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Winter Storm Watch For The Sierra Nevada

YOSEMITE — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to Kings Canyon and Tulare County mountains, from overnight Wednesday through early Saturday morning, Mar. 3. A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Feb. 25

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 19 to Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. Coarsegold possession of a stolen vehicle and narcotics On Monday, Feb. 19 at 2:04 a.m. a deputy contacted a male on Road 417/Chukchansi Road. During the contact an adult male on probation out of Mariposa County ...

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Vision Academy Of The Arts Showcase Of Talent

OAKHURST — Over the last 24 years, local nonprofit Vision Academy of the Arts has awarded more than $160,000 to a total of 130 graduating Eastern Madera County high school seniors in the area, as part of the nonprofit’s dedication to enrichment in education through the arts. Now, Vision Academy of the Arts invites to the community to come out ...

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YUSD Special Board Meeting Tonight

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District’s Board of Trustees has called a Special Meeting for tonight, Feb. 26, in the cafeteria at Yosemite High School. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., and the Agenda appears below. Interested community members may review the final YUSD Fiscal and Business Services Review (FCMAT) at this link. District Superintendent Cecelia Greenberg remains on paid ...

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Multi-Vehicle Accident Blocks Highway 41 In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — A four-vehicle accident blocked both lanes of Highway 41 this evening for over an hour just south of Coarsegold. At about 6:41 p.m., reports came in to 911 of a crash near Coyote Hollow Lane. According to CHP on the scene, Hunter Smith, 20, of Coarsegold, was northbound in a Porsche Cayman S, and witnesses said he had ...

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Snow Snarls Traffic, More To Come

CENTRAL SIERRA — After months of warm weather and little precipitation, winter finally arrived yesterday in the form of several inches of snow, and temperatures dipping into the teens in some areas. More snow fell overnight and that, combined with low temps, created black ice in many spots and very hazardous driving conditions all across the mountain area. Beginning Thursday ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Princess Petunia, No Less!

Here’s what the Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO has to say: “Hi, I am Princess Petunia and my foster mom says I am about the most easy-going and happy girl, ever. I am an adorable Dachshund mix!, great with every dog and cat I have met. I enjoy playing fetch, love toys, ...

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Theft At Chukchansi Casino Resulting In Two Felony Arrests

COARSEGOLD — Two individuals were arrested yesterday after allegedly stealing a bag of electronics from an individual at the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino. Around 1 p.m. on Feb. 21, Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a theft at the casino. Deputy Michael Murphy responded to the location and took a report from the victim detailing the property ...

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A Wealth Of History Available Online From Madera Co. Library

MADERA — There is a treasure trove of images, magazines, films and even home movies from the Madera/Mariposa area available online for the public to access, thanks to the Madera County Library’s specialized History and Family Research room and their work to preserve historical records. There is film of the Hildreth Rodeo in the 1940s and the Madera County Old ...

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Foreign Exchange Students Experience Minarets

O’NEALS — This year, Minarets has a handful of foreign exchange students, including three profiled here: Nicolaj Holtum from Denmark, Pedro Henrique Esteve Pinheiro from Brazil, and David Lopez-Martinez from Spain. Many students wanted to know how a foreign exchange student would feel about attending a new school surrounded by new people. I thought that it must be something very ...

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