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Winter Storm Watch Friday Through Sunday

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford is reporting that our next storm system will start to hit the Central California Interior beginning late Friday and continue into the weekend. The exact track and timing are still uncertain, say the experts, but this system has the potential to bring hazardous impacts to the region. Snow is likely ...

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Yosemite Defends 22-Year Streak ACADEC Title

Submitted by Kristi Winter MADERA COUNTY — The 34th Annual Madera County Academic Decathlon competition begins on Friday, Jan. 29, as local high school students will compete in the interview and essay competitions at Madera County Office of Education. Yosemite High School, Chawanakee Academy, Chowchilla High, Liberty High, Madera High, Madera South High and will be competing to be named ...

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Adult Ed Offers Free iPhone And iPad Class

Submitted by Lawna Porter OAKHURST — Did you get an iPhone or iPad for Christmas and would really like to to know how to use it more efficiently? Well, Adult Ed has the class for you and it’s free! Adult Ed is offering an IOS Fundamentals and Basics Class starting Monday, Feb. 1, from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. in ...

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Caregiver Respite Group Meets On Tuesdays

Submitted by Barbara Leath OAKHURST — Attention, caregivers! Are you a caregiver of an elderly loved one and need a break? We have several openings at our respite group. The Caregiver Respite Group meets every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to – 1:30 p.m. at the Sierra Senior Center, located at 49111 Cinder Lane in Oakhurst. The respite group will provide ...

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County Considers Putting Public Safety Tax On The Ballot

MADERA COUNTY – With homeowners being hit with huge increases in their insurance rates, and concerns over aging fire equipment and the diminishing ranks of Paid Call Firefighters, the Board of Supervisors is considering ways to address this growing problem. To that end, the Board voted 5-0 today to approve a resolution directing staff to explore the feasibility of putting ...

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Family’s “Green Machine” Stolen From Bass Lake Home

BASS LAKE — Another area homeowner was shocked and saddened recently when he walked up to the detached garage at his Bass Lake cabin to find the lock cut, now dropped on the ground, garage still latched closed. He knew this was trouble, and when Chad Gregerson opened the garage door, what he didn’t see confirmed the bad news: his ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Jan. 24

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Jan. 17 to Jan. 24, 2016: Raymond Lost Keys On Sunday, Jan. 17 at 6:49 a.m., a deputy conducted a transport from Raymond with a male subject who advised his car was broken down and needed a ride to Ahwahnee. After transporting the ...

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O’s Badger Sports Bulletin: Rocks And Rain

O’s Badger Sports Bulletin, Vol. 1, Issue 2, by Yosemite High School Athletic Director Rusty Oetinger This past week, our Yosemite Badgers not only dealt with their opponents, but also the elements, as well. Early in the week, on Tuesday, Jan. 19, the lady Badgers soccer team had a game canceled at Liberty High School because of the rain. The ...

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New Passing Lane Construction On CA-41

MADERA COUNTY – Construction is underway now on both sides of CA-41, north of Highway 145 near the 22 Mile House, as a project eight years in the making finally gets its start. Caltrans spokesperson Gloria Rodriguez confirmed that construction has commenced to add passing lanes in both directions along 1.7 miles of State Route 41 just north of Highway ...

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Bass Lake Stolen Red Jeep Found!

BASS LAKE — Owners of a sporty red 1990 Jeep Wrangler stolen from their family cabin are rejoicing tonight, because their prized possession has been found and returned, worse for the wear but largely intact. On Monday, Jan. 18, Tammy and Mark Johnson drove from Hanford to stay in the cabin their extended family has owned for a decade, and found ...

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