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Fireworks Are Illegal In The Mountain Area

MARIPOSA – Did you know that possession of fireworks in our area can mean hefty fines and even jail time? The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) would like to remind Eastern Madera and Mariposa County residents of the very real fire danger and the consequences for the use of illegal fireworks. All fireworks, including “Safe and ...

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Excessive Heat Warning Extended Through Friday

MOUNTAIN AREA — As temperatures continued to climb today, the National Weather Service in Hanford extended the Excessive Heat Warning through Friday, June 23 at 11 p.m. The warning is for the San Joaquin Valley and Mariposa, Madera And Fresno County Foothills, including the cities of Oakhurst and Mariposa. Afternoon temperatures in some areas will be between 107 degrees and ...

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CRCD Crews Chop Downed Logs Into Shared Firewood

MOUNTAIN AREA — Does someone you know have fallen trees littering their landscape, and really needs help to clear the hazard? Good news: the Coarsegold Resource Conservation District (CRCD) has received a grant to hire crews to cut wood and help with this problem. One condition of the plan is that the person who gets the assistance then donates a portion ...

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Graduation Trip Ends In Search & Rescue At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — A graduation outing to Angel Falls ended in a Search & Rescue mission yesterday in the Bass Lake area. On Sunday, June 18, around 10 a.m., a group of young men from the Bay Area were hiking near Angel Falls on Willow Creek above Bass Lake as a part of a graduation trip. One of the young ...

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“Extreme Fire Danger” Signs Available From NF Fire Auxiliary

NORTH FORK — With temperatures climbing near the 100 degree mark, the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is once again making signs available free of charge, to remind people of the constant danger of wildfire posed by one errant spark. One year ago a group of citizens in North Fork took the threat of wildfire seriously and put up ...

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Local Motorcycle Club Hosts Poker Run Through Yosemite

AHWAHNEE — The Sierra Shadow Casters motorcycle club is holding its very popular Sierra Memorial Poker Run through Yosemite on Saturday, June 24. Proceeds from the 8th annual event will go to local charities which benefit children’s causes. The ride begins in Ahwahnee at the Hitchin’ Post, with registration from 8 to 9:30 a.m., and kickstands up at 9:45. Riders ...

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Emadco Rate Increase Takes Effect July 1

UPDATE JUNE 27, 2017: Emadco Reverses Plans For Rate Increase, Says Rates Will Decrease MOUNTAIN AREA — Customers of Emadco Disposal Service, Inc., Madera County’s waste disposal service company, will soon be seeing an increase in their monthly rate. Emadco customers will receive this letter in the coming days: The purpose of this notice is to inform you of a ...

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Miller’s Landing Movie Night

BASS LAKE — Miller’s Landing Resort invites everyone to the first night of their planned Summer Outdoor Movie Series starting Friday, June 16. The first movie will be playing on the water, featuring the 1988 Bass Lake classic, The Great Outdoors, written by John Hughes and starring Dan Aykryod and John Candy. The smart-thinking folks at Miller’s Landing have purchased ...

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Dangerous Temperatures Predicted, Rising Waters In Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford has upgraded the previously issued heat watch to an Excessive Heat Warning starting at noon on Sunday, June 18 to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20. Meanwhile, in Yosemite, heat will cause snow to melt and waters to rise. The Excessive Heat Warning is for the San Joaquin Valley and Mariposa, Madera, ...

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Donate Your Passenger Seat To Help Save Lives

MADERA COUNTY — One of the toughest challenges cancer patients face is getting to and from treatment. Many patients don’t own a vehicle, can’t afford gas, or don’t have access to public transportation. Some may be too ill to drive, or have no family members who can help with all their transportation needs. “Without access to reliable transportation, cancer patients ...

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