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Green Friday: Family Hiking And Biking Around Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — Togetherness is one of the simple ideals behind the Thanksgiving holiday and its ensuing weekend. Rather than eat, shop, and repeat, local lovers of the outdoors have a suggestion for the entire friends-and-family entourage: try a little Green Friday. As compared with the (when-did-it-become?) traditional Black Friday — a nearly-sacred day for those who love to shop ...

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In Loving Memory Of Merle Hicks, Jr.

AUBERRY — Loving father, brother, and husband Merle Hicks, Jr. passed away Auberry, CA., on Oct. 19, 2017, at the age of 58. Merle leaves behind daughter Sarah Marrett, sons Merle, Danny, and Randy Hicks, and the love of his life, Sheryl Brown. The family is forever grateful to Merle’s brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Christine Hicks, who took care ...

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Ski, Snowboard Instructors Needed For Youth At All Levels

Submitted by Mountain Area Ski School — MOUNTAIN AREA — Can you ski? Can you snowboard? Cooler temperatures and clouds over the Sierra crest are a reminder that winter is on its way, and with it the Mountain Area Ski School’s 56th year of ski and snowboard programs for our mountain area school students! “The Mountain Area Ski School (MASS) ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Nov. 12

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 6  to Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. Oakhurst warrant citation and release On Monday, Nov. 6 at 2:56 p.m. a deputy responded to a warrant arrest with a citation and release. Coarsegold narcotics On Monday, Nov. 6 at 10:03 a.m. a deputy ...

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Deeper in Debt: The Student Loan Crisis

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host a program, “Deeper in Debt: The Student Loan Crisis,” on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 4:30 p.m. at Miner’s Roadhouse Inn. The program is free and the community is invited and encouraged to attend. This timely and important program will feature a presentation describing the current ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Nov. 5

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Oct. 30  to Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. Oakhurst lost medication On Monday, Oct. 3o at 2:18 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 51000 block of Ponderosa Way in regards to a report of lost medication. Case to be closed. Oakhurst warrant ...

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Deputy Sheriffs’ Association Endorses Moreno For District Attorney

MADERA RANCHOS — The Madera County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association (MCDSA) has announced they will endorse prosecutor Sally Orme Moreno for District Attorney. “The backing of the members of the association, which is comprised of Madera County’s Sheriff’s Deputies and District Attorney Investigators, is another sign that Moreno is law enforcement’s choice for Madera County District Attorney,” said the MCDSA in ...

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North Fork Scouts Continue Their Adventures

Submitted by Dave Smith — NORTH FORK — The Scouts of North Fork’s Troop 357 remained busy this past summer and fall, enjoying the great outdoors and honing their skills. July found the troop spending a week at Camp Chawanakee on the shores of Shaver Lake. At camp, each Scout earned several merit badges while enjoying swimming, boating and other ...

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Letter To The Editor: Help Elect A True Patriot

On April 28, 2017, Governor Brown signed SB1 which increased our gas taxes by approximately 20 cents per gallon and vehicle license fees by an average of $100, effective January 1, 2018. On October 3, 2017, Governor Brown extended the Cap and Trade Program, which was slated to expire in 2020. The new law extends it until 2030. Cap and ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Oct. 22

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Oct. 16  to Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Bass Lake mail theft On Monday, Oct. 16 at 9:28 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a telephonic call of mail theft that occurred at Malum Ridge Road and Marina View Drive. A report was ...

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