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Supervisors OK $708K ‘Build Out’ at Government Center

CHOWCHILLA — At their Aug. 6 ‘On the Road’ board meeting, held Tuesday evening at Fairmead Elementary in Chowchilla, Madera County supervisors approved a $708,600 plan to “build out” about 3,600 square feet of unfinished space on the third floor of the Madera County Government Center. The so-called “tenant improvements” will result in the creation of new office space for ...

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YNP Debuts New App To Help Visitors Explore Park

YOSEMITE — A new app will make it easier for visitors to explore the wonders of Yosemite National Park. Created by Yosemite National Park and Yosemite Conservancy, park officials announced Monday, Aug. 5, the new app is now available on iOS as NPS Yosemite National Park and on Android as NPS Yosemite. “This app features incredible content about what to ...

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Supervisors Expected To OK $730K in Improvements to Government Center

UPDATED: At the July 16 meeting, this project was pulled from the board of supervisors’ agenda to allow county officials to make some slight changes in project funding details. Madera County Deputy CAO Joel Bugey said Tuesday, July 16, that he expects the project to be back up for supervisor approval in early August. MADERA — The second and third ...

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Funeral Services For Yoko Savage

Yoko Savage, a long-time resident of Coarsegold and former proprietor of Oakhurst’s Kyoto Kafe — a Japanese “home-cooking” restaurant open from 2000 to 2007 — passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019. She was a lovely, generous spirit who enjoyed sharing her delicious meals along with a hefty helping of Japanese hospitality and culture to her beloved customers. Yoko was ...

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Memorial Service For Jay J. Johnson

Our beloved Miwuk/Paiute elder, Jay J. Johnson, passed away peacefully on May 26, 2019, at his home in Mariposa, California, with family by his side. Jay was born on November 29, 1931, in Yosemite National Park, CA, his ancestral home, to Harry and Sarah (Tom) Johnson. Jay lived at the Indian Village across from Yosemite Lodge until he was sent ...

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Music On The Green Returns To Mariposa Art Park

Written by Andy Roberts – MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Arts Council is proud to present the music of Bagby Station on Friday, June 7, and Trance Mission on Saturday, June 8. Denise Ludington and Greg Torres are the musical duo, Bagby Station, based out of Mariposa/Yosemite. Denise Ludington, the songwriter of the duo, has been distracted with creating lyrics and ...

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Supervisors OK Deal To Buy Building For New Oakhurst Satellite Government Center

MADERA — Supervisors on Tuesday OK’d spending $1.86 million to purchase an office building in Oakhurst earmarked to become the County’s new satellite government center. If the deal stays on track, residents of Eastern Madera County’s mountain communities could be breezing in and out of the new facility as soon as this fall to pull permits, pay bills or drop ...

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Fresno Flats Serves As Backdrop For Motorcycle Movie Shoot

OAKHURST — A movie crew took over Fresno Flats Historical Village and Park on Saturday to shoot scenes for a new movie called “Ride to Iron Mountain.” The movie is being directed by Brian Anderson, a former professional musician turned film maker, whose previous credits include a six-and-a-half hour, 10-part documentary available on Facebook called “Biker America: God and Country.” ...

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May Audubon Program Features Preservation Of Golden Trout

Written by Scarlett Bullock – OAKHURST – Fisheries biologist Yos will discuss the history of golden trout and California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s effort to conserve this special species of concern during the May Yosemite Area Audubon (YAAS) Program. Golden trout are native to select high elevation streams and lakes in the Kern River drainage of the southern Sierra. ...

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