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Hetch Hetchy Burn Starts March 24

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is planning a prescribed fire in the Hetch Hetchy area, near O’Shaughnessy Dam. Ignition and active burning will take place on Monday, Mar. 24, at about 8 a.m. Firefighters plan to burn a total of 57 acres over a two day period. Due to minimal snowpack and rain, this is an ideal timeframe for prescribed ...

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A Golden Day Of Prospecting

MARIPOSA – When a California Gold Country couple found a stash of pristine old coins while dog-walking on their nearly bankrupt property, word spread faster than they could say “Eureka!” Dubbed the “Saddle Ridge Hoard” for the space on the couple’s land where the dirt-crusted fortune was accidentally discovered in rusty cans, experts estimate the find to be the most ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Spring Concerts

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra is gearing up for a pair of spring concerts, the first at Mariposa High School’s Fiester Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 5, and then a 2 p.m. matinee concert on Sunday, Apr. 6, in the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park. Concerts will feature two soloists, including Central California’s premiere concert grand ...

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One Child, One Family, One Mission

When Chris and Cara Christopherson got the diagnosis that their daughter had Type 1 diabetes, they were about to be introduced to their new life, one that bore no resemblance to the life they had known so far. Just before daughter Haley’s third birthday, the symptoms began. Night sweats, frequent and painful urination, always thirsty, exhaustion.

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County Considers Response To Drought

MADERA COUNTY – On Mar. 4, the Madera County Board of Supervisors held a meeting which included three agenda items addressing water issues, and considered what proactive steps can be taken now. Agenda Item #8. Informational Water Workshop to discuss the development of a strategic response to drought conditions as well as future countywide water policies.

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Prescribed Burn Near Hetch Hetchy

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is planning a prescribed fire in the Hetch Hetchy area, near the O’Shaughnessy Dam. The fire is planned for mid to late March and will include a total of 57 acres. Ignition and active burning will take approximately one to two days and a few additional days to patrol and monitor until the end of ...

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Lively Debate Between Candidates For District Attorney

Over 150 people packed the Oakhurst Community Center on Friday, Feb. 28, to hear from the three candidates running for the office of Madera County District Attorney. Incumbent Michael Keitz, Deputy County Counsel Miranda Neal, and Oakhurst attorney David Linn addressed questions during the 90-minute debate hosted by the Oakhurst Democratic Club.

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Exploring Secret Spots With The Pros

YOSEMITE – Trekking to one of Yosemite National Park’s secret spots on the summer solstice, exploring areas within the park affected by last year’s Rim Fire, and photographing rainbows at night created by waterfalls are among the nearly 50 Outdoor Adventures for 2014 unveiled by Yosemite Conservancy.

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Free Workshop On Edible Landscaping

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County Master Gardeners will host a free event for home gardeners on Saturday, Mar. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon. This workshop will provide instruction on how to plant a beautiful edible landscape, presented by Master Gardeners Agnes Jenkins, Linda Sloan, Barbara Mattice and Susan Walter.

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