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Health Department Addresses E. Coli In Water At Middle School

OAKHURST — Families associated with Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI) may want to check their kids’ backpacks tonight if they haven’t seen the notice about E. Coli contamination of water at the school. The good news, according to the Madera County Health Department, is that a team worked all weekend to make sure the water was checked and chlorinated, and it’s going ...

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Friends Of Madera Animal Shelter

Submitted by Deborah Hall — OAKHURST — Sierra Lions Club of Oakhurst is proud to host a presentation by Velvet Rhoads, the President of Friends of Madera Animal Shelter on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. at Denny’s Restaurant. The meeting is open to the public.  Interested people are encouraged to find answers to their questions about the animal shelter in Madera, ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Jan. 15

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 9 to Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017: Oakhurst fraud On Monday, Jan. 9 at 9:38 a.m. a deputy received a report of the unlawful use of a bank access information in the 49000 block of River Park Road. Report taken. Raymond welfare check ...

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Road To Recovery Drives Cancer Patients

MADERA COUNTY – Today’s busy lifestyles can make it hard to find time to volunteer, however, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family and your community. The right match can help you make an impact in the community, learn new skills and even advance your career. As an American Cancer Society volunteer, you also can honor a ...

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Highway 41 Tree Removal Delays For Next Several Weeks

MOUNTAIN AREA — Commuters and others who travel the Highway 41 corridor in the Coarsegold area take note: crews will continue work on the hazard tree removal project for the four to five weeks, according to Caltrans. Delays may be up to 30 minutes, depending on the amount of traffic. The massive project, which is expected to last at least through ...

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Half Price Sale At Cause 4 Paws

OAKHURST — Local thrift shop A Cause 4 Paws is making room for new summer inventory by offering big savings to shoppers. Everything in the store is one-half off, says owner Vicki Deane, including clothing, furniture, kitchenware, jewelry, antiques and appliances. This blow-out sale will last until January 31. The store usually offers one-half off on two days every month: the ...

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Breakout Year For Mountain Area Youth Baseball

Submitted by Ryan Schulte — MOUNTAIN AREA — Despite the torrential downpours, Sierra Mountain Little League continues develop a top notch sports experience for kids in the mountain area. The board, led by Dalene Stephens and Troy Smock, has significantly improved the league through management and exceptional volunteer fundraising. The league is making significant investments in the field and coaching ...

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Yosemite Ski And Snowboard Area Opens Saturday

YOSEMITE — Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area, formerly Badger Pass, including the Nordic Center, will open on Saturday, Jan. 14. The Day Lodge, rentals and food service will all open at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. Lifts are open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. A courtesy shuttle is offered daily to and from Yosemite Valley lodges and the Yosemite Ski and Snowboard ...

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Teens Rescued After Falling Into Icy River

COARSEGOLD — A handful of teenagers have fortunately survived a river adventure that ended in a cold water rescue. At approximately 6 p.m., emergency crews were dispatched to reports of four teens in the water after an incident in the Fresno River just off Road 400, about one-quarter mile south of Yosemite Springs Parkway. According to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, ...

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Temporary Road Closures In Yosemite

EL PORTAL — The El Portal Road (Highway 140) into Yosemite National Park is closed again today to all traffic following a rockfall, according to YNP. The Big Oak Flat Road is temporarily closed due to plowing operations. The Badger Pass road is closed, temporarily, as well. Highway 140 was closed in the same area on January 10, and subsequently reopened, ...

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