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Foothills Flood Watch, High Country Storm Warning

MOUNTAIN AREA — Rain and snow return to the foothills and high country as the National Weather Service (NWS) issues a Flood Watch for the foothills and a Storm Warning for the Sierra above 7,000 feet. A moisture-laden weather system arrives Tuesday and persists until Thursday, and then yet another system brings unsettled conditions Thursday night into at least Friday. ...

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Wide-Reaching Power Outage Affects Thousands

MOUNTAIN AREA — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is reporting that a power outage stretching from Bass Lake to Ahwahnee and up to Wawona had initially affected more than 3,500 customers. PG&E said that nearly 2,000 customers were without power well into the evening. By about 9 p.m., fewer than 1,000 customers were still awaiting restoration of service. By ...

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Caltrans Culvert Repair On Highway 41 Postponed For Weather

OAKHURST — Caltrans has postponed construction on Highway 41 in the Oakhurst area that was scheduled to begin on Monday, Mar. 4. The work is now set to start a week later, on Monday, Mar. 11, and motorists should be prepared for traffic delays at that time as construction work gets underway. Caltrans, in cooperation with Agee Construction, says one-way ...

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Bass Lake Job Fair At The Pines Resort

BASS LAKE — The Pines Resort at Bass Lake is seeking individuals to join their staff in positions with departments that range from culinary and housekeeping, to food and beverage, front desk, banquet, and the market. All applicants will be interviewed during the job fair, say organizers. It’s scheduled for Wednesday, Mar. 6 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The ...

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4th Annual Sierra Lions Club Trivia Night

OAKHURST – Sierra Lions Club of Oakhurst invites the community to an evening of fun and frolic at their fourth annual “If I Only Had a Brain” Trivia Night on Saturday, Mar. 16  at 5 p.m. at Sierra Senior Center. Sharpen those skills — you could take home a trophy. In addition to trivia, participants will be treated to the ...

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But Wait, There’s More: Hydrologic Outlook

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Hydrologic Outlook for heavy rainfall and a threat of flooding next week, as new storms impact the Central California interior during the next seven days. There’s also a Winter Storm Warning for snow in the Sierra Nevada above 7,000 feet. Either way, there will be water this week. ...

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Out To Pasture For Sierra Physical Therapy’s Joy Kagawa

OAKHURST — Longtime area resident, dedicated community volunteer and gifted physical therapist Joy Kagawa is heading out to pasture, quite literally, as she closes the doors on her Sierra Physical Therapy practice for retirement — and prepares to train a newly-acquired Arabian colt. A native of Arroyo Grande, Joy attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo before transferring to Fresno ...

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Community Forum With Architects On New Oakhurst College

OAKHURST — Interested in the future? Plans are progressing for the new Oakhurst Community College Center located on the west side of Westlake Drive, north of Highway 49 in Oakhurst. Once again, the public is invited to attend a community forum where architects will provide an update on the project. The Oakhurst Commununity College Center Community Forum will take place ...

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Madera And Mariposa County Schools Job Fair

COUNTY — Two local school districts are holding a common hiring fair on Wednesday, Feb. 27, with a variety of positions said to be available in a number of areas. The event is free and open to the public. Madera and Mariposa County School Districts, Charter Schools and County Offices are seeking to fill various positions including teacher, administrator, clerical ...

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Sierra Storm Warning Canceled, Wind Advisory Remains

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford has canceled a Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Nevada and issued a Winter Weather Advisory in its place. The Wind Advisory for the foothills remains in place. Storm Warning canceled, Winter Weather Advisory in place The NWS has replaced the warning with a Winter Weather Advisory for snow, in ...

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