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Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

MOUNTAIN AREA — The Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit of Cal Fire wants to remind everyone that on Sunday, Mar. 11, daylight saving time begins. “When you set your clocks forward one hour please make another change that could save your life,” Cal Fire says, asking that people also change the battery in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. “A working smoke alarm ...

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Join The Fun: La Sierra Guild Membership Drive

OAKHURST — Looking for an exceptionally important way to give back, working with a well-oiled nonprofit that helps youth throughout the mountain areas and in the valley, as well? La Sierra Guild of Valley Children’s Hospital invites the community to come out for their March general meeting and Annual Membership Drive at Oakhurst Lutheran Church on Wednesday, Mar. 14, at ...

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Big Dollar Incentives For New Wood Burning Stoves

Submitted by Mountain Comforts MOUNTAIN AREA — Living in the Sierra foothills, heating your home with a wood burning stove or fireplace is a way of life for most of the residents. Coming in from the cold to absorb the warmth and seeing the friendly glow of a fire is one of the great things we love about our life ...

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Across The Bridge This Week: Sharing News With KRYZ Radio

MOUNTAIN AREA — Want to listen to your news on SNO? Across the Bridge airs regularly on KRYZ Community Radio 98.5 in Mariposa. Hosted by Kellie Flanagan, Managing Editor of Sierra News Online, the community service segment features news and information of interest to the people of the Central Sierra. The program is engineered and produced by Ron Iudice. You ...

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Hazardous Weather Conditions For Foothills

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Mariposa, Madera, Fresno and Tulare County Foothills from 11 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 2 through 10 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 3 above 3,000 feet. Snow is expected with total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, and localized amounts up to 6 inches around 4,000 feet, ...

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Come Have Fun: Visitors Center Seeks Volunteers

OAKHURST – Are you new to the area, or just want to meet new people, and give back to your community at the same time? If so, here’s your chance, as you’re invited to come volunteer with Visit Yosemite Madera County, Madera County’s visitor bureau. Visit Yosemite Madera County is looking for committed, eager volunteers to help visitors from around ...

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Winter Storm Warning For Sierra Nevada

YOSEMITE — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to Kings Canyon and Tulare County mountains, including Bass Lake, from 4 a.m Thursday, Mar. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 3. Heavy snow is expected, with total snow accumulations of 18 to 30 inches, and localized amounts up to ...

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Winter Storm Watch For The Sierra Nevada

YOSEMITE — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to Kings Canyon and Tulare County mountains, from overnight Wednesday through early Saturday morning, Mar. 3. A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest ...

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Missing Hiker Found Safe In Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE — Alan Chow, the hiker missing in Yosemite National Park since Tuesday, Feb. 20, has been found safe today. Chow, who was backpacking alone, was spotted from a National Park Service helicopter around noon today above Wapama Fall in the Hetch Hetchy area after an extensive search the past several days.  He was transported to the Hetch Hetchy Ranger ...

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