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Free Spay/Neuter Available To Foothills Pets

Submitted by Eastern Madera County EMC SPCA President Sharon Fitzgerald EASTERN MADERA COUNTY — Friends of Madera Animal Shelter (FMAS) announced it has recently received a grant from the Red and Nancy Arnold Foundation for $1.5 million. The money is allocated to benefit the residents of Madera County by providing FREE spay and neuter surgeries for their dogs and cats. ...

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Award-Winning COPs Program Seeks Recruits

MADERA COUNTY – This week the Madera County Sheriff’s Office will hold an introductory meeting for citizens interested in joining the nationally recognized Citizens On Patrol volunteer organization. The event is Wednesday Oct. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Sheriff’s Annex, 28281 Avenue 14 in Madera, and anyone interested in learning more is encouraged to attend.

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Park Roads Open, Expect Delays

YOSEMITE – Tioga Road has reopened in Yosemite National Park, and through traffic can now access the Eastern Sierra, though the park and its services are still closed. Motorists are advised to expect delays in the Wawona Tunnel as work crews complete safety improvements.

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HOW Dinner Honors Lynn Oliver

AHWAHNEE — The Oakhurst chapter of the nonprofit organization Helping One Woman (HOW) will honor Ahwahnee resident Lynn Oliver on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Hitching Post Sports Bar and Grill. The uplifting evening begins at 6 p.m. Lynn is a Manager at the Hitching Post, and currently recovering from a total ankle replacement surgery. She’s also a single mom ...

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Tails On Trails Animal Faire This Sunday

OAKHURST — The Eastern Madera County SPCA invites four-legged doggy friends accompanied by their humans of all ages to attend the 15th annual Animal Faire on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. The tail-wagging event is happening at the Oakhurst Community Park.

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Redwoods Remain Open Inside Yosemite

WAWONA — Yosemite National Park may be closed right now due to an historic partial shutdown of the Federal government, but staff at The Redwoods Year-Round Vacation Home Rentals in Yosemite want everyone to know they are open for business. Though The Redwoods vacation homes are situated inside the National Park, the rentals sit on private land.

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Sheriffs Host Drug Take-Back Events

MADERA & MARIPOSA COUNTIES – Madera County Sheriff John Anderson and Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies are both offering the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs in a safe manner. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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Town Hall Meeting Thursday In YLP

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will hold the next in his series of Town Hall meetings on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. at the YLP Clubhouse. Along with items on the agenda, the public is invited to participate in the discussion by asking questions of their own, about issues of concern to them.

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Fire Near Oakhurst Park Out On Arrival

OAKHURST – A fire that started behind the Oakhurst Community Park on Sunday, Sept. 29, may have put up a lot of smoke, but was quickly extinguished by those on the scene. Around 8 p.m., a full wildland fire dispatch was called up when reports came in of a fire burning near the river in Oakhurst. Those first on the ...

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Wilderness Pot Grow Eradicated Near Bagby

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Another illegal marijuana grow was eradicated on Friday, Sept. 27, in the Hell’s Hollow area near Bagby in Mariposa County. Mariposa County Sheriff Deputies, assisted by Yosemite National Park Rangers and a Cal Fire Prevention Officer, descended on a garden which appeared to be tied to a Drug Trafficking Operation (DTO), possibly a Mexican-based Cartel.

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