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Letter To The Editor: Bad Experience With DirectTV

I had been a DirectTV customer for more then five years. Bill always paid on time and ahead of schedule. I decided to change companies (Northland) after the first of the year 2018 when I was notified by DirectTV of the price increases they would be imposing. I called on Friday, January 5, 2018 and cancelled finally closing it out ...

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Big Dollar Incentives For New Wood Burning Stoves

Submitted by Mountain Comforts MOUNTAIN AREA — Living in the Sierra foothills, heating your home with a wood burning stove or fireplace is a way of life for most of the residents. Coming in from the cold to absorb the warmth and seeing the friendly glow of a fire is one of the great things we love about our life ...

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Time for Minarets Baseball!

By Mary Uribe and Maisy Fronteras —  O’NEALS — Baseball season is in full swing and the Minarets baseball team has hit the ground running. The players have been working hard and practicing throughout the year with Fall Ball and winter practices. ​The team is three games into the season and Mustangs are currently at 3-0. On Thursday, Feb. 22, the ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Mar. 4

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 26 to Sunday, Mar. 4, 2018. Coarsegold domestic disturbance On Monday, Feb. 26 at 5:27 a.m. deputies were dispatched to Sioux Road for a domestic disturbance. Investigation revealed subjects were in a verbal argument only and no physical altercation occurred. Incident was ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Gardening As The Climate Changes

By Bob Labozetta (Mariposa Master Gardener) Gardening in this time of increasing global temperatures, rising sea levels, and changing environments is challenging to say the least. In our own locale, we notice significant impact on our backyard habitats: With higher average temperatures and inconsistent precipitation, plants are blooming earlier and growing seasons are becoming unpredictable. Even warm-weather plants like tomatoes ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Feb. 25

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 19 to Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. Coarsegold possession of a stolen vehicle and narcotics On Monday, Feb. 19 at 2:04 a.m. a deputy contacted a male on Road 417/Chukchansi Road. During the contact an adult male on probation out of Mariposa County ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Feb. 18

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 12 to Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. North Fork warrant citation On Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8 a.m. a deputy cited a subject with an outstanding misdemeanor warrant on the 32000 block of Willow Creek Drive. Coarsegold narcotics On Tuesday, Feb. 13 at ...

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Tom Burdette Chosen North Fork Citizen Of The Year

NORTH FORK — The community of North Fork once again gathered at the Town Hall to choose one of their own for the honor of “Citizen of the Year.” Tom Burdette was voted most deserving from a list of 12 nominees – all of whom have made important contributions to the community over the past year. Tom was nominated by ...

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Aaron Hall Wins North Fork Lions Club Speakers Contest

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Lions Club Speakers Contest was held last night at the Scout Building, with Aaron Hall taking top honors. Five speakers participated in the 81st annual competition, speaking on the topic, “Integrity and Civility Play What Role in Today’s Society?” Each student is allotted 10 minutes for their presentation, and are judged on the their ...

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Yosemite Winter Rangers: Snow, Ski Conditions, Wildlife

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski’s latest blog post from the field: New snow: 2 inches Total settled snow depth: 10 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 56°F (February 8) Low temperature: 5°F (February 14) Ski Conditions and Weather Last week held some of the best (and let’s hope not the last) ski touring of the season. Where there was snow on south-facing ...

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