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Snow Advisory For Foothills Above 2,500 Feet

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service (NWS) has upgraded the next storm system to a Winter Storm Warning, as rain and snow return to the area, and freezing overnight temps prevail. In the foothills above 2,500 feet, there’s a Winter Weather Advisory for snow — up to seven inches is expected, according to the NWS. Winter Weather Advisory for ...

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One Of These Nominees Will Be North Fork Citizen Of The Year

NORTH FORK – This marks the 40th year that the town of North Fork will choose its Citizen of the Year. The dinner and award ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 2, at the North Fork Town Hall. Local residents are given the opportunity each year to nominate those among them who have made notable contributions to the town and ...

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Snow Day!

MOUNTAIN AREA — With visions of snow days dancing in their heads, children in the foothills went to sleep on Monday night and woke up on Tuesday, Feb. 5, to a proverbial winter wonderland, as the promised so-many-inches blanketed neighborhoods overnight. And it’s not over yet — freezing temps are expected overnight and there’s a good chance that snow is ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Feb. 3

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 28 to Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. Coarsegold theft from vehicle On Monday, Jan. 28 at 8:23 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 46000 block of Lucy Lane regarding theft from a vehicle. A report was written, evidence obtained and case ...

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Freezing Temps On The Way – Keep Your Pipes From Bursting

MOUNTAIN AREA – With temperatures expected to drop below freezing this week, it’s time to insulate exposed plumbing and execute other measures to keep the disaster of burst pipes from ruining your holidays. Residents who have not already done so are reminded to take precautions such as wrapping exposed metal or plastic pipes that carry water, since water expands when ...

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Cancer Never Sleeps And Neither Do We

By Therese Righter — O’NEALS — On Friday, Mar. 29 and Saturday Mar. 30, Minarets High School will host the freshly-dubbed Sierra Mountain Communities for a Cure, bringing together all of the mountain communities, businesses, and schools for a great purpose — to support the American Cancer Society in its mission to fight cancer. The Relay for Life: Sierra Mountain Communities for ...

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Freezing Nightime Temps

MOUNTAIN AREA — While the National Weather Service in Hanford will allow a Winter Storm Warning and a Winter Weather Advisory in our area to expire with the passing storm, freezing temps will occur overnight. The warning took effect at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1 and continues through 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The advisory began at 4 ...

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North Fork Parents Fight To Save Head Start Program

NORTH FORK – Parents, grandparents and children gathered in the office of the Head Start program at the North Fork School on Tuesday after learning their center would be closed at the end of the school year. Mattie Mendez, Executive Director of the Community Action Partnership of Madera County (CAPMC), told the group that with the increases in the minimum ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Jan. 27

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 21 to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Oakhurst warrant arrest On Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 4:12 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 49000 block of Civic Circle to assist California Highway Patrol. One female subject was found to have an outstanding ...

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Winter Storm And Flash Flood Watch

MOUNTAIN AREA — While the forecast for this weekend’s rain is less drastic than previously anticipated, we’re still expecting a winter storm strong enough to bring sufficient precipitation that the National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a storm and flash flood watch for the region, especially notable for burn scar areas. Winter Storm Watch A Winter Storm Watch is ...

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