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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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Cody’s Crew Raises Money For ALS Research

OAKHURST — A local 4th grade student has tackled an important project successfully, bringing awareness to a devastating disease while raising a significant amount of money for research to cure it, and having some fun in the process. Cody Aleshire, 9, attends Wasuma Elementary School, where he completed a class assignment called the American Heroes Project last year. That’s where his great ...

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Thieves Steal A Lifetime Of Memories From Roadside Parcel Box

OAKHURST — When someone broke into a postal parcel box along Road 426 and made off with a package meant for Heather Bratty’s family, they took more than material items. They stole nearly 100 years of irreplaceable family history and left everyone heartbroken at the loss. “It’s not like it was just an order from Amazon,” says an emotional Heather. ...

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CHP Is Out In Force This Weekend

CALIFORNIA — While most folks are enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family, most of the officers of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be out on the roadways, helping to ensure that everyone returns home safely from their travels. Millions of Californians will be on the road this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and while this time of year is ...

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Holiday Weekend Weather Forecast

MOUNTAIN AREA — A little rain in the foothills and a little snow in Yosemite will lead overnight to a crisp, clear and sunny Thanksgiving day, according to the National Weather Service in Hanford. Then, the wetter weather returns on Friday. With Wednesday’s showers clearing to mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, the foothills on Nov. 23 are predicted to reach a high temperature ...

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Madera Superior Court Returns To Bass Lake Full-Time

MADERA COUNTY – The return of full-time status at the Bass Lake Courthouse will be a welcome convenience to residents of Eastern Madera County. Effective Jan. 30, 2017, the Madera Superior Court, Bass Lake Division, will return to full-time status, holding court Monday through Thursday, according to District Attorney David Linn. Jury trials will once again be scheduled and heard ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Crime Log Through Nov. 20

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 14 to Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016: Coarsegold arrest on firearms charges Om Monday, Nov. 14, at 12:03 a.m., a deputy conducted a traffic stop in the area of Road 415 and Road 416 for a vehicle that was driving to the ...

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