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Heavy Rains, Isolated Thunderstorms

CENTRAL SIERRA — A Winter Storm Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Sierra Nevada above 7,000 feet, from Yosemite National Park to the Tulare and Kings county line. The watch is in effect from late Friday morning, Apr. 7 through 11 a.m. Saturday morning, Apr. 8. Hazards may include snow and blowing snow, with accumulations of ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Apr. 2

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 27 to Sunday, Apr. 2, 2017: Oakhurst found property On Monday, Mar. 27 at 10:13 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to Road 427 regarding a report of found property. During the investigation the found property was collected and later logged for safe ...

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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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Let Sheriff’s Deputies Know “We’ve Got Your Six”

MADERA COUNTY – A group of dedicated and determined citizens has created a new way for residents to support the work of the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. The Madera County Sheriff’s Foundation – a 501(c)3 established to fill essential needs not funded through the County budget – has launched their new website, and invites everyone to check it out and ...

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Madera County Hosts Public Reforestation Workshop

OAKHURST — Cal Fire, the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and UC Extension, in partnership with Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s office, will be hosting a Reforestation Workshop for forest land owners and foresters on Thursday, Apr. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oakhurst Community Library. This workshop is appropriate for landowners of any sized property ...

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Projects Being Funded Through Rural Fire Fee

MARIPOSA — As the State’s annual Fire Prevention Fee bills are being mailed out to property owners, people often wonder what becomes of the money and whether any of it is being used to their benefit. The Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit would like to answer a few questions regarding the fee and how funds are being used to keep the ...

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Live Your Dream Scholarships Deadline Approaching

OAKHURST – Soroptimist of the Sierras is seeking applicants for the 2017 Live Your Dream Scholarship Awards. This is the last call for the applications as the deadline for the local club is Apr. 5. Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered by Wednesday, Apr. 5 to the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce office located at 40061 Highway 49, Suite ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Mar. 26

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 20 to Sunday, Mar. 26, 2017: Coarsegold disturbance On Monday, Mar. 20 at 2:42 a.m. a deputy was flagged down at the 46000 block of Lucky Lane regarding a disturbance. The deputy made contact with the female causing the disturbance and ...

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Hillview To Break Ground On New Water Treatment Plant

OAKHURST — Hillview Water Company (HWC) recently announced awarding a $2 million contract to Hobbs Construction, of Fresno, to build the Sierra Lakes uranium, arsenic, iron, and manganese water treatment plant. The existing tanks on Road 426 at the current Sierra Lakes facility will be removed and replaced by an all-new facility. “We are pleased to have Hobbs Construction as our ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Mar. 19

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 13 to Sunday, Mar. 19, 2017: North Fork structure shooting On Monday, Mar. 13 at 8:05 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 33000 Block of Road 228 for a building that had been fired on. The scene was processed for evidence ...

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