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Madera County Sheriff’s Log — Dec. 31 to Jan. 6

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from Dec. 31, 2019 to Jan. 6, 2020. Oakhurst – Burglary On Dec. 31 at 8:43 a.m., deputy dispatched to the 40000 block of Winding Way regarding a burglary to storage units. Report written, evidence obtained. Case to be suspended. Bass Lake – General incident On ...

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Pet of the Week: Bella

This is Bella. She needs a home within 2 weeks. Her mom in going into assisted living and Bella cannot go with her. Mom has been trying to find a home, but time is running out. Bella is current on vaccines and is on heartworm prevention. Bella is a sweet senior girl (11 yrs old) who has been around other ...

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Restaurant Month Spotlight: The Elderberry House

Eastern Madera County is home to waterfalls, giant trees and culinary royalty. In honor of California Restaurant Month, happening throughout January, SNO presents a special series spotlighting each participating restaurant. OAKHURST — The Elderberry House is a local crown jewel. The restaurant is a part of Château du Sureau, which has earned the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star award, ...

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2020 Relay for Life: Mountain Communities Continue Cancer Fight

By Therese Righter O’NEALS — We have all been touched by the horrible disease — cancer. It is unrelenting, and nobody wants to hear the word uttered by their doctor. Fortunately, there is a way that you can help fight this ugly disease — join the 2020 Relay for Life: Sierra Mountain Communities for a Cure event, and help us ...

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Restaurant Month Spotlight: Idle Hour Winery

Eastern Madera County is home to waterfalls, giant trees and culinary royalty. In honor of California Restaurant Month, happening throughout January, SNO presents a special series spotlighting each participating restaurant. OAKHURST — You love Idle Hour Winery’s wine, tasting room, riverside patio, walking trails and live music series. Now you can love Idle Hour Winery that much more, as Chef ...

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PG&E Offering More Than 150 College Scholarships

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced this week that scholarship applications are now being accepted for college-bound high schoolers as well as current college and continuing education students living in Northern and Central California. More than 150 awards totaling nearly $500,000 are being made available through PG&E scholarships, which includes the employee resource group (ERG), engineering ...

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MCSO Corporal Recognized for ‘Excellence’ by Supervisors

MADERA — Madera County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Amy Roussell was awarded the prestigious 2019 Chairman’s Culture of Excellence Award by the Madera County Board of Supervisors at Tuesday’s (Jan. 7) first board meeting of 2020. Corporal Roussell was recognized for her outstanding work overseeing the boat operations unit in Bass Lake. Roussell, a long time Madera County resident, is assigned ...

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YHS Wrestlers Compete at Dinuba Invitational

Picture of PJ Kuzmitski

OAKHURST — Five Yosemite High School wrestlers joined forty-eight other teams in the Dinuba High School Invitational held Jan. 3 – 4. Badger wrestlers and their tournament results include: 106 lb. = 0 Wins – 2 Losses 113 lb. Junior Peter (PJ) Kuzmitski = 2 Wins – 2 Losses 145 lb. Sophomore Trevon Nguyen = 0 Wins – 2 Losses ...

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Yosemite’s Ahwahnee Hotel Loses Four-Diamond Rating

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — The iconic Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park has lost some of its luster — and its long time four-diamond status, according to a story published today by the San Francisco Chronicle. “Guests at the landmark property, where presidents and queens have wined, dined and snoozed at the foot of Half Dome, are reporting bad food, ...

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Coarsegold Traffic Stop Results in Felony Drug, Weapons Arrests

COARSEGOLD — A Clovis man and an Oakhurst woman were arrested earlier this week on multiple felony firearms and drug charges, including committing a felony while out on felony bail, being a felon in possession of a firearm and being a prohibited person in possession of ammunition. The arrest followed a routine traffic stop in Coarsegold by a Madera County ...

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