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Working Together For Change: Be The Power Of One

MOUNTAIN AREA — The season of giving continues and so far, we’ve profiled a public radio station, an educational foundation, a theater company, an artists’ coalition, and more, as we invite readers to join in celebrating twelve local community organizations and nonprofits, and the people behind them who are making a difference. For our ninth spotlight, we focus on Be The Power Of ...

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Winter Storm Warning Starts Friday

MOUNTAIN AREA — **UPDATED 7 p.m. Dec. 21: The NWS has upgraded this to a winter storm warning for heavy snow, meaning severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Signinficant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous.** Check with US National Weather Service Hanford California for more information and we will re-post latest news on Thursday. ...

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CHP Announces Maximum Enforcement Period

SACRAMENTO — The California Highway Patrol (CHP) wants all motorists on the roadways to drive safely during their travel this holiday season. As part of its upcoming Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP), the CHP reminds motorists to buckle up, avoid distracted driving, designate a sober driver, and always travel at a safe speed for conditions. The CHP Christmas MEP will begin ...

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Tree Removal Delays Take A Break For Holidays

MOUNTAIN AREA — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) says that one-way traffic control will will cease on State Route 41 north of Oakhurst, as crews get a holiday break during the massive tree removal project taking place in Madera and Mariposa counties. Typically, one-way traffic control takes place each day from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. at various locations along the corridor, with closure zones ...

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Welcoming Winter And Celebrating Solstice

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, with the longest night, marking the point during the year when the Northern Hemisphere is the most inclined away from the Sun. The day is the official start of winter and yet each day from now will grow ever-so-gradually longer as the sun returns. On Winter Solstice, the ...

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Free Pre-Apprenticeships Through Yosemite Adult School

OAKHURST — The Yosemite Adult School in cooperation with the State Center Adult Education Consortium are pleased to announce there will be a Pre-Apprenticeship training class in Oakhurst beginning Jan. 17, 2017. This may be a good opportunity to start a career in one of the building trades, such as plumbing and pipe-fitting, electrician, carpentry, sheet metal working, and general labor. ...

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Conserve, Restore, Educate: Yosemite Area Audubon Society

MOUNTAIN AREA — The season of giving continues and so far, we’ve profiled an educational foundation, a theater company, an artists’ coalition, radio station, and more, as we invite readers to join in celebrating twelve local community organizations and nonprofits, and the people behind them who are making a difference. For our eighth spotlight, we focus on the Yosemite Area Audubon Society, a group ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 18

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 12 to Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016: North Fork vandalism to mailboxes  On Monday, Dec. 12 at 6:37 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to Road 200 and Wyle Ranch Road regarding a vandalism to a community mailboxes. A report was taken and ...

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Delivery Truck Stolen From Sierra Seafood In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Monday morning at Sierra Seafood has gotten off to a very rough start, as one of their four trucks has been reported stolen from their loading dock at at 40134 Enterprise Drive in Oakhurst. According to owner Joe Sweat, the day began routinely. By about 8:30 a.m. the 2015 Dodge 4500 truck was warming up in the loading dock to get its ...

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8th Annual Oakhurst Outpouring

OAKHURST – The community is invited to a free Christmas dinner on Friday, Dec. 23 from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Oakhurst Community Center. Organizers promise food, fun, and fellowship, throughout an afternoon and evening that is perfect for the whole family. This will be the eighth year for The Outpouring, a free community feast open to everyone. Individuals and groups ...

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