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Hazardous Weather Conditions For Foothills

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Mariposa, Madera, Fresno and Tulare County Foothills from 11 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 2 through 10 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 3 above 3,000 feet. Snow is expected with total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, and localized amounts up to 6 inches around 4,000 feet, ...

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PG&E Has Ways To Be Prepared During Winter Storms

SAN FRANCISCO — With a wet and cold winter storm arriving late Wednesday, and lasting through the weekend, PG&E is urging its customers to take the necessary steps to be prepared and stay safe. Wet and windy weather will move north to south, impacting coastal and inland areas of Northern and Central California. Cold temperatures will bring snow to elevations ...

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ACT Puppies Of The Week: Lords Of The Rings

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dogs of the Week for SNO comprise the Lord of the Ring Litter. Click on images to enlarge. Meet Gandalf, Gimli, and Frodo, a trio of adorable eight-week-old Dachshund and Chihuahua mixes. These perfect little pups were found covered in ticks with no mamma or daddy dog.    They’re happy to say ...

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Come Have Fun: Visitors Center Seeks Volunteers

OAKHURST – Are you new to the area, or just want to meet new people, and give back to your community at the same time? If so, here’s your chance, as you’re invited to come volunteer with Visit Yosemite Madera County, Madera County’s visitor bureau. Visit Yosemite Madera County is looking for committed, eager volunteers to help visitors from around ...

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Winter Storm Warning For Sierra Nevada

YOSEMITE — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to Kings Canyon and Tulare County mountains, including Bass Lake, from 4 a.m Thursday, Mar. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 3. Heavy snow is expected, with total snow accumulations of 18 to 30 inches, and localized amounts up to ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Gardening As The Climate Changes

By Bob Labozetta (Mariposa Master Gardener) Gardening in this time of increasing global temperatures, rising sea levels, and changing environments is challenging to say the least. In our own locale, we notice significant impact on our backyard habitats: With higher average temperatures and inconsistent precipitation, plants are blooming earlier and growing seasons are becoming unpredictable. Even warm-weather plants like tomatoes ...

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NF Fire Dept. Auxiliary Ponies Up $80,000 For New Engine

MADERA COUNTY — Members of the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary handed over a hefty check to the County this morning for the purchase of a new Type 6 fire engine to be put into service at Station 11. The citizens of the North Fork, Wishon, O’Neals and Bass Lake area have always been extremely generous in their support ...

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Winter Storm Watch For The Sierra Nevada

YOSEMITE — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to Kings Canyon and Tulare County mountains, from overnight Wednesday through early Saturday morning, Mar. 3. A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Feb. 25

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 19 to Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. Coarsegold possession of a stolen vehicle and narcotics On Monday, Feb. 19 at 2:04 a.m. a deputy contacted a male on Road 417/Chukchansi Road. During the contact an adult male on probation out of Mariposa County ...

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Vision Academy Of The Arts Showcase Of Talent

OAKHURST — Over the last 24 years, local nonprofit Vision Academy of the Arts has awarded more than $160,000 to a total of 130 graduating Eastern Madera County high school seniors in the area, as part of the nonprofit’s dedication to enrichment in education through the arts. Now, Vision Academy of the Arts invites to the community to come out ...

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