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Winds Challenge Crews On Cascadel Fire Near North Fork

NORTH FORK – Crews are on scene of a vegetation fire in Cascadel Woods, dealing with high winds and steep terrain. At about 9 p.m., reports came in of a tree into a house on Cascadel Drive, hitting a power line. As engines were responding to that scene, they saw a fire burning along Cascadel Road, the dirt road that ...

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Prescribed Burning On Bass Lake Ranger District

OAKHURST – Sierra National Forest (SNF) officials continue their spring prescribed burning program within the Bass Lake Ranger District. Using the advantage of favorable weather conditions, extra fire personnel and equipment will be committed to the project until the treatments are extinguished, as burn days permit. Projects will include understory burning in the months of May and early June. According ...

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Vegetation Fire In O’Neals Area Off Road 211

O’NEALS — Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire in the O’Neals area east of Road 211. Just before 2:30 p.m., crews were dispatched to reports of a fire on 3 Gate Road off Hildreth Road near High Water Road. The first unit at scene reported the fire at about two acres, burning at a slow rate of spread ...

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Sierra Mono Museum To Remain Active During Renovation

NORTH FORK – The Sierra Mono Museum (SMM) is starting the first major renovation and expansion of its over five-decade history, made possible by a $605,000 federal grant awarded to the Museum’s fiscal sponsor/partner, the North Fork Rancheria. The Museum closed its main North Fork facility’s doors in mid-April for approximately one year for construction. An Open House scheduled for ...

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Madera County Rings Up Millions In Tourism Dollars

OAKHURST – Visit Yosemite Madera County reports that tourism was instrumental to the County’s success in 2017, with visitor spending reaching $283.7 million in Madera County. According to the Dean Runyan Associates report released today by Visit California. The tourism industry supported 4,040 jobs and generated $25.8 million in local and state tax revenue last year. Statewide, visitors spent a ...

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State Wildfire Awareness Week

SACRAMENTO — California’s wet winter created a sizable crop of new growth grass, but don’t let the wet weather fool you as the abundant grass dries into fuel-ripe tinder. Now is the time to act to prevent wildfires. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. declared May 6-12 “Wildfire Awareness Week” to urge homeowners that Fire Defense is Self Defense, Get Ready ...

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An Evening To Treasure: Alumnus SLE Becomes Tradition

By Mary Uribe and Maisy Fronteras —  O’NEALS — This month marks the return of the Minarets High School SLE “An Evening to Treasure,” hosted by the Freeland family on Friday, May 18 at Northpointe Community Church in northwest Fresno. In the words of Mr. Nathan Freeland, “An Evening to Treasure is to celebrate teens affected by disability through the ...

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Across The Bridge: Sharing News With KRYZ Mariposa Community Radio

MOUNTAIN AREA — Want to listen to your news on SNO? Across the Bridge airs regularly on KRYZ Community Radio 98.5 in Mariposa. Hosted by Kellie Flanagan, Managing Editor of Sierra News Online, the community service segment features news and information of interest to the people of the Central Sierra. The program is engineered and produced by Ron Iudice. You ...

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Madera Sheriff Warns Of Recent Phone And Email Scams

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of several phone and email scams circulating throughout Madera County. Though specific details may vary, these scams typically contain one or more of the following characteristics: Informing people they are eligible to receive a financial grant/payment, but must pay a fee over the phone (via iTunes, Green Dot ...

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