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Work On Chukchansi Station Halted With Discovery Of Bone Fragment

COARSEGOLD — Construction work was stopped Wednesday morning on the new Chukchansi Crossing fuel station on Highway 41 at Lucky Lane when a Tribal Cultural Technician uncovered what appears to be a fragment of a human bone, according to Chukchansi Tribal Chairwoman Claudia Gonzales. “All construction on tribal lands of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California is carefully ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Mar. 12

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 6 to Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017: Coarsegold report of identity theft On Monday, Mar. 6 at 12:11 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a call for service at the Oakhurst substation regarding identity theft. Report taken and case closed. Oakhurst report of child ...

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Pinewood Derby Race And Fundraiser For Cub Scout Pack 314

COARSEGOLD — Cub Scout Pack 314 has rescheduled the long-anticipated Pinewood Derby Race to take place on Saturday, Mar. 25 in the gym at Minarets High School. Weigh-in starts at 11 a.m. and racing is at noon. Organizers plan to have pizza, chips, soda and water available for sale, as well as a large silent auction. The Pinewood Derby Race ...

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Coarsegold 4-H Report: Donation Of Jeanne Darnell Artwork

By Connor Lusk —  The Coarsegold 4-H was recently given 32 cartoon paintings of barnyard characters from the Coarsegold Rodeo Association. These were all hand painted by a very creative and talented lady named Jeanne Darnell, who has lived in Bass Lake for almost 50 years. She was married to Don Darnell who used to be the Madera County Supervisor for ...

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Sheriff’s Office Searches For Missing Teen

COARSEGOLD — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 16-year-old Coarsegold girl missing for nearly three days. Jenna Borrayo was last seen about 10 p.m. on Mar. 7, in the Indian Lakes area, driving a gray Dodge Dart with a large dent in the passenger side door. Friends report that she hasn’t called anyone or posted to social media since ...

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Madera County Votes No On Public Safety Measure

MADERA COUNTY — With all of the votes counted, the citizens of the unincorporated areas of Madera County have voted “no” on Measure L — a one-cent sales tax that would have been dedicated to fire protection and the Sheriff’s Office. The vote was 44 percent voting yes, and 56 percent voting no. A two-thirds majority was needed for the ...

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HOW Event Honors Heather Mayer, Includes Online Auction

OAKHURST – The local chapter of the nonprofit organization Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet on Wednesday, Mar. 15, at the Elks Lodge, in support of Coarsegold resident Heather Mayer and family. For the first time, volunteers with HOW are offering an on-line auction on the HOW Facebook page. Heather Mayer is well known in the community as the loving mother of ...

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Vote On Measure L – Special Election This Tuesday

MADERA COUNTY — The polls will be open on Tuesday, Mar. 7, for residents of the unincorporated areas of Madera County to vote on Measure L — a one-cent public safety sales tax to fund the Fire Department and the Sheriff’s Office. On Election Day, the polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. See below for ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Mar. 5

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 27 to Sunday, Mar. 5, 2017: Oakhurst burglary On Monday, Feb. 27 at 9:04 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 45000 block of N. Oakview Drive regarding a report of stolen medication from the garage. Report taken and case closed ...

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Winter Storm Warning For Sierra Nevada Mountains

SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS — The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow in the Sierra from Yosemite to Kings Canyon. The heavy snow warning is in effect from 10 p.m. Saturday to 10 p.m Sunday, with snow expected to begin Saturday evening and become heavy at times Sunday morning and afternoon, diminishing Sunday ...

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