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Extreme Heat Risk This Weekend

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY — A Heat Advisory is in effect from 1 p.m. Friday, July 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 8, for a target area that includes the San Joaquin Valley, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Temperatures are expected to range between 103 to 107 degrees at the height of the heat. A Heat Advisory ...

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YHS Hosts Softball Clinic With Josh Taylor and Brianne Durfee

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School will host a Softball Clinic with YHS alum Josh Taylor. Taylor is currently the head softball coach for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack, a NCAA Division 1 program. Assisting him will be former Team USA pitcher Brianne Durfee. This is a big deal for our community and program, says YHS coach Dave Maynez. “Josh ...

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Red Flag Warning For Possible Dry Thunderstorms

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Red Flag Warning for this afternoon and evening for the southern Sierra Nevada. Elevated fire danger is expected due to the possibility of thunderstorms across the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park south to Sequoia National Park. The forecast confidence is low and the Warning has been downgraded from ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 2

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 26 to Sunday, July 2, 2017: Coarsegold Coroner’s report On Monday, June 26, a deputy responded to a delayed Coroner’s case with the primary physician stipulating to the decedent’s cause of death. This is a natural death case involving only a ...

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Your Lawnmower Can Burn Down Your House

CENTRAL SIERRA – This is a firefighter. We love them. So why are you doing things that may keep them from going home to their families? For example: You’re out on your lawnmower, thinking you’re doing the right thing getting that very dry grass cut down. And then you hit a rock… It only takes one spark! Cal Fire regularly ...

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Cal Fire MMU Suspends All Burn Permits

MARIPOSA – After a wet winter, warming temperatures are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting Cal Fire to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties. ...

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(Not Just) Jazz On The Lake Gets RAW

BASS LAKE — Join friends for (Not Just) Jazz on the Lake as the War tribute band RAW takes the Gazebo stage at The Pines Resort on Friday, June 30, playing a mix of 70s and 80s music that includes funk, blues, Latin and reggae. The BBQ menu will be available, along with a full bar. Doors open at 6:30 and music starts ...

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Camp Fire Near Bass Lake Fully Contained

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST —  The Camp Fire, which started about 1 p.m. yesterday about four miles up Central Camp Road near Bass Lake, is now 100 percent contained. The Camp Fire consumed 3.7 acres, down from the original estimate of 10 acres after more accurate mapping. The quick and aggressive ground attack along with air support prevented the growth of ...

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Firefighters Make Good Progress On Camp Fire Near Bass Lake

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Firefighters have made good progress on the Camp Fire, burning on Central Camp Road near Forest Road 6S06 near Bass Lake. A new estimate has the final size of the fire at 3.25 acres; there has been no update on containment from the 30 percent as of 4 p.m. We will update here when a new ...

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