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Winter Storm Warning Issued For Central Sierra

CENTRAL SIERRA — The National Weather Service office in Hanford has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the southern Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to the Tulare-Kern County Line. Over one foot of new snow accumulations can be expected above 7,000 feet. Snow levels will start high around 8,000 feet at the storm’s onset early Wednesday afternoon, but will ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Jan. 15

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 9 to Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017: Oakhurst fraud On Monday, Jan. 9 at 9:38 a.m. a deputy received a report of the unlawful use of a bank access information in the 49000 block of River Park Road. Report taken. Raymond welfare check ...

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Work Underway Once Again On The Mountain House

OAKHURST – Recent activity at the historic Mountain House has been underway for about a month and many are curious about what’s going on with this beloved landmark. General contractor Steve Gabbard, owner of Oakhurst-based Sun Construction, spoke with Sierra News Online (SNO) and was happy to share that construction and restoration of the Mountain House is back underway after ...

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Highway 41 Tree Removal Delays For Next Several Weeks

MOUNTAIN AREA — Commuters and others who travel the Highway 41 corridor in the Coarsegold area take note: crews will continue work on the hazard tree removal project for the four to five weeks, according to Caltrans. Delays may be up to 30 minutes, depending on the amount of traffic. The massive project, which is expected to last at least through ...

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North Fork Man Allegedly Starts Own House On Fire

NORTH FORK — Residents on Willow Creek Drive have just been through a week of threats from the rising waters of Willow Creek, but this evening the threat was from fire. Just after 7:30 p.m., reports came in that a man had built up a pile of debris on his porch and lit it on fire. According to neighbors, they ...

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All Evacuation Warnings Officially Lifted For North Fork

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services is happy to announce that all evacuation warnings for Madera County related to the recent flood activity are officially lifted. North Fork residents were advised to be prepared to evacuate on Sunday evening, Jan. 8, and in the early hours of Monday morning, a mandatory evacuation order was sent out ...

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Bass Lake Ranger District Office To Resume Normal Operations

NORTH FORK — With the mandatory evacuation order lifted for the North Fork area, the Sierra National Forest (SNF) Bass Lake Ranger District office is expected to resume normal operations Tuesday, Jan. 17. The office will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16. The District Office and several residential areas in North Fork ...

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Highway 140 Into Yosemite National Park Has Reopened

YOSEMITE — The El Portal Road (Highway 140) into Yosemite National Park has reopened to all vehicular traffic, with delays. The road is open one lane, with controlled traffic, and visitors are asked to not stop along the road en route to Yosemite Valley. The road may close again at any time in the event of hazardous driving conditions. The ...

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Teens Rescued After Falling Into Icy River

COARSEGOLD — A handful of teenagers have fortunately survived a river adventure that ended in a cold water rescue. At approximately 6 p.m., emergency crews were dispatched to reports of four teens in the water after an incident in the Fresno River just off Road 400, about one-quarter mile south of Yosemite Springs Parkway. According to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, ...

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North Fork Evacuations Lifted, Warning Remains In Effect

NORTH FORK — Residents in North Fork who have been evacuated since Monday due to rising water levels in Willow Creek are now being allowed to return home. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is lifting the mandatory evacuation order for Church Street and the Bass Lake Mobile Home Park. County agencies have been out to evaluate homes impacted by the ...

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