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Drone Grounds Aircraft Battling Sundance Fire

OAKHURST – In the midst of a firefight along Road 420 this afternoon, while residents were evacuating, crews were cutting fireline, and tankers and helicopters were dropping water and retardant, two tankers were forced to return to Fresno with half their load undelivered, and three helicopters were grounded when someone decided to fly a drone over the Sundance Fire south ...

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Red Cross Opens Shelter For Sundance Fire Evacuees

COARSEGOLD — The American Red Cross of the Central Valley is opening a shelter to assist residents affected by the Sundance Fire. The shelter is located at the Yosemite Lakes Community Church, 43840 Patrick Ave. in Yosemite Lakes Park. Red Cross volunteers will provide lodging, meals, hygiene kits and more for the evacuated families. “We started working with our government ...

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Coarsegold Man Faces 195 Years For Child Molestation

MADERA – A Coarsegold man was found guilty yesterday in Madera Superior Court of nine counts of child molestation. James Salsgiver, 59, faces 195 years to life for his convictions: on three counts of sodomy, 25 years to life each. On three counts of oral copulation, the sentence could be 15 years to life each. And on three counts of ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Week of August 31

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week of Monday, Aug. 31 through Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. Oakhurst theft On Monday, Aug. 31 at 7:51 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 49000 block of Road 426 in Oakhurst regarding the theft of a bicycle. An investigation was conducted ...

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Victim Of Fatal Crash On Road 415 Identified

COARSEGOLD – The Coarsegold man who died in a single-vehicle accident on Road 415 today has been identified as 78-year-old Richard Marion Moore. Moore lost his life when the vehicle he was driving left the roadway and overturned just east of Road 416 at 12:20 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Click here ...

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Fatal Accident In Coarsegold Area

COARSEGOLD – A single-vehicle accident on Road 415 has claimed the life of an elderly Coarsegold man. At 12:20 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, the driver was westbound on Road 415 in a 1995 Suzuki Sidekick, in the winding corners approaching Road 416. For unknown reasons, the driver suddenly steered to the left, crossed over the eastbound lane, left the ...

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Church Break-In Prompts $1000 Reward

COARSEGOLD – Driving back into Yosemite Lakes Park early Wednesday morning, Sept. 2, Jennifer Clark did not expect to see signs of trouble. She’s the director of the after-school program at Yosemite Lakes Community Church. Still wearing pajamas, Clark was on her way home to get ready for work after dropping her son at school. She passed by church and ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Week of August 24

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week of Monday, Aug. 24 through Sunday, Aug 30, 2015. Oakhurst burglary On Monday, Aug. 24 at 8:59 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to the 40000 block of Greenwood Way in regards to a burglary to a storage shed. A criminal investigation ...

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Hillview Water Meeting Thursday At YHS

OAKHURST – An informal public meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3 at the Yosemite High School cafeteria, to discuss the proposed water rate increase by Hillview Water Company (HWC). The meeting will be moderated by Moises Chavez , a California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) analyst who will be gathering public input and explaining the CPUC’s ...

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Coarsegold 4-H News: Starting The New Year

Submitted by Lexey Jenkins COARSEGOLD – Hi, my name is Lexey Jenkins. I am this year’s Coarsegold 4-H reporter. My job is to write articles every month about Coarsegold 4-H and submit them to the local newspapers in our area. I am twelve years old and I am from Coarsegold 4-H. I joined 4-H last year because I thought it ...

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