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Extreme Heat Risk This Weekend

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY — A Heat Advisory is in effect from 1 p.m. Friday, July 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 8, for a target area that includes the San Joaquin Valley, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Temperatures are expected to range between 103 to 107 degrees at the height of the heat. A Heat Advisory ...

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YHS Hosts Softball Clinic With Josh Taylor and Brianne Durfee

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School will host a Softball Clinic with YHS alum Josh Taylor. Taylor is currently the head softball coach for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack, a NCAA Division 1 program. Assisting him will be former Team USA pitcher Brianne Durfee. This is a big deal for our community and program, says YHS coach Dave Maynez. “Josh ...

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Red Flag Warning For Possible Dry Thunderstorms

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Red Flag Warning for this afternoon and evening for the southern Sierra Nevada. Elevated fire danger is expected due to the possibility of thunderstorms across the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park south to Sequoia National Park. The forecast confidence is low and the Warning has been downgraded from ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 2

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 26 to Sunday, July 2, 2017: Coarsegold Coroner’s report On Monday, June 26, a deputy responded to a delayed Coroner’s case with the primary physician stipulating to the decedent’s cause of death. This is a natural death case involving only a ...

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Chase Mills: A Precious Boy, A Rare Disorder

COARSEGOLD — He’s a kick in the pants, says his mom, Karly Mills. Chase loves swimming and “all things little boys.” “He’s so goofy and has such a sweet soul. He has no fear, which doesn’t help at all!” Chase, 2 1/2, was recently diagnosed with Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome type 4 or VEDS type 4, for short.  The condition is ...

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Cal Fire MMU Suspends All Burn Permits

MARIPOSA – After a wet winter, warming temperatures are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting Cal Fire to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties. ...

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Emadco Reverses Plans For Rate Increase, Says Rates Will Decrease

MOUNTAIN AREA — On the heels of a recent announcement that rates would soon increase, the waste disposal service company for Madera County, Emadco Disposal Inc., has announced that customers can instead look forward to a decrease in rates, at least for now. In an article posted on June 16, Emadco advised customers to expect an increase of 6.92 percent ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through June 25

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 19 to Sunday, June 25, 2017: Ahwahnee Coroner’s case On Monday, June 19 at 10:15 a.m. a deputy responded to a delayed Coroner’s case with the primary physician stipulating to the decedent’s cause of death. This was a natural death case ...

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Mystery Solved: Lady Who Saved Rommel Revealed

Editor’s note: On Friday, June 23, Coarsegold resident Frank Ignagni found himself beholden to a stranger who rescued his family dog from running loose on Highway 41. Early that morning, before anyone in the Ignagni home knew the dog had escaped, Rommel was returned to a groggy but grateful Frank. Touched by the woman’s kindness, Frank’s perspective shifted to others ...

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Hey, Lady Who Saved My Runaway Dog From Highway 41

I did not get your number because you called my home phone, which has no caller ID! If you see this article, please contact me through my email below. You are entitled to a better “thank you,” and a Starbucks card for an arbitrary amount of complimentary coffee and scones! Let me explain further. This morning, Friday, June 23, some ...

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