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12-Year-Old Crashes Dad’s Car Near Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — When CHP officers responded to reports of a single-vehicle rollover just south of Serpa Canyon on Highway 41 last night, they were likely a bit taken aback to encounter a 12-year-old girl behind the wheel. Just after 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, the Oakhurst juvenile was northbound in her father’s 2004 Toyota Corolla, and was reportedly using ...

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Join Madera County Search & Rescue Team

MADERA COUNTY — Madera County’s nationally recognized Search & Rescue Team is currently accepting new applications through the end of the year. Applications can be picked up at either the Sheriff’s main office at 2725 Falcon Drive in Madera, or the Sheriff’s substation at 48267 Liberty Drive in Oakhurst. Interested candidates are urged to complete and submit an application. They ...

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DUI Arrest After Crash On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — A single-vehicle rollover on Highway 41 just north of Yosemite Lakes Parkway shut down both lanes this evening as officers conducted their investigation before making an arrest for DUI. Several witnesses told CHP that the driver of the Honda sedan was driving in a reckless manner and passing them at a high rate of speed just before the ...

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Coarsegold Chamber Hosts Gala Gourmet Dinner

COARSEGOLD — The Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce has announced that it’s annual dinner, scheduled for Friday, Jan. 8, will be a gala “Welcome to 2016” plated dinner, complete with entertainment, at the Blue Heron in Yosemite Lakes Park. Chamber President Dave Wolin’s is not mincing words when he says, “The days of boring rubber chicken dinners are over. We’re putting ...

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How Your Business Can Apply For Tax Credits

MADERA COUNTY — Seats are filling quickly for the free California Competes Workshop hosted by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). Small, medium and large businesses are encouraged to attend the workshop and receive instructions on how to apply for this tax credit program. The California Competes Program has approximately $200 million in tax credits available during ...

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Artists Invited To Submit Work For Young Masters Exhibition

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council is proud to present the annual Young Master’s Youth Exhibition this coming February at the Treetop Gallery. This special juried exhibition provides the youth of Mariposa with the opportunity to express their ideas, narratives, and inspirations with their community through their own pieces of original visual artwork and offers the community a chance ...

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Flea Market Holiday Gardening

FleaMarketGardening.org There’s no reason to stop decorating when you reach the back door. Continue right out into the garden! Many holiday decorations can transition easily into ‘gifts’ for the birds, as in decorated trees, or can act as focal points that add some color to a snowy or barren garden scene. It really makes decorating fun when it’s this simple! ...

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Edgar A. Wilkins

Edgar A. Wilkins “Ed” at age 83 passed on Monday, November 30th surrounded by family. Ed was born on December 25, 1931, in Sacramento, CA, and at an early age his parents moved the family to Fresno, both chemists, to work for Twining Laboratories. He attended Heaton Elementary, Hamilton Jr. High and Fresno High School. After his father passed away ...

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Coarsegold Collects Toys For Tots

COARSEGOLD – The Coarsegold Historic Village is proud to to be one of the public donation locations for the 2015 Marine Corps Toys for Tots gift drive. The other location is at Von’s Shopping Center in Oakhurst. Sponsored by the Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce, collection will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. Toys can ...

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Sierra National Forest Seeks Input On OHV Funding

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest is requesting public input for the 2017 State Off Highway Motor Vehicle (OHV) funding/proposal submission cycle. This year the State has funds available for education, operation and maintenance, plus law enforcement and restoration projects, and the Sierra National Forest will submit an OHV grant application for this funding. As part of the application process, ...

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