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Sierra Ambulance Puts New Units In Service

MADERA COUNTY – You probably never give much thought to ambulances – that is until you need one, or see one go screaming by and wonder where it might be headed. Fortunately, the folks at Sierra Ambulance give a great deal of thought and attention to making sure their vehicles are always ready to go at a moment’s notice.

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North Fork Takes "Think Local First" Campaign County-wide

NORTH FORK – Madera County residents are being invited to participate in a quick, online survey to help frame the economic development of our communities. On Tuesday Oct. 1, the North Fork Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Fresno State University and Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation & Development Council(YSRC&DC), will launch its first ever county-wide research study to analyze consumer behaviors ...

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Camille Fisher and Kaitlyn Fisher

Submitted by the artists Camille Fisher and Kaitlyn FisherSierra Art Trails 2013 Catalog # 64 and # 65 Camille Fisher (artist #64) is a creative, bright and lovely 9-year-old student at Oakhurst Elementary School (OES). She incorporates color playfully into her work, which is greatly inspired by her love of the natural sciences and by many generations of artists in ...

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Rim Fire Destroys Home, But Not Memories

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – The numbers listed of structures lost on the Rim Fire are just data to some. But for Donn Harter of Fish Camp, one of those structures consumed by the fire was his boyhood home along the south fork of the Tuolumne River. “When I saw this photo go up on the news, I said ‘that’s my little ...

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Elks Invite Public To Honor First Responders

OAKHURST — Lately there have been nearly innumerable reasons to give thanks and praise to our area’s first responders, and now organizers have planned a new event to do so, side by side, over dinner. All mountain area residents are invited to the first annual Mountain Area Safety Services Awards Dinner at the Oakhurst Elks Lodge on Saturday, Oct. 26. ...

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Bears Hit By Cars, Two Cubs Unaccounted For

MADERA COUNTY – Two mother bears have been hit by cars in the past few days, one near Ahwahnee and one just outside North Fork. According to Dan Fidler, Fresno Unit Biologist for Fish & Wildlife, a mother with cubs was struck by a car near Ahwahnee earlier this week. She had two cubs, one of which was subsequently hit ...

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Sink Your Teeth Into Fossil Day

CHOWCHILLA — The Third Annual Fossil Day at the Fossil Discovery Center is Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. It’s a great time to stop by and explore the Center during this special celebration. The day will include tours of the museum including some new exhibits, visits with exotic animals from the Fresno Zoo, a free Mock ...

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Solutions Sought For Oakhurst Park Issues

OAKHURST — The meeting room at the Yosemite Gateway Association of Realtors was packed on Wednesday night, Sept. 11, even on short notice as nearly 50 people showed up to consider options for making Oakhurst Community Park safe for families. People who were described as “vagrants” have become an issue for families wanting to spend time in the park, and ...

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Madera & Mariposa County Flu Shot Clinics

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Health Department is offering Flu Vaccinations at various clinic sites throughout the county. Everyone is encouraged to Get the Shot, Not the Flu. There will be a $5 administration fee for each flu shot, but no one will be refused service if unable to pay. Flu shots are offered for persons 12 years of ...

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Second Day Of Hearings For Arson Suspects

MADERA COUNTY – Kenneth Jackson and Allison Waterman were back in court on Thursday, Sept. 12, as their preliminary hearing picked up where it left off on Monday. The husband and wife are charged with numerous counts of arson and conspiracy in connection with a string of fires throughout May and June of this year in the Coarsegold/Yosemite Lakes Park ...

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