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Domestic Dispute Leads To Arrest Near Raymond

RAYMOND — A call out to a domestic disturbance in Raymond last night involved law enforcement from three different agencies, a K9 Unit and a helicopter, and finally ended in the arrest of the ex-boyfriend. At about 9:30 p.m., sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 38000 block of Road 415. The 911 caller said that her ex-boyfriend ...

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Celebration Of The Life Of Stacey Lee Cook

NORTH FORK – Those who were touched by the life of Stacey Lee Cook are invited to join together to share memories on Friday, Mar. 11, in North Fork. Stacey was born on June 21, 1985, and passed away on Feb. 27, 2016. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Lloyd E. and Valerie L. Jacobs, paternal grandparents ...

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Road 222 Remains Closed As Repairs Are Underway

BASS LAKE — Those wishing to travel between The Forks and Way of the Mono along the south shore of Bass Lake have been met with barriers blocking Road 222. On Sunday afternoon, Mar. 6, reports began to come in about a washout on the north side of the road, and County Roads was called out to put up barriers ...

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Driver Rolls SUV On Road 415 Before DUI Arrest

COARSEGOLD — An accident on Road 415 today ended with the driver leaving the scene in search of a cell signal, his dog left alone in the vehicle, and a charge of DUI. At about 4 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 7, Warren Michael Smith, 25, of Oakhurst, was westbound on Road 415 in a Chevy SUV, headed through the tight ...

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Delaware North vs. NPS – How Did It Come To This?

Written by Gina Clugston — YOSEMITE — People are mad. They’re upset about the name changes in Yosemite, they’re writing angry letters to Delaware North and threatening boycotts of the Tenaya Lodge, a Delaware North property in Fish Camp. The resort’s several hundred employees don’t have a dog in this fight, but must suffer the very vocal condemnation of the ...

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Heavy Rains Undermine Road 222 At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Reports and photos coming in from a mountain area resident traveling along the south shore of Bass Lake show a dangerous condition for anyone driving or riding a bike along Road 222. A reader sent these photos just before 3 p.m. today, of a major hole that has opened up under the roadway in the lane nearest ...

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Chef Grandma Does Lent With Shrimp

CHEF GRANDMA Mardi Gras ended weeks ago. The Carnival that was, is no more. Gone is the feasting… but not the fasting. Days of celebrations and merriment have faded into the solemn and somber days of Lent. Some people give up pleasures during these 40 days as a fasting sacrifice. As a child in Kansas City in the 1940’s, I ...

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Volunteers Wanted For Work On San Joaquin River Trail

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest is looking for enthusiastic people to volunteer their time and energy for new trail construction on the San Joaquin River Trail. Willing participants are invited to get some exercise, enjoy the fresh air, meet new people from the community, and gain some trail building skills. In the overall scope of the project, the San ...

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Tree Crashes Onto A House In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — Firefighters responded to a different kind of emergency tonight when a large bull pine crashed through the roof of a house. Just before 8 p.m. this evening, Engine 4295 from the Cal Fire Station in Coarsegold was called out for reports of a tree into a house on Douglas Road, just off Wells Road west of Coarsegold. When ...

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College Bond Approved For June Ballot

MADERA COUNTY — The State Center Community College District (SCCCD) Board of Trustees voted at its Mar. 1, meeting to place a local bond measure on the June 7 primary ballot. The bond seeks to generate $485 million to address District needs at Oakhurst Community College Center, Fresno City College, Reedley College, Clovis Community College, and Madera Community College Center, ...

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