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Sierra Tel Open House And Chamber Mixer

OAKHURST — The community is invited to a delightful open house event as the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce and Sierra Tel plan a mixer with food, fun, friends and prizes. If you’re a Sierra Tel customer you’ll most certainly want to be there, with a chance you could win something great as well as talk to that nice person who helps you ...

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North Fork Chamber’s Oktoberfest

NORTH FORK – October is the season of lederhosen and hops and, to that end, the North Fork Chamber of Commerce invites the community to celebrate Oktoberfest at Bandit Town. Live music will fill the air as dance bands The Executive Rocker Show, Three Shades of Blue and others take the stage for this second-year Oktoberfest celebration happening on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 5 – ...

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Vegetation Fire In YLP Quickly Contained

COARSEGOLD — Firefighters responded to reports of a vegetation fire on Long Hollow Drive in Yosemite Lakes Park this morning. Just before 9 a.m., crews were dispatched to a fire burning in grass that was estimated at about one-quarter acre with a slow rate of spread, near Deep Forest Drive. Shortly after 9 a.m., the forward progress of the fire ...

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Smokey Bear Run/Walk At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — It’s that time of year again — fall is in the air and the Smokey Bear Run / Walk returns to the shores of beautiful Bass Lake. Saturday, Sept. 24, runners and walkers of all ages will gather at Recreation Point on the south shore for one of the year’s most anticipated events. Organizers have been working ...

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Sheriff’s Local Crime Log Through Sept. 18

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Sept. 12 to Sunday, Sept 18, 2016: Oakhurst fraud report On Monday, Sept. 12 at 10:21 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 48000 block of Liberty Drive in regards to a fraud report. This report will be closed, due to a lack ...

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Have A Doughnut With A Deputy

COARSEGOLD — Here’s an opportunity to get to know local law enforcement in a comfortable atmosphere with no agenda except a chat and cuppa something good. Madera County Sheriff Jay Varney invites the community to join him and the deputies to discuss community issues during monthly events dubbed “Doughnut with a Deputy.” Based on the popular “Coffee with a Cop” format, the ...

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Autumnal Equinox Means It’s Officially Fall, Y’All

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — The signs are all around us, from the withered buckeye and earlier darkening skies, to little hints of temperatures dropping that send us running to the closet to pull out just one long sleeved shirt, for a change! The autumnal equinox, when days and nights are approximately equal in length, arrives this year on Thursday, Sept. 22 ...

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Poor Air Quality Due To Wildfires

CENTRAL SIERRA — Smoke from the Soberanes Fire in Monterey County and the Canyon Fire burning in Santa Barbara County are affecting air quality in locations throughout the San Joaquin Valley and the Central Sierra, warns the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. Unusually high particulate matter levels throughout are prompting Air District officials to issue a health cautionary statement. Air ...

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SR-41 Passing Lanes Project Complete

MADERA COUNTY — Good news, travelers, as the long-awaited passing lanes project on SR-41 near the 22 Mile House is now complete. “The new lanes were opened to traffic yesterday,” says Caltrans’ Corey Burkarth, “and we anticipate accepting the project tomorrow once the contractor completes the task of removing signs from the project site that are no longer needed.” Construction ...

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Volunteers Work Weekends To Keep It Clean

MOUNTAIN AREA — With summer nearly over and many of the crowds dwindling, it’s nice to know that local people are out cleaning up our environment on the weekends. In two separate though not random acts of kindness, a pair of groups stayed busy on Friday, Saturday and Sunday picking up trash: the Girl Scouts of Troop 132 and volunteers with Keep Our Mountains Beautiful (KOMB). ...

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