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It’s Rattlesnake Season; Here’s What You Need To Know

CALIFORNIA — As the warm weather returns, humans are not the only species coming out to enjoy the sun. Snakes, too, can be found basking in the sun’s rays. As KMPH reported on Friday, a 17-year-old girl remained at Valley Children’s Hospital after being bitten on the foot by a rattlesnake while hiking at Millerton Lake on Monday. Although most ...

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

By Bob Labozetta —  This is the first of a three-part series about growing tomatoes in the Sierra foothills. Parts two and three on tomato care will follow in the weeks to come. Tomatoes are adversely affected by temperature extremes. When temperatures stay over 90℉ during the day and the nights remain above 70℉, non-adapted tomato blooms often fail to ...

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Countdown To Relay: Sierra Mountain Communities for a Cure

By Therese Righter — O’NEALS — Are you ready? The countdown is on — just ten days until Relay for Life: Sierra Mountain Communities for a Cure begins! The entire community is invited to join in the celebrations as we memorialize those we have lost, honor those who are currently fighting and those who have won their battle with the ...

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North Fork 8th Grade Wins County Academic Challenge

MADERA COUNTY — The 2019 Madera County Academic Pentathlon culminated with the Super Quiz and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Mar. 16, naming Sherman Thomas STEM Academy this year’s seventh grade champion team and North Fork School the eighth grade champion team. More than 200 students participated in this five-event academic competition, held on March 8 and 16. Students competed in ...

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It’s Spring And Here Comes The Rain Again

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford says a Pacific storm system will move into and across the region Tuesday night, Mar. 19 through Thursday, Mar. 21. Brief high pressure will build over the area Friday, Mar. 22 before another weaker storm system moves across the region Saturday, Mar. 23. Super Full Moon Rises On First Day Of ...

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Family Trip To Bass Lake Derailed When Car Catches Fire

O’NEALS – A day trip to Bass Lake ended in flames this morning for a father and son as their vehicle caught fire while headed up Road 200. A man from Fresno was looking forward to spending the day with his son just hanging out at Bass Lake. But as they passed through the O’Neals area just before noon, their ...

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Reiley And Jake Take The FFA Cake

By Colby Jobinger — O’NEALS — What’s better than one FFA Regional Officer? Two FFA Regional Officers! Two members of Minarets FFA were recently selected to serve on the 2019-2020 Regional Officer team, which is the second highest officer position an FFA member can hold. Junior Reiley Stenberg and sophomore Jake Dowell will assume their respective positions as East-Fresno Madera ...

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Minarets Students Prevail Over Teachers In Donkey Basketball

By Jordan Tuttle — O’NEALS — What’s the best way to mix FFA with sports? If your instant answer isn’t, “donkey basketball,” you don’t know what you’re missing! Well, in hindsight, “ram football” also sounds fun, but it would be super difficult to teach the rams to catch. Donkey basketball is an annual event at Minarets High School during FFA ...

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Caller Impersonating Madera Sheriff Sergeant, It’s A Scam

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens about a man who has been making phone calls to residents throughout the county impersonating a sheriff’s sergeant regarding outstanding warrants. This is a scam! The Sheriff’s Office will never request funds or personal identifying information over the phone. If you receive a phone call of this nature, please ...

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Highway 41 Reopens Through Rocky Cut

MADERA COUNTY – Highway 41 between Road 200 and Highway 145 has been reopened after a rock slide two days ago closed the road in both directions. Late Wednesday afternoon, Mar. 6, geologists were called in to assess the stability of the steep rock walls along the roadway after about 10 cubic yards of debris slid into the northbound lane. ...

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