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Winter Storm Watch Friday Through Sunday

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford is reporting that our next storm system will start to hit the Central California Interior beginning late Friday and continue into the weekend. The exact track and timing are still uncertain, say the experts, but this system has the potential to bring hazardous impacts to the region. Snow is likely ...

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Adult Ed Offers Free iPhone And iPad Class

Submitted by Lawna Porter OAKHURST — Did you get an iPhone or iPad for Christmas and would really like to to know how to use it more efficiently? Well, Adult Ed has the class for you and it’s free! Adult Ed is offering an IOS Fundamentals and Basics Class starting Monday, Feb. 1, from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. in ...

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Caregiver Respite Group Meets On Tuesdays

Submitted by Barbara Leath OAKHURST — Attention, caregivers! Are you a caregiver of an elderly loved one and need a break? We have several openings at our respite group. The Caregiver Respite Group meets every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to – 1:30 p.m. at the Sierra Senior Center, located at 49111 Cinder Lane in Oakhurst. The respite group will provide ...

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County Considers Putting Public Safety Tax On The Ballot

MADERA COUNTY – With homeowners being hit with huge increases in their insurance rates, and concerns over aging fire equipment and the diminishing ranks of Paid Call Firefighters, the Board of Supervisors is considering ways to address this growing problem. To that end, the Board voted 5-0 today to approve a resolution directing staff to explore the feasibility of putting ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Jan. 24

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Jan. 17 to Jan. 24, 2016: Raymond Lost Keys On Sunday, Jan. 17 at 6:49 a.m., a deputy conducted a transport from Raymond with a male subject who advised his car was broken down and needed a ride to Ahwahnee. After transporting the ...

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O’s Badger Sports Bulletin: Rocks And Rain

O’s Badger Sports Bulletin, Vol. 1, Issue 2, by Yosemite High School Athletic Director Rusty Oetinger This past week, our Yosemite Badgers not only dealt with their opponents, but also the elements, as well. Early in the week, on Tuesday, Jan. 19, the lady Badgers soccer team had a game canceled at Liberty High School because of the rain. The ...

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New Passing Lane Construction On CA-41

MADERA COUNTY – Construction is underway now on both sides of CA-41, north of Highway 145 near the 22 Mile House, as a project eight years in the making finally gets its start. Caltrans spokesperson Gloria Rodriguez confirmed that construction has commenced to add passing lanes in both directions along 1.7 miles of State Route 41 just north of Highway ...

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Two Men Charged After Alleged Carjacking In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — Two men are behind bars after being charged with carjacking and kidnapping, among a list of other crimes. At about 6:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, a man was allegedly carjacked and kidnapped from a residence on Blackfoot Road in Coarsegold, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. The victim told investigators he knew the two suspects and voluntarily ...

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Love Yosemite? Volunteer Here!

YOSEMITE — Share your passion for Yosemite National Park, connect with other nature-lovers, and make a lasting impact by becoming a volunteer with Yosemite Conservancy. Yosemite volunteers provide crucial services welcoming visitors and working hard to preserve Yosemite’s natural beauty. Volunteers experience the beauty of the park, camaraderie with like-minded people, enjoy inside information from the National Park Service (NPS), ...

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Eastern Madera County Job Fair In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Whether you’re looking for employment or hiring for staff positions, make note of the upcoming job fair in Oakhurst to find the latest information and best new career opportunities all under one roof. The Madera County Workforce Assistance Center invites individuals seeking jobs and businesses seeking employees to participate in the upcoming Eastern Madera County Job Fair, set ...

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