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Update On Prescribed Burning For Hazard Trees

MOUNTAIN AREA — Fresh rain and snow has made conditions right for Sierra National Forest crews who are continuing their pile burning work this week, according to SNF Battalion Chief Burt Stalter. “We burned along the east boundary of Cascadel Woods yesterday to remove piles leftover from the Willow Fire contingency lines.” Starting today, through the remainder of this week, ...

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Madera Deputy Sheriffs’ Toy Drive For Children’s Hospital

OAKHURST — The Madera County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association (DSA) is holding a 3rd annual Toy Drive at two locations on Saturday, Dec. 3. All proceeds from the event will be given to kids who are spending Christmas day at Valley Children’s Hospital. New, unwrapped toys are requested for this drive. Click on flyers to enlarge. The first location is in Oakhurst, at the Madera ...

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Joyous Christmas Tea At Fresno Flats

OAKHURST — Fresno Flats has a new board of directors, new ideas and is planning a revival of old traditions. In the spirit of the season to come, the community is invited to join together for an afternoon Christmas Tea in the school house at Fresno Flats, on Sunday, Dec. 4, with seating at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 ...

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Ken Jordan – The Passing Of A Mentor Larger Than Life

COARSEGOLD — Friends, family, countless coworkers and the hundreds of young people whose life he touched, are mourning the loss of Ken Jordan. Ken passed away on Sunday, Nov. 27, while cutting wood at his daughter’s house in Coarsegold. He reportedly collapsed and could not be revived. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his death. Ken ...

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Bree Lewis Off To Teach In Thailand

COARSEGOLD — It’s always nice to hear what our kids are up to once they leave the immediate area and head off to college, or wherever their plans may take them. In the case of Bree Lewis, Yosemite High School Class of 2015, the news is that she’s currently a sophomore at San Diego State University pursuing Liberal Studies-Elementary Education. The best ...

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Thieves Steal A Lifetime Of Memories From Roadside Parcel Box

OAKHURST — When someone broke into a postal parcel box along Road 426 and made off with a package meant for Heather Bratty’s family, they took more than material items. They stole nearly 100 years of irreplaceable family history and left everyone heartbroken at the loss. “It’s not like it was just an order from Amazon,” says an emotional Heather. ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Crime Log Through Nov. 27

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016: Oakhurst burglary On Monday, Nov. 21 at 5:52 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 40000 Block of SR-41 in Oakhurst regarding an alarm, that was determined to be a burglary. Report taken, evidence obtained and ...

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CHP Is Out In Force This Weekend

CALIFORNIA — While most folks are enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family, most of the officers of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be out on the roadways, helping to ensure that everyone returns home safely from their travels. Millions of Californians will be on the road this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and while this time of year is ...

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Forget The Turkey, Save Yourself!

ANYTOWN, USA – This is the time of year we gather in America to express our gratitude and bond over turkey and football. Glossy magazines decorate the aisles of overflowing supermarkets, resplendent with cornucopia, while malls stock up on stocking stuffers as Black Friday looms and the season of consumption begins. The juggernaut is on us. All we really want ...

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Holiday Weekend Weather Forecast

MOUNTAIN AREA — A little rain in the foothills and a little snow in Yosemite will lead overnight to a crisp, clear and sunny Thanksgiving day, according to the National Weather Service in Hanford. Then, the wetter weather returns on Friday. With Wednesday’s showers clearing to mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, the foothills on Nov. 23 are predicted to reach a high temperature ...

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