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Winter Storm And Flash Flood Watch

MOUNTAIN AREA — Winter weather is on its way again this week, with a potential for flash flooding in the lower country and heavy snow in the higher elevations. The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Flash Flood Watch for towns including Ahwahnee, Coarsegold, Mariposa, North Fork, Oakhurst, and O’Neals. The Flood Watch is in effect from Wednesday ...

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Burn Permit Suspension Lifted By Cal Fire MMU

MARIPOSA – With the return of winter weather, Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has lifted the burn permit suspension effective Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 8 a.m. Unit Chief Nancy Koerperich is formally cancelling the burn permit suspension and advises that those possessing current and valid agriculture and residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissible burn days. Agriculture burns ...

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Winter Storm Warning For Sierra Nevada High Country

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Nevada above 7,000-feet, from Yosemite National Park to Kings Canyon and the Tulare County Mountains. The Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21 through 8 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22. Heavy snow is possible with total snow accumulations of ...

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The Big Local List Of Holiday Happenings

With so many special events and activities taking place over the next several weeks, we thought it would be helpful to compile a timely list of all the entertainment-related and community-oriented holiday happenings in the mountain area between now and December 25. If we missed anything, let us know and we’ll gladly add it to the Big Local List of ...

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HOW Dinner Honors Marie Elizabeth Wynne

AHWAHNEE — A special fundraising dinner hosted by the nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) will be held in honor of Marie Elizabeth Wynne on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at The Hitching Post in Ahwahnee, starting at 6 p.m. “Marie moved to the mountain community [in] December of 1985 from Wisconsin,” say HOW organizers. “She worked for Community Hospital Home Health ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Nov. 18

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 12, to Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Ahwahnee trash dump and vandalism to residence gate On Monday, Nov. 12 at 8:57 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 45000 block of Sno Flake Lane for a report of a trash dump and ...

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Wet Weather Likely On The Way For Thanksgiving

HANFORD – With only one significant rain event since spring, residents of the mountain area may be encouraged to see a wet Thanksgiving holiday. The National Weather Service is forecasting a pattern change to wet weather is likely by the middle of the week. Its arrival after a very long dry spell will create slick and potentially hazardous driving conditions ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Sweet Chocolaty Chip

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO is a super-sweet pit bull named Chip. “Aren’t I the cutest? Just like you need chocolate chips in your cookies, you need me in your life! “I’m a wiggly, happy youngster, about nine months old, weighing about between 55 – 70 pounds. I’m good with other ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Nov. 11

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 5, to Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. Oakhurst report of suspicious vehicle leads to arrest at condemned house On Monday, Nov. 5 at 6:43 a.m. deputies responded for a report of a suspicious vehicle driving up the driveway of a condemned house ...

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Toys For Tots Kicks Off In Eastern Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — As the holiday season begins to draw near, our local Marine Corps League Detachment 1121 members gear up for the annual campaign that has been making Christmas wishes come true for needy children since 1947. Now, the 2018 Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign in Eastern Madera County has begun with the placement of toy donation boxes ...

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