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Pet of the Week: Leon the Dog

Hi everybody! I'm Leon!

Hi there, I’m Leon! You met Bella last week…I am her best buddy. As you can see, I am ready, willing, and able to give you lots of hugs and kisses. Mom is in assisted living and we are outside in a kennel. And yes, it’s very cold! Brrrrrr! Please call 559-683-1266 if you have a place in your heart ...

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Branches Bookstore Hosting Launch Party Tomorrow for New Book by Locals Harsha and Nickerson

Launch party tomorrow at Branches

OAKHURST — A new book is out by local poet Jeannie O. Harsha and photographer Tricia Nickerson. Harsha and Nickerson have combined their respective talents as well as their shared passion for nature into a photo/poetry book titled Wandering Off: Nature’s Notable Nourishments. A book launch is scheduled at Branches Book Store in Oakhurst (near Vons) for Saturday, Nov. 30. ...

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Federal Charges for Two Coarsegold Women in Heroin Death

COARSEGOLD – The United States Drug Enforcement Administration has made two arrests in connection with a local heroin overdose death. The victim – 29-year-old Wade Daltyn August of Coarsegold – was found unconscious by his mother in the early morning hours of August 22. Emergency medical services responded but were unable to revive him. The victim’s mother subsequently located numerous ...

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Lifesaving Equipment Now on Order, Thanks to Community’s Generosity

OAKHURST – At Sierra Ambulance’s office in Oakhurst on Thursday (Nov.21) four checks totaling $19,000 were presented by Cedar Valley, Ahwanhee, North Fork and Oakhurst Volunteer Fire Stations – bringing the total amount donated to $80,000, which Sierra Ambulance needed to raise in order to purchase an oxygen generator. Edward Guzman, general manager of Sierra Ambulance, said he’s been touched ...

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Singer-songwriter Cosy Sheridan to Perform at Coolwater Ranch in Ahwahnee

The Redwoods in Yosemite and Coolwater Ranch are thrilled to present singer-songwriter Cosy Sheridan, performing at Coolwater Ranch in Ahwahnee on Saturday, November 23rd at 7:00 pm. Sheridan first appeared on the national folk scene in 1992 when she won the songwriting contests at The Kerrville Folk Festival and The Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The Chicago Examiner wrote “You can’t make ...

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PG&E, National Weather Service Monitoring Storm Conditions for Sierra

Ponderosa trees covered in snow

OAKHURST – Winter weather is making its way toward California and Eastern Madera County. Mountain community residents are urged to prepare for possible power outages and travel delays. In a press release dated November 17th, PG&E announced they are “monitoring a mid-week potentially strong offshore wind event” that “could prompt a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) for customers in Sierra ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through November 4, 2019

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from Tuesday, October 29, to Monday, November 9, 2019. Oakhurst Possible Fraud On Tuesday, October 29, at 1:03 p.m., a cadet was dispatched to Liberty Drive in Oakhurst regarding a possible fraud. Recommend case to be closed due to a lack of leads. Coarsegold Theft ...

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‘Public Safety Power Shutoff’ Hits Eastern Madera County

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online MOUNTAIN AREA — Shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday, PG&E began powering off eastern Madera County. PG&E customers from North Fork to Oakhurst to Yosemite Lakes Park began reporting their power was out between 1:30 and 1:45 p.m. According to PG&E’s website, as many as 16,675 PG&E customers around eastern Madera County could ...

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Wasuma Elementary Fall Festival And Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser

pumpkin patch

AHWAHNEE — Games, food, inflatables, cotton candy, sno-cones, petting zoo, silent auction, raffle, take-n-bake cinnamon rolls, and much, much more will all be coming to Wasuma Elementary School’s Fall Festival, happening this Friday, Oct. 4, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. A pumpkin patch will also be open to purchase pumpkins. Bring the family, cousins, friends, and neighbors Pre-sale wristbands and ...

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