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County Seeks To Solve Emergency Access

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Community Center was packed on Tuesday, Oct. 29, as folks from all over the county gathered to learn more about creating emergency access routes in neighborhoods where there is only one way in and one way out. District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler hosted the meeting, along with Madera County Road Commissioner Johannes Hoevertsz.

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Donors Choose Photography For Evergreen High

OAKHURST — For students on independent study, the school day can be isolating and boring. We want to give them the opportunity to get out of the house and out of the classroom to take photos of the beautiful area we live in. So, I submitted a request for funding to a website called donorschoose.org. They help teachers get the ...

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Prescribed Burns At Batterson And Kinsman Flats

MADERA COUNTY – The Sierra National Forest will be continuing the prescribed burning that began on Saturday at the Batterson Station to complete the rest of the 50 acre project, on Monday, Nov. 4. “We are also planning to begin burning on the Kinsman burn starting on Tuesday, Nov. 5, and continuing through the week until the project is completed,” ...

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Make Sure You’re Notified When Danger Strikes

MADERA COUNTY – How important is it to be notified if your home is being threatened by fire, flood, a major winter storm or any other emergency situation? The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has implemented a free service called MC Alert to send you a message no matter where you are – at home, at school, at work or away ...

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Free Event for Home Gardeners

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County Master Gardeners will host a free event for home gardeners on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn how to plant, prune and care for fruit trees at this special workshop presented by Master Gardeners John Bryan and Jim Espinola.

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Senior Centers Offer Intro To Internet Class

OAKHURST/MARIPOSA — If the idea of a smart phone makes you feel dumb, or you want to keep up with the kids on social media, or for any reason you need a little help navigating the digital terrain of technology, you’ll want to know about an upcoming free event sponsored by Sierra Tel. The public is invited to attend a ...

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How To Dispose Of Unwanted Paint

OAKHURST – If you have unused, unwanted or left-over paint, and want it out of your garage, there are local places available to take it for recycling. A new PaintCare drop-off location has been established, this one in Oakhurst, at American Floors and Interiors.

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Audubon Features Sierra's Flying Jewels

OAKHURST – It’s at this time of year that people who feed hummingbirds think about putting away their feeders for the winter. After all, rufous hummingbirds, those aggressive coppery dazzlers, have come and gone, and the fall migration is essentially over. So why continue to leave out your feeders? Local resident Barbara Robinson, a USGS Master Hummingbird Bander, will shed ...

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Weather-Related Accidents Across The Mountain Area

MADERA COUNTY – The first heavy rainfall of the season contributed to slick roads, leading to multiple accidents in the mountain area yesterday. At 1:49 p.m. Olin Wilson, 78, of Mariposa, was southbound on Highway 49 near Knickerbocker Road just north of Ahwahnee, when his Toyota Camry skidded on the hail-covered road and overturned down an embankment, according to CHP.

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Area Students Prepare For Academic Decathlon

MADERA – More than 500 Academic Decathletes from throughout California attended the seventh annual Madera County Office of Education Academic Decathlon Lecture on Oct. 24. Students attended sessions on economics, literature, music, science, social science, and speech to help them prepare for this year’s Academic Decathlon. The 2014 Decathlon topic is World War I. Students from Riverside to Tuolumne Counties ...

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