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Three Search And Rescue Calls Sunday

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MADERA COUNTY–The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is reporting three separate search and rescue calls on Sunday, 9.4.2022. Beginning at 8:35am with the first call and the final call coming in at 4:00pm, conditions all day were considered extreme due to excessive heat. Rescue #1 Lost Hiker at Devils Slide At 8:35am on Sunday 9/4/22, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received ...

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Excessive Heat Warning Extended Through Friday

HANFORD—The National Weather Service Hanford Office has extended The Excessive Heat Warning for the San Joaquin Valley, Kern County desert, Sierra foothills, Yosemite Valley, Kern River Valley, and Coastal Range until 8 PM PDT Friday evening. An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot weather will occur. Heat related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat ...

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Excessive Heat Warning Extended

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office in Hanford, CA  has extended the Excessive Heat Warning issued earlier in the week as reported here. The warning is now expected to last until Wednesday, September 7, 2022. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for the San Joaquin Valley, Kern County desert, Sierra foothills, Yosemite Valley, Kern River Valley, and Coastal ...

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Teen Fatality At Thousand Island Lake

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MADERA COUNTY–At approximately 8pm on August 10, 2022, the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call regarding a teenage subject who had gone missing from his hiking party near Thousand Island Lake. Thousand Island Lake, part of the Ansel Adams Wilderness in eastern Madera County, is at an elevation of 9,833 with 10,000-foot peaks surrounding it. https://goo.gl/maps/   The ...

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Traffic Advisory Road 426 Oakhurst

OAKHURST—Madera County Public Works Department has announced a commuter alert for Road 426 between Highway 41 (SR-41) and Road 427 (School Road). The road work is a part of the 2020 Countywide Pavement Rehabilitation and Overlay Project. This part of the project affects Road 426 between SR-41 to Road 427 (School Rd). A map is included at the end of ...

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Two Weekend Medical Rescues

MADERA COUNTY–Excessive heat, dehydration, and hikers falling ill kept Madera County Sheriff’s and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) busy over the hot weekend. Rescue #1 Rainbow Falls On Friday afternoon, July 15, 2022, Madera County Sheriff’s Sgt. Roussell and Deputy Vermeulen were on patrol in the Eastern Madera County area when they were dispatched to a possible medical aid at Rainbow ...

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Mountain Area Home Sales For First Half Of 2019

By Ed Bailey — MOUNTAIN AREA — During the first half of 2019, members of the Fresno Realtors Association Multiple Listing Services primarily in the Yosemite Gateway Branch sold 266 mountain area homes (single family residential properties), compared to 285 sold in the same period of time last year. Boundaries for the mountain area include Oakhurst, Ahwahnee, Coarsegold, North Fork, ...

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ArborWorks Branches Out In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — “We have a lot of people working in this area and really want to be involved in the community,” says Chriso Lee, director of operations for ArborWorks Inc., a tree care company that in just the past few years has become one of the area’s largest employers. Every day, the company sends dozens of crews out around the ...

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2019 Eastern Madera County Regional Spelling Bee

MADERA COUNTY — For two nights, Monday and Tuesday Apr. 1 – 2, the best elementary school spellers in the mountain area converged on Rivergold Elementary for the 2019 Eastern Madera County Regional Spelling Bee. The Bee is comprised of all 1st place winners, grades K– 8th, from 11 different mountain elementary schools. Retired Rivergold teacher, Holly Walter was the ...

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Eastern Madera County Job Fair 2019

OAKHURST — On your way to finding a new job or career? This step could help. The Workforce Development Board of Madera County invites individuals to participate in the upcoming Eastern Madera County Job Fair on Thursday, Mar. 14, from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Oakhurst Community Center. Participating businesses may be looking to fill immediate vacancies, build a ...

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