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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 23

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 17, to Sunday, July 23, 2017: North Fork burglary On Monday, July 17 at 5:49 a.m. a burglary was reported in the 56000 block of Shinn Cabin Lane. During the investigation one female was taken into custody and booked at MCDOC. ...

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Free And Reduced-Price Meals For School Year 2017-18

MADERA COUNTY — Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary, Chawanakee, Raymond-Knowles Union Elementary and Yosemite Unified School Districts announce their policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the applicable National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and/or Afterschool Snack Programs. Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the household ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 16

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 10, to Sunday, July 16, 2017: Coarsegold trespassing On Monday, July 10, at 11:58 a.m. deputies were dispatched to a property in the 33000 block of Skyline Ridge Trail in regards to a trespassing call. The suspect is later contacted. Statements ...

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Can You Rent Out Your Private Home As An Airbnb?

MADERA COUNTY — As technology makes it easier for private homeowners to advertise their properties as short-term rentals on such websites as Airbnb and Homeaway, some residents have raised concerns about having vacation rentals in their neighborhood. The County has therefore been addressing the language in the ordinance governing such activities in private homes, though County staff makes it clear ...

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HOW Dinner Honors Sharlene Williams

UPDATE: July 19, 2017 from HOW organizers: Due to the evacuations from Mariposa and the fallout from the fire, we are postponing tonight’s dinner. We will be honoring Sharlene Williams next month instead. Thank you for understanding and we look forward to seeing you all next month.  AHWAHNEE – The nonprofit women’s group Helping One Woman (HOW) is meeting on ...

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Have You Signed Up For Emergency Alerts?

CENTRAL SIERRA – In light of the disastrous tree mortality, the profusion of vegetation (fuel!) after the winter rains, and the large number of fires already this season, it is imperative for all people who live or work in Madera and Mariposa Counties – especially those in the foothills – to register or update their information for emergency contact. Madera ...

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Extreme Heat Risk This Weekend

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY — A Heat Advisory is in effect from 1 p.m. Friday, July 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 8, for a target area that includes the San Joaquin Valley, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Temperatures are expected to range between 103 to 107 degrees at the height of the heat. A Heat Advisory ...

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YHS Hosts Softball Clinic With Josh Taylor and Brianne Durfee

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School will host a Softball Clinic with YHS alum Josh Taylor. Taylor is currently the head softball coach for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack, a NCAA Division 1 program. Assisting him will be former Team USA pitcher Brianne Durfee. This is a big deal for our community and program, says YHS coach Dave Maynez. “Josh ...

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Red Flag Warning For Possible Dry Thunderstorms

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Red Flag Warning for this afternoon and evening for the southern Sierra Nevada. Elevated fire danger is expected due to the possibility of thunderstorms across the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park south to Sequoia National Park. The forecast confidence is low and the Warning has been downgraded from ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 2

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 26 to Sunday, July 2, 2017: Coarsegold Coroner’s report On Monday, June 26, a deputy responded to a delayed Coroner’s case with the primary physician stipulating to the decedent’s cause of death. This is a natural death case involving only a ...

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