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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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Health Department Addresses E. Coli In Water At Middle School

OAKHURST — Families associated with Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI) may want to check their kids’ backpacks tonight if they haven’t seen the notice about E. Coli contamination of water at the school. The good news, according to the Madera County Health Department, is that a team worked all weekend to make sure the water was checked and chlorinated, and it’s going ...

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Town Hall Will Address Madera Co. Proposed Public Safety Tax

OAKHURST — District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host his first Town Hall meeting of the new year at the Oakhurst Community Center on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. On March 7, the County will hold a special election allowing voters to have their say on Measure L, the proposed Public Safety Tax aimed at funding the ...

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Friends Of Madera Animal Shelter

Submitted by Deborah Hall — OAKHURST — Sierra Lions Club of Oakhurst is proud to host a presentation by Velvet Rhoads, the President of Friends of Madera Animal Shelter on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. at Denny’s Restaurant. The meeting is open to the public.  Interested people are encouraged to find answers to their questions about the animal shelter in Madera, ...

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Welcome To Whiskey Wednesdays At Yosemite Gateway Bar

OAKHURST — Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant and Bar are now offering a new whiskey and bourbon experience to entice the refined palate and the curious alike, with Whiskey Wednesdays. Each week features whiskey and the evening’s special dish to go along with it. An inviting central fireplace and comfortable low seating adds to the ambiance, as you watch weather move through the ...

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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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Road To Recovery Drives Cancer Patients

MADERA COUNTY – Today’s busy lifestyles can make it hard to find time to volunteer, however, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family and your community. The right match can help you make an impact in the community, learn new skills and even advance your career. As an American Cancer Society volunteer, you also can honor a ...

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HOW Oakhurst Honors Patti Collins

OAKHURST – The local chapter of nonprofit organization Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at El Cid Mexican Restaurant, in support of Patti Collins of North Fork. “Patti has lived in the mountain area for 33 years,” say organizers. “She and her husband Bill have been married 37 years and were blessed with four children and now ...

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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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