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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through July 28

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 22 to Sunday, July 28, 2019. Oakhurst coroner’s case On Tuesday, July 23 at 5:11 a.m. MCSO was called to a coroner’s case on a resident in a home on Highway 49. The death appeared to be natural. Oakhurst found property ...

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Public Coffee House Closes, Ministry Remains Open For Now

NORTH FORK — A local mainstay of community well-being is at a crossroads as the organization behind nonprofit Public Coffee House (PCH) asks for — suitably — the public’s help to keep the welcome mat at the door. “Public Coffee House served as a business to fund the ministry of Public — also known as PCH Ministries — for the ...

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Hodges Carves Out Runner Up Finish At 2019 Stihl Timbersports Championships

MILWAUKEE — North Fork’s Nate Hodges finished second overall this past weekend at the 2019 Stihl Timbersports U.S. Championships. Hodges, one of his sport’s rising superstars, was edged out for the top spot by a single point by another successful and popular timbersports athlete, 38-year-old Cassidy Scheer of Minnesota, whose family has been dominating lumberjack competitions for more than 40 ...

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Dust And Money Raised At ‘Nationals or Bust’ Gymkhana

COARSEGOLD — Today at the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds, Minarets Class of 2019 grad Katie Linderholm raised thousands of dollars for her school’s FFA chapter. Saturday’s ‘Nationals or Bust!’ gymkhana, which Linderholm organized, drew more than 30 local competitors — from 4 to well over 60 years old — who paid $10 to $25 to compete in events including Washington Poles, ...

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The Growing Connection Between Radio And Gardening

By Jeanne-Ann Pine — I now wear two hats proudly. I have been involved with our local community radio, KRYZ for over three years and last May I graduated from the UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa. Both have been exceptional experiences. And somewhere along the way I was able to start a blend of these two interests and now they ...

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New Executive Director Of Red Cross Central Valley

FRESNO — The American Red Cross Central Valley Chapter has named Lori Wilson as its newest Executive Director – a role in which Wilson will focus on volunteer development, fundraising, relationship management, stewarding the board of directors and leading local Red Cross outreach. Wilson joins the Central Valley Chapter after serving as the Executive Director for the American Red Cross ...

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‘Extreme Registration’ Offers One-Stop College Enrollment

OAKHURST — State Center Community College District (SCCCD) will hold its fall semester ‘Extreme Registration’ on Friday, Aug. 2 from 2 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held both days at the Oakhurst Community College Center’s main office. SCCCD’s Extreme Registration is a one-stop process that offers everything a ...

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Flash Flood Watch For Parts Of The Central Sierra

MOUNTAIN AREA — A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for some of our local area, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), as isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms remain possible in the Sierra through Friday, July 26. A large area of high pressure maintains widespread triple digit heat across the San Joaquin Valley, West Side Hills and Kern County ...

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Red Cross Issues Heat Safety Tips As Temperatures Climb

FRESNO — It’s hot out there and the soaring temperatures can be dangerous. The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to help stay safe when it’s hot outside. NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS IN YOUR VEHICLE The inside temperature of the car can quickly reach 120 degrees. Other heat safety steps include: • Stay hydrated, drink plenty of ...

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Mountain Area Homeowners Battling Sky-High Insurance Rates

MOUNTAIN AREA — Even local insurance agents are calling it a “crisis” — the sky high price tag attached these days to homeowners insurance in large parts of eastern Madera County. Many area residents have recently been notified their homeowners insurance is going up — for some, by as much as 450 to 500 percent. And lately, according to local ...

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