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Flash Flood Watch Issued For Central Sierra Foothills

HANFORD – A Flash Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for recent burn areas in central California, including the Ferguson, Railroad and Pier burn scars. The Watch has been issued for Mariposa, Madera, Tulare and Fresno County foothills, and the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon. This includes the communities of Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Auberry, ...

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Bats, Pumpkins And Tarantulas: Over The Garden Fence

By Brian David —  Guided by sonar, night vision and the earth’s magnetic field, the Pallid, Mexican, and California Myotis bats – flying near fifty miles an hour – eat nocturnal insects mid-air. A dining night out delivers over half a bat’s body weight in nutritious insects. Central California crops including beets, citrus, corn, cotton, pecans, peppers, rice, strawberries and ...

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Your Ballot Will Be In The Mail Soon, Return Postage Paid

MADERA COUNTY – All registered voters in Madera County will be receiving their Official Ballots in the mail for the upcoming Nov. 6 general election beginning Oct. 8, says Rebecca Martinez, County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters. As a Voter’s Choice Act county, voters have more choices for voting and returning their ballots, Martinez says. “Great news! Starting with this ...

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Wildcats Raise Extra Money With A Rainbow Of Color

AHWAHNEE — Wasuma Elementary School is holding its first annual Color Run fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 5. Students will be collecting pledges and jogging around the Color Run course to raise money for Wasuma PTA. These funds will go back to the school in the form of assemblies, field trips, and other fun special events for the kids. The day ...

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16th Annual Sierra Art Trails, This Weekend!

OAKHURST — Get ready for the sheer beauty and excitement that is Sierra Art Trails. The Preview Exhibit is open to the public, featuring a representative piece by each artist in Sierra Art Trails. Viewing the Preview Exhibit is a great way to plan your Art Trails weekend, discover the work that you most want to see, and plan your route to ...

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Library Workshop: Landscaping Under Native Oaks

OAKHURST — When she was younger, Linda Hancock and her siblings often played under the native oaks trees that grew on their parents’ property in North Fork. Today, Hancock is a Master Gardener in Madera County who volunteers to teach people about oak trees native to the mountain area and how to landscape under them. On Saturday, Oct. 13, Hancock ...

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Expect An Emergency Alert Text On Your Cell Phone Wednesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The WEA portion of the test commences at 11:18 a.m., and the EAS portion follows at 11:20 a.m. The test will assess the ...

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Meet Your First Responders At National Night Out This Tuesday

OAKHURST — Bring the whole family to National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Old Mill Shopping Center (Vons) in Oakhurst, and meet your local first responders. This is a community awareness-raising event designed to highlight the important relationship between community members and our local emergency programs, first responders, non-profits and law enforcement, ...

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Katie’s Gymkhana Benefits FFA

By Kaitlynn Linderholm — COARSEGOLD — My name is Katie Linderholm — I’m a senior at Minarets High School and live in Coarsegold. I’m hosting a Gymkhana at the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds on Sunday, Nov. 4, for my Senior Legacy Experience project. All proceeds of the gymkhana and raffle will benefit the O’Neals-Minarets FFA Chapter. The money raised will help Minarets ...

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