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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Mar. 25

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 19 to Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018. Coarsegold public intoxication On Monday, Mar. 19 at 12:38 a.m. a deputy responded to the 46500 block of Lucky Lane regarding a subject who was highly intoxicated and causing a disturbance at the business. This subject ...

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Student Arts And History Showcase Explores Violence

Submitted by Evan Higgins — OAKHURST — By the time someone in America has turned 18 they will have witnessed 16,000 television murders and 200,000 acts of television violence. Violence can be emotional, verbal or physical and its victims can spend a lifetime coping with the wounds. It comes in the form of wars, it can be institutional, it can ...

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Severe Weather, Flash Flood Warnings Remain

MOUNTAIN AREA – Communities are on alert this afternoon as rain continues to bear down on the foothills, and the possibility of flash floods remain present, particularly in areas with burn scars. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has issued the following alert: The National Weather Service is forecasting significant weather between 1 and 6 p.m. this afternoon, with current models ...

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Sierra National Forest Offers Free Pine Seedlings To The Public

NORTH FORK  – The Bass Lake Ranger District is set to begin its 2018 reforestation program. During the next two months, contract and Forest Service crews will be planting approximately 350 acres focusing on the areas of the 2014 French and Courtney Fires. Approximately 250 to 320 seedlings per acre will be planted on the district, totaling up to 100,000 ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Mar. 18

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 12 to Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018. Oakhurst missing person found On Monday, Mar. 12 at 12:40 p.m. a deputy was dispatched for a report of a missing elderly adult with medical issues. Multiple units were assigned to assist in the search for ...

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Emergency Sand & Sand Bag Locations In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY – As wet weather moves in the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents that emergency sand and sand bags are available for residents. At all locations, you must provide proof of residence and bring your own shovels. The County provides 10 bags per resident. If you need additional sand bags, you may purchase them at a local hardware ...

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Spring Arrives With Storm Warning, Flood Watch

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 5 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 20 through 11 p.m. Thursday. The Storm Warning is for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon and Tulare County Mountains above 8,000-feet, and takes the place of a previously issued Storm Watch. The Flash Flood warning remains in ...

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Eastern Madera County Job Fair 2018

OAKHURST — The Workforce Development Board of Madera County invites individuals to participate in the upcoming Eastern Madera County Job Fair. The job fair is on Thursday, Mar. 22, from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Oakhurst Community Center, located at 39800 Road 425B. This event is open to all job-seekers. Those interested in going through the process will want to: ...

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Hazardous Weather Forecast Includes Flood Watch

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the high country above 8,000-feet midweek, and a Flood Watch for areas in elevations below 8,000-feet, particularly areas with burn scars. Winter Storm Watch The Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon and Tulare County Mountains, for the ...

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Madera Co. Sheriff’s Deputies Encouraged To Become EMTs

MADERA COUNTY — On Tuesday the Madera County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to provide a 2.5 percent monthly incentive for those employees of the Madera County Sheriff’s Office who are certified as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). This item was one of many priorities that came out of the 2017 management workshop where county leadership outlined a number of operational ...

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