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Extended Storm Warning For Sierra, Very Low Snow In Foothills

MOUNTAIN AREA — It’s cold, wet, and snowy outside in some places and that’s not going to change much over the next two days — except the snow levels will drop again — as the National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Nevada and a Winter Weather Advisory for the foothills. Winter ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Feb. 10

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 4 to Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. Coarsegold assault by juvenile On Monday, Feb. 4 at 4:08 a.m. a deputy was dispatched for reports of a juvenile involved in an assault. An investigation was done and the juvenile was transported and booked ...

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Storm Warning And Flood Watch For Sierra Nevada

MOUNTAIN AREA — After a short break in the weather has given some a chance to mop up and plow out, rain and snow return to the region, as the National Weather Service issues a flood watch and warnings for the foothills and a two-day storm warning for the mountains above 5,000 feet. Flash Flood Warning Flash Flood Warning For Parts ...

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Free Income Tax Prep For All Ages, Provided By AARP

MADERA COUNTY – Free income tax return preparation and electronic filing, for both California state and federal returns, will be available again this year for mountain-area residents, offered by the AARP Tax-Aide program. Tax returns are prepared onsite by specially trained and certified volunteers, and then filed electronically the same day. Tax help is offered to persons of all ages ...

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Snow Advisory For Foothills Above 2,500 Feet

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service (NWS) has upgraded the next storm system to a Winter Storm Warning, as rain and snow return to the area, and freezing overnight temps prevail. In the foothills above 2,500 feet, there’s a Winter Weather Advisory for snow — up to seven inches is expected, according to the NWS. Winter Weather Advisory for ...

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Snow Day!

MOUNTAIN AREA — With visions of snow days dancing in their heads, children in the foothills went to sleep on Monday night and woke up on Tuesday, Feb. 5, to a proverbial winter wonderland, as the promised so-many-inches blanketed neighborhoods overnight. And it’s not over yet — freezing temps are expected overnight and there’s a good chance that snow is ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Feb. 3

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 28 to Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. Coarsegold theft from vehicle On Monday, Jan. 28 at 8:23 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 46000 block of Lucy Lane regarding theft from a vehicle. A report was written, evidence obtained and case ...

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Freezing Temps On The Way – Keep Your Pipes From Bursting

MOUNTAIN AREA – With temperatures expected to drop below freezing this week, it’s time to insulate exposed plumbing and execute other measures to keep the disaster of burst pipes from ruining your holidays. Residents who have not already done so are reminded to take precautions such as wrapping exposed metal or plastic pipes that carry water, since water expands when ...

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Cancer Never Sleeps And Neither Do We

By Therese Righter — O’NEALS — On Friday, Mar. 29 and Saturday Mar. 30, Minarets High School will host the freshly-dubbed Sierra Mountain Communities for a Cure, bringing together all of the mountain communities, businesses, and schools for a great purpose — to support the American Cancer Society in its mission to fight cancer. The Relay for Life: Sierra Mountain Communities for ...

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Freezing Nightime Temps

MOUNTAIN AREA — While the National Weather Service in Hanford will allow a Winter Storm Warning and a Winter Weather Advisory in our area to expire with the passing storm, freezing temps will occur overnight. The warning took effect at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1 and continues through 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The advisory began at 4 ...

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