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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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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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Halloween Fire Safety Tips

MOUNTAIN AREA — With Halloween just around the corner, children will soon be out in costume trekking through festive displays in search of candy. However, more than ghosts could be lurking amongst the mid-fall fun, as Halloween costumes and decorations present a number of hidden fire hazards. Fortunately, with a few precautions taken, you can make the holiday safer. Here are ...

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Public Workshop On North Fork Roundabout

NORTH FORK — The Madera County Public Works Department is in the last phase of the design of a roundabout at the intersection of Road 274 and Road 225. The project will convert the existing non-standard 4-leg 3-way stop controlled intersection into a roundabout in order to improve circulation and safety for existing and future traffic traveling through this intersection. ...

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Affordable Lego Robotics For Middle School Students

OAKHURST — The Bass Lake Education Foundation (BLEF) is once again giving kids a Lego-Up on the STEM world, by running an affordable, sustainable 10-week after-school program designed for middle school students. Using the Lego Mindstorm EV-3 16-Student Curriculum Solution, the program offers a complete bundle for teaching computer science and STEM subjects using robotics. The camp is on Thursdays ...

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Boo! Yay! It’s The Bass Lake Halloween Carnival!

BASS LAKE — Looking for a way to celebrate the spooky season that provides entertainment for little ghouls and big ones, too? Stop by the Pines Village on Sat. Oct. 28 from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. and join in on a fun, free community event: it’s the 2nd Annual Bass Lake Halloween & Fall Carnival, a safe and family-oriented alternative to ...

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Yosemite Area Audubon Field Trip To Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Come to the lake and explore its edge and the adjacent forest, looking for waterfowl, woodpeckers, raptors, and fall migrants, among many other birds.  Yosemite Area Audubon is sponsoring a free field trip to Bass Lake on Saturday, Oct. 28. Join us, they say, no experience necessary. The group plans to meet in the Burger King parking lot ...

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Cooler Temps With A Chance Of Rain

MOUNTAIN AREA — A cold front is expected to move onshore into the Pacific Northwest this evening as a strengthening upper-level trough approaches the West Coast, according to the National Weather Service.  An active fall storm pattern brings areas of heavy rain and high elevation snow, they say, while Northern California will benefit from rainfall this week, aiding the firefighting effort ...

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2017-18 Property Tax Bills Are On Their Way

MADERA COUNTY — Stand by homeowners, property owners and others, as secured property tax bills for 2017-18 are currently being dolled up and doled out, according to officials. “It’s that time of year again,” reports Tracy Kennedy, Madera County Treasurer-Tax Collector.  “We have just begun the 2017-18 tax season by printing and mailing our property tax bills.” Over 56,000 tax ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Oct. 15

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Oct. 9  to Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. Coarsegold danger to self On Monday, Oct. 9 at 5:19 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to regarding a person possibly in need of a mental health evaluation hold. Upon contact the subject was determined to ...

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