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Branches Book Club March Meeting

03/18/2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - You’re invited to join us for Branches Book Club - this book club is open to the public and discusses current fiction, non-fiction and best-sellers. We are heading into our third year of meeting and we would love for you to come join us! For March, we will be discussing The Goldfinch: A Novel by [...]

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Is COVID-19 Outbreak Already Impacting Local Economy?

OAKHURST — The coronavirus has quickly become a major concern for area businesses. As COVID-19 continues to spread, some local merchants say they are starting to see business slide as more and more people opt to stay close to home. The drop off in activity appears to be hitting area hotels and motels hardest. In the past two weeks, some ...

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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS RUN, WALK, BIKE-A-THON

04/26/2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - The Mariposa County 4-H Citizenship project is planning their 9th Annual Multiple Sclerosis Bike-a-Thon, being held on Sunday, April 26, 2020. This event is open to the public, and all ages are invited to participate. Again this year, we are including Runners and Walkers.   The course starts in at Hornitos Park, in the historical town of Hornitos, CA. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. at Hornitos Park, Run or Bike MS [...]

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Feb. 18 – Feb. 24

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Tuesday, February 18, through Monday, February 24, 2020. Coarsegold Theft On Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6:57 a.m., deputy dispatched to the 46000 block of Lucky Lane regarding a stolen wallet. Report written, evidence obtained and case closed. North Fork Warrant Arrest On tuesday, ...

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Yosemite Program Develops Future ‘Environmental Leaders’

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK—A company teaching environmental science in some of the world’s most spectacular classrooms is seeking junior high- and high school-age participants for its upcoming Summer Backpacking programs in Yosemite National Park. The one- and two-week programs are offered through NatureBridge, a San Franciscco-based nonprofit that provides environmental-oriented outdoor education programs open to students entering 7th-12th grade. Led in ...

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9th Annual MS Bike-A-Thon Set for April 26 in Hornitos

HORNITOS — Organizers of the Mariposa County 4-H Citizenship project have scheduled their 9th Annual Multiple Sclerosis Bike-A-Thon for Sunday, April 26 in the historic town of Hornitos. The popular event is open to the public and all ages are invited to participate. This year’s event again will also include runners and walkers. The course starts at Hornitos Park where ...

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Curry Village Gift & Grocery Announces Temporary Midweek Closure for Repairs; Ice Rink Closed for Season

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — The Curry Village Gift & Grocery will be temporarily closed Mondays through Thursdays starting today (Feb. 24) in order to complete necessary repairs to the building. The Curry Village Gift & Grocery will reopen for normal business hours Fridays through Sundays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. when Curry Village is open for lodging. The repairs ...

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Sparse Sierra Snow Pack Could Mean Early Start to Fire Season

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — NASA satellite images taken this past week from more than 400 miles above Earth show snow pack levels in the Sierras at just 54 percent of their historical average for this time of the year. The most recent data is sparking concerns that parts of California are slipping back into a drought — and that the 2020 ...

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YNP Hosts 35th Annual Yosemite Renaissance Art Exhibit

YOSEMITE — The 35th Yosemite Renaissance Art Exhibit will be on display at the Yosemite Museum Gallery from Saturday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, May 3. The exhibit features artworks inspired by Yosemite and California’s Sierra Nevada, and includes photography, painting, sculptures, textiles and more. This year, 70 works were selected from 811 entries. The Yosemite Museum Gallery is located within ...

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MCSO Acquires New ‘Oil-Spill Response’ Trailer

BASS LAKE — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office added to its arsenal of public safety tools this week, taking possession of a new specialized “trailer” that will allow department personnel to react more quickly and efficiently to hazardous spills. With the acquisition of the new “oil-spill response trailer,” MCSO personnel now have the ability to respond to a hazardous material ...

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