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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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She’s An Awesome Kid: Healing Hannah Lewis

COARSEGOLD — Like many of our children growing up in the mountains, Hannah Lewis loves her dog. He’s a blue-nosed brindle pit the family named Kenpo, after the Japanese martial arts. It’s no wonder they’re mutually devoted — she’s had Kenpo since he was six weeks old; he is seven years old now. Hannah’s almost 16. She likes music, and ...

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Does Any Of This Money Belong To You? Click And Check

SACRAMENTO — You don’t need the luck of the Irish to find your unclaimed property. All you need is a computer or a smartphone to see if any of the 48 million properties worth a total of $9.3 billion have your name on them. Just type in your name and search for lost or forgotten funds at the end of ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Mar. 17

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 18 to Sunday, Mar. 24, 2019. Oakhurst unlicensed to drive On Tuesday, Mar. 19 at 2:06 a.m. a subject was stopped while driving his vehicle in the 40000 block of CA-41 and found to be unlicensed. He was cited and released ...

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Special Weather Statement For Thunderstorm And Tornado Warning

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford says heavy mountain snow is expected starting late Tuesday afternoon, Mar. 26 and continuing through late Wednesday night, Mar. 27. One to two feet is possible above 5,000 feet, with amounts approaching three feet above 8,000 feet. Very gusty winds are also predicted in the high country above 7,000 feet. ...

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It’s Rattlesnake Season; Here’s What You Need To Know

CALIFORNIA — As the warm weather returns, humans are not the only species coming out to enjoy the sun. Snakes, too, can be found basking in the sun’s rays. As KMPH reported on Friday, a 17-year-old girl remained at Valley Children’s Hospital after being bitten on the foot by a rattlesnake while hiking at Millerton Lake on Monday. Although most ...

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Growing Tomatoes in the Hot, Dry Sierra Foothills — Part One

By Bob Labozetta —  This is the first of a three-part series about growing tomatoes in the Sierra foothills. Parts two and three on tomato care will follow in the weeks to come. Tomatoes are adversely affected by temperature extremes. When temperatures stay over 90℉ during the day and the nights remain above 70℉, non-adapted tomato blooms often fail to ...

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Madera County Donates Land For New EMC SPCA Shelter

AHWAHNEE – Madera County is giving 75 acres in Awhawnee to the Eastern Madera County SPCA to help the organization complete its new, no-kill animal shelter. On Tuesday, the board of supervisors OK’d the donation of 75.33 acres of “surplus” county land to EMC SPCA. The organization’s president said the donation will allow the nonprofit to secure additional funding for ...

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