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Boo! Yay! It’s The Bass Lake Halloween Carnival!

BASS LAKE — Looking for a way to celebrate the spooky season that provides entertainment for little ghouls and big ones, too? Stop by the Pines Village on Sat. Oct. 28 from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. and join in on a fun, free community event: it’s the 2nd Annual Bass Lake Halloween & Fall Carnival, a safe and family-oriented alternative to ...

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Yosemite Area Audubon Field Trip To Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Come to the lake and explore its edge and the adjacent forest, looking for waterfowl, woodpeckers, raptors, and fall migrants, among many other birds.  Yosemite Area Audubon is sponsoring a free field trip to Bass Lake on Saturday, Oct. 28. Join us, they say, no experience necessary. The group plans to meet in the Burger King parking lot ...

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Cooler Temps With A Chance Of Rain

MOUNTAIN AREA — A cold front is expected to move onshore into the Pacific Northwest this evening as a strengthening upper-level trough approaches the West Coast, according to the National Weather Service.  An active fall storm pattern brings areas of heavy rain and high elevation snow, they say, while Northern California will benefit from rainfall this week, aiding the firefighting effort ...

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2017-18 Property Tax Bills Are On Their Way

MADERA COUNTY — Stand by homeowners, property owners and others, as secured property tax bills for 2017-18 are currently being dolled up and doled out, according to officials. “It’s that time of year again,” reports Tracy Kennedy, Madera County Treasurer-Tax Collector.  “We have just begun the 2017-18 tax season by printing and mailing our property tax bills.” Over 56,000 tax ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Oct. 15

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Oct. 9  to Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. Coarsegold danger to self On Monday, Oct. 9 at 5:19 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to regarding a person possibly in need of a mental health evaluation hold. Upon contact the subject was determined to ...

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Squirrel Cage Theatre Presents “Seven Brides For Dracula”

NORTH FORK — This year’s Fall Follies will be a hilarious musical adaptation of the classic horror story transformed into a spoof titled “Seven Brides for Dracula.” The Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. first performed this popular comedy in 1985, and they are excited to bring it to the stage once again. Dracula takes up residence close to a sanitarium “For ...

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Bass Lake Comedy Show Returns Friday Night

BASS LAKE — After a five month hiatus, the Comedy Show is coming back to Bass Lake, with two performances before the year ends. The first show is Friday night, Oct. 13. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m in the Lakeview Room conference center at The Pines Resort. It ends at 10 p.m. The ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Hello, Daisy

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption program has a new Dog of the Week for Sierra News Online. Here’s what she has to say. “Hi, my name is Daisy! I am an adorable three-month-old Shepherd and Lab mix! I am about 15-20 pounds now and will be about 45-60 pounds when full grown. “I am a very quiet ...

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Chawanakee’s Customized High School Experience

MOUNTAIN AREA — Educational options are changing across the nation and some of those flexible choices are being offered locally, says Chawanakee Principal Rhonda Corippo. “Chawanakee Academy and Minarets High School have chosen to strengthen and support the option for students to customize their high school experience,” says Corippo. Through concurrent enrollment, students can now choose independent study/home school classes, ...

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After The Fire: When Is The Best Time To Seed?

Why seed after a wildfire? Loss of vegetation leaves land vulnerable to increased runoff, erosion, and sedimentation. It also encourages weeds, degrades habitat, and impairs forest regeneration. Reestablishment of permanent vegetation provides long-term erosion control, may restore lost habitat values, and may help suppress noxious weed invasion after a wildfire. However it takes time and favorable climatic conditions to establish ...

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