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Ponderosa Welcomes Chad Rupe as New General Manager

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Ponderosa Communications, Inc. is proud to announce that it has selected Chad Rupe as its new General Manager effective June 15, 2022. Mr. Rupe is ideally suited to lead Ponderosa’s team in the fast-evolving telecommunications space with his strong business and governmental background in rural broadband/telecom and regulatory affairs. Mr. Rupe succeeds Matthew J. Boos, the Company’s ...

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Prescribed Burn Coming to Highway 41

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COARSEGOLD — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), in cooperation with California Highway Patrol, CAL TRANS, Pacific Southwest Research Station/Fresno State University, private landowners, and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, aim to reduce large conflagrative fires and high suppression costs, to the citizens of California, by conducting a prescribed burn along the Highway 41 ...

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Supervisor Wheeler To Hold Public Safety Town Hall Tonight

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Join District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler tonight, May 5th, 2022 for a Town Hall Meeting to discuss Public Safety in Madera County. The Town Hall Meeting will take place from 6pm to 8 pm via Zoom. Information to join is below. All are encouraged to join the Town Hall to receive important information and to engage in ...

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Wildfire Wednesday: Final – Part 8

This is the eighth and final article in a series of articles SNO has been doing called “Wildfire Wednesday.”  “The 12 Step Guide to Help Plan in Advance for Evacuation.” This guide was put together by Katie Hepler and the members of the California Fire Support Group on Facebook. The California Fire Support Group is “intended to allow collaboration between those ...

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Wildfire Wednesday: Make a List – Part 7

This is the seventh in a series of articles SNO will be doing called “Wildfire Wednesday.” To begin, there will be eight articles presenting “The 12 Step Guide to Help Plan in Advance for Evacuation.” This guide was put together by Katie Hepler and the members of the California Fire Support Group on Facebook. The California Fire Support Group is “intended ...

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Wildfire Wednesday: Pack a Go Bag – Part 6

This is the sixth in a series of articles SNO will be doing called “Wildfire Wednesday.” To begin, there will be eight articles presenting “The 12 Step Guide to Help Plan in Advance for Evacuation.” This guide was put together by Katie Hepler and the members of the California Fire Support Group on Facebook. The California Fire Support Group is “intended ...

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Another Fatal Accident on Highway 41

A two-car accident on Hwy. 41 claims the life of a 24-year-old male. MADERA – On March 14, 2022, at approximately 12:30 p.m., the Merced Communication Center (MCC) received a call of a traffic collision on State Route 41, north of Road 406, with medical personnel responding. Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Madera Area responded to the scene ...

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Wildfire Wednesday-Vital Documents-Part 5

This is the fifth in a series of articles SNO will be doing called “Wildfire Wednesday.” To begin, there will be 8 articles presenting “The 12 Step Guide to Help Plan in Advance for Evacuation.” This guide was put together by Katie Hepler and the members of the California Fire Support Group on Facebook. The California Fire Support Group is “intended ...

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High School Seniors Direct & Produce “Our Town”

You are invited to see the play “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder the first two weekends in March – directed and produced by High School seniors Olivia Hagen and Grace Mierkey! OAKHURST – “Our Town” is a three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play tells the story of small-town life, much ...

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Winter Weather Advisory Issued for the Weekend

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – The National Weather Service, Hanford Office, has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our communities beginning today through Sunday. The advisory began at 5:53 AM PST Fri Mar 4 2022, for the following Mountain Communities – Mariposa-Madera Lower Sierra-Fresno-Tulare Lower Sierra-South End of the Lower Sierra-San Joaquin River Canyon-Piute Walker Basin-Including the cities of Bass Lake, Coarsegold, Fish ...

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