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    Foods that help respiratory system

    Smoke from fire is dangerous because of the damage the smoke can do to a person’s lungs. Exposure to smoke from a fire can contribute to asthma and sinus problems. A cough can be a danger sign that the cilia, in the respiratory tract, sinuses, and lungs are bogged down with foreign material...

  • OBITUARIES

    William Theodore Wagner

    William (Bill) Theodore Wagner, a 38-year Oakhurst resident, died July 26, 2014 at the age of 84.

  • NEWS

    Fires burning out of control

    A fire burning in the area between Rock Creek and Fish Creek campgrounds, in the San Joaquin River drainage — named the French Incident — has burned more than 2,000 acres in steep, rough terrain above North Fork. The fire, reported by Shuteye Peak Lookout at approximately 5:45 a.m., Monday...

  • CRIME

    Fish Camp man arrested with $115,000

    On Sunday, July 20, 2014, the Merced Area CHP arrested 25-year-old Yusen Efrain Valenzuela Herrera, of Fish Camp, on charges of possessing more than $115,000 suspected to be obtained through, or intended to be used for, the unlawful purchase of a controlled substance.

  • CRIME

    Three years for witness tampering

    A Madera County Superior Court has sentenced Kevin Lynn Runyon, 24, to prison for felony dissuading a witness, according to Michael R. Keitz, Madera County District Attorney.

  • NEWS

    Reading clues to finding the ultimate treasure

    An estimated 30 children twirled, jumped, clapped and sang "Blessed be the rock of my salvation." The faster the music became, the more chaotic the movements were ... so much so that a couple of boys spun out-of-control, laughing all the way down as they hit the carpet.

  • NEWS

    Neubacher named Heritage Days Grand Marshall

    Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher will serve as Grand Marshall of the Sept. 20 Mountain Heritage Days Parade. The parade is the highlight of the Sept. 20-21 celebration sponsored by Sierra Historic Sites Association to raise funds for the upkeep of Fresno Flats Historic Village...

  • NEWS

    Drop-in volunteers

    Yosemite National Park is seeking help from interested people to assist in preserving, restoring, and enjoying Yosemite Valley. Experienced work leaders will guide each day's group and explore some of the park's most precious resources in Yosemite Valley. No experience is required and all ages and...

  • NEWS

    County marijuana ordinances

    According to MADNET, marijuana growers continue to flout Madera County's Marijuana Ordinances on cultivating and growing medical marijuana. They are:

  • NEWS

    Bass Lake water alert

    Due to current drought conditions, The Bass Lake Water Co. announced Tuesday it is implementing Stage II Water Conservation Rules, effective Friday, Aug. 1.

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