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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Jan. 13

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 7 to Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. Oakhurst burglary On Monday, Jan. 7 at 8:24 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 49000 block of Road 427 in regards to a burglary investigation. Numerous items were stolen from a storage container at ...

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How Will PG&E Bankruptcy Affect Service And Rates?

SAN FRANCISCO – As Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) faces billions of dollars in claims over the California wildfires of 2017 and 2018, the company has announced that they intend to file for bankruptcy. In a statement released today, PG&E says they will file petitions to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on or about Jan. 29. ...

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Yosemite High Wrestling: Dinuba Invitational Results

OAKHURST — Already this month, Yosemite High School (YHS) students on the wrestling team have competed in the Dinuba Invitational, a 4 way dual, and the Westside Invitational. Now, YHS wrestling provides an update, courtesy of wrestling Booster, Anne Guynn: Dinuba Invitational Eight Yosemite High School wrestlers competed Friday, Jan. 5, at the Dinuba Invitational, with three advancing to Saturday. ...

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Dowling Digs Into Roots Guitar At Coolwater

AHWAHNEE — Coolwater Ranch and the Redwoods kick off their 2019 concert series with guitarist extraordinaire Mike Dowling, on Friday, Jan. 18. Mike digs deep into the musical bag of American roots guitar, favoring the melodic Piedmont style of acoustic blues masters like Mississippi John Hurt and slide great Tampa Red. This artist can’t be pigeonholed as a blues player, ...

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Tree Mortality Work In Madera County Update Jan. 12

Written by Sarah Bolton – Hello Madera County Residents! Welcome to the Tree Mortality Community Column. Our company, Blue Ridge Services (BRS), is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project. Throughout the life of this project, we have dedicated a lot of time and energy to making sure that our workers and members of ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Jan. 6

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 to Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. North Fork burglary On Monday, Dec. 31 at 10:24 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 54000 block of Pinchot Drive in regards to a delayed burglary investigation. A report was taken. Currently there ...

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How Many Homes Were Sold? Mountain Area Housing Report

By Ed Bailey — In 2018, members of the of Fresno Realtors Association Multiple Listing Services in the Yosemite Gateway Branch sold 554 mountain area homes (single family residential properties), compared to 639 in 2017, at a median price of $304,950, up 13 percent from $280,000 in 2017. Boundaries for the mountain area include Oakhurst, Ahwahnee, Coarsegold, North Fork, Wishon, ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Happy New Earth

By Brian David —  This new year welcomes us into its vibrancy. Air, water; sand, clay and silt pulse with wiggling earthworms, dancing bacteria and exercising fungi. From the soil’s fertile womb our earth births seeds into plants and covers her modest bare ground with carpets green and brown. Three fourths of all plant roots interact in mutually beneficial relationships ...

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Winter Storm Warning And Wind Advisory

MOUNTAIN AREA — Don’t be fooled by any scant blue sky you see this morning — we have more weather on the way this afternoon. Driving may be difficult, trees limbs could take out power lines, and some roads may be closed as a result of the storm. The National Weather Service (NWS) says the Winter Weather Advisory in effect until ...

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Weather Pattern Changes To Rain And Snow This Weekend

MOUNTAIN AREA — A Winter Storm Watch is in effect this weekend for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon above 4,500 feet, as a storm brings rain and snow to the area. A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. The National Weather Service (NWS) says the Winter ...

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