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Free Workshop On Creating Edible Landscape

Written by Theresa Catlin MARIPOSA – Wanting to eat more locally grown food and support local food in your area? There is no food more local than stepping out into your own yard and picking fresh fruit and vegetables year round, and that’s what is possible in our climate.

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Busy Day For Firefighters In The Foothills

MADERA COUNTY – Firefighters were kept busy this afternoon, battling two blazes on opposite sides of the county. The River Fire started in Ahwahnee just after 2 p.m. in a garage behind a residence on Road 621. It spread into surrounding vegetation, consuming over two-and-a-half acres before firefighters stopped the forward progress.

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Fire Closes Road 621 Near Ahwahnee

AHWAHNEE – A fire burning on Road 621 near Ahwahnee is causing officials to call for the closing of the road to allow safe, clear access for fire equipment to the scene. According to radio traffic, one structure has been lost. The fire then spread to the wildlands, burning about one acre before crews stopped the forward progress. Two other ...

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Cal Fire Bans Burning In SRAs

SACRAMENTO – California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Director Ken Pimlott has issued an order to suspend open burning across 31 million acres of State Responsibility Area (SRA) in California. The suspended burning order is part of CAL FIRE’s continued efforts to mitigate the increased threat of wildfire due to the state’s drought emergency. “The increase in ...

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Free Lunches At North Fork Rec Center

NORTH FORK – Who wants free lunch during the summer? The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California along with the USDA* presents a Summer Food Service Program at the North Fork Recreation Center, 33507 Road 230. Along with a refreshing swim in Willow Creek, kids can also enjoy a free lunch with friends at the Rec Center Monday ...

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Love Triangle Fight Lands Man Behind Bars

MADERA COUNTY – An Oxnard man found himself in jail after challenging a Coarsegold resident to a fight, then showing up for the confrontation with a knife and stabbing the other combatant, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Lance Sinklier, Jr, 19, is charged with attempted murder for reportedly stabbing an unidentified Coarsegold man during a fight over a girl.

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Supervisor Farinelli Holds Public Safety Meeting

Supervisor Farinelli to hold community meeting on Public SafetyRepresentatives from public safety community to discuss gang and drug prevention Madera, Calif. – Madera County Supervisor Rick Farinelli will host a community meeting to discuss public safety and gang prevention in Madera County. The meeting has been scheduled to take place on Monday, June 23rd, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the ...

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Supervisor Farinelli Holds Public Safety Meeting

MADERA – Madera County District 3 Supervisor Rick Farinelli will host a community meeting to discuss public safety and gang prevention in Madera County. The meeting has been scheduled for Monday, June 23, at 6 p.m. at the Madera VFW Hall Post #1981 at 2026 N. Granada Drive in Madera.

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Fire Near Lush Meadows Winding Down

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a fire that destroyed a home on Old Mill Road in Mariposa County today. The fire was reported just after 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 15, as a structure fire. The blaze then spread to the surrounding vegetation, and threatened several other homes in the area.

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Update On The Fireplace Fire In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – The Fireplace Fire was declared 100% contained on Sunday, June 15, at 3.6 acres, a revision of the initial estimate of 5 acres. The fire was reported by Signal Peak Lookout at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 14. It is located in the area of Fireplace Bluffs on the north rim of the Valley, and west of El ...

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