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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Feb. 5

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 30 to Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017: North Fork domestic violence On Monday, Jan. 30 at 5:48 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 57000 block of Road 225, regarding a domestic violence incident. Upon arrival parties were separated. The victim sustained ...

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Flood Watch For Yosemite Foothills And San Joaquin Valley

CENTRAL SIERRA — A flood watch is in effect for the Mariposa, Madera, and Fresno County Foothills in the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, including the towns of Bass Lake, Coarsegold, Fish Camp, Oakhurst, North Fork, Mariposa, Tuolumne Meadows, Auberry, and Wawona. Issued by the National Weather Service, the flood watch is in effect from 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6 ...

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Caltrans Tree Work And Maintenance Schedule On Highways 41 And 49

MADERA COUNTY — Caltrans spokesman Cory Burkarth reports that, depending on weather, drivers in the Oakhurst, Coarsegold and Ahwahnee areas should expect some delays while road maintenance and tree work continues between storms. Caltrans will work in the following neighborhoods: Highway 41 in the vicinity of Road 425B in Coarsegold/Oakhurst Highway 49 in the vicinity of Mockingbird Lane in Ahwahnee Maintenance ...

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Winter Storm Watch For Central Sierra

CENTRAL SIERRA — A winter storm watch is in effect for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon National Park, from 10 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, until Monday evening, Feb. 6. The watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for areas above 6,000 feet, for heavy snowfall. Heavy snow and blowing snow are expected, with accumulations of 14 to ...

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Yosemite High School Wins the 2017 Decathlon!

MADERA COUNTY — It’s back! In a battle of wits, Yosemite High School triumphed for the 22nd time in 23 years, making them the champions of the 35th Madera County Academic Decathlon. Yosemite will advance to the state competition Mar. 23-26 with a score of 36,172.90 to compete against the best teams in the state. Seven schools competed Saturday in ...

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Jordyn And Lauryn Ride To Rein In Hunger

By Lauryn Martin and Jordyn Samper — O’NEALS — As part of our graduating requirements, we are responsible for completing a senior project known as the Senior Legacy Experience, which is unique to our school. Our project entails creating an event and fundraiser, as well as working nearly countless volunteer hours for a community service project. To make everything successful for our SLE ...

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Coarsegold Rodeo Reboot

COARSEGOLD — The Coarsegold Rodeo Association (CRA) has announced that it will no longer produce the Coarsegold Rodeo, held traditionally the first weekend of May. Meanwhile, owners of the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds and others are working to organize a replacement rodeo, even as the newly-restructured CRA plans a three-day event in Coarsegold during the same time period. A press release from the CRA ...

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5th Annual Valentine’s Dinner And Dance

NORTH FORK — Plan now for an elegant evening as the North Fork Studio presents their 5th annual Valentine’s Dinner & Dance on Saturday, Feb. 11. Don your finest attire, make a date with your valentine, and dance to the music of the Sierra Jazz Band. By popular demand, the event has been moved back to the larger venue of ...

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You’re Invited To Coffee With A Cop

OAKHURST — In what has become a regularly welcomed opportunity, the public is invited to meet their local CHP officers for coffee and conversation. Officers from the California Highway Patrol Oakhurst Area office will be on hand to sit and chat with community members in an informal visit to discuss local issues, have a cup of java, and build relationships. The event will be ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Jan. 29

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 23 to Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017: Oakhurst danger to self On Monday, Jan. 23 at 12:13 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a residence located within the 51000 block of Road 423, regarding a possibly suicidal female adult. During the investigation ...

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