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Madera Vintners Assoc. Honors Local Wineries

MADERA – The Madera Vintners Association recently honored three wine industry professionals who have shaped the region’s winemaking success at the 3rd annual “Evening of Accolades” awards dinner on Mar. 20, at San Joaquin Wine Company. The four course wine dinner was catered by The Painted Table, and was emcee’d by Alex Delgado, host of KSEE 24’s Central Valley Today ...

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Hetch Hetchy Burn Starts March 24

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is planning a prescribed fire in the Hetch Hetchy area, near O’Shaughnessy Dam. Ignition and active burning will take place on Monday, Mar. 24, at about 8 a.m. Firefighters plan to burn a total of 57 acres over a two day period. Due to minimal snowpack and rain, this is an ideal timeframe for prescribed ...

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Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

SACRAMENTO – With Daylight Saving Time beginning on Sunday. Mar. 9, Cal Fire officials are reminding all Californians to ensure they have working smoke alarms in their homes. Studies have shown that most homes have smoke alarms, however nearly two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no working smoke alarms.

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Prescribed Burn Near Hetch Hetchy

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is planning a prescribed fire in the Hetch Hetchy area, near the O’Shaughnessy Dam. The fire is planned for mid to late March and will include a total of 57 acres. Ignition and active burning will take approximately one to two days and a few additional days to patrol and monitor until the end of ...

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Abuse Of Prop 215 At Marijuana Grow

MADERA COUNTY – Narcotics agents with the Madera County Narcotics Enforcement Team (MADNET) have uncovered flagrant abuse of Prop 215, arresting a man flaunting a medical marijuana card in a veiled attempt to flout the law, says the Sheriff’s Office. Early Tuesday morning, Mar. 4, MADNET served a search warrant at a home located on Road 19 near Avenue 7.

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Exploring Secret Spots With The Pros

YOSEMITE – Trekking to one of Yosemite National Park’s secret spots on the summer solstice, exploring areas within the park affected by last year’s Rim Fire, and photographing rainbows at night created by waterfalls are among the nearly 50 Outdoor Adventures for 2014 unveiled by Yosemite Conservancy.

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Free Workshop On Edible Landscaping

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County Master Gardeners will host a free event for home gardeners on Saturday, Mar. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon. This workshop will provide instruction on how to plant a beautiful edible landscape, presented by Master Gardeners Agnes Jenkins, Linda Sloan, Barbara Mattice and Susan Walter.

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K9s And Handlers Train In Ahwahnee

They Showed, Placed, Rescued & Recovered in Record Time MADERA COUNTY – K9s of all kinds, showed their skills during Madera County’s annual K9 training day held in Eastern Madera County over the weekend. Participating in the training were 22 Madera County SAR Volunteers along with 42 Search & Rescue dog teams from as far south as San Diego and ...

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Yosemite Tourists Bring Hundreds of Millions And 5,000 Jobs

YOSEMITE – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,853,404 visitors to Yosemite National Park in 2012 spent over $378 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 5,162 jobs in the local area. “Yosemite National Park is proud to welcome visitors from across the country and around the world,” said Don Neubacher, Yosemite Superintendent.

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Apply Now For Artist In The Woods

SONORA – The Stanislaus National Forest is accepting applications for the 2014 Artist in the Woods program, where professional artists stay for two weeks in a historic cabin in the woods during the fall. With the goal of creating a sense of stewardship for the beauty of the natural and cultural resources of the Stanislaus National Forest, the Artist in ...

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