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Online series to focus on wellbeing of families

  Families of children ages zero to 5 in the Oakhurst and North Fork area are invited to join Madera First 5 and EPU Children’s Center for “Mountain Family Strong,” a series designed for the wellbeing of the family. The online series will take place on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. via Zoom and is free to attend. First 5 Madera […]

Gonzalez newest county supervisor

New Madera County District 4 Supervisor Leticia Gonzalez, left, is shown being sworn in by Madera County Clerk Rebecca Martinez. Gonzalez is the third woman and first Latina to hold the position in the county’s 128-year history. Submitted photoBefore the Madera County Board of Supervisors, colleagues, friends and family, a torch was passed to incoming District 4 Supervisor Leticia Gonzales […]

Pre-K program now offered

Would you like to help your child get ready for kindergarten? From January through June, the Madera County Library will be offering a “Backpack Literacy Program” for parents and their children ages four to five who are not currently enrolled in an established Pre-K program in Madera County. This program will be provided virtually through all five branch libraries, including […]

Hiking in a winter wonderland


Silver Lake beneath Thunder Mountain provides a pleasant outing for beginning cross country skiers and snowshoers. Photos by Matt JohansonRecent snows have finally transformed the mountains into a winter wonderland and millions of pandemic-weary people yearn for outdoor adventure. No need to flock to a pricey ski resort, though. Parks and forests offer millions of acres of pristine cross-country skiing […]

Sierra National Forest announces closures

The Sierra National Forest (SNF) has announced the closure extension of select recreation sites, roads and trails. There are three orders officials have combined in the closures. The orders were issued to protect the public from hazards within the SNF as a result of the existing tree mortality and associated hazards due to the recent Creek Fire, the net result […]

New program established to strengthen local fathers

Donna Santi’s father was her best friend. He didn’t need to tell her he loved her. She could feel it every time she was with him. Megan Atkinson’s dad was one of the hardest workers she’s ever known. She could see it in his callused and battered hands. His determination and sacrifices instilled a drive in her that has guided […]

Dem organizing meeting is scheduled for Jan. 21

The Mariposa County Democratic Central Committee (MCDCC) will be holding its organizational meeting on Jan. 21, at 5 p.m. via Zoom. Members, officers and state party delegates will be chosen. There are vacancies for new members and officials invite registered Democrats to apply. You must be a registered Democrat and reside in the county and the supervisorial district you live […]

New Roots

Sierra Cider changes hands

 She always wanted to live on a farm. He always wanted a home in the mountains. Shortly after they were wed, they began searching for the place they could settle down and start a family. David Bailey and Dana Tiel found it at Sierra Cider. Here’s the insider scoop: The 16-acre cidery near Lushmeadows recently changed hands. Sierra Cider’s previous […]

Rotary club hosts speech contest

The Rotary Club of Mariposa Yosemite will host its annual high school speech contest through an online Zoom call on Thursday, Jan. 28. The contest will begin at 10 a.m. According to a flier, this year’s speech topic is “Together we open opportunities.” The contest is open to all high school students in Mariposa County. Applications can be sent to […]

Annual Lions Crab Feed slated Feb. 6

The 31st annual Mariposa Lions Club Crab Feed is set for Feb. 6. The event, held at Building A at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, will feature drive-thru meals this year. Takeout and drive-thru meals will be served from 3-6 p.m.. Orders are due by 5 p.m. on Jan. 21. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now by calling Earl at 966- […]

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