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Buford The Chihuahua Survives Rattlesnake Bite

COARSEGOLD — At the time, Buford didn’t know any better. He sure does now — and we think he wants you to know, as well. On Tuesday, May 15, little Buford the Chihuahua went out to potty. He’s a six-month-old pup who weighs about 6.5 pounds. His humans, Lisa and Todd Lawrence, were out of town on vacation, and Buford ...

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Roadside Vegetation Fire South Of Hensley Lake

HENSLEY LAKE – Firefighters are on scene of a roadside vegetation fire just south of Hensley Lake on Road 400. Just before 12:30 p.m., reports came in of a fire burning along Road 400 near Road 406. A full wildland dispatch was called out, including aircraft out of Hollister. The first unit at scene reported the fire at about 4 ...

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Madera County ArtsFest And Student Art Contest Winners

MADERA COUNTY — Hundreds of Valley residents showed up for the fifth annual Madera County ArtsFest on Saturday, May 12. Madera County Schools Foundation and Madera County Superintendent of Schools hosted the free family-friendly event promoting art in Madera County. ArtsFest was held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the office of Madera County Superintendent of Schools. “ArtsFest is ...

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Third Annual Military Appreciation Baseball Game

O’NEALS — Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is a process, working together is a success. This sentiment is common in both baseball and in the military. Minarets Varsity Baseball player and junior Aaron Hall put on his annual Military Appreciation Baseball Game on Friday, Apr. 27 during the home game against Caruthers. Sophomore TJ Garner and junior Tylor ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through May 13

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 7 to Sunday, May 13, 2018. North Fork danger to self On Monday, May 7 at 1 a.m. a deputy was dispatched regarding a report of a female subject causing a disturbance and making statements of causing harm to others. Subject was ...

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Cal Fire MMU Suspends Burning Below 2,000 Feet

MARIPOSA – Effective Thursday, May 17, at 8 a.m., the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit will suspended all burning below the 2,000 foot elevation in Madera and Mariposa County. Open burning is allowed above the 2,000 elevation with valid permits only. Permits are free of charge and available at any Cal Fire station. Residents ...

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Keeping Minarets Hydrated: Bethany Morgan’s Successful SLE

O’NEALS — As a volleyball, soccer and softball player, Bethany Morgan has always known one of the most important rules of life is to stay hydrated! Hydration is a key point to a healthy lifestyle according to Beth. As a result, she decided to make the mission of her Senior Legacy Experience (SLE) project to replace the water fountains around ...

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Supporting The Fight Against Childhood Cancer

By Sydney Meyers & Natalie Zawolkow — O’NEALS — On Tuesday, May 1, Minarets High School senior Ellery Meade held her Senior Legacy Experience (SLE) on the lawn outside of the Minarets Gym. The event was from 1 – 5 p.m., dedicated to the St. Baldricks Foundation, an organization devoted to finding cures for childhood cancer and offering wigs to ...

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You Can Now Get Your Campfire Permit Online

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Did you know that not only can you obtain your campfire permit at any Forest Service Office, but you can also get a permit online? Campfire Permits are required for open fires, such as campfire, barbecues and portable stoves on federally controlled lands and private lands that are the property of another person. On private lands, ...

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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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