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Prescribed Burning Continues On Bass Lake Ranger District

OAKHURST – Sierra National Forest officials continue to implement the winter/spring burning program within the Bass Lake Ranger District. Projects will consist of two activities: pile burning, and understory burning. Prescribed fire is used to remove fuels created during tree mortality, timber harvest, and reforestation. The removal of these fuels provides a benefit by reducing the potential of a wildfire ...

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Special Guest Arco Visits Wasuma Elementary School

AHWAHNEE — It’s a reasonable question. “Because Arco is so smart, can he speak human?” That’s what was on one student’s mind at Wasuma Elementary School on Friday, Feb. 10, when Madera County Sheriff Deputy Drew Kirchert and Sergeant Jim Bernardi brought their K-9, Arco, for a demonstration. Arco is a Belgian Malinois, born and raised for his first two years in France. ...

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School Safety: ALICE And The Ultimate Game Of Hide And Seek

OAKHURST — Four-hundred-plus kids and you couldn’t hear one of them. In what’s referred to as “the ultimate game of hide and seek,” that’s how we want it. At Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) last week, students in grades K-5 were called to the expansive multi-purpose room for a singular purpose: to practice a safety drill in which they would shelter ...

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Urgent Need For Volunteer Drivers For Cancer Patients

Written by Karen Kale —  MOUNTAIN AREA — We are in need of more volunteer drivers in Madera County, especially from the foothill communities. It is estimated 600 residents will be diagnosed with cancer this year in Madera County, and for many of them getting to treatments can be their biggest roadblock. A successful transportation assistance program can be a ...

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ACT Pet Of The Week: Hello, Zoey!

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week is the adorable and loving Zoey! Zoey is a four-and-a-half-month old Husky who is crate, leash, and house trained. She has been great with every dog and cat she’s met, too. She’s about 26-pounds right now and will be 50 to 60-pounds when full grown. Zoey rides nicely in the ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Feb. 11

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 5 to Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. Oakhurst domestic dispute On Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 2:39 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to Chapel Hill Drive regarding a domestic dispute. Upon arrival an investigation ensued and a report was taken for documentation. Coarsegold found ...

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Free Workshop For New Animal Disaster Team Members, Join Now

OAKHURST — Are you interested in helping to save animals during the wildland fire season? Join the Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT) at this free workshop to learn how you can become a team member. The “Introduction to the CCADT Volunteer Orientation Workshop” will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the California Highway ...

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Across The Bridge: KRYZ Radio And Sierra News Online

MOUNTAIN AREA — Want to listen to your news for a minute, instead of reading it? For the past year, Sierra News Online has been working in collaboration with KRYZ Community Radio in Mariposa, to provide a regular broadcast of local news and information important to the communities of the Central Sierra. The show is called Across the Bridge, and ...

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Be Aware, Take Care: Mental Health Is Part Of Life

By Sydney Myers and Natalie Zawolkow —  O’NEALS — Mental health is an inescapable part of life. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, we all deal with it. Which is why it is so important to not only monitor your own mental health, but to look out for the people around you as well. Forget the stigmas. ...

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Enchanted Florist Expands To Mariposa

MARIPOSA — Just in time for one of the biggest flower-giving times of the year, The Enchanted Florist has expanded to a satellite location in Mariposa. As of now, shoppers can pick up artfully arranged and magnificently colorful bouquets of Enchanted’s flowers at the Pioneer Market, located at 5034 Coakley Circle. They are also offering local delivery fees for the Mariposa ...

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