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Green Friday: Family Hiking And Biking Around Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — Togetherness is one of the simple ideals behind the Thanksgiving holiday and its ensuing weekend. Rather than eat, shop, and repeat, local lovers of the outdoors have a suggestion for the entire friends-and-family entourage: try a little Green Friday. As compared with the (when-did-it-become?) traditional Black Friday — a nearly-sacred day for those who love to shop ...

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Sheriff Continues Search For Suspects In Bass Lake Home Invasion

BASS LAKE — Madera County Sheriff’s investigators continue their search for two suspects who robbed and beat a woman in her home in the Bass Lake Annex on Saturday evening. At about 7:30 p.m., the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a home invasion robbery in the 36000 block of Cedar Lane near Bass Lake. When deputies arrived ...

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Cal Fire MMU Lifts Burn Ban, Permits Required

MARIPOSA – Recent rains and cooler temperatures across the region have lowered the threat of wildfires allowing Cal Fire’s MMU to transition out of peak fire season effective Friday, Nov. 17, at 8 a.m. in Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties. “Although we are seeing a small amount of rain and allowing burning to take place, we would like residents to ...

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Trial Date Set For North Fork Murder Defendant

BASS LAKE — Exactly one year to the day that Mary O’Keefe was arrested for the murder of North Fork resident Bonnie Hale, she will stand trial on the charges. O’Keefe, 65, of North Fork, has been in custody since her arrest on Dec. 18, 2016, charged with first degree murder with an elder abuse enhancement. She pleaded not guilty ...

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ACT Dogs Of The Week: Chloe And Toby

It’s time for a two-fer as the Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption program has two Dogs of the Week for your consideration. Meet adorable sister and brother Chloe Sophia, sitting, and Toby, standing. These two-year-old Poodle mixes are super soft and cuddly. They are very sweet dogs, too, and weigh about 20 pounds each. They were surrendered to us ...

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Winter Storm Warning From Yosemite To Kings Canyon

MOUNTAIN AREA — A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow is in effect above 7,000-feet, from 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15 through 4 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, according to the National Weather Service in Hanford. The Winter Storm Warning is for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, including the towns of Bass Lake, Fish Camp, and ...

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Sierra Mono Museum Membership Dinner And Drive

NORTH FORK– The Sierra Mono Museum will hold its annual membership appreciation dinner and drive this coming Saturday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m.– 2 p.m. in Kennedy Hall at the North Fork School. This event will feature a Thanksgiving style lunch, raffle and auction, cake walk, and members eat for free. Dinner is $10 for the general public, children 10 ...

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Fire Destroys Mobile Home In North Fork

NORTH FORK — A structure fire in North Fork this morning destroyed a home just south of town. Just after 8 a.m., firefighters were called out to reports of a fire at the end of To-Nobi Way. Cal Fire Engine 4255 out of Rancheria Station was first on scene, and reported a residential mobile home fully engulfed with threat to ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Nov. 12

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 6  to Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. Oakhurst warrant citation and release On Monday, Nov. 6 at 2:56 p.m. a deputy responded to a warrant arrest with a citation and release. Coarsegold narcotics On Monday, Nov. 6 at 10:03 a.m. a deputy ...

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Yosemite Now Accepting Applications For Summer 2018

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park has approximately 300 seasonal job openings for the summer of 2018. There are positions open in all areas of the park, and seasonal jobs opportunities at many of the over 400 National Park Service units across the country. The park will be filling a wide variety of positions, including backcountry rangers, entrance station rangers, custodial ...

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