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Warm Clothes For Hearts, Hands And Toes

MOUNTAIN AREA — Some local families are banding together at the onset of the coldest months to ensure that all of our neighbors have a chance to stay warm this winter. Friends in Oakhurst, Coarsegold, Yosemite Lakes Park, North Fork and Mariposa are asking the community to donate their new or gently used items for a winter coat drive with all ...

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Supervisors Vote To Increase Trash Fees

MADERA COUNTY — In a unanimous vote today, Madera County Supervisors approved resolutions to increase tipping fees at Fairmead Landfill and the North Fork Transfer Station, and increase franchise hauler fees for collection and disposal at Fairmead Landfill, by contracted haulers Emadco Disposal Service and Redrock Environmental Group. Emadco serves unincorporated areas of Eastern Madera County, while Redrock services unincorporated ...

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Chukchansi Names Community Grant Recipients For 2016

MADERA COUNTY — Claudia Gonzales, Chairwoman of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians, announced the recipients of nearly $1.5 million in community grants this morning at the meeting of the Madera County Board of Supervisors. Grants included awards from 2014 and 2016, going to 33 different organizations. “Today is a very proud day for me, the Tribal Council, and the ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 4

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 28 to Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016: Oakhurst danger to self On Monday, Nov. 28 at 1:45 a.m. deputies were dispatched to assist Cal Fire in the 43000 block of Country Club Drive West. Upon arrival Cal Fire advised they were out ...

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Memorial Service For Kenneth Jordan

OAKHURST — A memorial service and reception are planned for retired firefighter and beloved community member Kenneth Jordan, on Sunday, Dec. 11. The memorial is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Mountain Christian Center, located at 40299 CA-49 in Oakhurst. Following the memorial, guests are invited to a reception at Sierra Pines Church, located at 40855 Covey Court in Oakhurst. Ken ...

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Supervisors Consider Increase In Trash Fees

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6, includes an agenda item that, if approved, will affect foothill residents and their pocketbooks when it comes to getting rid of trash. The Madera County Public Works Department / Municipal Services Division will ask Supervisors to consider a resolution to increase fees at Fairmead Landfill and the North ...

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Matthiessen Features “Birds of Ecuador” In Audubon Program

MARIPOSA — Yosemite Area Audubon will offer Sierra foothill residents another virtual birding experience in an exotic locale at its monthly program in Mariposa on Thursday, Dec. 8. Birder and photographer extraordinaire Matthew Matthiessen, an engaging storyteller and world-class photographer who has previously captivated local audiences with entertaining slide talks featuring his birding adventures in Peru, Brazil, Cuba, Ethiopia and ...

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Local Man Dies In Hazard Tree Removal Operation

COARSEGOLD — A local man was fatally injured in an industrial accident while removing hazard trees in the Coulterville-Greeley Hill area of Mariposa County, according to Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office PIO Kristie Mitchell. At approximately noon on Thursday, Dec. 1, Coarsegold resident Nash Mayer, 40, was working as part of the ground crew felling a hazard tree on Sugar Pine Drive, says ...

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High Wind Watch And Freeze Warning

UPDATE Dec. 1, 12:30 p.m.: Upgraded by NPS to a High Wind Warning for parts of the Sierra Nevada, with Mono Winds expected in some areas. MOUNTAIN AREA — A High Wind Watch is going into effect for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to the Tulare County line, according to the National Weather Service. The High Wind Watch ...

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Witness Describes Night He Was Stabbed And Friend Was Killed

BASS LAKE — George Taylor-Windsor, 26, was in Bass Lake Superior Court today for his preliminary hearing on charges of murder and attempted murder in the Nov. 15 death of Jessica Nelson and the stabbing of Reid Kallenberg. Taylor-Windsor was arraigned on Nov. 17, and pleaded not guilty on all charges. Today in court, Kallenberg took the stand and said ...

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