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Sheriff’s Local Crime Log Through Oct. 16

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Oct. 10 to Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016: Oakhurst minor assaulted  On Monday, Oct. 10 at 9:44 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 49000 block of Road 427 (School Road) regarding a report of a minor being slapped by an adult. Report taken, evidence ...

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Bass Lake School District Candidate Statement: Ron Bucheger

OAKHURST — There is one seat coming up for election on the Bass Lake Unified School District Board of Trustees for Area 3. Incumbent Ron Bucheger is on the ballot with challenger Julie Greenwood. For more information contact the Bass Lake School District. Ron Bucheger  (incumbent) Candidate Statement I’m a retired 68 year old manager and businessperson and an experienced Bass Lake ...

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Don’t Torch Off Those Burn Piles Yet!

SIERRA FOOTHILLS — As cooler weather rolls in, the urge to torch off those burn piles is only natural. However, Cal Fire Battalion Chief Troy Cheek warns that the fire danger has not been mitigated, and a burn ban remains in place. “We don’t foresee the ban being lifted until well into November or December,” says Cheek. “We’re going to ...

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Madera County Considers Vote To Fund Fire And Sheriff

MADERA COUNTY — With a Public Safety Tax proposed for a special election in March 2017, efforts to educate the public and gather feedback are well underway. Last night at a Town Hall meeting in Ahwahnee, Georgiena Vivian of VRPA Technologies, made a presentation about the proposed tax, why it is needed, and how the funds would be collected, administered ...

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Tree Mortality Poses Threat During Coming Storms

CENTRAL SIERRA — As the first storm of the season moves toward Northern and Central California packing rain and gusty winds, PG&E is urging all their customers to be prepared, have a plan and prepare for potential power outages, and above all, be safe. With the severe tree mortality in the Central Sierra, residents in foothill communities face serious dangers ...

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Sheriff’s Local Crime Log Through Oct. 9

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Oct. 3 to Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016: Oakhurst lewd activity On Monday, Oct. 3 at 10:58 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the Oakhurst substation a regarding possible lewd act that occurred in the 40000 block of Red Bud. A report was taken and ...

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Madera And Mariposa County Schools’ Job Fair

MADERA — Employers will be recruiting for various positions including teachers, clerical staff, teachers’ assistants, custodians, counselors and bus drivers, among others. If you’re looking for work with one of the many schools in Madera County or Mariposa County, or know someone who is, plan to attend this job fair and please spread the word. Participating employers include Chawanakee Unified School ...

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New Equipment For Madera County Fire Department

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Fire Department benefited from several actions taken during Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors. First was a vote to accept a donation from the Paid Call Firefighters (PCFs) at Station 12 in Oakhurst of a 2017 F-450 Chassis XL 4×4 SD Super Cab truck purchased for $44,338. The vehicle will replace their current ...

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Local Authors Say They’re Lucky To Live Here

OAKHURST — Looking for the perfect local gift to give those friends and relatives who are always threatening to move here? Maybe you’re new to the area, or you’ve been here a while and are still seeking information. Stop by Branches Books and Gifts on Saturday, Oct. 15 to meet local authors Kellie Flanagan and Jennifer Moss, who’ll sign their new ...

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Master Guitarist Keith Knight At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE — Fall heralds the return of live music at the Coolwater Ranch, with Keith Knight scheduled to perform on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. Keith is a Native American solo 12- and 6-string acoustic guitarist, vocalist, and mandolinist, who has been performing across the United States since 1993. His high-energy guitar wizardry takes modern and and traditional acoustic ...

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