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Major Marijuana Bust Near Schools In Oakhurst

MADERA COUNTY – Agents attached to the Madera Narcotic Enforcement Team (MADNET) just completed an emergency marijuana eradication mission at a home in Oakhurst located less than a mile away from two public schools, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Early this morning, Wednesday, Oct. 30, MADNET agents served a search warrant at a home located on Indian Springs Road in ...

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Lottery Open For Ostrander Ski Hut

YOSEMITE – With the winter season approaching, Yosemite Conservancy announced today that it is accepting lottery registration forms for the 2013-2014 season at the newly restored Ostrander Ski Hut, the cherished rustic stone cabin used by intrepid skiers and snowshoers who make the 10-mile journey from the park’s Badger Pass Ski Area to Ostrander Lake.

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Martial Arts To "Bully Proof" Boys & Girls Club

OAKHURST – The Mariposa Martial Arts Academy Black Belt Candidates for the 2014 Black Belt Test will be holding a Bully Proof seminar at the Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst (BGCO) on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 3:30 p.m. The seminar will be geared toward kindergarten through fifth grade members who will be taught by students striving to earn their ...

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Area Students Prepare For Academic Decathlon

MADERA – More than 500 Academic Decathletes from throughout California attended the seventh annual Madera County Office of Education Academic Decathlon Lecture on Oct. 24. Students attended sessions on economics, literature, music, science, social science, and speech to help them prepare for this year’s Academic Decathlon. The 2014 Decathlon topic is World War I. Students from Riverside to Tuolumne Counties ...

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Attacker Sentenced For A Punch That Killed

MADERA – The Madera County Superior Court has imposed sentence on Johnathan Warren for his assault causing the death of Paul Carranza, according to Michael R. Keitz, District Attorney for Madera County. On a July evening last year, Carranza, 57, was at Courthouse Park with friends when a fight broke out between Warren, 41, and Theodore Hernandez, 40, all of ...

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Scam Artists Making Cold Calls In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is warning residents about a crew of con artists impersonating United States Drug Enforcement Agents. “These people are making cold calls to our citizens, telling them that they are subject to arrest for purchasing prescription medications on-line,” says Anderson.

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K9's Nose Leads To Major Marijuana Stash

MADERA COUNTY – Agents with the Madera County Narcotic Task Force are celebrating a major find, all thanks to one CHP drug sniffing canine named “Aaron.” Close to 130 pounds of processed marijuana was taken off the streets last week as a result of a single CHP enforcement stop Thursday night, Oct 24.

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MTV Wants Your Real-Life Modern Family

MADERA COUNTY – MTV is now casting! Do you live in a real-life Modern Family? Are your parents and siblings the anti-1950s nuclear family? Do you have same-sex parents? An internationally adopted cousin? A hot, young, new step-mom or dad? Is your clan multigenerational, multicultural, and multiplying? Perhaps your brood is made up of a recently blended family or an ...

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Yosemite Honors Most Valuable Volunteers

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park celebrated its fourth annual Volunteer Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 28, on what is known as National Public Lands Day. The Yosemite Volunteer Awards recognize and honor the outstanding contributions of people and work groups who provided exceptional volunteer services towards the mission of National Park Service and Yosemite.

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North Fork Rancheria Gaming Compact In Effect

MADERA COUNTY –The North Fork Rancheria has announced that on Oct. 22, the Bureau of Indian Affairs published notice in the Federal Register that the Class III Gaming Compact between the State of California and the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California is now in effect. “Publication of the notice in the Federal Register completes the final step ...

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