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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Crime Log Through Nov. 6

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Oct. 31 to Sunday, Nov. 5, 2016: Oakhurst recovered property On Monday, Oct. 31 at 6:46 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 50000 block of School Road regarding a report of a white 2 door Toyota Tercel driving around the school. ...

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Funding Available to Help With Tree Mortality

CALIFORNIA — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is expanding its initiative to assist private forestland owners in addressing tree mortality and other drought-related damage to improve forest health. NRCS will provide financial assistance for landowners with dead and dying conifer forest trees in certain counties. Removing dead tree debris and other woody material will also help ...

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Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. Presents The Fall Follies

NORTH FORK — Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. presents its annual Fall Follies on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5, at the North Fork Town Hall. Dinner will be served starting at 6 p.m., with the show at 7 p.m. Roz Thrapp will be working her magic in the kitchen, serving up baked chicken, baked potato, salad, and homemade rolls, ...

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Public Safety Tax & Tree Mortality Funding On Town Hall Agenda

OAKHURST — Tom Wheeler will hold his final Town Hall meeting of the year this Thursday, Nov. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Oakhurst Community Center. Items on the agenda include the proposed Public Safety Sales Tax, slated to be put before voters in March 2017. Georgiena Vivian, President of VRPA Technologies, will give a detailed presentation about ...

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Diabetes and Hypertension Crisis- You Can Help

Submitted by Haley Gostanian —  MADERA COUNTY — In last few years, there has been an alarming increase of chronic disease diagnoses in our communities. By 2050, it is estimated that one in three Americans will be diagnosed with diabetes. A startling 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year, and 30 million children and adults currently have been ...

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Bass Lake Hazard Tree Project Burns

BASS LAKE — With crisp fall weather and recent rains, the Bass Lake Hazard Tree Project continues with some burning this week. Sierra National Forest Battalion Chief Burt Stalter says that on Tuesday, Nov. 1, crews concentrated on completing areas including the west side of Road 222 at the Forks Campground, Pine Slope day use, and Little Denver Church day use. ...

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H.O.W. Dinner Honors Brenda Foster

NORTH FORK — Helping One Woman (H.O.W.) will be honoring Brenda Foster this month at The Pines on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Brenda and Jimmy Foster are long-time residents of North Fork. For many years they led youth activities and graduation exercises throughout the mountain communities. Brenda’s desire has always been to serve others and to leave her imprint with the ...

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Time To Take Down The Yellow Fire Signs

MOUNTAIN AREA — Cal Fire has lifted the burn ban locally and so it’s time to take down the yellow fire signs that many have posted around the mountains. The North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, which provided the signs, appreciates any help you can offer to accomplish this task. If you posted signs, the auxiliary asks that you please ...

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Burn Suspension Is Lifted And Permits Are Required

MOUNTAIN AREA — Cal Fire and the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) announced that the burn suspension in all State Responsibility Areas of Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties has been lifted as of 8 a.m. today. Cal Fire Burn Permits are required and burning is permitted on “Permissive Burn Days” only, as established by the Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District. Permits can be obtained from any local ...

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Winter Weather Advisory For Sierra Nevada

MOUNTAIN AREA — An urgent winter weather advisory has been issued for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon including Bass Lake and Fish Camp, according to the National Weather Service. The advisory is currently in effect from 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 through 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30. Above 8,000 feet an accumulation of six to ...

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