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Minarets Road To Be Closed For Storm Damage Repairs

CLOVIS — Last winter’s storms brought much needed rain and snow to the Sierra Nevada, creating a significant amount of runoff, causing several roads on the Sierra National Forest (NF) to sustain considerable damage due the runoff from those storms. Sierra NF engineers recently awarded a contract to repair damage to Minarets Road (Mammoth Pool Road, Forest Road 4S81). Minarets ...

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Big Changes In Store For Voters In Madera County Elections

MADERA COUNTY — Beginning with the June 5 election, voters in Madera County will be able to vote in person for nearly two weeks ahead of the election, and every registered voter will receive a ballot in the mail. Madera County Clerk/Recorder/Registrar Rebecca Martinez says she hopes everyone will be excited about the improvements to the voting process. “I am ...

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Tracking Santa With Free Games & Apps

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Do your kids want to keep an eye on the big guy in the red suit this holiday season? Here’s how: The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 62nd Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey!  The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, launching Dec. 1, features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, ...

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Preliminary Hearing Set In Violent Bass Lake Home Invasion

NORTH FORK — The two men arrested following a violent home invasion robbery in Bass Lake Annex on Nov. 18 appeared in Bass Lake Superior Court today. Ray Coleman, 23, and Alvin McDonald, 18, both of North Fork, have pleaded not guilty to the charges. They were both arrested last week on charges of attempted murder, strong-arm robbery, burglary, assault ...

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Supervisors Vote 5-0 To Censure District Attorney Linn

MADERA COUNTY — At a special meeting of the Board of Supervisors this morning, the five-member board voted unanimously to censure District Attorney David Linn for creating a hostile workplace environment and using sexually and racially offensive language. The Board had demanded his resignation in the wake of a complaint that was filed, and an independent investigation found that Linn ...

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Prosecutors’ Association Revokes Endorsement Of D.A.

MADERA COUNTY — Following news today of the Madera County Board of Supervisors’ vote to censure District Attorney David Linn for misconduct in the workplace, the Madera County Prosecutors’ Association has rescinded its endorsement. “In light of the findings in the recent investigation, the Madera County Prosecutors’ Association revokes its endorsement of David Linn for District Attorney,” according to a statement ...

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Equipment Big And Small For Rent In North Fork

NORTH FORK — No matter what your home project, you can rent the equipment you need from the North Fork Rental Yard. They can be reached at (831) 970-1265 or (559) 877-4078. North Fork resident Art Cruz offers an impressive array of machines. From routers to nail guns, compressors, table and tile saws, to jack hammers, generators or water pumps ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Nov. 26

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 20  to Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. Oakhurst bicycles collected and booked as found property On Monday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 a.m. a deputy was conducting a patrol check of the Fresno River near Hwy 41 in Oakhurst, when the deputy located ...

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Ski, Snowboard Instructors Needed For Youth At All Levels

Submitted by Mountain Area Ski School — MOUNTAIN AREA — Can you ski? Can you snowboard? Cooler temperatures and clouds over the Sierra crest are a reminder that winter is on its way, and with it the Mountain Area Ski School’s 56th year of ski and snowboard programs for our mountain area school students! “The Mountain Area Ski School (MASS) ...

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Winter Weather Advisory For Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — A series of Pacific storms will bring heavy rain, mountain snow, and strong winds to much of the western U.S. this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Snow is also forecast for high mountain passes Sunday. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from Sunday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. to Monday, Nov. 27 at 1 ...

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