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German Fest arrives in Oakhurst March 11

With a feast of German-style dishes such as sauerkraut and sausages, as well as a selection of native beers and wines, the Oakhurst Community Center will transform into the 5th Annual German Fest at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 11.

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Highway 140 the only way into Yosemite Valley, officials say

Vehicular access to Yosemite Valley is restricted to Highway 140 (El Portal Road) due to road damage in and around Yosemite National Park. Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 West) is closed within the park between Crane Flat and Foresta due to storm damage. Highway 41 just south of the park entrance in Fish Camp is closed, also due to recent storm damage.

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Annual tribal summit scheduled for April

For the second year, a Tribal Emergency Management Summit, a two-day free event with leaders in health care, fire services, and more to build working relationships with tribes and the public, will be held at Tule River Indian Reservation.

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Caregiver workshop Feb. 28

Valley Caregiver Resource Center will offer a Long-term Care Workshop for those considering, planning or needing more information about long-term care options, 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 28, at the Oakhurst Lutheran Church.

Local

Be aware of IRS scams

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain a major threat to taxpayers and remain on the annual “Dirty Dozen“ list of tax scams for the 2017 filing season.

Local

Very Vintage

Yosemite High School drama students will be stylin’ during future productions with the addition of more than 100 pieces of vintage clothing donated to the school.

Crime

Narcotics at the casino

On Feb. 15, Madera County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino regarding a male with an outstanding arrest warrant.

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Apartment complex in Oakhurst floods

An apartment complex on River Park Road in Oakhurst, located on a portion of Fresno River known as China Creek, was flooded out on its lower level on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
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Apartment complex in Oakhurst floods

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Yurt floats away in Fresno River flooding

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