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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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North Fork 8th Grade Wins County Academic Challenge

MADERA COUNTY — The 2019 Madera County Academic Pentathlon culminated with the Super Quiz and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Mar. 16, naming Sherman Thomas STEM Academy this year’s seventh grade champion team and North Fork School the eighth grade champion team. More than 200 students participated in this five-event academic competition, held on March 8 and 16. Students competed in ...

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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. 11 to Sunday, Mar. 17, 2019. Coarsegold civil dispute On Monday, Mar. 11 at 8:04 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 46000 block of Road 417 in regards to a civil dispute involving a private security company and tribal members. ...

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It’s Spring And Here Comes The Rain Again

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford says a Pacific storm system will move into and across the region Tuesday night, Mar. 19 through Thursday, Mar. 21. Brief high pressure will build over the area Friday, Mar. 22 before another weaker storm system moves across the region Saturday, Mar. 23. Super Full Moon Rises On First Day Of ...

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The Sweet Sounds Of Nite On The Town This Saturday

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School’s award winning music department is hosting the 11th annual Nite on the Town on Saturday, Mar. 23 from 4 – 6:30 p.m. The extravaganza is held in the YHS gymnasium, transformed for one afternoon only into a fabulous bistro-style venue with entertainment in all directions. All proceeds benefit the Badger Music Department. Tix are $25 ...

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Caller Impersonating Madera Sheriff Sergeant, It’s A Scam

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens about a man who has been making phone calls to residents throughout the county impersonating a sheriff’s sergeant regarding outstanding warrants. This is a scam! The Sheriff’s Office will never request funds or personal identifying information over the phone. If you receive a phone call of this nature, please ...

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Flash Flood Warning For Mariposa County

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Central Mariposa County in central California and Southeastern Tuolumne County in northern California until 5:15 p.m. Doppler radar detected thunderstorms with very heavy rain over northwestern Mariposa county. This area of thunderstorms is moving eastward and will be within the Ferguson burn scar region by 4:30 ...

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Foothills Flood Watch, High Country Storm Warning

MOUNTAIN AREA — Rain and snow return to the foothills and high country as the National Weather Service (NWS) issues a Flood Watch for the foothills and a Storm Warning for the Sierra above 7,000 feet. A moisture-laden weather system arrives Tuesday and persists until Thursday, and then yet another system brings unsettled conditions Thursday night into at least Friday. ...

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