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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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Man Gets 12 Years For Arson, Ex-Wife Fears Much Earlier Release

MADERA COUNTY — When Michael Lapschies was sentenced on Sept. 26 to 12 years in prison for lighting a series of fires in the Bass Lake area in 2015, and making threats against his ex-wife Amanda Skye-Ritchie, she was not at all satisfied that he would actually serve anywhere near the term imposed by the Bass Lake Superior Court. On ...

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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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