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Madera County Sheriff Drug Take-Back Event

OAKHURST – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office will host their annual drug take-back event this coming Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For the convenience of all Madera County residents and business owners, the unwanted and/or unused drugs can be disposed of in two locations, one in Oakhurst and one in Madera.

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Mariposa County Sheriff Drug Take-Back Event

MARIPOSA – On Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office located ...

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A Great Day To Become A US Citizen

YOSEMITE – Beneath stunning clouds and deep blue skies, gazing out on a magnificent and iconic vista, it was a delightful day to become a citizen of the USA. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, forty-five people from across the globe became naturalized United States citizens at Yosemite’s famous overlook, the Glacier Point amphitheater.

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North Fork Festival And Grizzly Century Bike Ride

NORTH FORK – The town of North Fork comes alive with activity this Saturday, Oct. 4, with the Fall Festival and the return of the Grizzly Century Bike Ride along the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway and Bass Lake. It looks like near perfect weather for this weekend’s Grizzly. There was a refreshing rain over the weekend to settle the dust, ...

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Miller's Landing Hosts BBQ For Courtney Fire Families

BASS LAKE – In light of the Courtney Fire that has devastated the Bass Lake area, Miller’s Landing will not be having their end of the season party and fireworks display scheduled for this Friday, Sept. 19. Instead, Miller’s will be hosting a Tri –Tip BBQ for the families that have lost their homes or been affected by the fire, ...

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Courtney Fire Zero Percent Contained

OAKHURST – The Courtney Fire was called in at 1:36 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14. At this time, CAL FIRE has reported that 320 acres have burned and the fire is 0% contained. Battling the blaze are 30 fire engines, 11 fire crews, 14 bulldozers, 6 helicopters, and 9 air tankers with 400 personnel on scene. No injuries have been ...

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Courtney Fire Now Over 320 Acres

OAKHURST – The Courtney Fire was reported on Sunday, Sept. 14, just before 2 p.m., and started in a residential neighborhood on Courtney Lane off Road 426. The current estimate is that 320 acres are burning in the Bass Lake Heights area east of Oakhurst, and down to the south shore of Bass Lake. Firefighters were immediately sent into neighborhoods ...

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North Fork Fire Held To Less Than 1/2 Acre

NORTH FORK – Fire crews were called out and quickly extinguished a fire in North Fork which began today at approximately 10:30 a.m., burning in vegetation near a private residence. No structures were damaged in the one-quarter to half-acre fire, and no injuries were reported. The fire was burning in grass and brush between Goodwin Lumber and the North Fork ...

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Meadow Fire Supression Cost Now In Millions

YOSEMITE – The Meadow Fire has now burned 4,906 acres with 23% containment. No structures have been damaged, and none are threatened. There are currently 556 personnel assigned to the incident, and suppression costs are estimated at $1.8 million to date. Recreation and businesses remain open in Yosemite National Park except trail areas listed below.

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