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Cal Fire’s Defensible Space Inspectors Are Visiting Homes

MARIPOSA – Recent rains and warm sunshine have fueled vegetation growth, which fuels wildfires. With fire season fast approaching, failing to manage vegetation around your home can create hazardous conditions. While firefighters are busy performing fire prevention projects and training for this upcoming fire season, it’s critical that residents do their part to prepare for wildfires by maintaining their 100 ...

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Heavy Rainfall Predicted With Threat Of Flooding

MOUNTAIN AREA — Hazardous weather conditions are in the forecast for the foothills and mountains in our region, as heavy rainfall and a threat of flooding is likely over parts of the central California interior this week. While the atmospheric river forecast is considered strong for any time of year, the fact that it’s coming in April is highly unusual. ...

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HOW Dinner For Ashley Hogan And Baby Freya

AHWAHNEE — The nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet for an uplifting fundraising dinner in honor of Ashley Hogan and her brand new baby girl on Wednesday, Apr. 18 at The Hitching Post, starting at 6 p.m. HOW meets monthly to celebrate one deserving woman who receives the community’s support when she needs it the most. Ashley Hogan has ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Apr. 1

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 26 to Sunday, Apr. 1, 2018. Coarsegold warrant arrest On Monday, Mar. 26 at 5:35 a.m. a deputy checked on a broken down vehicle in the area of CA 41 and Road 416. The registered owner had a warrant for his arrest. ...

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Veteran’s Stand Down Includes Rock Therapy

OAKHURST – All area veterans are invited to a family-style Stand-Down on Saturday, Apr. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot at Sierra Pines Church, sponsored by Caring Veterans of America. The upbeat day offers friendship, free food, gear, haircuts and entertainment by the band Rock Therapy. Organizers also plan to have benefit advisers on hand to provide ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Just Dot

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO is just plain Dot. “Hi! I’m Dot, I am an adorable Basset Hound and Queensland Heeler mix — best guess! “I am about 4 months old and weigh around 7 pounds now, and I will be low to the ground when full grown, since that’s how I ...

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Yosemite High Decathletes Bring Home Two Medals

SACRAMENTO — Yosemite High School students competed and medaled at the state Decathlon against nearly 600 decathletes from throughout California. The Yosemite Team includes Olivia Mattos, Kelsey Montalto, Hannah Hurtado, Bryce Talbot, Alexia Dahlin, Burke Stewart, Emily Anderson, Dillon Doss.  Coach: Carole Calderwood Bryce Talbot earned a silver medal in speech with a near perfect score. He competed in the ...

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Check Out Madera County’s Newly Designed Website

MADERA – Madera County is pleased to announce the launch of their newly redesigned website: www.maderacounty.com. The new site has a fresh new look and was designed with the needs of county residents in mind. The user-friendly navigation provides streamlined menu options and improved access to County services and information. Prior to redesigning the website, a survey was distributed to ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Mar. 25

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 19 to Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018. Coarsegold public intoxication On Monday, Mar. 19 at 12:38 a.m. a deputy responded to the 46500 block of Lucky Lane regarding a subject who was highly intoxicated and causing a disturbance at the business. This subject ...

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Student Arts And History Showcase Explores Violence

Submitted by Evan Higgins — OAKHURST — By the time someone in America has turned 18 they will have witnessed 16,000 television murders and 200,000 acts of television violence. Violence can be emotional, verbal or physical and its victims can spend a lifetime coping with the wounds. It comes in the form of wars, it can be institutional, it can ...

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