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Search For Missing Woman Ends In Tragedy

NORTH FORK – When North Fork resident Carolinda Bybee left home on Saturday, Jan. 11, she said she was going to visit friends. No one had seen her since, and the search for the 35-year-old spread across mountain roads and social media. This afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Steve and Freda Bybee contacted SierraNewsOnline with very sad news. “Thank you all ...

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Ladies Of The Lake Host Blood Drive

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – Experts say 97% of all Americans will have a loved one or friend need life-saving blood in their lifetimes, and 75% of people who reach age 72 will have needed blood themselves. Ladies of the Lakes (LOL), in partnership with the Central Valley Blood Bank, are hosting a blood drive on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9 ...

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Supervisor Wheeler’s 2014 Town Hall Schedule

MADERA COUNTY – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will once again hold a series of Town Hall meetings throughout Eastern Madera County in 2014 has announced the schedule for the coming year. Wheeler hosts these meetings to discuss the current issues faced by the County and its citizens, and encourages residents to take this opportunity to share their concerns and ...

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Luau In The Foothills Features Polynesian Pros

OAKHURST – The cafeteria at Oak Creek Intermediate School (OCI) will be transformed into a tropical paradise on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 6 – 9 p.m., complete with delicious teriyaki dinner and entertainment by professional Polynesian dancers. The first-ever OCI Luau in the Foothills is a community event and fundraiser, designed to bring a fun multicultural extravaganza to area families ...

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NWS Issues Reg Flag Warning

SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford has issued a Red Flag Warning for very low humidities over the southern Sierra Nevada, in effect until 10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 15. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and ...

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Range Of Light Film Festival Tickets Available

YOSEMITE – The Range of Light Film Festival will debut in Yosemite National Park, running from Thursday, Feb. 27, through Sunday, Mar. 2. The festival is presented by Yosemite Conservancy, Yosemite National Park, and DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc. The festival, part of the Park’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Yosemite Grant, will ...

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Free Admission To Yosemite On MLK Day

YOSEMITE – In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Yosemite National Park will offer free admission on Monday, Jan. 20. The fee free waiver is for all visitors in honor of the holiday. Fees being waived for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day include the fees associated with entrance into the park only. All other fees associated with camping, lodging, ...

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Fresno Fugitive Considered Armed & Dangerous

Madera County – A 19-year-old Fresno man who managed to elude authorities during a pursuit through North Fork last night is wanted in both Fresno and Madera counties. Brandunn Wilson is wanted on a felony drug warrant out of Fresno County, and he is also wanted in Madera County for felony vandalism. He was last seen riding in a 1997 ...

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Local Dancers Shine In 'The Nutcracker'

OAKHURST – After four months of hard work and weekend rehearsals, three local students took the stage last month in the Valley Preforming Arts Council’s (VPAC) presentation of the holiday classic The Nutcracker. Elseana Skowronski, Rebecca Casey and Tara Neil are mountain area dancers, and each bested a host of competitors to earn a spot in the production, featuring Sacramento ...

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New Hotel Coming To Oakhurst?

OAKHURST – What is going on along Highway 41 across from Todd’s Barbeque Cookhouse? Rumors are flying, so we contacted the Madera County Planning Department to learn more. According to documents at the Planning Department, Amrut Construction and Development of Pleasanton, Ca, has applied for permits to build a 180-room Holiday Inn Express.

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