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Relay For Life Gears Up For May 2017 Event

OAKHURST — Eastern Madera County’s Relay for Life organizers are excited to announce plans for their 2017 event, The Relay for Life will take place on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Oak Creek Intermediate School in Oakhurst. The theme this year is “Musicals.” “Partnering with the American Cancer Society, our local community of volunteers ...

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Fatal Tractor Accident On Coarsegold Property

COARSEGOLD — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that a man has died as a result of a tractor accident in the 31000 block of Road 400 just south of Yosemite Springs Parkway. Just after 9 a.m., calls came in to 911 and Madera County Sheriff’s deputies, Cal Fire and Madera County Fire all responded to the scene, along ...

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Significant Progress Reported On Big Oak Flat Road Repair

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park reports that significant progress has been made on repairs to the Big Oak Flat road. Road crews have hit the bottom of an underground spring that caused soils to erode, and are working to stabilize and rebuild the road. The park pledges to announce an opening date for the Big Oak Flat road as soon ...

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Memorial Service For Max Stauffer Postponed

FISH CAMP – The Celebration of Life planned for Max Stauffer on Saturday, Apr. 8, at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad has been postponed, The storm predicted for this weekend has forced the cancellation of the outdoor event, and the family does not have a date set to reschedule at this time. We will update when a new date ...

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New Yosemite Website Features First-Ever Online Bear Tracker

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and Yosemite Conservancy today announced the launch of KeepBearsWild.org, a new website to protect the park’s iconic black bears. The website features the National Park Service’s first online bear tracker, information on ways for the public to help save bears, and eye-opening photography and videos not before available to the public. “KeepBearsWild.org is an important ...

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The History Mystery #51

E Clampus Vitus Grub Gulch 41-49 has been researching the Yosemite Stage Route and the stage stop west of Blackhawk Lodge. This route left Madera, stopped at the Adobe Ranch, then Bates Station, went north and cut westward to the Zebra area. At the end of Longhollow Court in Yosemite Lakes Park is the supposed site of a stage stop, ...

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Ahwahnee Man Dies In Single Vehicle Accident

RAYMOND – An Ahwahnee man lost his life in a single-vehicle accident on Road 600 on Saturday night. The CHP has identified the man as 25-year-old Jason Scott Miller. Just before 9:30 p.m., on Apr. 1, Miller was northbound on Road 600 near Road 415 in a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500. For unknown reasons, he allowed the vehicle to veer ...

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Website To Honor Max Stauffer, Shuttle Service To Memorial

FISH CAMP — A website has been created to provide people with information regarding the memorial service planned for Max Stauffer on Saturday, Apr. 8. The site also provides a place where family and friends can leave their thoughts and memories, especially if they are not able to attend. The web address is www.maxmemorial.com. Stella Pizelo will officiate the celebration ...

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DUI Arrest After Crash On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — Just before 2:30 p.m. this afternoon, reports came in of a pursuit and crash on Highway 41 in the Coarsegold area. According to the Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was stopped at the red light northbound on Highway 41 at Road 417. He was the first car at the light. A white Dodge Ram was westbound on Road 417 ...

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Driver Passes Out, Hits Concrete Wall In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Traffic was slowed in Oakhurst this morning after a pickup pulling a trailer left the roadway and hit the concrete retaining wall at the construction site of the new hotels on Highway 41. Just after 10:30 a.m., a 46-year-old male, driving a flatbed Chevy 3500 out of Atwater, was northbound on SR-41 approaching Winding Way when, for unknown ...

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