When school starts Aug. 11, the Yosemite Unified School District will be offering a new independent learning experience for all K-12 students, blending traditional face-to-face teacher instruction with online instruction, in a trend that is becoming popular over the traditional one-size-fits-all approach to education.
After being crowned California Queen in early June, Oakhurst resident Diane Naylor was named the runner-up at the TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) International Recognition Days held July 14 - 16 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
The Madera County Planning Commission voted Tuesday on whether or not to approve the Austin Quarry, a proposed 100-year mining facility located near Highways 41 and 145. The public is expected to voice its concerns, which include potential impacts to water, traffic, and air quality.
Brenda L. Negley of Oakhurst gained national attention in 2012 when she was named Volunteer Host of the Year by the U.S. Forest Service for her dedicated work at Nelder Grove, home to 99 majestic giant sequoia trees, 13 miles north of Oakhurst.
The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians filed another complaint challenging the right of the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians to develop a casino on trust land near the City of Madera earlier this month.
Katie Davis, president of the Sierra Senior Center in Oakhurst, is accused of swindling a 90-year-old volunteer with Alzheimer’s disease out of up to $50,000. She was arraigned July 11 in Madera County Superior Court.
The controversial Austin Quarry, a proposed mining facility located near Highways 41 and 145, could be approved July 19 by the Madera County Planning Commission. The public has long criticized the project, and many feel it will damage the surrounding environment with effects on water, traffic, and air pollution.
After the announcement of the first case of travel-associated Zika virus disease in Fresno County, Steve Mulligan, manager of the Consolidated Mosquito Abatement District, talks about the habits of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which can carry the virus, during a news conference at the Fresno County Department of Health, Tuesday morning, July 5, 2016.
A vegetation fire sparked shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday in the Coarsegold area, forced evacuations near Mudge Ranch Road (420). Dubbed the Serpa Fire, the blaze grew to 80 acres and was 30% contained Friday morning.
Pacific Gas & Electric Company has signed a multi-million dollar contract with Phillips & Jordan to remove about 160,000 dead trees that were cut down to protect power lines on private property in 10 Central California counties.
Denise Kellerhals died Wednesday after she and her husband Lawrence were thrown from their motorcycle when they collided with a vehicle that pulled in front of them on Highway 41 from River Falls Road in Oakhurst.
President Barack Obama and the First Family visited Yosemite on the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, spending Father’s Day weekend sightseeing Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, California. Saturday, Obama spoke to a select crowd about the importance of preserving the country's natural spaces.
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