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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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Toys For Tots Making Christmas Season Joyful For Every Child

MADERA COUNTY — The 2017 Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign in Eastern Madera County has begun with the placement of toy donation boxes and cash donation jars in over five dozen schools, businesses and agencies. Dennis Osantowski, in his 4th year as Toys for Tots Coordinator, says that this may be one of the toughest years for the program ...

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Don’t Fall For This Latest IRS Phone Scam

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Internal Revenue Service is warning people to beware of a new scam, where fraudsters call to demand an immediate tax payment through a prepaid debit card, or you will be arrested. This scam is being reported across the country, and with reports that many in the Central Sierra are being targeted, taxpayers should be alert to ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Nov. 5

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Oct. 30  to Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. Oakhurst lost medication On Monday, Oct. 3o at 2:18 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 51000 block of Ponderosa Way in regards to a report of lost medication. Case to be closed. Oakhurst warrant ...

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Winter Storm Watch In Effect Above 7,000 Feet

MOUNTAIN AREA — A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late Friday night, Nov. 3, through Sunday afternoon, Nov. 5, according to the National Weather Service. The Winter Storm Watch is for the high country above 7,000 feet in the Sierra Nevada, from Yosemite to Kings Canyon County. Heavy snow is possible, and difficult travel conditions are expected as ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Oct. 29

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Oct. 23  to Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. Coarsegold stolen Ford F350 truck On Monday, Oct. 23, at 4:44 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a business located within the 35000 block of CA-41, regarding a report of a possible burglary in progress. ...

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Important Safety Tips For Pet Parents At Halloween

MOUNTAIN AREA — It’s almost the scariest night of the year for you and your pet, says the Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT). They recommend taking preventative steps and precautions this Halloween to keep your pet safe all the way through the celebrations. Keep your pets safely indoors, away from trick-or-treaters and other Halloween activities. Make sure that all ...

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Madera County Academic Decathlon Lecture Day

MADERA — Yosemite High and Chawanakee Academy decathletes will join students from throughout California for the Madera County Academic Decathlon Lecture Day on Thursday, Oct. 26.  Valley experts will lecture on six subject areas to more than 600 students from throughout the state. “For 11 years we have been able to bring this wonderful event to Madera,” says Dr. Cecilia ...

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Halloween Fire Safety Tips

MOUNTAIN AREA — With Halloween just around the corner, children will soon be out in costume trekking through festive displays in search of candy. However, more than ghosts could be lurking amongst the mid-fall fun, as Halloween costumes and decorations present a number of hidden fire hazards. Fortunately, with a few precautions taken, you can make the holiday safer. Here are ...

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