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Chain Control In Place On Mountain Roads

CENTRAL SIERRA – Anyone taking to the mountain highways over the weekend should avoid any unwanted delays by making sure there are traction devices in their vehicle. Chain control is now in place on Highway 41 from three miles north of Coarsegold (the bottom of Deadwood) to Yosemite National Park (R2 – see below). The location could change as conditions warrant. ...

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New Winter Storm Warning For Yosemite And Central Sierra

CENTRAL SIERRA — The National Weather Service office in Hanford has issued a new Winter Storm Warning for the southern Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to the Tulare-Kern County Line. Two feet of new snow accumulations or more can be expected above 7,000 feet, while snow levels are predicted to drop to as low as 4,000 feet. A Winter Storm ...

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Women Survive Plunge Down Steep Embankment

BASS LAKE — Two women were lucky to survive a plunge off a a wet mountain road down a steep embankment near Bass Lake this afternoon. At approximately 2:45 p.m. today, the two women were eastbound on Road 274, just west of the turnoff to The Pines Resort, traveling in a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am. It was raining and the roads ...

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Winter Storm Warning Issued For Central Sierra

CENTRAL SIERRA — The National Weather Service office in Hanford has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the southern Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to the Tulare-Kern County Line. Over one foot of new snow accumulations can be expected above 7,000 feet. Snow levels will start high around 8,000 feet at the storm’s onset early Wednesday afternoon, but will ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Jan. 15

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 9 to Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017: Oakhurst fraud On Monday, Jan. 9 at 9:38 a.m. a deputy received a report of the unlawful use of a bank access information in the 49000 block of River Park Road. Report taken. Raymond welfare check ...

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Road To Recovery Drives Cancer Patients

MADERA COUNTY – Today’s busy lifestyles can make it hard to find time to volunteer, however, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family and your community. The right match can help you make an impact in the community, learn new skills and even advance your career. As an American Cancer Society volunteer, you also can honor a ...

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Highway 41 Tree Removal Delays For Next Several Weeks

MOUNTAIN AREA — Commuters and others who travel the Highway 41 corridor in the Coarsegold area take note: crews will continue work on the hazard tree removal project for the four to five weeks, according to Caltrans. Delays may be up to 30 minutes, depending on the amount of traffic. The massive project, which is expected to last at least through ...

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All Evacuation Warnings Officially Lifted For North Fork

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services is happy to announce that all evacuation warnings for Madera County related to the recent flood activity are officially lifted. North Fork residents were advised to be prepared to evacuate on Sunday evening, Jan. 8, and in the early hours of Monday morning, a mandatory evacuation order was sent out ...

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Breakout Year For Mountain Area Youth Baseball

Submitted by Ryan Schulte — MOUNTAIN AREA — Despite the torrential downpours, Sierra Mountain Little League continues develop a top notch sports experience for kids in the mountain area. The board, led by Dalene Stephens and Troy Smock, has significantly improved the league through management and exceptional volunteer fundraising. The league is making significant investments in the field and coaching ...

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