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Alert: Law Enforcement Activity Rd 415

COARSEGOLD–The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the  Madera County Regional SWAT Team is currently serving a search warrant in the area of Road 415 and Rivercrest Road in Coarsegold.   Please avoid this area while law enforcement and emergency personnel are on scene. If you are a resident in this area, please remain indoors until further notice.  

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GHSC Repeats as Madera County Academic Decathlon Champions

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MADERA COUNTY — For the second consecutive year, Glacier High School Charter prevailed, making them the champions of the 41st Madera County Academic Decathlon. Glacier High will advance to the state competition March 24-26. They earned a score of 27,282.10 and will advance to the California Academic Decathlon and compete against the best teams in the state. Seven schools competed ...

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Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dance at the Sierra Senior Center

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OAKHURST — Get out your dancing shoes everyone, because the Sierra Senior Center is inviting you to a spaghetti dinner and a Valentine’s Dance! Parties at the Sierra Senior Center are always a blast so don’t miss out! We’ll see you there! Date & Time: Friday, February 10, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. The spaghetti dinner will be $5 for SSC ...

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Upcoming Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Community Recreation

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OAKHURST — You may have heard that there will be town hall style event on February 9th, to discuss “Recreation: Understanding Community Recreation in Eastern Madera.” We urge you all to make time to come to the Oakhurst Community Center for this important meeting. See map below. Date & Time: Thursday, February 9, at 5:30 p.m. Bring friends and fully ...

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Planning Commission to Hold Hearing on New Bed & Breakfast

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MADERA — On Tuesday, February 7, from 6 – 6:30 p.m., there will be a hearing before the Madera County Planning Commission regarding an application for a CUP #2022-017 to allow new construction of a home to be used as a bed and breakfast. This property is presently zoned RRS-2 Residential, Rural, Single-Family. The hearing will be held at the ...

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Current Yosemite Conditions for February 3, 2023

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The Badger Pass A-frame is open for the 2023 Season!  The Badger Pass A-frame is open and staffed seven days a week by Wilderness staff to answer questions and issue backcountry Wilderness permits. Call 209-372-0408 for current ski and snow conditions. Snow Conditions With calmer and dryer conditions prevailing for the last two weeks, we have watched the snow consolidate ...

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High Sierra Ranger District Plans Winter Prescribed Fires

PRATHER—Sierra National Forest (SNF): With the shift in the weather pattern, the High Sierra Ranger District announces desired prescribed burning conditions. This work is a proactive approach to fire and vegetation (fuels) management in the SNF and Sierra Nevada, lessening the impact and intensity of catastrophic wildfire seen during the year, providing healthier resource conditions, and increasing protection to our ...

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One Way Traffic Control on State Route 140

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MARIPOSA COUNTY —The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is scheduled to conduct the following work next week in Mariposa County: Route 140 One-way traffic control from the Merced/Mariposa county line to Trower Road for highway construction beginning Monday, February 6, through Friday, February 10, 2023, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Motorists should expect 10-minute delays and are advised to ...

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Winter Weather is Returning

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The National Weather Service Hanford office is predicting more winter weather will return to our area this weekend. The next storm system will impact Central California Saturday night through Sunday, resulting in the snow in the Sierra Nevada and rain in the San Joaquin Valley. Snow levels will start at around 6,000 feet Saturday night before dropping to about ...

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Now Playing at Yosemite Cinema: February 3rd – 9th

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Movie Times for Friday, February 3rd to Thursday, February 9th Yosemite VR shows begin at 11:45 a.m. daily and play every 30 minutes through 7:15 p.m. Remember, you can always check movie times and purchase tickets in advance at Yosemite Cinema or on the Yosemite Cinema App. 80 for Brady Rated PG-13 – 1 hour 38 minutes Inspired by the true story of ...

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