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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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Ladies Of The Lakes Donate Over $4,300 To Station 10

COARSEGOLD — Once again the Ladies of the Lakes (LOL) have presented a check to support the firefighters of Madera County Fire Department’s Station 10 in Yosemite Lakes Park, this time for a record-breaking $4,302.88. The presentation took place at the LOL Club Meeting on Monday, Oct. 17. In turn the Fire Department presented the Ladies with their updated perpetual ...

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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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Multi-Vehicle Accident In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — Just after noon today CHP received reports of a multi-vehicle accident on Road 417 about one half of a mile east of Highway 41. According to CHP, at approximately 12:15 p.m. a male driver from Coarsegold was heading westbound on Road 417 in a Honda sedan near Chukchansi Road, and traveling too fast for the rainy weather conditions. As ...

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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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Highway 41 Briefly Closed To Clear Debris From Crash

COARSEGOLD — A three vehicle-accident on Highway 41 just south of Coarsegold has closed Highway 41 in both directions for a short time. At 9:30 a.m., CHP and Cal Fire responded to reports of the crash near Van Teri Road. No injuries have been reported, however transmission fluid, nails and debris are scattered across the roadway. Caltrans is at scene ...

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Coarsegold Tarantula Festival Is All-Family Fun

COARSEGOLD – Do you find yourself yearning for tarantula races, costume parade, and hairy leg contest? Perhaps you’re in the mood for some pizza eating, pumpkin cake and poetry, seasonal decorating, and fun for kids in an educational, if arachnidian, environment. Yearn no more. Webs are being woven now for Coarsegold’s 19th annual Tarantula Festival on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10:30 a.m. til 5 p.m. in ...

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Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries!

CENTRAL SIERRA —  Cal Fire would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 a.m., daylight savings time ends. When you set your clocks back one hour, please make another change that could save your life — change the battery in your smoke detector. Although smoke detectors are in most homes, many do ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Crime Log Through Oct. 23

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Oct. 17 to Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016: Oakhurst DUI arrest On Monday, Oct. 17 at 1:11 a.m. a deputy conducted a traffic stop in the area of Highway 41 and Road 426 for equipment violation. The driver was later found to be under ...

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Yosemite Celebrates Our Young Poets And Artists

YOSEMITE — On Saturday, Nov. 5, Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery will honor the winners of the 2016 Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest, held as a way for the park to celebrate the creativity of youth living in the Yosemite gateway communities. The contest is open to all students, grades K-12, who attend school or youth ...

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