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Roll-Over Crash On Road 223

NORTH FORK — An Oakhurst woman escaped serious injury after her vehicle crashed off the roadway this morning near North Fork. At about 11 a.m., the 45-year-old driver was eastbound on Road 223, entering the sharp curve just past Thornberry (Road 420) in a Jeep Grand Cherokee. She told CHP that another driver had encroached into her lane, and she ...

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North Fork Christmas Tree Lot Sells Out, Closes For Season

NORTH FORK — For the first time that Scoutmaster Dave Smith can remember, the North Fork Scout Christmas tree lot is sold out before the second weekend. “We sold the last two trees around 4:30 this afternoon,” says Dave. “We have run out of trees before but that was due to snow keeping us from getting our planned number.” Customers ...

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Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) wants to remind everyone that, as you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly, they say. Here are some tips from the NFPA: Picking the tree: Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do ...

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Pancakes And Pictures With Santa At The Pines

BASS LAKE — Anyone looking for an opportunity to meet the white bearded man from the North Pole, while indulging in breakfast delights, take note. The Pines Resort at Bass Lake offers a nice family breakfast with a view of the lake, followed by a visit with Santa. It’s a BYOC event, which means that mama-razzi, paparazzi, grand-razzi and others are reminded to “bring ...

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Supervisors Vote To Increase Trash Fees

MADERA COUNTY — In a unanimous vote today, Madera County Supervisors approved resolutions to increase tipping fees at Fairmead Landfill and the North Fork Transfer Station, and increase franchise hauler fees for collection and disposal at Fairmead Landfill, by contracted haulers Emadco Disposal Service and Redrock Environmental Group. Emadco serves unincorporated areas of Eastern Madera County, while Redrock services unincorporated ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 4

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 28 to Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016: Oakhurst danger to self On Monday, Nov. 28 at 1:45 a.m. deputies were dispatched to assist Cal Fire in the 43000 block of Country Club Drive West. Upon arrival Cal Fire advised they were out ...

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Supervisors Consider Increase In Trash Fees

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6, includes an agenda item that, if approved, will affect foothill residents and their pocketbooks when it comes to getting rid of trash. The Madera County Public Works Department / Municipal Services Division will ask Supervisors to consider a resolution to increase fees at Fairmead Landfill and the North ...

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High Wind Watch And Freeze Warning

UPDATE Dec. 1, 12:30 p.m.: Upgraded by NPS to a High Wind Warning for parts of the Sierra Nevada, with Mono Winds expected in some areas. MOUNTAIN AREA — A High Wind Watch is going into effect for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to the Tulare County line, according to the National Weather Service. The High Wind Watch ...

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Thieves Steal A Lifetime Of Memories From Roadside Parcel Box

OAKHURST — When someone broke into a postal parcel box along Road 426 and made off with a package meant for Heather Bratty’s family, they took more than material items. They stole nearly 100 years of irreplaceable family history and left everyone heartbroken at the loss. “It’s not like it was just an order from Amazon,” says an emotional Heather. ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Crime Log Through Nov. 27

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016: Oakhurst burglary On Monday, Nov. 21 at 5:52 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 40000 Block of SR-41 in Oakhurst regarding an alarm, that was determined to be a burglary. Report taken, evidence obtained and ...

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