Breaking News
Home » Author Archives: SNO Staff (page 118)

Author Archives: SNO Staff

Preschool Program Expands At Oakhurst Elementary

OAKHURST – Looking for preschool or know someone who is? The Sierra Children’s Preschool Program at Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) is expanding, and administrators are excited to announce the addition of a second session for qualified preschool students. The program will begin Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, and run Monday through Friday from 12:15 – 3:15 p.m., until June 10, 2015. ...

Read More »

Free Lunch For Veterans On Tuesday At Pizza Factories

CALIFORNIA – Pizza Factories are doing something awesome as they recognize Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11 by offering veterans lunch on the house. The company says it’s their way of giving back and recognizing the military on that special day. The offer is either a free lunch special or free lunch buffet at participating Pizza Factories, a 110-store chain ...

Read More »

Proposed Rock Quarry Sparks Debate

MADERA COUNTY – A new rock quarry proposed at the intersection of Highways 41 and 145 has been the subject of much debate over the past few years, with residents concerned about increased truck traffic, noise and dust pollution, huge ground water usage and lowered property values. The Austin Quarry Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is now available for ...

Read More »

Linn, Varney Win In Hotly Contested Races

MADERA COUNTY – After many contentious months on the campaign trail, Oakhurst attorney David Linn has defeated incumbent Michael Keitz in the race for Madera County District Attorney, garnering 58 percent of the vote. In another important contest, Chowchilla Police Chief Jay Varney will become the next Sheriff, beating out Undersheriff Michael Salvador. Varney also won by 58 percent.

Read More »

Annual Christmas Boutique Is Locally Handcrafted

Submitted by Linda Aube OAKHURST – Christ Church Women are delighted to announce their 13th Annual Christmas Boutique is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ECCO, the Evergreen Conference Center, Oakhurst. In addition to exquisitely handcrafted wooden items such as Nativity sets, tea boxes, wine and recipe boxes, some hand painted by a local ...

Read More »

Fire Restrictions Lifted On National Forest And In Yosemite

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST/YOSEMITE – Due to cooler weather and higher humidity and moderated fire danger, fire restrictions have been lifted on the Sierra National Forest and in Yosemite National Park effective immediately. This does not include Cal Fire responsibility areas. Sierra National Forest visitors in possession of a valid California campfire permit may, once again, have open campfires outside of ...

Read More »

Public Meeting On French Fire Plan

NORTH FORK – The public is invited to a meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bass Lake Ranger District Office in North Fork, to learn about and comment on the French Fire Recovery and Restoration Project. The Sierra National Forest began the 30 day scoping period for the project on Oct. 30, and invites ...

Read More »

Home Invasion Suspects Impersonate SWAT

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson has launched an investigation into a drug related home invasion where the suspects, wearing black military-type uniforms with a SWAT patch, raided a residence in search of money and dope. According to the victims, they were still asleep at around 7 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 30, when three armed subjects stormed ...

Read More »

Tioga And Glacier Point Roads Close Tonight

YOSEMITE – Due to precipitation in the upcoming forecast, the Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road will preemptively close at 6 p.m. tonight, Friday, Oct. 31, according to Yosemite Park Ranger Kari Cobb. Four to eight inches of snow is expected between 6,000 and 8,000 feet in elevation, with 6 to 15 inches of snow expected above 8,000 feet. Snowfall ...

Read More »
Sierra News Online

Sierra News Online