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Emergency Sand & Sand Bag Locations In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY – As wet weather moves in the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents that emergency sand and sand bags are available for residents. At all locations, you must provide proof of residence and bring your own shovels. The County provides 10 bags per resident. If you need additional sand bags, you may purchase them at a local hardware ...

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Spring Arrives With Storm Warning, Flood Watch

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 5 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 20 through 11 p.m. Thursday. The Storm Warning is for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon and Tulare County Mountains above 8,000-feet, and takes the place of a previously issued Storm Watch. The Flash Flood warning remains in ...

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Eastern Madera County Job Fair 2018

OAKHURST — The Workforce Development Board of Madera County invites individuals to participate in the upcoming Eastern Madera County Job Fair. The job fair is on Thursday, Mar. 22, from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Oakhurst Community Center, located at 39800 Road 425B. This event is open to all job-seekers. Those interested in going through the process will want to: ...

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Hazardous Weather Forecast Includes Flood Watch

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the high country above 8,000-feet midweek, and a Flood Watch for areas in elevations below 8,000-feet, particularly areas with burn scars. Winter Storm Watch The Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon and Tulare County Mountains, for the ...

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Madera Co. Sheriff’s Deputies Encouraged To Become EMTs

MADERA COUNTY — On Tuesday the Madera County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to provide a 2.5 percent monthly incentive for those employees of the Madera County Sheriff’s Office who are certified as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). This item was one of many priorities that came out of the 2017 management workshop where county leadership outlined a number of operational ...

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New Storm Warning For Bass Lake, Fish Camp, Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon. The Warning is in effect from 5 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 15 to 5 a.m. on Saturday, Mar. 17. Heavy snow is expected, with the possibility of total snow accumulations of 12-to-16-inches, and localized amounts up to 28-inches. ...

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Yosemite Unified Welcomes Interim Superintendent

COARSEGOLD — In a meeting at Rivergold Elementary School last night, the Yosemite Unified School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to hire Mike Berg as Interim Superintendent. Berg starts his tenure today and will work with Fred Cogan, Administrator on Special Assignment from Madera County Superintendent of Schools Office, during this transition. “Mr. Berg comes to us having retired ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Mar. 11

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 5 to Sunday, Mar. 11, 2018. Coarsegold vehicle stop, vehicle towed On Monday, Mar. 5 at 8 a.m. a deputy conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Road 417 / Delaware which resulted in the vehicle being ...

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Winter Storm Warning For Bass Lake, Fish Camp, Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Warning for snow for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, including the towns of Bass Lake, Fish Camp, Wawona, Tuolumne Meadows, Devils Postpile, Florence Lake, and Lake Thomas Edison. The Warning is currently in effect from 1 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 13 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Starting Spring Seeds

By Brian David (Mariposa Master Gardener) —  February and March are months to try a spring garden. Spring gardening is a tango with fluctuating temperatures. You may need to combine starting seed indoors with direct outdoor seeding. Spring (cool season) vegetable seeds include several nutrient dense vegetables often planted at the end of summer for fall gardens. Cool weather vegetables ...

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