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YARTS Bus Service Resumes On Highway 41 For Summer

MADERA COUNTY — YARTS buses will start rolling up Highway 41 to Yosemite National Park starting Monday, May 15, thanks to funding from the Fresno Council of Governments (COG) and the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS). Now that YARTS has resumed service on the busy corridor, residents and visitors alike will be able to access round-trip public transportation to and ...

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Vehicle Fire Causes Delays On Highway 41

O’NEALS — Firefighters responded shortly after noon today to a vehicle fire on Highway 41, a quarter-mile north of Road 200. At 12:44 p.m. reports came in of a vehicle on fire, parked on the shoulder of the northbound lane. Cal Fire Engine 4295 and Madera County Fire Engine 8 responded and reported the vehicle fully engulfed when they arrived at ...

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Sleepy Driver Causes Single Vehicle Rollover On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — An early-morning crash snarled traffic today on Highway 41 after a Fresno man rolled his SUV near Black Hawk Lodge. According to CHP, the 32-year-old male was southbound on Highway 41 just south of Yosemite Springs Parkway in a Nissan SUV. The accident occurred at approximately 6:10 a.m., when the driver reportedly fell asleep at the wheel. He then traveled across ...

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Escaped Burn Pile Threatens Homes In Yosemite Lakes Park

COARSEGOLD — A burn pile that escaped the control of a homeowner today in Yosemite Lakes Park, sparked a vegetation fire in a neighborhood on Glacier Court. At 12:10 p.m. firefighters were called out to reports of a grass fire threatening several homes in an area just off Yosemite Springs Parkway. Cal Fire Engines 4255, 4294 and 4295 responded, along with ...

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Register Now For Alerts This Fire Season

CENTRAL SIERRA – In light of the disastrous tree mortality and the profusion of vegetation (fuel!) after the winter rains, it is imperative for all people who live or work in Madera County – especially those in the foothills – to register or update their information for emergency contact. Madera County’s Emergency Alert System, also known as MCAlert, allows residents ...

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Oakhurst CPR’s Kevin Stafford: Called To Serve

MOUNTAIN AREA — Oakhurst CPR owner Kevin Stafford seems destined to provide service to the public, and he was just a young man still in his teens when the idea of how he would do that began to take form. Kevin stepped foot into the medical field at just 17 years old, when he took a first responder course in Boot ...

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One Arm Bandit Performs At Coarsegold Rodeo

COARSEGOLD – John S. Payne, the notorious One Arm Bandit from Oklahoma will be the special rodeo guest at the Coarsegold Rodeo today at 2 p.m. Therese Williams the public relations director for Visit Yosemite Madera County said, “It is such an honor to have the One Arm Bandit from Oklahoma perform at the Coarsegold Rodeo this weekend and I ...

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Power Knocked Out To Over 1,100 Homes After Crash

COARSEGOLD — Hundreds of Coarsegold residents were without power for several hours after a pickup hit a power pole on Road 415 near Texas Flat Mine Road. At about 5:40 p.m. this afternoon, calls came in to 911 that a truck had hit a power pole and there were live power lines and a pole across both lanes of Road ...

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Vehicle Hits Power Pole, Knocks Out Power Near Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — Cal Fire and CHP are responding to reports of a vehicle into a power pole on Road 415 near Texas Mine Flat Road. There are live wires down and a power pole blocking both lanes of Road 415. Power has been reported out from Deadwood to Coarsegold. PG&E outage reports indicate nearly 1,100 homes without power. Estimated time to ...

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Inflatables And Free Live Entertainment At Gold Rush Days

By Anita Johnson — COARSEGOLD — Live music, extreme inflatables, and a special dance to honor a local celebrity will be just part of the fun that visitors can expect to experience by attending Gold Rush Days at the Coarsegold Historic Village, organized by the Coarsegold Rodeo Association. The CRA says Wild Hare is playing a free concert Friday night starting ...

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