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Cal Fire Now Hiring For 2016 Season

SACRAMENTO — Have you ever dreamed of working for one of the largest firefighting agencies in the world? Now is the time to apply. Cal Fire is currently accepting applications for seasonal firefighter and defensible space inspector (forestry aide) positions throughout the state for 2016. “Working for Cal Fire can open the door to many exciting opportunities for someone interested ...

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Shelter Dogs Airlifted To Find New Homes

Submitted by Robin Bell MADERA COUNTY — Madera County shelter dogs are all set to be part of the largest animal rescue airlift of all time, says Transport Coordinator Robin Bell. At least 40 dogs from the Madera County Animal Shelter will be taking flight on Nov. 20, joining the Annual Wings of Rescue Holiday Airlift in a record setting ...

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Tough Stuff: Lions Club Trivia Night Is A Winner

OAKHURST – A full house turned out for the first-ever Lions Club Trivia Night at the Sierra Senior Center on Saturday, Nov. 14, for an evening of stimulating entertainment combined with effective fundraising. Six tables-plus and a host of volunteers partipated in the event, laughingly dubbed “If I Only Had A Brain” trivia. Representing with strong teams were organizations and ...

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Human-Bear Incidents At Record Low In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park has recorded the lowest number of human-bear incidents since 1975, when the park initiated its first human-bear management program, say park officials. A bear incident is counted when a bear causes property damage, obtains food, acts aggressively, or injures a person. In 2015, there were 76 incidents, which resulted in $4,909 in property damage. This ...

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ARkStorms and The Godzilla El Niño

COARSEGOLD – Though not every El Niño brings torrential rain and the resulting disasters, analysts believe with 95 percent certainty that this winter’s event will do just that, says John Kirk of the California Department of Water Resources. Kirk addressed a standing-room-only crowd at the Clubhouse in Yosemite Lakes Park on Saturday, introducing them to new terms and concepts, such ...

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Snowshoeing at Tamarack Ridge

The recent snowfall was inviting us to our first showshoe adventure of the year. Except for the many animal tracks we could see in the snow, we had the place to ourselves. Where: Tamarack Ridge SNO-PARK, Sierra National Forest Distance: 4.8 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevational Range: 7,446′ to 7,728′ Date: November 12, 2015 Maps: High Sierra Ranger District Winter Recreation Guide, Dinky Creek ...

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Ribbon Cutting At Coarsegold Tax Services

COARSEGOLD – A ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday celebrated the opening of a brand new business in Coarsegold. “We’re happy to introduce our latest member, Coarsegold Tax Services, to the community,” said Coarsegold Chamber President Dave Wolin. “Felecia Vernon Chancey, owner of Coarsegold Tax Services, is a CPA and is well known as a professional in the tax and accounting ...

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Coarsegold 4-H Project News

By Lexey Jenkins — COARSEGOLD – We belong to a 4-H club that is an amazing program where kids can show animals, make arts and crafts, do community service, and even participate in outdoor sports. There are many different projects that you can sign up for if you join the Coarsegold 4-H club. In arts and crafts you meet once ...

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Madera County Recruiting For Search & Rescue Team

COUNTY – Madera County’s nationally recognized Search & Rescue Team is now accepting applications to join the ranks. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office provides training and novices are welcome. “This academy is considered one of the best within the state of California and nationally,” says Mike Perreira, 2016 Team Leader for the Madera County Search & Rescue Training Academy. “We’re ...

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Family Shows Their Gratitude To Local Lifesavers

NORTH FORK – It was a day of joy and celebration last Saturday as the family of Mike Nolen expressed their gratitude to the first responders and community members who made it possible for Mike to live to tell the tale. Cal Fire’s Rancheria Station, just south of North Fork, played host to the firefighters, Emergency Services personnel, and citizens ...

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