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Dangerous Temperatures Predicted, Rising Waters In Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford has upgraded the previously issued heat watch to an Excessive Heat Warning starting at noon on Sunday, June 18 to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20. Meanwhile, in Yosemite, heat will cause snow to melt and waters to rise. The Excessive Heat Warning is for the San Joaquin Valley and Mariposa, Madera, ...

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Spiraling Forward With Ashley Pinkerton

OAKHURST — Anyone interested in books, poetry, alternative healing and spirituality will want to hear local poet and energy healer Ashley Pinkerton read from her new book on Friday, June 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. The book is called, Spiraling Forward: A Dance Through the Cycles of Life, and Ashley will be at Branches Books & Gifts. Local musician ...

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Marcus Mazzaferri Rescue: Happy To Be Alive

YOSEMITE — When Marcus Mazzaferri set off from Campo, California at the southern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) on April 1, his plan was to hike the all the way to the other end at Manning Park in British Columbia, Canada. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail is a long-distance hike closely aligned with the highest portion of the ...

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NWS Issues Excessive Heat Watch

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued an Excessive Heat Watch, which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Monday evening. The warning has been issued for the Central San Joaquin Valley and Mariposa, Madera and Fresno County Foothills including the cities of Oakhurst and Mariposa, and surrounding areas. High temperatures are predicted to be warming ...

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Lego Robotics Day Camp Through Bass Lake Ed

OAKHURST — The Bass Lake Education Foundation (BLEF) is once again giving kids a Lego-Up on the STEM world, by running a robotics summer day camp designed for middle school students. Using the Lego Mindstorm EV-3 16-Student Curriculum Solution, the program offers a complete bundle for teaching computer science and STEM subjects using robotics. Lego Robotics are on the cutting ...

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Cyclist Pulls Over To Rest, Gets Hit By Car

BASS LAKE — Courteous drivers often use the wide spot at the top of Road 426 to pull over and let faster vehicles pass. That didn’t turn out too well today for a cyclist from Fresno. A 59-year-old male cyclist had just reached the top of the grade at the llama ranch near the 25-mile per hour curve and parked ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through June 11

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 5 to Sunday, June 11, 2017: Oakhurst found bicycle On Monday, June 5 at 9:25 a.m. a deputy responded to 49000 block of Golden Oak Drive regarding a report of found property. The reporting party reported a bicycle was found on ...

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Special Olympics Torch Run With Local Law Enforcement

MADERA COUNTY — Law enforcement agencies throughout Madera County will be participating in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Tuesday, June 13. Registration is still open for runners to sign up for this important cause, say organizers. The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run is to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics. This year’s ...

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Recycle Your Old Paint Products

MARIPOSA — Ready to get rid of old household DIY products like paint, stains and sealers? A free paint drop-off event is open to all households and businesses on Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Containers must have original labels. The following products will be accepted: house paint and primers (latex or ...

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