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Animal Disaster Team Deployed To Junction Fire

COARSEGOLD – The Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT) has been deployed with the Red Cross for evacuations due to the Junction Fire. The small animal shelter has been set up at the Coarsegold Community Center. The CCADT team has prepared temporary pet housing for evacuating families with small pets. Updates will follow with any changes. There are currently 35 ...

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Yosemite Road Delays Update

YOSEMITE – Starting Monday morning, Aug. 18, the contractor crews are moving back to daytime delays on the Tioga Road Rehabilitation Project. Crews plan to have time delays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Fresno Crash Claims Life Of YHS Graduate

FRESNO – A tragic crash at the intersection of Fresno Street and Herndon at around 7 a.m. this morning, has taken the life of a Yosemite High School graduate and former Oakhurst resident. Matthew Harkenrider, 26, of Clovis, was killed when a woman who was reportedly speeding in a stolen SUV, ran a red light and smashed into his car. ...

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North Fork Chamber Hosts Summer Social

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Chamber of Commerce is holding a Summer Supper and Ice Cream Social at the Lyn-Mar Pond Guest Ranch on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m., and the public is invited. DC Entertainment will provide the sound track with music from the 50s and 60s.

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Sierra High 30 Year Class Reunion

CLOVIS – Sierra Joint Union High School graduates of the Class of 1984 are invited to “Journey Back to the 80’s” at the 30 Year Class Reunion on Saturday, Nov. 1. Join your fellow Chieftains for an fun evening of reminiscing and dancing the night away to the music of Midnight Run, the Sounds of Journey, a local Fresno band.

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Drought Drives Pot Growers Into Town

MADERA COUNTY – Law enforcement has seen a spike in the number of illegal pot grows in the Valley this year. Blame it on the drought, says Sheriff John Anderson, who believes lack of water may be driving drug cartels out of the forests and into neighborhoods throughout Madera County. “They can’t grow in the mountains, because there’s not enough ...

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Free Workshop For Home Gardeners

MADERA – Madera County Master Gardeners will host a free workshop on water conservation techniques for home gardeners and plant lovers in August. You can have a beautiful garden and landscape despite drought and water restrictions.

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Open Enrollment For Sheriff’s Explorer Program

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is holding open enrollment for teens between the ages 14 and 20, who may be interested in signing up for the department’s Explorer Program. The Explorer program teaches its members the basics, which include: Police radio techniques, patrol procedures, domestic calls, vehicle stops, bomb threat response, first emergency responder scenarios, arrest and ...

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Scammers Impersonating Sheriff's Office

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office is warning all residence about a telephone scam being perpetrated against residents. Scammers are using scrambling devices to change the phone number shown on the caller ID. In some cases, it is showing the Sheriff’s Office phone number which is 209-966-3615.

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Make A Sign In Support Of Firefighters

NORTH FORK – Local Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary member Ginger Foust is organizing a sign painting party before and after the Town Hall Meeting on Thursday night, to show the community’s appreciation for all the men and women fighting the French Fire.

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