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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Mar. 5

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 27 to Sunday, Mar. 5, 2017: Oakhurst burglary On Monday, Feb. 27 at 9:04 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 45000 block of N. Oakview Drive regarding a report of stolen medication from the garage. Report taken and case closed ...

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Winter Storm Warning For Sierra Nevada Mountains

SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS — The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow in the Sierra from Yosemite to Kings Canyon. The heavy snow warning is in effect from 10 p.m. Saturday to 10 p.m Sunday, with snow expected to begin Saturday evening and become heavy at times Sunday morning and afternoon, diminishing Sunday ...

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Oakhurst College Hosts Feedback Forum On New Campus

OAKHURST – Oakhurst Community College Center (OCCC) will host a community feedback forum for residents interested in providing recommendations for the educational goals and/or physical facility features they would like to see considered for the proposed new campus. Participants will have the opportunity to provide direct feedback on the expansion of instructional programs, student support services, community use and facility ...

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Help For Homeowners With Flood-Damaged Wells

CENTRAL SIERRA — Due to the recent flooding events in California there is the likelihood that some private household water wells may be damaged or contaminated. Pumps and electrical components can be damaged from floodwaters, silt and debris, posing electrical safety hazards. Contamination of your drinking water during flooding events is a significant health threat. Water from a flooded well should not ...

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Eastern Madera County Job Fair In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — The Workforce Development Board of Madera County invites businesses to participate in the upcoming Eastern Madera County Job Fair. The job fair is on Thursday, Mar. 23, at the Oakhurst Community Center, located at 39800 Road 425B. Looking to fill immediate vacancies? Looking to build a pool of applicants for future job openings? Interested in the resources and ...

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Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

CENTRAL SIERRA — The Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit wants to remind everyone that on Sunday, Mar. 12, daylight saving time begins. When you set your clocks forward one hour, they also suggest you make another change that could save your life: change the battery in your smoke alarm. A working smoke alarm provides an early warning of a fire and critical extra seconds for you ...

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Supervisor Wheeler Holds Town Hall Meeting In YLP

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK — District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be hosting a Town Hall meeting tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Blue Heron in the YLP Clubhouse. On the agenda is a discussion of the Neighborhood Watch Program by Madera County Sheriff Sgt. Larry Rich, and a presentation on Measure L – the proposed ...

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Tree Work Resumes On Highway 41

OAKHURST — Now that some of the wetter weather has passed, hazard tree removal work will resume on Highway 41 near the north end of Oakhurst, and continue through the week, says Caltrans. Drivers should expect some delays. Tree removal will start again on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the vicinity of Highway 41 and Whispering Pines Drive, just below mile marker ...

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Two-Thirds Of Madera County Fire Stations Are Not Manned

MADERA COUNTY – Most people are likely not aware that the majority of Madera County fire stations are not manned, and sit empty until the Paid Call Firefighters (PCFs or Volunteers) assigned to those stations are called up. People also may not realize that there is only one firefighter on duty in Oakhurst, and that the first engines they see ...

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Hazard Tree Work Resumes Along Forest Roads and Trails

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – On Feb. 14, the Sierra National Forest began work on a number of roadside public safety and forest health projects in Eastern Madera and Mariposa counties. With the recent heavy rains making targeted areas inaccessible or the work too dangerous, crews had to wait for conditions to improve, and are now resuming operations. “We’re excited to ...

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