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Crash Snarls Traffic On Highway 41 For Over 90 Minutes

COARSEGOLD — Two separate accidents on Highway 41 slowed traffic to a crawl just north of Road 200 this afternoon, finally bringing the afternoon commute to a standstill as first responders tended to those involved and tow operators cleared the scene. Just before 4 p.m., CHP and firefighters responded to a multi-vehicle accident in front of the Black Hawk Lodge. ...

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Don’t Fall For This Latest IRS Phone Scam

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Internal Revenue Service is warning people to beware of a new scam, where fraudsters call to demand an immediate tax payment through a prepaid debit card, or you will be arrested. This scam is being reported across the country, and with reports that many in the Central Sierra are being targeted, taxpayers should be alert to ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Nov. 5

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Oct. 30  to Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. Oakhurst lost medication On Monday, Oct. 3o at 2:18 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 51000 block of Ponderosa Way in regards to a report of lost medication. Case to be closed. Oakhurst warrant ...

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K-8 Boys And Girls Youth Basketball

OAKHURST — Youth Basketball for Boys and Girls in the Yosemite High School gyms begins on Sunday, Nov. 19 with registration and clinics, says Coach Gary Blate. “Boys and girls should come to dressed and ready to play. All players will be placed on a team.” The times are as follow: 1 p.m. Boys and Girls in Grades K-2 (baskets ...

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Winter Storm Watch In Effect Above 7,000 Feet

MOUNTAIN AREA — A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late Friday night, Nov. 3, through Sunday afternoon, Nov. 5, according to the National Weather Service. The Winter Storm Watch is for the high country above 7,000 feet in the Sierra Nevada, from Yosemite to Kings Canyon County. Heavy snow is possible, and difficult travel conditions are expected as ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Oct. 29

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Oct. 23  to Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. Coarsegold stolen Ford F350 truck On Monday, Oct. 23, at 4:44 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a business located within the 35000 block of CA-41, regarding a report of a possible burglary in progress. ...

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Soroptimist Gold Country Chili Cook-Off

COARSEGOLD — Ladies and gentlemen, get your beans in order. It’s time for the Gold Country Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by the local Soroptimist service club, dedicated to helping women and girls in the immediate area and around the world. The sweet and spicy event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Coarsegold Community Center, from 5 to 9 p.m. ...

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Important Safety Tips For Pet Parents At Halloween

MOUNTAIN AREA — It’s almost the scariest night of the year for you and your pet, says the Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT). They recommend taking preventative steps and precautions this Halloween to keep your pet safe all the way through the celebrations. Keep your pets safely indoors, away from trick-or-treaters and other Halloween activities. Make sure that all ...

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Pirates For Hope, Harvest Festivals, and Halloween Haunts

MOUNTAIN AREA — Want to know some of what’s happening around the foothills this year to celebrate the season, from Harvest Festivals to Halloween Haunts? Here’s a basket full of treats so you can pick and choose. Click on flyers to enlarge.   Pirates for Hope, Thursday, Oct. 26 – Sunday, Oct. 29 in Coarsegold Pirates For Hope are holding their ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Oct. 22

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Oct. 16  to Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Bass Lake mail theft On Monday, Oct. 16 at 9:28 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a telephonic call of mail theft that occurred at Malum Ridge Road and Marina View Drive. A report was ...

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