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Oak Fire Now 50 Percent Contained, More Evacuations Lifted

AHWAHNEE – Another successful day on the fireline brings the containment of the Oak Fire to 50 percent. The estimated size is still holding at 390 acres. The fire started on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 3:44 p.m. off Lonesome Oak Road north of Road 620. At 2 p.m. today, evacuation orders were lifted for the communities of Cedarbrook and Timberloft. ...

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Lady Badger Volleyball Pounces To More Victory

By Tamara Manieri — OAKHURST — Winner, winner, chicken dinner! On September 20, the Yosemite High school gym was filled with fans of the Lady Badgers volleyball team — and they had a lot to cheer for. The Yosemite Badgers Varsity team went up against the Liberty High Hawks for a fierce battle. The Hawks are the second team in ...

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Heads Up For The Harvest Moon

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – The Harvest Moon will rise on the nights of Monday, Sept. 24 and Tuesday, Sept. 25, — it’s traditionally the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox of Sept. 22. The moon is precisely full at 7:52 p.m. PST on Monday, Sept. 24 and should look round and bright for both nights. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, around this time ...

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Bass Lake Courthouse Is Being Closed, Cases Moved To Madera

BASS LAKE – It has been less than two years since the Bass Lake Courthouse returned to full-time status, hearing jury trials and providing mountain area residents the convenience of a local court. But now, the Superior Court of California, County of Madera, intends to permanently close the Bass Lake Courthouse, effective Dec. 3, forcing Eastern Madera County residents to ...

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Firefighters On Scene Of Fire Burning Northeast Of Ahwahnee

AHWAHNEE – Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire northeast of the community of Ahwahnee. At 3:45 p.m., resources from Cal Fire, Madera County Fire and the Sierra National Forest, along with air resources, were dispatched to Lonesome Oak Lane north of Bissett Station Road. CHP and Madera County Sheriff’s deputies also responded to what has been dubbed the ...

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Spactacular Colors As Fall Settles Into The Sierra

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — The colors of fall in the Sierra are spectacular, without comparison — perhaps especially so in the foothills. This time a year ago we had a wee bit of rain, just enough of a taste to make the mouth water. Now, until the forecast changes, we’ll have to settle for the beautifully changing light, and put those ...

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Firefighters Quickly Contain Fire In Ahwahnee Area

AHWAHNEE – Firefighters made quick work of a vegetation fire in the 41800 block of Road 600 just west of Highway 49 today. Crews were dispatched at 12:45 p.m., and the first unit arrived at scene within five minutes. The fire was reported at about 1/2-acre, burning at a moderate rate of spread with three structures immediately threatened. A full ...

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