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Flood Watch For Yosemite Foothills And San Joaquin Valley

CENTRAL SIERRA — A flood watch is in effect for the Mariposa, Madera, and Fresno County Foothills in the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, including the towns of Bass Lake, Coarsegold, Fish Camp, Oakhurst, North Fork, Mariposa, Tuolumne Meadows, Auberry, and Wawona. Issued by the National Weather Service, the flood watch is in effect from 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6 ...

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Caltrans Tree Work And Maintenance Schedule On Highways 41 And 49

MADERA COUNTY — Caltrans spokesman Cory Burkarth reports that, depending on weather, drivers in the Oakhurst, Coarsegold and Ahwahnee areas should expect some delays while road maintenance and tree work continues between storms. Caltrans will work in the following neighborhoods: Highway 41 in the vicinity of Road 425B in Coarsegold/Oakhurst Highway 49 in the vicinity of Mockingbird Lane in Ahwahnee Maintenance ...

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Firefighters, Deputies And Citizens Walk To Support Measure L

MADERA COUNTY – A group of firefighters, deputies and citizens took to the streets on Saturday to engage the community in the conversation about Measure L. They believe strongly that if residents know all the facts about the measure, they will support it. Nearly two dozen people gathered at the Maywood Center on Ave. 12 to “walk, knock and talk” ...

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Winter Storm Watch For Central Sierra

CENTRAL SIERRA — A winter storm watch is in effect for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon National Park, from 10 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, until Monday evening, Feb. 6. The watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for areas above 6,000 feet, for heavy snowfall. Heavy snow and blowing snow are expected, with accumulations of 14 to ...

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Yosemite High School Wins the 2017 Decathlon!

MADERA COUNTY — It’s back! In a battle of wits, Yosemite High School triumphed for the 22nd time in 23 years, making them the champions of the 35th Madera County Academic Decathlon. Yosemite will advance to the state competition Mar. 23-26 with a score of 36,172.90 to compete against the best teams in the state. Seven schools competed Saturday in ...

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Public Forums On Safety Tax Scheduled For Mountain Area

MADERA COUNTY — There are several public meetings scheduled over the next two weeks that will allow residents to learn more about the proposed Public Safety Sales Tax known as Measure L. With so much discussion about the measure, these are important meetings for voters wanting to learn the facts and have their concerns addressed. Mark your calendar for a ...

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Oakhurst Campaign Kickoff For Measure L

OAKHURST — “Back the Badge, Support Madera County’s First Responders” is the theme of Saturday’s Kick-off Campaign for Measure L in Oakhurst. The campaign committee and its volunteers are off-duty firefighters and deputies, and supporters who will gather at the former Blockbuster storefront in the Vons Shopping Center on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. to organize a precinct walk ...

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Cal Fire Offers Free Vegetation And Logging Slash Disposal

NORTH FORK — The tree mortality epidemic has many residents wondering what to do with debris left behind by dead trees. For a limited time, Cal Fire will have an Air Curtain Burner available to help residents dispose of unwanted brush, tree limbs, stumps and logs. The service is free of charge and is limited to natural vegetation. No processed ...

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The History Mystery #49

We have a few facts about the history of the Bonnie B Ranch in our files. However, we have many gaps in our knowledge. We know the Ranch began as property owned by G. L. Smith when he obtained it sometime after 1891 under the Homestead Act. Mr. Smith was also the first owner of the Buckhorn Saloon and was ...

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5th Annual Valentine’s Dinner And Dance

NORTH FORK — Plan now for an elegant evening as the North Fork Studio presents their 5th annual Valentine’s Dinner & Dance on Saturday, Feb. 11. Don your finest attire, make a date with your valentine, and dance to the music of the Sierra Jazz Band. By popular demand, the event has been moved back to the larger venue of ...

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