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Berryhill Statement On Federal Water Bill

SACRAMENTO — Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) released the following statement on President Obama signing the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN): “This bipartisan plan does a host of good for California. Our current water infrastructure was built a long time ago and is nowhere near what this state requires now to deliver water to families, farms and ...

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Yosemite High Prosecutes In Mock Trial

MADERA COUNTY — Yosemite High School’s prosecution and Liberty High’s defense teams competed in the championship round of the 2016-2017 Honorable Edward P. Moffat Madera County Mock Trial. Click on image to enlarge. Competing earlier were Madera and Madera South. Liberty won the competition and team members will attend the State Mock Trial on behalf of Madera County. Madera County will be sending ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 11

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 5 to Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016: Oakhurst narcotics On Monday, Dec. 5 at 10:29 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 49000 block of Road 426 regarding a subject wearing a lime green shirt walking towards the college with a knife. The ...

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Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) wants to remind everyone that, as you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly, they say. Here are some tips from the NFPA: Picking the tree: Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do ...

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Pancakes And Pictures With Santa At The Pines

BASS LAKE — Anyone looking for an opportunity to meet the white bearded man from the North Pole, while indulging in breakfast delights, take note. The Pines Resort at Bass Lake offers a nice family breakfast with a view of the lake, followed by a visit with Santa. It’s a BYOC event, which means that mama-razzi, paparazzi, grand-razzi and others are reminded to “bring ...

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Warm Clothes For Hearts, Hands And Toes

MOUNTAIN AREA — Some local families are banding together at the onset of the coldest months to ensure that all of our neighbors have a chance to stay warm this winter. Friends in Oakhurst, Coarsegold, Yosemite Lakes Park, North Fork and Mariposa are asking the community to donate their new or gently used items for a winter coat drive with all ...

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Cub Scouts Hold Flag Retirement Ceremony

UPDATE** Friday, Dec. 9, 5:30 p.m. Event postponed due to weather. Will advise when rescheduled. NORTH FORK — Cub Scout Pack 357 will hold a flag retirement ceremony previously scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10, at the North Fork Recreation Center, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and the public is invited to attend. This date was canceled due to weather and the ...

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Winter Travel Safety Tips For Sierra National Forest

MOUNTAIN AREA – With the onset of winter, the Sierra National Forest encourages visitors to exercise caution when traveling through the Forest. Wind and snow accumulation increases the risk of trees falling, both those that have experienced recent tree mortality as well as green trees. These falling trees can impact roadways, picnic areas, trails and camping spots and parking areas. Forest ...

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Extreme Registration Events For Community College

OAKHURST — The State Center Community College District-wide Extreme Registration event is a super-handy, efficient, one-stop shop to assist students in completing registration for the upcoming Spring 2017 semester. Click on image to enlarge. All new and returning students are encouraged to take advantage of the services offered. Extreme Registration for Spring will be held on Friday, Dec. 9, from 2 ...

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Age Well, Drive Smart: Last Free Senior Driving Class This Year

OAKHURST — Driving is a complex skill that may diminish as a person ages. The ability to drive safely is affected by changes in one’s physical and mental conditions. Many of these changes take place as we get older, though in different ways and at different times. To address these changes and the challenges they pose, the California Highway Patrol ...

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