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PG&E Prepares For Heavy Wind And Rain

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA — PG&E forecasters have issued an advisory to their crews in the Yosemite, Fresno and Kern Divisions that strong winds and heavy rain are likely to occur beginning around midnight tonight and continuing until midday Friday. This storm has the potential to cause power outages for PG&E customers, particularly in mountain communities. Localized flooding is also possible. Everyone ...

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Winter Storm, Flash Flood Warnings

MOUNTAIN AREA — It’s looking wet and wild for the next couple of days, with a winter storm warning for the high country and flash flood warnings in the lower elevations. A Pacific storm system will make its way over central California on Thursday, Dec. 15 and stay through Friday, Dec. 16., according to the National Weather Service in Hanford. Rain ...

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Bird Lovers Invited To Join The Christmas Bird Count

CENTRAL SIERRA — Bird lovers, photographers and anyone interested in the enjoying the variety of bird species in the Central Sierra are invited to join the National Audubon Society’s 117th Christmas Bird Count (CBC). The CBC is an annual international bird census that began on Christmas Day in 1900, and now takes place in more than 1,500 locations throughout the ...

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Full Moon And Meteors Peak Under Cloudy Skies

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Maybe you’ll feel it even if you can’t see it. The third and final supermoon of the year will rise today, while the Geminids meteor shower peaks, tonight. Rain is expected for late Wednesday and overnight through Thursday, with heavy snow anticipated in the high country. Known as the Cold Moon, the December moon is full on ...

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Listen Locally: KRYZ Community Radio

MOUNTAIN AREA — For many, this is a season of giving. In the dozen busy days leading up to Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 25, we invite readers to join in celebrating twelve local nonprofits and the people behind them who are making a difference. We start with a locally broadcast and internet streaming source of news and entertainment playing great music ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 11

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 5 to Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016: Oakhurst narcotics On Monday, Dec. 5 at 10:29 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 49000 block of Road 426 regarding a subject wearing a lime green shirt walking towards the college with a knife. The ...

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Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) wants to remind everyone that, as you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly, they say. Here are some tips from the NFPA: Picking the tree: Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 4

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 28 to Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016: Oakhurst danger to self On Monday, Nov. 28 at 1:45 a.m. deputies were dispatched to assist Cal Fire in the 43000 block of Country Club Drive West. Upon arrival Cal Fire advised they were out ...

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Supervisors Consider Increase In Trash Fees

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6, includes an agenda item that, if approved, will affect foothill residents and their pocketbooks when it comes to getting rid of trash. The Madera County Public Works Department / Municipal Services Division will ask Supervisors to consider a resolution to increase fees at Fairmead Landfill and the North ...

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High Wind Watch And Freeze Warning

UPDATE Dec. 1, 12:30 p.m.: Upgraded by NPS to a High Wind Warning for parts of the Sierra Nevada, with Mono Winds expected in some areas. MOUNTAIN AREA — A High Wind Watch is going into effect for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to the Tulare County line, according to the National Weather Service. The High Wind Watch ...

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