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Tree Removal Delays Take A Break For Holidays

MOUNTAIN AREA — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) says that one-way traffic control will will cease on State Route 41 north of Oakhurst, as crews get a holiday break during the massive tree removal project taking place in Madera and Mariposa counties. Typically, one-way traffic control takes place each day from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. at various locations along the corridor, with closure zones ...

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Lady Mustangs: Minarets Soccer United

By Samantha Clay and Hannah Flanagan —  MINARETS — The lady Mustangs’ soccer team of Minarets High School is looking very promising this season. Just within our first few weeks of practice and our scrimmage against Firebaugh last month, we have come together and formed a collaborative team. We pulled a glorious victory and a great redemption for last seasons ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 18

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 12 to Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016: North Fork vandalism to mailboxes  On Monday, Dec. 12 at 6:37 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to Road 200 and Wyle Ranch Road regarding a vandalism to a community mailboxes. A report was taken and ...

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Victim Of Last Week’s Fatal Highway 41 Crash Identified

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The name of a Mariposa County man who died as a result of injuries sustained in a three-vehicle collision on Highway 41 last week has been released. Brian Chilcott, 40, passed away after being airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno following a head-on collision on Highway 41 near the Rocky Cut between Roads 208 and ...

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Sheriff’s Detectives Investigate Possible North Fork Homicide

NORTH FORK — On Saturday morning, Dec. 17, Madera County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a residence on Road 225 near North Fork after a man found his mother deceased on her front porch. According to the MCSO, the initial investigation revealed that the woman had injuries and had apparently been in some type of altercation. At about the same ...

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North Fork Woman Arrested For Murder

NORTH FORK — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the death of Bonnie Hale, 76, of North Fork. Another woman, Mary O’Keefe, is currently behind bars on allegations of murder. According to MCSO Commander Bill Ward, the victim’s son contacted the Sheriff’s Office on Saturday morning, Dec. 17, before 10 a.m. The son, Bobby Hale, Jr., reportedly found his ...

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YHS To Live Stream Varsity Sports And Playoffs

OAKHURST — Yosemite High Athletics will offer live streaming of varsity athletic events this year, through a new partnership with NFHS Network online. “Through generous donations by Adventist Health and Sierra Tel, the Sports Marketing and Business Management Class at Yosemite will be producing as many home games as they can this year,” says YHS Athletic Director Rusty Oetinger. “This gives ...

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Charlie Brown Christmas: Dinner And A Show

OAKHURST — Holiday revelers, prepare to engage all senses, as Sierra Pines Church presents A Charlie Brown Christmas Feast for two nights and one matinee only, all happening this weekend. The evenings include dinner, the matinee features treats, and all three performances of the show are directed by Heather Sconce. “Come ring in the Christmas season with this iconic story, ...

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Berryhill Statement On Federal Water Bill

SACRAMENTO — Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) released the following statement on President Obama signing the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN): “This bipartisan plan does a host of good for California. Our current water infrastructure was built a long time ago and is nowhere near what this state requires now to deliver water to families, farms and ...

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Yosemite High Prosecutes In Mock Trial

MADERA COUNTY — Yosemite High School’s prosecution and Liberty High’s defense teams competed in the championship round of the 2016-2017 Honorable Edward P. Moffat Madera County Mock Trial. Click on image to enlarge. Competing earlier were Madera and Madera South. Liberty won the competition and team members will attend the State Mock Trial on behalf of Madera County. Madera County will be sending ...

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