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Weather Advisory For Snow Above 5,000 Feet

MOUNTAIN AREA — With a beautifully warm and sunny weekend behind us and tax day upon us, cooler temperatures return as a disturbance moves into the region bringing increased wind and precipitation across central California Monday, Apr. 15 into Tuesday, Apr. 16. Dry conditions return Wednesday with a warming trend through the end of the week. Snow levels will start ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Apr. 7

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Apr. 1 to Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019. Oakhurst burglary On Tuesday, Apr. 2 at 10 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 48000 block of Liberty Drive regarding a burglary report. A report was written and the case was closed. Oakhurst harassment ...

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Cal Fire Inspectors Checking Homes For Defensible Space

MARIPOSA – Recent rains and warm sunshine has fueled recent vegetation growth. The fire season is fast approaching and if vegetation is not managed it can create hazardous conditions for wildfire. Cal Fire’s Defensible Space Inspectors (DSI) are visiting homes within the State Responsibility Area (SRA) to enforce the Defensible Space code, Public Resource Code (PRC) 4291. It requires residents ...

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School Seeks Prom Wear For Angel’s Closet

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School is gearing up for Junior/Senior Prom 2019 and organizers are hoping the community can take a collective look in its closets to see if anything is suitable for students to wear. Prom clothes are expensive, as are senior years in public schools. With expenses varying from the cost of school trips, to special tests, and ...

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MCAlert To Conduct May Day Emergency Alert Test

MADERA – If you have not yet signed up to be notified in the event of a fire, flood or other emergency, now is the time to register. It is free and it’s important, not only for your safety but for the safety of first responders. On Wednesday, May 1, at around 10 a.m., Madera County’s Emergency Alert System (MCAlert) ...

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School Seeks Garden Supplies As They Dig Into Earth Day

AHWAHNEE — Wasuma Elementary will be honoring Earth Day in the school garden on Friday, Apr. 26, and working with local Master Gardeners to accomplish some important spring tasks. Activities for the day include the creation of bowling ball art, worm-ology and composting, planting and “Tasting with Ooooby Farms.” Want to help? It’s easy. Organizers are looking for donations of ...

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Join Yosemite Audubon For Bird Walk At Ahwahnee Hills Park

Written by Scarlett Bullock – AHWAHNEE – The Yosemite Area Audubon Association (YAAS) is sponsoring a birding walk on Saturday, Apr. 13, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park. Some of the birds we may encounter are western blue birds, phoebes, kingbirds, red winged blackbirds, killdeers, ruby crowned kinglets, nuthatches, finches, creepers, towhees, sparrows, titmice, wild turkeys, ...

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Mountain Area Home Sales For First Quarter 2019

By Ed Bailey — During the first quarter of 2019, members of the of Fresno Realtors Association Multiple Listing Services in the Yosemite Gateway Branch sold 104 mountain area homes (single family residential properties) — coincidentally, the same number as last year. Boundaries for the mountain area include Oakhurst, Ahwahnee, Coarsegold, North Fork, Wishon, Bass Lake, Wawona, Fish Camp, Yosemite ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Mar. 31

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 25 to Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019. O’Neals report of possible scam On Tuesday, Mar. 26 at 9:23 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 51000 Block of Road 210 in regards to a report of a possible scam. Case closed due ...

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Madera County Seeking Applicants for 2019-2020 Grand Jury

MADERA – Interested in investigating complaints of misappropriation and malfeasance around Madera County? If so, the deadline to apply for the 2019-2020 grand jury is April 22. California’s Constitution requires every county in the state maintain a grand jury to “investigate citizen-generated complaints or concerns.” To be eligible, a person must be 18, a U.S. citizen and a Madera County ...

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