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Property group now seeking membership

The Mariposa County Unified School District continues to seek applicants for vacant positions on its Surplus Property Committee (7-11 Committee) per approved Board Resolution 22-01, Establishing a Real Property Advisory Committee. The committee’s task is to review data to determine the amount of MCUSD’s surplus space or real property available, establish a priority list for its use, provide community input […]


Trio of aerial artists are just getting started in area

From left, Heather Irwin, Yadi Jelen and Carissa McKee pose with their silks between rounds of aerial acrobatics at Heather’s home studio outdoors in Coarsegold. Photos by Kellie Flanagan Up in the air, under a tree — that’s where you’ll find them, this trio of aerial artists and teachers. They’re climbing, stretching, wrapping, spinning and dropping, all while a baby […]

Concert to benefit SPCA delayed

Officials will reschedule event in near future to help raise funds

A Concert for Critters featuring Bob Kaspar (pictured on the steps of the shelter), Paul Vind and Bill Samuelson to benefit the new Eastern Madera County (EMC) SPCA shelter on Highway 49 in Ahwahnee has been delay because of Covid. A new date will be announced in the near future. Championship guitar picker Kaspar will be in his first concert […]

Applicants sought to sit on transportation group

The Madera County Transportation Authority (MCTA) is soliciting applications for membership on the Measure T Citizens’ Oversight Committee for the 2022-2026 term. MCTA maintains a standing Citizens’ Oversight Committee to ensure that the Measure T half-cent sales tax revenues and expenditures are administered and spent as promised to the public. The Committee is comprised of seven members: one from each […]

Testing being urged by county officials

The Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) continues to remind residents of the importance of testing when it comes to Covid-19. “Slowing the spread starts with knowing if you’re infected,” said county health director Sara Bosse this week. “Covid-19 tests help us stay on top of our health and prevent others from being exposed.” The health department recommends individuals […]

Covid tests available for businesses in county

The Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) announced this week Self At-Home Tests for Covid-19 are now available to eligible businesses in Madera County. MCDPH has received a limited supply of Covid-19 antigen rapid self-test kits for distribution. The purpose of the self-tests are to provide access to at-home testing for at-risk populations. The kits are easy to use […]

Recreation department planning events for 2022

Eastern Madera Recreation and Parks supporters are seen at one of the Music in the Park events last summer at the Oakhurst Community Park. From left are Daniel, Eric, Taryn Flaming, Maomao, Ben, Brett, Joy Neilsen and Brent Flaming (back).Local nonprofit non-government organization Eastern Madera Recreation and Parks (EMRAP) volunteers have been working super hard the past year to fulfill […]

Oakhurst and Coarsegold Little League sign-ups set

Little League players are shown in a photo dated May, 2016, as seen on Yosemite Little League (YLL) Facebook. In Coarsegold with YLL and in Oakhurst with Sierra Mountain Little League, registration is taking place now for Opening Day in March. Submitted photoIn the Oakhurst area and in Coarsegold, teams are forming for little league and softball. Oakhurst Sierra Mountain […]

Raymond Parade back on in 2022, slated for April 16

Save the date! Sponsored by the Raymond Community Association, the 34th Annual Raymond Parade in Madera County steps off at high noon on Saturday, April 16, with an announcement ceremony located across from the Raymond Museum. The last time the Raymond Parade brought together the best of this historic small town and its inhabitants was in 2019. It was delayed […]

Utility rate study to commence, county groups look to create six murals in town

Last week the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with Bartle Wells Associates to conduct waste water utility rate studies for different areas of the county. Included in the study are the stations in Don Pedro, Mariposa Pines, Coulterville Service Area and Yosemite West Maintenance District. “What this does for us is allows for the information, specifically the […]

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