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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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Register Now For CoyoteFest Exhibits And Car Show

Written by Dale Silverman — COULTERVILLE — Spring has just arrived, and CoyoteFest on Sept. 23 seems far away, but for hand-crafters and cottage industry entrepreneurs looking for places to exhibit their wares, now is the time to plan where you will be in the fall! The coyotefest.org website’s 2017 online exhibitor registration is open and ready for you to ...

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Repairs Continue On Big Oak Flat Road

YOSEMITE — After being closed for nearly three weeks for major repairs, Highway 41 into Yosemite reopened yesterday afternoon to one-way traffic. However, Highway 120 remains closed due to severe road damage. Yosemite National Park continues work to repair the Big Oak Flat Road (continuation of Highway 120 ) leading to Yosemite Valley. Severe winter storms have impacted the road ...

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Missing Coarsegold Teen Found Deceased

COARSEGOLD — A 16-year-old teen who has been missing for nearly three days has been found deceased, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. On Wednesday, Mar. 8, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a missing teenager. Deputies searched several areas where the girl was suspected to be, but were unable to locate her. On Thursday ...

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Sheriff’s Office Searches For Missing Teen

COARSEGOLD — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 16-year-old Coarsegold girl missing for nearly three days. Jenna Borrayo was last seen about 10 p.m. on Mar. 7, in the Indian Lakes area, driving a gray Dodge Dart with a large dent in the passenger side door. Friends report that she hasn’t called anyone or posted to social media since ...

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Community Mourns The Loss Of Max Stauffer

FISH CAMP — Friends, family and employees of the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad are mourning the loss of Max Stauffer, who passed away this morning at the age of 69, after a long battle with cancer. Max was born on June 7, 1947, and was just three years old when his family immigrated to the United States from Switzerland. ...

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Public Comment Open For Sheriff’s OHV Grant Request

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s office is preparing to submit the department’s annual Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant request. The application will be available for a 30-day review by the public beginning on Mar. 7 and ending at 5 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 3. This period provides an opportunity for the public to review and provide comments to ...

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