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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Mar. 25

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 19 to Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018. Coarsegold public intoxication On Monday, Mar. 19 at 12:38 a.m. a deputy responded to the 46500 block of Lucky Lane regarding a subject who was highly intoxicated and causing a disturbance at the business. This subject ...

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Not Tonight, Deer: UC Master Gardeners’ Free Presentation

By Brian Moore — MARIPOSA — When we moved onto our property in 1999, I planted a garden. I did not use any amendments; the vegetables and flowers were radiant and our harvest abundant. Then came the battles. Along with the insects came moles, gophers, ground squirrels and devastating deer. 18 years into gardening in Mariposa County, we are again ...

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Mountain Area Girls Soccer Championship Tournament

COARSEGOLD — On Friday, Mar. 23 the Rivergold School Girls Soccer Team defeated Coarsegold School in an exciting shoot out after the teams finished the championship game tied 1-1. The team is coached by Bob Elliott and Terry Rich. Congratulations to the Rivergold Girls Soccer on this three-peat! Home of the Hawks, Rivergold Elementary School is located at 31800 Road 400 ...

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Snowshoeing at the Coyote SNO-PARK Area

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You never really know how long March snow will stick around. I did know that snow was up in our local mountains, plenty of it to snowshoe on, so we packed up our ride with 5 hikers, our snowshoes and headed for the SNO-PARK areas above Shaver Lake. Where: Coyote SNO-PARK, Sierra National Forest Distance: 5.89 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevational Range: ...

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Little Church On The Hill Hosts Easter Sunrise Service

OAKHURST –  Everyone is invited to attend as the historic “Little Church on the Hill” will be host to its first Easter Sunrise Service in more than 30 years on Sunday, Apr. 1, at 7 a.m. Over the years after its restoration, the Little Church on the Hill has been host to weddings, baptisms, memorials and numerous veteran celebrations. However, ...

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North Fork Takes Top Honors In Academic Pentathlon

MADERA COUNTY — The 2018 Madera County Academic Pentathlon culminated with the Super Quiz and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Mar. 17, with North Fork School being named this year’s seventh and eighth grade champions. North Fork 8th Grade Team Members: Tenaya Ahrens, Kristian Beighey, Nyviah Bethel, Clover Cicoletti, Sean Glitch, Madeline Griffin, Leilani Grijalva, Selena Mendosa, Laura Rohrbaugh, Elise Stover, ...

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Snowshoeing to Dewey Point

Bright blue skies with white puffy clouds and plenty of snow to enjoy made it the right time to check out the trail and views from Dewey Point. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 7.41 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevational Range: 7,331′ to 7,569′ Date: March 12, 2018 Map: El Capitan Topographic Map Dog Hike: No Even though snow was late arriving ...

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Yosemite Winter Rangers’ Update For Mar. 14

YOSEMITE – Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski have posted their latest blog on conditions at Tuolumne Meadows — you can follow them every week for up-to-date reports. New snow: 6 inches Total settled snow depth: 28 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 48°F (March 11) Low temperature: 10°F (March 9) Ski Conditions and Weather The weather this week was dominated by spring ...

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Will The Undefeated Reign Of Staff Ever End?

O’NEALS — As the Minarets basketball team moves off the court this school year, a new team stepped on the court to defend their title when Minarets had the fourth annual Donkey Basketball game at 7 p.m. in the gym. Students who sold tickets had the opportunity to ride in this game against the staff. While the staff dominated the ...

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Supervisors Approve Airplane For Madera County Sheriff

MADERA COUNTY — The Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 today to approve the acquisition of a Cessna 172 for the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. There will be no cost to the County to acquire the plane, which is being offered to the S.O. by the Merced County Sheriff’s Office, who used it for nearly 11 years. It is estimated that ...

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