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Supervisor Wheeler Hosts Town Hall Meeting In North Fork

NORTH FORK — District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host another in his series of Town Hall meetings on Thursday, May 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North Fork Rancheria Community Center. On the evening’s agenda will be updates from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, Cal Fire and Madera County Fire, the Sierra National Forest, ...

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Guided Tours Of Nelder Grove Area After The Railroad Fire

OAKHURST – Reserve your spot now for a tour of the Railroad Fire area, and experience the unique and beautiful wildflowers that blanket the landscape after a wildfire. Sierra National Forest Botanist Joanna Clines will lead a hike to see the mountain lady’s slipper orchids bloom near Nelder Grove on Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The ...

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Oakhurst CHP Offers A Weekend Senior Driving Class

OAKHURST –  For the first time, the Oakhurst CHP Office will be offering the very popular Age Well, Drive Smart senior driving class on a weekend. These free classes fill up quickly, so don’t delay. Reserve your spot now for Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to noon. And check with your insurance company to see if this educational opportunity ...

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Cal Fire To Restrict Burning Below 4,000 Feet Elevation

MARIPOSA – Effective Friday, June 1, at 8 a.m., the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit will suspended all burning below the 4,000 foot elevation in Madera and Mariposa County. Open burning is allowed above the 4,000 elevation with valid permits only. Residents need to contact the burn day information line, in their county, prior ...

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Doing What’s Best For Women And Girls

BASS LAKE — Under a sweeping canopy of tiny lights in the Lakeview Room above The Pines Resort, we gathered to celebrate the lasting imprint of women on the fabric of our community, as the local Soroptimist organization marked five decades of sisterhood and service. On Sunday, May 20, a luncheon was held to honor the special occasion. It was ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through May 27

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 21 to Sunday, May 27, 2018. Ahwahnee violation of restraining order, methamphetamine possession On Monday, May 21 at 12:52 a.m. deputies were dispatched regarding the alleged violation to a restraining order. The male was contacted and found to be in possession of ...

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Public Coffee House Presents Youth Art Gallery Opening

NORTH FORK – Public Coffee House in North Fork is inviting all mountain area youth to participate in their upcoming Art Opening on Saturday, June 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. Artists must be 18 years or younger, and submit three original pieces of art of whatever genre of visual art —  sketches, paintings, sculptures, photography, etc. — before June ...

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Vote Centers Now Open Every Day Until The Election

OAKHURST – You can fill out a ballot, turn in or replace your mail-in ballot, get help with filling out your ballot, or use the electronic ballot marking device — all at the Oakhurst Vote Center, located at State Center Community College. There is also a voting location at the Government Center in Madera. As of Saturday, May 26, both ...

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Winter Weather Advisory For High Country

MOUNTAIN AREA — It doesn’t matter that it’s technically spring: the National Weather Service says a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Sierra Nevada high country above 8,000 feet from Yosemite to Kings Canyon National Parks, starting Friday morning at 5 a.m., May 24 and continuing through Saturday morning, May 26 at 5 a.m. In lower elevations, there’s ...

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