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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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Testimony Begins In Arson Hearing

MADERA COUNTY – A Coarsegold couple was back in court yesterday for their preliminary hearing on charges of arson and conspiracy. Kenneth Jackson, 40, and Allison Waterman, 46, both of Yosemite Lakes Park, were arrested on June 25 in connection with a string of suspicious fires in the Coarsegold/YLP area.

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Two Fires In Madera County Sunday

MADERA COUNTY – The sound of planes overhead and fire engine sirens on the roadways had residents wondering yesterday “what’s on fire now?” At 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8, Madera County Fire Department, Cal Fire and Sierra National Forest engines responded to a fire near Redinger Lake.

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Free Events For Home Gardeners In September

Submitted by Madera County Master Gardeners MADERA COUNTY – Madera County Master Gardeners will host several events for home gardeners in September. • For those of you attending the Madera District Fair (Sept. 5 to 8), Master Gardeners will be available in our booth to answer your gardening questions.

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Become A Madera County Master Gardener

Submitted by Madera County Master Gardeners MADERA – Madera County Master Gardeners invite you to an informational meeting about how to become a Master Gardener on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Madera Community College Center. Participants can meet Master Gardeners, learn about our public service activities, and obtain information about the four-month certification program which ...

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Join The Great Cleanup – If Not You, Who?

Submitted by Brittany Dyer MADERA COUNTY – The Great Sierra River Cleanup is coming to the foothills for the fifth year with opportunities for everyone to join in on the fun while cleaning up our rivers. Food, drinks, prizes, tools, and gloves will be provided depending on the location. Join in and put a team together. The Great Sierra River ...

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