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Updated: Supervisors Choose Inmate Health Care Provider

MADERA — The Madera County Board of Supervisors held a rare special meeting Monday to choose a health care services provider for adult and juvenile inmates in county correctional facilities. The special meeting began at 8:30 a.m. at the County Government Center in Madera. (Supervisors will not hold their regular meeting on Tuesday this week because they will be traveling ...

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Pet of the Week: Leon the Dog

Hi everybody! I'm Leon!

Hi there, I’m Leon! You met Bella last week…I am her best buddy. As you can see, I am ready, willing, and able to give you lots of hugs and kisses. Mom is in assisted living and we are outside in a kennel. And yes, it’s very cold! Brrrrrr! Please call 559-683-1266 if you have a place in your heart ...

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Slick Area Roads Causing Hazardous Travel Conditions

NIPINNAWASEE — A powerful early season storm pounding California was causing hazardous travel conditions across the mountain area Friday morning, making roads wet and slushy — and in some cases very slick. “Vehicles are sliding all over the roadway,” one person reported to CHP after a collision just off Highway 49 near Nipinnawasee pitted a Kia Optima against a very ...

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Celebration of Life for Anne Leonard Bredon

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Anne Leonard Bredon died peacefully in her sleep in Clovis on Saturday, Nov. 9, following a brief illness. Anne was born in Oakland on Sep. 7, 1930, and was the eldest of the two daughters of Dr. Leonard Loeb and Lora Loeb (Lane). Anne attended schools in both Eureka and Berkeley. After high school she attended Humboldt State College, receiving ...

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YNP’s Glacier Point, Tioga Roads Close for Season

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Yosemite National Park officials announced Wednesday that Glacier Point and Tioga Roads are now closed to all vehicular traffic for the winter season. Glacier Point and Tioga Roads typically close each fall and remain closed through the winter season, reopening in spring when weather and road conditions are safe for vehicular traffic. “Yosemite National Park is ...

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Camarena Health Offering Expanded Walk-In Weekend and Evening Hours, Urgent Care Clinic ‘Ready to Go’

OAKHURST — Camarena Health’s Oakhurst clinic is now offering new walk-in weekend and evening hours. And according to the Madera-based community health center’s chief executive officer, Camarena’s brand new urgent care clinic should be open very soon. Paulo Soares, Camerena CEO, said his organization is awaiting final approval from state licensing agencies before opening the urgent care clinic, which is ...

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Benefit Gymkhana Nets $2,000 for Minarets Team, Coats and Food for Manna House

COARSEGOLD – Minarets students Rhett Samper and Tati Guerra made their senior project about helping their school and their community. On Sunday, the two produced a gymkhana at Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds to raise funds for the Minarets Equestrian Team and gather donations for Manna House of Oakhurst. The event drew an unexpected 62 horse and rider teams, raised $2,000 for ...

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State FFA Organization Offers Free ‘Ag’ License Plates

SACRAMENTO — The California Future Farmers of America (FFA) state-wide organization is giving away 500 free California Ag license plates to the first 500 individual who submit completed applications. Those applying must complete the so called Reg. 17 application, which is available online from the DMV under Special Interest License Plates. Only completed applications will be accepted for a sequential ...

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Clothing Drive to Help YHS Students in Need

OAKHURST — Winter can be hard for those less fortunate, especially in mountain area communities when the temperatures drop and the snow starts flying. So in the spirit of the holidays, two community partners are teaming up in an effort to spread some warmth — literally. During the month of December, students and staff at  Yosemite High School together with ...

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