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Don’t Fall For This Latest IRS Phone Scam

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Internal Revenue Service is warning people to beware of a new scam, where fraudsters call to demand an immediate tax payment through a prepaid debit card, or you will be arrested. This scam is being reported across the country, and with reports that many in the Central Sierra are being targeted, taxpayers should be alert to ...

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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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K-8 Boys And Girls Youth Basketball

OAKHURST — Youth Basketball for Boys and Girls in the Yosemite High School gyms begins on Sunday, Nov. 19 with registration and clinics, says Coach Gary Blate. “Boys and girls should come to dressed and ready to play. All players will be placed on a team.” The times are as follow: 1 p.m. Boys and Girls in Grades K-2 (baskets ...

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Chris Proctor Returns To Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE – Breathtaking, spectacular, and exquisite. Those are just some of the words critics have used to describe Chris Proctor, National 6 and 12 String Champion, who brings his amazing variety of guitar sounds and textures to Coolwater Ranch on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Influenced by such great and diverse talents as Michael Hedges and Leo ...

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Winter Storm Watch In Effect Above 7,000 Feet

MOUNTAIN AREA — A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late Friday night, Nov. 3, through Sunday afternoon, Nov. 5, according to the National Weather Service. The Winter Storm Watch is for the high country above 7,000 feet in the Sierra Nevada, from Yosemite to Kings Canyon County. Heavy snow is possible, and difficult travel conditions are expected as ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Oct. 29

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Oct. 23  to Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. Coarsegold stolen Ford F350 truck On Monday, Oct. 23, at 4:44 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a business located within the 35000 block of CA-41, regarding a report of a possible burglary in progress. ...

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Important Safety Tips For Pet Parents At Halloween

MOUNTAIN AREA — It’s almost the scariest night of the year for you and your pet, says the Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT). They recommend taking preventative steps and precautions this Halloween to keep your pet safe all the way through the celebrations. Keep your pets safely indoors, away from trick-or-treaters and other Halloween activities. Make sure that all ...

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EMC SPCA Fall Raffle: Cards For Critters

OAKHURST — The EMC SPCA has a question: are  you feeling lucky? Hope so, because the time has come for their infamous Cards For Critters raffle to help equip the shelter. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20, and they’re available at The Cats Meow or at any EMCSPCA event. The organization will even mail them to you, provided ...

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Yosemite Western Artists Showcase And Sale

AHWAHNEE – Members of Yosemite Western Artists (YWA) invite the community to stop by their collective home at Gertrude Schoolhouse on Saturday, Nov. 4, for the YWA annual Artists Showcase from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gertrude Schoolhouse is located on Road 600 just off Highway 49 in Ahwahnee. Yosemite Western Artists is an association of artists and art patrons dedicated ...

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Pirates For Hope, Harvest Festivals, and Halloween Haunts

MOUNTAIN AREA — Want to know some of what’s happening around the foothills this year to celebrate the season, from Harvest Festivals to Halloween Haunts? Here’s a basket full of treats so you can pick and choose. Click on flyers to enlarge.   Pirates for Hope, Thursday, Oct. 26 – Sunday, Oct. 29 in Coarsegold Pirates For Hope are holding their ...

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