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Inmate Apprehended After Walking Away From Work Camp

MARIPOSA – A minimum-security inmate who walked away from the Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) Mount Bullion Conservation Camp (CC #39) in Mariposa County on March 21 has been apprehended. Inmate Blake Castro, 31, was apprehended at approximately 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 21, by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office after a property owner notified law enforcement of a suspicious person ...

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Inmate Walks Away from Mount Bullion Camp In Mariposa

MARIPOSA – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are searching for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from the Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) Mount Bullion Conservation Camp (CC #39) in Mariposa County today. Inmate Blake Castro, 31, was reported missing during an inmate count Monday, Mar. 20. He was last seen at 2 a.m. this morning in his ...

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Miller’s Landing Fleet Features Antique Wooden Tug Boat

OAKHURST – Miller’s Landing, the ultimate family getaway at Bass Lake, has acquired a 1959 Skagit Tugboat that was built by hand in Huntington Beach, Calif. The acquisition of the tug boat last summer expands their boating fleet to over 50, offering visitors and tourists a variety of boating options. Tug boats have historically been used to haul equipment and ...

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Public Meeting On North Fork Roundabout Project

NORTH FORK — The public is invited to attend a meeting concerning the North Fork Roundabout Project on Thursday, Mar. 30, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Rancheria Community Center. The Madera County Public Works Department has begun the work for design of a roundabout at the intersection of Road 274 and Road 225 between North Fork and South ...

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Fire Burns Travel Trailer On Road 425A

OAKHURST — A fire that reportedly started in a travel trailer this evening was stopped before spreading to the home just feet away, thanks to the quick work of firefighters. Just before 9:45 p.m., crews were dispatched to an address in the 40800 block of Road 425A for reports of a microwave catching fire. Madera County Engine 12 and Water ...

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Bone Found At Chukchansi Construction Site Is Human

COARSEGOLD — With construction halted on the construction site of the new Chukchansi Crossing fuel stop on Highway 41 at Lucky Lane, the investigation into the origin of a fragment of bone found yesterday continues. According to a report from ABC30, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that the bone found yesterday morning at the site is a human ...

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Work On Chukchansi Station Halted With Discovery Of Bone Fragment

COARSEGOLD — Construction work was stopped Wednesday morning on the new Chukchansi Crossing fuel station on Highway 41 at Lucky Lane when a Tribal Cultural Technician uncovered what appears to be a fragment of a human bone, according to Chukchansi Tribal Chairwoman Claudia Gonzales. “All construction on tribal lands of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California is carefully ...

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Veteran Prosecutor Seeks To Unseat Madera Co. District Attorney

MADERA COUNTY — The prosecutor who won the conviction of the Yosemite Lakes Park arsonists has now set her sights on the job of chief law enforcement officer in Madera County. Former Madera County Supervising Deputy District Attorney Sally Moreno has announced that she will be running for the job of District Attorney in 2018. “Madera County is a big ...

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Some Beautiful Big Boys Need A Forever Home

Written by Sharon Fitzgerald — OAKHURST — In a previous post, we brought you the story of Mack. Mack’s owner passed away and he was given to someone at Von’s. Evidently he got away from his new home and the person did not look for him. Mack wandered onto a porch in heavy rain, drenched to the skin. Luckily, through ...

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