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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Crime Log Through Nov. 13

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 7 to Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016: Oakhurst court order violation arrest On Monday, Nov. 7, at 12:26 a.m. deputies were dispatched to the 45000 block of Lauri Lane regarding a violation of a court order. Upon arrival the restrained person was ...

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PG&E Customers Beware Of The Latest Scams

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is joining utilities throughout North America to make customers aware of telephone, mail, email and door-to-door/in-person scams that involve criminals posing as utility company representatives and demanding immediate payment or personal information. The “Utilities United Against Scams” collaboration has designated Wednesday, Nov. 16, as Utilities United Against Scams Day. This day ...

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Yosemite Western Artists’ Welcoming Ways

AHWAHNEE — Heading home from Madera on Saturday, Nov. 5, we decided to take the road through Raymond, hoping to see some wildlife. We witnessed five or six tarantulas crossing the warm pavement that afternoon, and best of all, ran into the Yosemite Western Artists show happening at Gertrude School. Familiar faces greeted us, along with the strumming of Terry Robinson, and the sounds ...

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Youth Basketball Starts This Sunday

Submitted by Gary Blate —  OAKHURST — Yosemite Youth Basketball begins on Sunday, Nov. 20 with registration, clinic and team play in the Yosemite High School gyms. Boys and girls should come dressed and ready to play. Players through 2nd grade will play on baskets lowered to eight feet. Players in 3rd grade and above will play with regulation baskets. There ...

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Nominate Your Community Hero For Annual Chamber Awards

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY — The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Woman of the Year, Man of the Year, and Business of the Year Awards. The 2016 awards will be presented at the annual Chamber Installation Dinner and Awards Ceremony, to be held at the Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp on Friday, Jan. 20. ...

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Dennis Michael Dolan

Dennis M. Dolan, of Ahwahnee, Calif., died on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 at his home near Bass Lake. Dennis was born on Jan. 9, 1948. He was a 1966 graduate of Santa Maria High School, went on to graduate from UCSB in 1971 and earned an MBA from San Diego State University. Dennis lived for many years in San Diego ...

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Cal Fire MMU Transitions Out Of Peak Fire Season

MARIPOSA – Recent rains and cooler temperatures across the region have lowered the threat of wildfires allowing Cal Fire’s Madera-Mariposa- Merced Unit (MMU) to transition out of peak fire season effective Monday, Nov. 14, at 8 a.m. in Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties. “The 2016 fire season was challenging throughout the State of California, and the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit was very ...

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Learn To Write Grants At This Free Workshop

NORTH FORK — The Sierra Nevada Conservancy is offering a free workshop, “Introduction to Grant Writing,” on Dec. 6 and 7, in North Fork. This two-day intensive workshop is focused on building grant writing skills for organizations and agencies in the Sierra Nevada region. “The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) looks to the organizations, agencies, and local governments in the region ...

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Challenger Wins In Bass Lake School Board Race

BASS LAKE — Julie Greenwood has defeated incumbent Ron Bucheger for a seat on the Bass Lake Unified School District Board of Trustees for Area 3. Greenwood garnered 619 votes to Bucheger’s 297. Before the election, Greenwood shared with SNO that her time in classrooms has provided an insight into what a day in the life of a teacher is ...

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Election Results For Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — Votes are still being counted at this hour in the Madera County election, and are being continuously updated at votemadera.com. For a complete tally of Madera County election results, click here. For state-wide results, click here.

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