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Tree Mortality Work In Madera County Update Dec. 3

Written by Sarah Bolton – MADERA COUNTY – Hello Madera County Residents! Welcome to the Tree Mortality Community Column. Our company, Blue Ridge Services (BRS), is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project. Recent storms and heavy rainfall are impacting dead trees throughout the county. Dead trees, which remained dry during the summer, are ...

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Madera Sheriff Is Recruiting For Citizens On Patrol

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is currently recruiting for Citizens on Patrol. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, Dec. 12. Citizens on Patrol (COP) is a cooperative effort of the Sheriff’s Office and community participants and is designed to enhance the quality of life in Madera County. COP members are a uniformed volunteer unit of the Sheriff’s ...

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Drop Off Your Gift To Make Christmas Merry For A Local Senior

OAKHURST – During the holiday season, we may tend to focus on making Christmas merry for kids. However, our local California Highway Patrol reminds everyone of the seniors who may need some special attention. The Oakhurst CHP invites you to “Be a Santa to a Senior” and make the holidays special for those who may not be on anyone’s Christmas ...

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Winter Storm Warning And Flood Watch Continue Overnight

CENTRAL SIERRA — Heavy precipitation is expected near northern California over the next few days with significant snowfall in the Sierra Nevada into Friday morning, says the National Weather Service, as a wet, active pattern is expected to continue through the weekend for the West. Heavy rainfall across California A frontal boundary approaching the West Coast is currently bringing heavy ...

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Yosemite High Water Polo Season Wrap-Up

By YHS Correspondent —  OAKHURST — YHS boys and girls water polo ended their seasons with playoff losses, but took home both league MVP awards. CROSSWHITE AND McGOLDRICK NAMED North Sequoia League MVPs Seniors Sage Crosswhite and Sophia McGoldrick were selected as North Sequoia League (NSL) boys and girls MVPs, respectively. For McGoldrick, it is her second consecutive NSL MVP ...

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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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