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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through May 21

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 15 to Sunday, May 21, 2017: Coarsegold violation of court order On Monday, May 15 at approximately 9:28 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 45000 Block of Road 415 in regards to a violation of a court order. A report was taken and ...

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Awesome Auction And Dinner For ALS Daddy David Tringali

COARSEGOLD — “It’s late but I’m up taking care of my husband’s ventilation and couldn’t sleep. Not that you needed to know that,” Amber Tringali’s message read. “I hope this all makes sense, it is almost two in the morning. The community is throwing us a fundraiser and I feel so incredibly blessed because medical expenses are piling up.” The medical ...

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Exact Center Of California Has Its Balance Restored

NORTH FORK — The two markers that proclaim North Fork to be the exact center of California have been missing of late, but thanks to the hard work of the North Fork History Group and the Lions Club, both have been restored to their respective sites. The one most visible to residents is the sign on the east side of ...

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A Misty Day with the Dogwood Blooms at Nelder Grove

I never imagined the beauty that Nelder Grove held on a day when the floating mist was hiding the tops of the towering Giant Sequoias. Raindrops on dogwood blooms and leaves made me stop and admire them. And, have you ever wondered how some of these big trees got their names? Where: Sierra National Forest, Nelder Grove Distance: 2.1 miles, ...

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Library Workshop On Burn Prevention For Kids And Seniors

OAKHURST — In groups vulnerable to burn injury, such as seniors and young children, there are small changes people can make to reduce their burn risk, according to Burn Prevention Educator Debbie Karaman, of the Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles. Area seniors and parents of young children are the focus of a workshop on burn prevention and burn first aid ...

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Vision Academy Daffodil Photo Contest Winners

MOUNTAIN AREA — The results are in and the top entries in Vision Academy’s inaugural Daffodil Photography Competition have been recognized. The contest was open to adults and children, and entries were received by Mar. 31. Each spring our foothills come alive, peppered in gorgeous displays of yellow and white daffodils, organization board member Nicole Hoke noted at the onset of the ...

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One-Night Closure Of Big Oak Flat Road

YOSEMITE — Park officials have announce the closure, for one night only, of Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) into Yosemite National Park. The closure will be in effect from 9 p.m. on Monday, May 15, to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16. Officials say this closure is necessary for paving on the roadway, which was severely damaged in late ...

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Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Listed As “Hidden Gem”

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Adventurers looking for the spectacular scenery of Yosemite National Park without the crowds — there is a road less traveled right in your back yard. The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, recently featured as a California “Hidden Gem” by Visit California, is a 100-mile stretch of road from North Fork — the exact center of California — ...

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YARTS Bus Service Resumes On Highway 41 For Summer

MADERA COUNTY — YARTS buses will start rolling up Highway 41 to Yosemite National Park starting Monday, May 15, thanks to funding from the Fresno Council of Governments (COG) and the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS). Now that YARTS has resumed service on the busy corridor, residents and visitors alike will be able to access round-trip public transportation to and ...

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