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Winter Storm Warning Issued For Central Sierra

CENTRAL SIERRA — The National Weather Service office in Hanford has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the southern Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to the Tulare-Kern County Line. Over one foot of new snow accumulations can be expected above 7,000 feet. Snow levels will start high around 8,000 feet at the storm’s onset early Wednesday afternoon, but will ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Jan. 15

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 9 to Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017: Oakhurst fraud On Monday, Jan. 9 at 9:38 a.m. a deputy received a report of the unlawful use of a bank access information in the 49000 block of River Park Road. Report taken. Raymond welfare check ...

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Road To Recovery Drives Cancer Patients

MADERA COUNTY – Today’s busy lifestyles can make it hard to find time to volunteer, however, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family and your community. The right match can help you make an impact in the community, learn new skills and even advance your career. As an American Cancer Society volunteer, you also can honor a ...

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Highway 41 Tree Removal Delays For Next Several Weeks

MOUNTAIN AREA — Commuters and others who travel the Highway 41 corridor in the Coarsegold area take note: crews will continue work on the hazard tree removal project for the four to five weeks, according to Caltrans. Delays may be up to 30 minutes, depending on the amount of traffic. The massive project, which is expected to last at least through ...

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All Evacuation Warnings Officially Lifted For North Fork

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services is happy to announce that all evacuation warnings for Madera County related to the recent flood activity are officially lifted. North Fork residents were advised to be prepared to evacuate on Sunday evening, Jan. 8, and in the early hours of Monday morning, a mandatory evacuation order was sent out ...

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Breakout Year For Mountain Area Youth Baseball

Submitted by Ryan Schulte — MOUNTAIN AREA — Despite the torrential downpours, Sierra Mountain Little League continues develop a top notch sports experience for kids in the mountain area. The board, led by Dalene Stephens and Troy Smock, has significantly improved the league through management and exceptional volunteer fundraising. The league is making significant investments in the field and coaching ...

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Bass Lake Ranger District Office To Resume Normal Operations

NORTH FORK — With the mandatory evacuation order lifted for the North Fork area, the Sierra National Forest (SNF) Bass Lake Ranger District office is expected to resume normal operations Tuesday, Jan. 17. The office will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16. The District Office and several residential areas in North Fork ...

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Town Hall Meeting Rescheduled For Thursday Jan. 19

OAKHURST — The Town Hall meeting postponed from Thursday, Jan. 12, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19, same time, same place. District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host his first Town Hall meeting of the new year at the Oakhurst Community Center from 6 to 8 p.m. On the agenda is an update on the tree mortality situation in ...

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Delays On Highway 41 For Next 4-6 Weeks

MOUNTAIN AREA — Delays on Highway 41 around the Broken Bit in Coarsegold this morning had drivers waiting up to an hour, reportedly, for tree work in the area. We checked in with Caltrans spokesman Cory Burkarth who gave us the answers commuters may be looking for regarding the massive hazard tree removal project that’s expected to continue for quite some ...

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5th District Supervisor Wheeler Says He’ll Do It Again

MADERA COUNTY — Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler announced Tuesday he has reconsidered and will run for re-election in the June, 2018 primary election. Wheeler, who has served two years of his third four-year term, announced in November 2016 that he would not seek a fourth term, due to health reasons. After fighting some health issues and seeing ...

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