Oakhurst | Sierra News Online (2024)

How Does The Rain Affect My Well?

Laura Young February 14, 2023

OAKHURST — This winter has proven to be a wet one. With all the rain and snow, the big question is, “Will my well benefit from this water?” Bobbie Duncanson with Walt Bannon Drilling stated, “With all the wonderful weather we have experienced this year already, we will see the water table immediately rise in the valley. In our mountain ...

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Alert: Traffic Collision Oakhurst with Road Closure

Trisha Jacobs June 12, 2024

Update The highway is now open. Original Article OAKHURST–The California Highway Patrol and Madera County Sheriff’s Office are reporting a traffic collision has occurred in the area of Highway 41 and Road 222. This is reported to be a head-on collision involving two vehicles. Emergency medical personnel and tow trucks are en route. Per the Madera County Sheriff’s Office Facebook ...

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Classic Car Show Supports Golden Chain Theatre Classic Community Theatre

Judi Hussain May 29, 2024

OAKHURST—Oakhurst boasts one of the best community theatres anywhere—the Golden Chain Theatre. Combine that with classic cars, and you’ve got a dynamite combination. Come out to celebrate both classic cars and community theatre at the Golden Chain Theatre Center Stage Classic Car Show. The event takes place at the Oakhurst Community Park from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, ...

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Alert: Sheriff’s Investigating Oakhurst Homicide

Trisha Jacobs May 24, 2024

OAKHURST–The Madera County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that they have units in Oakhurst investigating a homicide this morning. Shortly before 10:30 am, Friday, May 24, the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call requesting medical assistance at a residence in the 42000 block of Shady Lane in Oakhurst. When deputies and emergency personnel arrived on the scene, they located ...

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Golden Chain Theatre Presents Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Judi Hussain May 23, 2024

OAKHURST—Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest has been a popular play for 135 years. When a work has remained so for that long, it must be something special. Classic Comedy The Golden Chain Theatre brings this classic comedy to the stage May 24 through June 16. During the production, audiences meet a parade of ridiculous characters whose views on ...

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Trek through the Magic of Nelder Grove While You Still Can

Judi Hussain May 21, 2024

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST—Lace up your hiking boots and hit the trail to Nelder Grove (NG). Oakhurst resident and Nelder Grove expert Brenda Negley plans to lead six hikes into Nelder Grove during the month of June. These hikes, co-sponsored by the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association and the Friends of Nelder Grove highlight the work that the U S Forest ...

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Oakhurst Chamber Holds First 2024 Women in Business Luncheon

Judi Hussain May 13, 2024

OAKHURST—Please join the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce (OACC) for the first Women in Business luncheon of 2024. Learn what’s been happening at the chamber and take the opportunity to network with fellow business owners and staff. The speaker for the event will be OACC Executive Director Adam Olivares, updating members, potential members and guests about chamber happenings. This is ...

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Unlock Career Opportunities at the Next Step Job Faire

Judi Hussain May 9, 2024

OAKHURST—Looking for a career? Need a job change? Just want to see what’s what in the world of employment? You won’t want to miss the Next Step Job Faire. Here’s your chance to explore careers in a multitude of fields. The faire, sponsored by Yosemite Adult School, takes place on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at the Yosemite High School Athletic ...

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Trisha Jacobs May 8, 2024

OAKHURST – The Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation Development Council (Y/S RC&DC) is announcing that it is a recipient of an American Water Charitable Foundation 2024 Water and Environment grant, focusing on restoring the Oakhurst River Parkway. The Oakhurst River Parkway Trail Restoration Project will allocate grant funds to initiate a comprehensive Project Environmental Assessment. This foundational step involves conducting thorough pre- ...

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Enjoy an Enchanted Evening at Fresno Flats Historic Village

Judi Hussain May 8, 2024

OAKHURST—Join Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park for an enchanting evening set amidst the rustic charm of this historic park. At the same time, contribute to the preservation of Oakhurst’s invaluable historic gem. Candlelit Tours, Live Music and A Special Menu Embark on docent-led tours of cherished buildings, including special candlelit tours after dusk, with a special opportunity to experience ...

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Fresno Flats’ New Vacation Rental To Fund Ongoing Maintenance Costs

Judi Hussain May 7, 2024

OAKHURST—Anyone who’s been involved with a non-profit organization knows how tough it is to secure funding—and then to keep the funding going over the years. Fresno Flats Historic Village & Park is no stranger to those issues, except that some of the facilities there celebrate their 150th anniversary this year. Upkeep of buildings that age presents even more of a ...

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What is the newspaper in Oakhurst CA? ›

Oakhurst CA Breaking News | Sierra Star & Fresno Bee.

Is Oakhurst a city or town? ›

Oakhurst (formerly Fresno Flats) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Madera County, California, United States, 14 miles (23 km) south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

How high is Oakhurst? ›

When was Oakhurst established? ›

In 1910 the Georgia Legislature approved the incorporation of Oakhurst. Oakhurst's population was approximately 100 people at the time of incorporation, mostly located around the railroad tracks near College Avenue and the present MARTA station.

Is Oakhurst a nice place to live? ›

Living in Oakhurst is an okay place to live but it is more of a temporary residence. Only some feel they can stay but most people leave. The cost of living is high but many businesses and institutions are low income. It's a very small town on the outside of Yosemite Califonia.

What is the crime rate in Oakhurst CA? ›

Oakhurst Annual Crimes
Number of Crimes34126
Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents)5.7221.19

Is Oakhurst a good place to retire? ›

Living in Oakhurst offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Oakhurst there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Oakhurst and residents tend to lean conservative.

What zone is Oakhurst, California? ›

According to the 2023 USDA Hardiness Zone Map Oakhurst, California is in Zones 8a (10°F to 15°F), 8b (15°F to 20°F), 9a (20°F to 25°F) and 9b (25°F to 20°F).

How far is Oakhurst from the entrance to Yosemite National Park? ›

Oakhurst California is a gateway city to Yosemite National Park. This is because Oakhurst lies only 16 miles (24 Minutes) south of the Southern Entrance of Yosemite and has a symbiotic relationship with the park.

What is the newspaper in Valley Springs CA? ›

The Valley Springs News is published twice a week - each Wednesday and Friday. We're located at 1919 Vista Del Lago Drive, Suite 8 and our office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone: (209) 772-2234, Fax: (209) 772-2244.

Does Oakland have a newspaper? ›

The Tribune was founded February 21, 1874, by George Staniford and Benet A. Dewes. The Oakland Daily Tribune was first printed at 468 Ninth St. as a 4-page, 3-column newspaper, 6 by 10 inches.

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