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Growing Tomatoes in the Hot, Dry Sierra Foothills — Part 3

By Bob Labozetta —  This final part of a three-part series on growing tomatoes in our hot, dry climate details proper cultivation techniques. In areas with no natural shade use shade cloth to cool tomatoes during the hours of most intense sunlight — usually between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Orient the shade structure so it is open to the ...

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Memorial Day Ceremonies In The Mountain Area

MOUNTAIN AREA — A handful of opportunities in various neighborhoods are available this Memorial Day for the community to honor those who have served and sacrificed. The Little Church on the Hill at Oakhill Cemetery will hold a church service at 9 a.m. as part of area Memorial Day Ceremonies, which includes those conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) ...

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Sierra Storm Warning For Snow Above 6,000 Feet

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service (NWS) says a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Central Sierra above 6,000 feet from 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 through Sunday, May 19 at 11 p.m. Unsettled weather continues over the next few days with areas of rain, snow, and wind across central California, according to the NWS. A ...

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Minarets Baseball: Ready For The Challenge

By Colby Jobinger — O’Neals — Playoff baseball is in full swing at Minarets High School. On Wednesday, May 15, the semifinal game between the Minarets Mustangs and the Caruthers Blue Raiders was a high intensity matchup. Both teams’ starting pitchers pitched extremely well and the stakes were high going into the later innings. During the third inning Senior Chris ...

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Train Now To Be A Volunteer Fire Lookout This Fire Season

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — From atop the mountain perch overlooking a vast expanse of green, eyes are carefully trained to spot the early tell-tale signs of forest fire. A wisp of smoke triggers a series of actions that can mean the difference between safety and catastrophe. Want to be a fire lookout or know someone who does? Volunteers are now ...

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PG&E To Customers: Have a Plan for Upcoming Spring Storms

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) meteorologists are forecasting that spring storms will impact its service area today and Thursday. PG&E meteorologists forecast a late spring storm moving into the service area beginning this afternoon, and they urge customers to take the necessary steps to be prepared and stay safe. Moderate to heavy rain is forecast to ...

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Minarets FFA: State Champs, Finals And Private Disneyland

By Colby Jobinger and Jordan Tuttle O’NEALS — In order to grow their leadership skills and wrap up their year, Minarets FFA members traveled to the State FFA Leadership Conference. Members attended sessions where they heard the inspirational retiring addresses of FFA State Officers, along with speeches from Alex Sheen, creator of Because I Said I Would, a ‘social movement ...

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Sierra Storm Warning For Heavy Snow Above 5,000 Feet

MOUNTAIN AREA — Remember all that rain we wished for all those years? We’re getting it, says the National Weather Service (NWS), as a disturbance will impact our area starting tonight, Wednesday, May 15, through Friday morning, May 17, bringing rain to the foothills and valley and snow to the mountains. Then, a series of storm systems arriving on Saturday ...

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Cal Fire Burn Restrictions And Guidelines For Madera County

MADERA – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has announced that effective 8 am. on Monday, May 13, hazard reduction burning in Eastern Madera County is restricted below 1,000 feet in elevation. Hazard reduction burning above 1,000 feet is allowed on permissive burn days with a valid permit from San Joaquin Valley Air ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through May 12

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 6 to Sunday, May 12, 2019. Oakhurst sex offense at school On Monday, May 6 at 2:17 p.m. a deputy responded to the 50000 block of School Road in regards to a sexual offense call. A report was written and forwarded ...

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