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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through July 1

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 25 to Sunday, July 1, 2018. Oakhurst narcotics via bike stop On Monday, June 25 at 1:20 a.m. a bicycle stop at the intersection of Highway 41 and Golden Oak Loop resulted in the arrest of a local woman for possession of ...

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The History Mystery #65

This month we are featuring not so much a Mystery as a celebration of the past from Christina McDonald. “As the Sierra Mono Museum embarks on a new phase in cultural preservation, let us remember the original ground breaking that took place in the 1970’s. Community members please identify the people in the groundbreaking photo. Let us see who you ...

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DUI Arrest After Crash Narrowly Misses Kids At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – A family from Fresno celebrating their son’s birthday at Bass Lake were lucky to escape injury when both their cars were hit by an alleged drunk driver this evening. Just after 9:30 p.m., Thomas Ridley, 66, of Bass Lake, was westbound on Road 222 in a Subaru Impreza at what was reported by witnesses as a high ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Tomato Pests

By Helen Willoughby-Peck (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) It is a good idea to take a walk in your garden every day. It is good for you, but more importantly, it is good for your plants. Observing your plants on a regular basis can help control pests beginning to enjoy your tomatoes before you can. When caught early, pests are usually ...

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Free And Reduced-Price Meals For School Year 2018-19

MADERA COUNTY — Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary, Chawanakee, Raymond-Knowles Union Elementary and Yosemite Unified School Districts announce their policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the applicable National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and/or Afterschool Snack Programs. Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the household ...

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One-Way Traffic Control On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY — Caltrans is advising commuters of one-way traffic control on State Route 41 this week, between Avenue 15 and State Route 145, for grinding and paving work. The following day-time one-way traffic control will be in effect, weather permitting: On Tuesday June 26 and Wednesday June 27, segments of State Route 41 between Avenue 15 and State Route 145 ...

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Smoke From The Lions Fire Impacts Central Sierra

CLOVIS – Residents of the mountain area have been greeted the past two mornings with an orange haze and the smell of smoke, though there is no active fire in the immediate area. The smoke is coming from the Lions Fire, which started on the Sierra National Forest around June 1 as a lightning strike, and is burning near the ...

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Mosquito Season Is Here: Guard Against Zika And West Nile

Everyone I know has been breathing a sigh of relief for the rain that has once again filled our wells and reservoirs, while bracing for the impact of summer sunshine on the landscape. If you haven’t already lined someone up to take care of the weed whacking, you may want to get that on your “to do” list. And while you’re ...

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All Fireworks Are Illegal In Mariposa And Eastern Madera Counties

MARIPOSA – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) would like to remind Eastern Madera and Mariposa County residents of the fire danger and use of illegal fireworks. All fireworks, including “Safe and Sane,” are illegal in Mariposa County as well as all areas east of the Madera Canal in Madera County. Public displays will be available ...

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We Love Riding And Taking Care Of The Forest

MOUNTAIN AREA — An easy-going group of like-minded, ultra-competent individuals, the Sierra Freepackers unit of the Back Country Horsemen of California (BCHCSFP) is comprised of a small but committed unit of volunteers, currently 50 members strong. Despite their moderate size, the group consistently ranks among the highest per capita for volunteer hours in trail maintenance, public awareness and education, logging ...

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