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Hazard Tree Removal Assistance For Mariposa Co. Residents

MARIPOSA —  The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) has a new program to assist residents in need of financial support to remove hazardous dead trees that threaten their homes. Assistance is intended to first serve low income households who are unable to afford the cost of removing hazardous trees with their own resources. Assistance will be provided to moderate ...

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Miller’s Landing Fleet Features Antique Wooden Tug Boat

OAKHURST – Miller’s Landing, the ultimate family getaway at Bass Lake, has acquired a 1959 Skagit Tugboat that was built by hand in Huntington Beach, Calif. The acquisition of the tug boat last summer expands their boating fleet to over 50, offering visitors and tourists a variety of boating options. Tug boats have historically been used to haul equipment and ...

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Catch Some Minarets Spring Sports

By Ryan McDougald and Zemí Stacy —  O’NEALS — After a record breaking soccer season, with Varsity boys going into the second round of playoffs, the girls’ team boasting thirteen shutouts, and a hard fought basketball season, the Minarets High School Mustangs’ spring sports teams are gearing up. We have softball, baseball and, for the first time this year, track. ...

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Sheriff’s Office Searches For Missing Teen

COARSEGOLD — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 16-year-old Coarsegold girl missing for nearly three days. Jenna Borrayo was last seen about 10 p.m. on Mar. 7, in the Indian Lakes area, driving a gray Dodge Dart with a large dent in the passenger side door. Friends report that she hasn’t called anyone or posted to social media since ...

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Delays This Week On Highway 41 For Tree Removal

UPDATE Tuesday, Mar. 7 — Caltrans says there’s been a change of plans and there will be no tree removal this week and therefore no traffic control necessary north of Oakhurst. OAKHURST — Hazard tree removal work will continue on Highway 41 near the north end of Oakhurst this week, Caltrans confirms. Drivers should expect some delays. Tree removal will run Monday, Mar. ...

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Restorative Pilates At The Community Center

Starting Monday, Feb. 27 – Wednesday, Apr. 17, Virginia Eaton leads Restorative Pilates classes at the Oakhurst Community Center, twice a week. See flyer below for details. About 15 years ago, I ruptured a disc in my back (L5/S1 for those who like details). My doc was sure that surgery was in my future but I had other ideas. After ...

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Art Exhibit Opening: Yosemite Renaissance 32

YOSEMITE — Yosemite Renaissance is an annual exhibit presenting diverse artistic interpretations of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. This year, 65 works by 61 artists were selected from 846 entries. The exhibit includes paintings, sculpture, textiles, photographs and three-dimensional works by artists from across the country. The public is invited to join the artists and others for an special reception and presentation of ...

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Sierra Foothill Conservancy Hikes, Classes, And Events

CENTRAL SIERRA — Sierra Foothill Conservancy (SFC) has announced its schedule of hikes, classes and events for 2017, and you’re going to love what they have to offer. From the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Fresno, Madera, and Mariposa to Eastern Merced Counties, SFC events include birding, geology, photography, yoga, family hikes and more. Membership in SFC gives you ...

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Evacuation Warnings Officially Lifted, More Rain Coming

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office official lifted all evacuation warnings related to the recent flood activity at 5:30 p.m. today. While residents likely breathed a sigh of relief as rains abated, there is more precipitation in the forecast, starting on Thursday afternoon. With the ground saturated and periods of rain predicted into the weekend, those in low-lying ...

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State Constitution Doesn’t Require County Fire Protection

MADERA COUNTY — Bill Ritchey is serving as chairman of the Citizens, Firefighters and Citizens for Measure L 2017 committee. He has spent the past several years working with residents, firefighters and County officials to identify the challenges faced by the Madera County Fire Department and the Paid Call Firefighters (PCFs or volunteers), and has been involved in formulating a ...

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