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The History Mystery #30

Submitted by Karen Morris, Coarsegold Historical Society/Museum – The picture of these two little women is painted on paper with a fabric backing. It was donated to the Coarsegold Historical Society and now hangs in the Adobe building on the museum grounds. Do you recognize who these two young girls are? We are asking for help in identifying the girls ...

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Man Wanted For Questioning In Officer-Involved Shooting Arrested

MADERA COUNTY – The Sheriff’s Office has learned that Kyle Snipes, who was wanted for questioning in connection with an officer-involved shooting near Millerton Lake last week, was arrested by the Roseville Police Department last night. Snipes was taken into custody on a parole hold and a Fresno County warrant for narcotics and weapons charges. Snipes was wanted for questioning ...

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Important Info For Yosemite Visitors This Weekend

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park anticipates a very busy Fourth of July weekend and visitors are urged to arrive at the park very early to avoid potential traffic congestion and difficulties with parking. Visitors should plan to arrive at the park entrances by 9 a.m. each day. Parking in Yosemite Valley is expected to be especially challenging and visitors should ...

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One DUI Arrest At Coarsegold Checkpoint

COARSEGOLD – CHP officers from the Oakhurst Area Office checked over 600 drivers for valid licenses and signs of impairment during a Sobriety/Drivers License checkpoint in Coarsegold on Saturday, June 27. Just over 1,000 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, and 609 cars were actually stopped.

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Man Denies Knowledge Of Pot Grow Near His House

MARIPOSA COUNTY – On June 6, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office received information about possible illegal marijuana gardens in the Dog Town Road area of Greeley Hill in Mariposa County. Several Hispanic males were reportedly seen in the area with a semi-truck full of dirt and tractor equipment.

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Fires Banned On Sierra National Forest

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – As of today, June 30, fires of any kind are banned on the Sierra National Forest, except as listed below. With thousand hour fuel moisture at less than 14 percent and a drying trend predicted, Forest Supervisor Dean Gould has declared these prohibitions effective immediately. The Order reads as follows: Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and ...

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Lost Injured Hiker Located Near Granite Creek

NORTH FORK – A hiker who went missing on Friday, June 26, near Clover Meadow was located by Search & Rescue teams after spending the night alone in the forest. Searchers were called out on Friday afternoon after the man failed to return to where he was camping with a friend. The 62-year-old man from Wood Acre, Calif., was reportedly ...

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Transient Brandishes Gun At Mariposa Church

MARIPOSA – A Mariposa area man has been arrested after wielding a gun and threatening people at a church in Mariposa. On Friday, June 24, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Dispatch received a 911 call from the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. The caller stated there was a man threatening people with a shotgun at the ...

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Jet Ski Operator Could Face Charges In Fatal Accident At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – After further investigation following the fatal accident at Bass Lake on Saturday, where a young teen was killed, Sheriff’s Investigators have determined that the two juveniles, as well as the boy’s father, were riding on an inflatable tube behind their pontoon boat when they were struck by the jet ski. No caution flag was raised or required ...

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Fire Captain Credits Defensible Space With Saving Home

NORTH FORK – When the fire came racing toward their house, destroying everything in its path, the family grabbed what they could, loaded their pets and raced down the driveway ahead of the flames. They watched from a distance as it flashed through their property, trees torching out ahead of the wall of fire. Days later when they returned to ...

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