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Emadco Rate Increase Takes Effect July 1

UPDATE JUNE 27, 2017: Emadco Reverses Plans For Rate Increase, Says Rates Will Decrease MOUNTAIN AREA — Customers of Emadco Disposal Service, Inc., Madera County’s waste disposal service company, will soon be seeing an increase in their monthly rate. Emadco customers will receive this letter in the coming days: The purpose of this notice is to inform you of a ...

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Dangerous Temperatures Predicted, Rising Waters In Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford has upgraded the previously issued heat watch to an Excessive Heat Warning starting at noon on Sunday, June 18 to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20. Meanwhile, in Yosemite, heat will cause snow to melt and waters to rise. The Excessive Heat Warning is for the San Joaquin Valley and Mariposa, Madera, ...

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Donate Your Passenger Seat To Help Save Lives

MADERA COUNTY — One of the toughest challenges cancer patients face is getting to and from treatment. Many patients don’t own a vehicle, can’t afford gas, or don’t have access to public transportation. Some may be too ill to drive, or have no family members who can help with all their transportation needs. “Without access to reliable transportation, cancer patients ...

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NWS Issues Excessive Heat Watch

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued an Excessive Heat Watch, which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Monday evening. The warning has been issued for the Central San Joaquin Valley and Mariposa, Madera and Fresno County Foothills including the cities of Oakhurst and Mariposa, and surrounding areas. High temperatures are predicted to be warming ...

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Lego Robotics Day Camp Through Bass Lake Ed

OAKHURST — The Bass Lake Education Foundation (BLEF) is once again giving kids a Lego-Up on the STEM world, by running a robotics summer day camp designed for middle school students. Using the Lego Mindstorm EV-3 16-Student Curriculum Solution, the program offers a complete bundle for teaching computer science and STEM subjects using robotics. Lego Robotics are on the cutting ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through June 11

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 5 to Sunday, June 11, 2017: Oakhurst found bicycle On Monday, June 5 at 9:25 a.m. a deputy responded to 49000 block of Golden Oak Drive regarding a report of found property. The reporting party reported a bicycle was found on ...

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Full Honey Moon Is Lowest Of The Year

EARTH – Known as the honey moon for its sometimes-amber color, or strawberry moon for seasonal abundance, the June moon is technically full at 5:10 a.m. PST on Friday, June 9. It’s the lowest and to the eye appears to be the smallest moon of the year when viewed from the Northern Hemisphere. What looks like a bright star nearby is actually ...

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Local Battalion Chief Earns Master’s Degree

COARSEGOLD — Anna Maria College announced that longtime area resident Bret D. Black successfully completed required courses and has received his Master of Public Administration degree. Black is a Battalion Chief for the City of Clovis who has lived in Coarsegold for 16 years and is married to Nimai Black. Congratulations are due Black for his hard work and dedication, as the father ...

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Juvenile Escapes Serious Injury In Rollover Crash

COARSEGOLD — A two-vehicle accident blocked traffic on Highway 41 for over an hour this afternoon. Shortly after 1 p.m. a 16-year old male from Coarsegold was southbound on Highway 41 just south of Serpa Canyon in a Jeep Wrangler, when he “zoned out,” he told CHP. The Jeep left the right side of the roadway, hit a rock, pitched up ...

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Good News From Bass Lake School District

OAKHURST — Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District recently made a report available for community review, celebrating key accomplishments within the district in the 2016-17 school year, and sharing information about the future. The Board of Trustees of the District include President Curt Pollock, Vice President Dalene Stephens, Clerk Stella Pizello, with Board Members Ronda Clarke and Julie Greenwood. ...

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