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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Feb. 21

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Sunday, Feb. 14 to Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016: Oakhurst vandalism On Sunday, Feb. 14 at 1:03 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a vandalism in the 48000 block of River Park Road. An investigation was completed and it was determined that a suspect ...

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How Safe Is Your Home?

MOUNTAIN AREA — If you’re like most people, you spend countless hours and untold dollars taking care of your home. After all, it’s your castle. You want your castle to be beautiful on the outside and on the inside, so you do your best to maintain the property through thick and thin. It’s a big investment of time and cash, ...

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Driver Airlifted After Crash On Road 600

AHWAHNEE — A driver who crashed his car on Thursday and then left the scene on foot was airlifted to a valley hospital with lacerations and head injuries. Ronald Thomas, 56, or Mariposa, was westbound on Road 600 just west of Eagle Drive at about 7 a.m., at what was reported as “a high rate of speed,” when he lost ...

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HOW Dinner Honors Lynette Schrank

AHWAHNEE – The Oakhurst chapter of nonprofit organization Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet to honor longtime Oakhurst resident Lynette Schrank at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Hitching Post in Ahwahnee. “For 27 years Lynette has been courageously battling Hotchkins disease and breast cancer,” HOW organizers explain. “At present, her health obstacles have become increasingly difficult to ...

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Did You Feel The Earthquake?

CENTRAL SIERRA — The USGS reports a 4.8 earthquake at 3:04 p.m., about 6 miles WNW of Big Pine, California, followed by a 2.9 aftershock about 5 minutes later in very close proximity. That was followed by a 2.8 at 3:23, and a 4.3 at 3:27 p.m. Big Pine is on the east side of the Sierra on Highway 395, ...

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Free Safe Driving Classes For Seasoned Citizens

OAKHURST — With the overwhelming response to the Age Well, Drive Smart class offered by the Oakhurst Area CHP Office, they have scheduled another class for Thursday, Mar. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) implemented the Age Well, Drive Smart program to assist older drivers and their families with the tools to remain safe on ...

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Soroptimist “Live Your Dream” Scholarships Available

OAKHURST — Local Soroptimists once again offer community women the chance to apply for the Live Your Dream Award scholarship, with applications open now through Thursday, Mar 3. The scholarship awards are given to women who are striving to learn new skills and obtain an education, with the goal of improving employment status and standard of living, both personally and ...

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Volunteer Campground Host Sought For Nelder Grove

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — The Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District is seeking enthusiastic volunteer candidates to fill the position as campground host volunteer for Nelder Grove Campground. The volunteer would start the week before Memorial Day and work through end of September. The volunteer is expected to work on weekends and holidays and will be required to reside ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Feb. 14

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Sunday, Feb. 7 to Sunday, Feb. 14 2016: Coarsegold vandalism On Sunday, Feb. 7 at 4:32 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a residence located in the 43000 block of Ranger Circle Dr. for a report of vandalism to a living room window. ...

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Winter Storm Watch Starts Wednesday

MOUNTAIN AREA — A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, according to the National Weather Service in Hanford, beginning Wednesday morning, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. and lasting through Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. on Feb. 18. Snow levels are expected to start out near 7,000 feet on Wednesday and lower ...

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