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MCSO Offers Active Shooter Response Training Saturday at YLP Clubhouse

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COARSEGOLD — The Madera County Sheriff’s Department is scheduled to conduct an ‘active shooter’ training session at the Yosemite Lakes Park clubhouse on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9 – 11 a.m. The program, open to the public, is scheduled to last about an hour, with another hour reserved for Q&A. The training is intended to help participants protect themselves during ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log for January 7-13, 2020

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from January 7-13,  2020. Coarsegold – Vandalism On Tuesday, January 7, at 7:25 a.m., a corporal was dispatched to Oonay Nation Road regarding vandalism. Some kind of substance was poured onto the porch of an apartment several days ago. No monetary damage. Documentation only at ...

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Winter Storm Warning Issued for Mountain Areas Above 4,000′

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Winter Storm Warning, in effect from 10 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 16) to 4 p.m. Friday for the Central and Southern Sierra. The warning includes mountain area communities above 4,000 feet in elevation. Heavy snow expected above 4,000 feet, according to NWS forecasters, with total snow accumulations of 4 ...

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MCSO Invites Public to Attend Swearing-in, Awards Ceremony

MADERA — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a swearing-in, promotional and special awards ceremony to recognize recent new hires and promotions within the department. The event will take place Thursday (Jan. 16) at 4 p.m. at MCSO headquarters, which is located at 2725 Falcon Drive in Madera. Among MCSO personnel to be recognized: Promotions: Ian Weaver, Sergeant Matthew ...

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Stomach Illness Report Spurs Yosemite Food Services Probe

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — The Associated Press is reporting that federal health officials are inspecting Yosemite National Park’s food service areas after at least a dozen people have fallen ill with stomach issues. The National Park Service and the U.S. Public Health Service confirmed late last week that they launched an investigation after employees and visitors reported the problems this ...

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New ‘University’ Debuts Tonight in North Fork

NORTH FORK — Don’t be too surprised tonight if you see Pablo Picasso chatting up Abraham Lincoln in downtown North Fork. The first official class for North Fork’s new “university” takes place Friday (Jan. 10) — and the two historical luminaries together with some other very famous figures are the stars of NFU’s inaugural, off beat syllabus. Called “Meeting of ...

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Still Planning Your New Year’s Eve? Check This Out!

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Destination 2020 NYE 9 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino Blast into the future with Chukchansi Gold this New Year’s Eve. Black & Gold Ball At Yosemite Lakes Park 9 p.m. – 12:01 a.m. Yosemite Lakes Park $49.95 Grand Buffet served 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hideout Saloon New Year’s Eve Party 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. ...

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A Sparkling New Year’s Eve Show Returns to the Mountains

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BASS LAKE — The sky at Bass Lake will be illuminated by a spectacular fireworks show to celebrate the New Year! The Pines Resort is making sure that the entire family can get together and safely ring in the new year at the lake. Inviting you to kick off a new decade in style. “Our guests are not the only ...

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Updated Road Conditions Report

Highway 41 – R2, chains or 4wd with snow tires are required, all vehicles must carry chains. Highway 140 – R0, no chain requirements. Yosemite Valley – R0, no chain requirements. Highway 120 – R2, chains or 4wd with snow tires are required, all vehicles must carry chains. Mariposa Grove Road – temporarily closed. Hetch Hetchy Road – temporarily closed. For highways ...

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Winter Weather Blankets Mountain Area

NORTH FORK — Mountain area residents awoke Wednesday morning to a chilly, wintry landscape, with the season’s first dusting of snow creating challenging travel conditions but a scenic backdrop for the Thanksgiving holiday. Residents in the North Fork and O’Neals area reported more than an inch of the fluffy white stuff had fallen overnight but as Wednesday morning dawned, the ...

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