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Tree Workers Rescue Woman From Rollover Crash

BASS LAKE — An Oakhurst woman who crashed her car off the side of a winding road at Bass Lake today has a group of tree workers to thank for rescuing her from the overturned vehicle. At 3:20 this afternoon, the 44-year-old woman was westbound along Road 432 “hurrying to get back to work,” according to her rescuers. As she ...

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Winter Weather And Flash Flood Watch For Central Sierra

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA — A flash flood watch remains in effect from this afternoon through Thursday afternoon in the Mariposa, Madera and Fresno County Foothills from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) Hanford. Heavy rainfall is expected during this period resulting in rapid rises along small streams and rivers and the threat of flash flooding. Rainfall ...

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Bobby Gene Mayn

Bobby Gene Mayn died December 14, 2016 at the age of 79. He was born September 15, 1937 in Durango, Colorado. He served in the U.S. Air Force and graduated from California Polytechnic University in Pomona, CA. Bobby worked as an Electronic Engineer in the Bay Area and moved to North Fork when he retired 19 years ago. In North ...

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Learn To Prune Fruit Trees At Free Workshop

MARIPOSA – To get the best out of your fruit trees, you need to give them the best care with the right tools at the right time of the year. That right time is now. Mariposa Master Gardeners present a free workshop on pruning presented by Emeritus Fruit, & Nut Advisor Maxwell Norton on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. ...

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OBGYN Services Now Available At Adventist Health

OAKHURST – Adventist Health / Community Care – Oakhurst is excited to now offer OB-GYN services to women in the foothills region. On Jan. 1, 2017, Dr. Jonathan J. Mayer will join Dr. Stephen DeSantis – board-certified general surgeon – in offering specialty care at the clinic along Highway 41 south of Oakhurst. Both physicians are also members of the ...

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IRS Warns Of Recent Schemes During Tax Season

WASHINGTON — As tax season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service, the states and the tax industry reminded taxpayers to be on the lookout for an array of evolving tax scams related to identity theft and refund fraud. Every tax season, there is an increase in schemes that target innocent taxpayers by email, by phone and on-line. The IRS reminds taxpayers ...

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Letter To The Editor: Let’s Ignore The Constitution

Let’s ignore the fact that Russia is our enemy. And let’s ignore the illegality of knowingly interfering with the American election process. And let’s ignore how one candidate encouraged and adhered to the allegiance of Russia in support of hacking another candidates email, in order to favor the outcome of the election. And let’s ignore Article 3, section 3 of ...

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New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — In just a little over two weeks, the sky at Bass Lake will be illuminated by a spectacular firework show to celebrate the New Year. Generous donations made by the owners of the Pines Resort and other businesses have made it all possible. “Fireworks are always a major hit,” says Mark Choe, Sales & Marketing Director at ...

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CHP Out In Force New Year’s Weekend

CALIFORNIA — As the season of festivities continues, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is encouraging motorists to resolve to begin the New Year with a safe celebration that includes a designated sober driver. Together, motorists and law enforcement can help make this holiday and every day safe for traveling on California roadways. The CHP will observe the New Year with ...

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This Holiday Smile Courtesy Of Madera County Sheriff’s Deputy

OAKHURST — When Anthony Gonzales’s truck was stolen from a local business on Halloween, he was forced to use his dirt bike for transportation, and it looked like Christmas might be tough this year. But an encounter with a Madera County Sheriff’s deputy at the gas station yesterday brought some Christmas cheer, rather than the feared citation for an expired ...

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