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Yosemite Partners With Google Maps Street View

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and Google Maps have partnered on a groundbreaking project that uses cutting-edge technology to allow visitors to explore Yosemite National Park’s iconic features. This program allows people to explore Yosemite’s features, learn about the history and geology of the park, and experience first-hand what it is like to rock climb and explore the beauty of ...

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Expect Delays On Highway 41 South Of Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Motorists are experiencing delays just south of Oakhurst over Deadwood as Cal Trans conducts repair work on Highway 41. According to Cal Trans, after several years of much needed road work, they will be conducting repair operations today (Thursday, Oct. 15), tomorrow, Monday and possibly Tuesday, if needed, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.  One-way ...

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History Mystery #33

With Hensley Lake water levels down most of the lake bed is now exposed. Grub Gulch Chapter 41-49 E Clampus Vitus has been doing a research project mapping the location of several historical sites on the dry bed of Hensley Lake and the actual Flume Route on the Fresno River. The preliminary results have been presented to the Army Corps ...

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Truck And Trailer Roll-Over Near Fine Gold Creek

NORTH FORK – A single-vehicle rollover on Road 200 blocked traffic for over two hours last night near the Fine Gold Creek bridge west of North Fork. Just after 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, a Ford pickup pulling a trailer was traveling westbound on Road 200 just west of the bridge, at what was described by CHP as “an ...

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Changes At The Madera County Sheriff’s Office

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff Varney today announced a reorganization of administrative duties within the Madera County Sheriff’s Office command staff. The formation of a Professional Standards Division is one of the significant changes in the reorganization. This unit will be overseen by Lieutenant Darin McMechan and will be responsible for departmental training, the personnel selection process, and Internal Affairs investigations. ...

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Yosemite Volunteers Recognized At Awards Ceremony

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park celebrated its volunteers at the sixth annual Volunteer Awards Ceremony on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 26. The ceremony was conducted to recognize outstanding volunteers who have donated their time, talent, and skills to protect and preserve park resources and provide excellent service to park visitors. This year, Yosemite National Park volunteers repaired trails, ...

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Tony Krizan On Death Valley History At Oakhurst Library

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Library will be hosting local author and hiker Tony Krizan, on Saturday, Oct. 17, in the Library’s Community Room from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Tony will present a brand new slide show featuring his personal adventures within the remote canyons of Death Valley. This 30-minute show will introduce his audience to the centuries of hidden history ...

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Supervisor Farinelli And Tea Party Host Town Hall

MADERA – Madera County Supervisor Rick Farinelli and the Madera chapter of the Central Valley Tea Party will be hosting a town hall on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at VFW Post #1981, 2026 N. Granada Drive in Madera. The town hall will feature California Assemblymen Frank Bigelow and Jim Patterson, who will give an update on ...

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Public Meeting On Italian Bar Road Bridge Replacement

NORTH FORK  – Fresno County is hosting a public workshop to discuss the Italian Bar Road Bridge Replacement Project. The bridge connects Madera and Fresno Counties over the San Joaquin River just north of Redinger Lake. An Open House is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 22, at the North Fork Elementary School cafeteria, from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be ...

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Have A Voice In How Federal Dollars Are Spent

CLOVIS – The Fresno County and Madera County Resource Advisory Committees (RAC) are seeking applications from interested citizens who would like to join a committee to provide guidance for federal dollars to be used in each of the two counties. President Clinton signed into law the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act of 2000. This Act was designed ...

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