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Murder Trial In Bass Lake Stalled Due To Juror Shortage

BASS LAKE — The first murder trial to take place at the Bass Lake courthouse in several years was delayed today due to a lack of jurors. Jury selection began yesterday in Bass Lake Superior Court in the murder and attempted murder trial of George Taylor-Windsor, 26, who moved to California recently from Wyoming. He faces 30 years to life ...

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Update On Big Oak Flat Road Repair In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park reports that progress continues to be made on repairs to the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120). In early April, road crews dug down 65 feet to the bottom of an underground spring that caused soils to erode. The slope has been stabilized and soil and rock have been brought into the park to rebuild ...

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Fresno State Mourns The Loss Of Coarsegold’s Dr. Brad Hufft

FRESNO — On Thursday, Apr. 13, Coarsegold residents learned of the loss of friend and neighbor Dr. Brad Hufft — musical educator, concert promoter and composer. Dr. Hufft was a professor in the Music Department at California State University Fresno, and yesterday, Dr. Saúl Jimenez-Sandval, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Fresno State, issued the following statement ...

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Cal Fire Launches New Ready For Wildfire App

SACRAMENTO – Being Ready for Wildfire has never been easier with Cal Fire’s new Ready for Wildfire app. This new tool puts a whole library of step-by-step checklists in the palm of the user’s hand. It allows homeowners to track their progress while creating Defensible Space, hardening their homes with fire-resistant construction, assembling an emergency supply kit and creating a ...

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North Fork Boy Scouts Enjoy Winter Filled With Fun

NORTH FORK — As always, the North Fork Boy Scout Troop 357 has had a busy winter. In January, the Scouts spent the afternoon at Boomers! in Fresno, and before returning to North Fork, stopped at In-N-Out for dinner. In February, the Scouts headed up to Shaver Lake for a day in the snow, and in March, traveled to Morro ...

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Missing Coarsegold Man Found Deceased In His Vehicle

COARSEGOLD — A Coarsegold resident was found deceased inside his vehicle last night, after being reported missing by his family the day before. Dr. Bradley Wayne Hufft, 59, was last seen on Wednesday afternoon, Apr 12. On Thursday, his family filed a missing persons report with the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Shortly after 10 p.m. last night, first responders were ...

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No Personal Data Compromised In Sierra Tel Hack

OAKHURST/MARIPOSA — When thousands of people were suddenly unable to connect to the internet this past week, phones began ringing at Sierra Tel — the local internet provider hit with a malicious hack of one brand of modems. The service interruptions reportedly began as early as last Friday evening for some, and Sierra Tel became aware of the problem on ...

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First Winter Ascent Of Mt. Whitney Featured At Scenic Byway Meeting

NORTH FORK — The public is invited to attend a presentation by well-known wildlife biologist Phil Bartholomew on Wednesday, Apr. 19, at the North Fork School. The presentation will be part of the annual Sierra Vista Scenic Byway meeting. In 1928, Orland Bartholomew made a 300-mile trek in mid-winter from Yosemite to Mount Whitney, which included the first winter ascent ...

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Mariposa ​Symphony Orchestra Challenges Young Composers

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra has issued its annual challenge to all Mariposa County residents aged 8 to 18 — compose your own classical music and you may be able to hear it performed by a full, live symphony orchestra. Three winning contestants will also each receive $50, a score containing all winning entries orchestrated by MSO Founding Music ...

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