: April 30, 2021CALTOPO: Curry Village to Mirror Lake Loop TrailDog Hike? Maybe I maximized my dogwood viewing ...

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Adopt-A-Senior: Class of 2021

Submitted by Jessica McGrail and Priya Cheema, Student Journalists for Minarets Press The “Adopt-a-Senior” event is back up and running for this year’s senior class! As of Feb. 21, 2021, Courtney Herrera, the organizer, has set up a new Facebook group for the Class of 2021 for any senior in the mountain community. For those interested in getting involved, parents ...

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Small Business Fairness Act SB430

SACRAMENTO – The Small Business Fairness Act (SB 430), introduced by Senator Andreas Borgeas (R–Fresno), was approved by the Senate Governmental Organization Committee. The Small Business Fairness Act is part of Senator Borgeas’ Economic Recovery Package, which includes SB 74 and SB 265. Senate Bill 430 requires state agencies to work with small businesses and establish policies to waive or ...

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Coarsegold 4-H Offers Mountain Area Clothing Swap

by Emma Hussey, 4-H Community Service Project member COARSEGOLD – The Coarsegold 4-H has collected clothing each winter to give away at our Mountain Area Clothing Swap for the past 4 years. This year will be our 5th year to continue this tradition. The event will be on Thursday, December 10th from 2pm to 5pm at the Coarsegold Community Center at 35610 ...

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Oakhurst Community College Center Announces Name Change To Madera Community College at Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Oakhurst Community College Center has announced a change of name to Madera Community College at Oakhurst.  The State Center Community College District Board of Trustees voted to adopt the name change at its October 6, 2020 meeting. State Center Community College District includes Madera Community College, Oakhurst Community College Center, Clovis Community College, Reedley College and Fresno City ...

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Madera Sheriff | Evacuation Order Partially Lifted

Madera County – Evacuation Orders for the following areas have been reduced to Evacuation Warnings. Residents in the area need to be aware that there is still a potential for evacuations and need to be prepared to evacuate at a moments notice. Citizens need to monitor the situation and be prepared to take action immediately.These areas are being opened to ...

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Statement from Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino

At approximately 12:30 p.m., our fire alarms sounded, and we quickly and safely evacuated guests and team members from the property; no injuries have been reported. We’re grateful for the support of our firefighter teams who responded to this situation swiftly. The source of the fire is currently under investigation and is unrelated to the Creek Fire. The location has been ...

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Mountain Area Home Sales in August 2020

August 2020 was another great month for home sales in our mountain area! We had 77 homes sold, and the median price was $355,000 following 75 home sales in July with a median price of $340,000. Homes were on the market an average of 109 days, and the purchase price, ranging from $180,000 to $567,000, averaging 97% of asking price. ...

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Governor Newsom Unveiled Blueprint for Loosening Restrictions on Activities

SACRAMENTO –  Governor Newsom unveiled a new blueprint that allows a more gradual progression for loosening restrictions on activities. This new color coded, 4-tier system replaces the monitoring list and is for now, still based upon two key criteria: new cases and positivity rate. Counties such as Madera that are on the monitoring list begin in purple. Even at the ...

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California Statewide Fire Summary

CALIFORNIA – Seasonable weather conditions continue to aid firefighters in their efforts towards containment. More than 15,600 firefighters today are battling over two dozen major fires and lightning complexes across California. In the past 24-hours there were over two dozen lightning strikes in Northern California. Firefighters continue to monitor for additional lightning strike wildfires. Firefighters have increased containment at a ...

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