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Yosemite’s Glacier Point And Tioga Roads Close For Winter Storms

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park will close the Glacier Point Road and Tioga Road to all vehicular traffic at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, due to incoming winter storms, say park officials. This closure will remain in effect through the weekend and road conditions will be assessed on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. No overnight parking is permitted on either ...

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County Officials Update Residents On Proposed North Fork Roundabout

NORTH FORK — Madera County Planning officials held the second community meeting in North Fork last Thursday to discuss the proposed roundabout planned for the intersection of Roads 274 and 225. Several dozen residents were in attendance to hear more about the project and voice their opinions about the plan to remove the 3-way stop near the Mono Museum, and ...

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Woman Located In Vegas After Disappearing With Her Sister’s Child

MADERA COUNTY — The woman sought by law enforcement after she disappeared with her niece yesterday has been found. The 31-year-old woman identified as Chyanne O’Conner, was reportedly last seen by family members on Monday afternoon in Coarsegold at about 2:30 p.m. when she left in a 2006 Chevy Silverado pickup with her niece. According to the Sheriff’s Office, O’Connor ...

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Silver Alert Issued For Woman And Child Missing From Coarsegold

MADERA COUNTY — Law enforcement is searching for a missing woman and a 3-year-old girl, last seen yesterday in Coarsegold. The woman has been identified as Chyanne O’Conner, age 31. She and her niece, Graesky Johnson, were reportedly last seen by family members on Monday afternoon at about 2:30 p.m. According to the Sheriff’s Office, O’Connor had traveled from Utah ...

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Prescribed Burn Planned For Mariposa Grove In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park fire managers are planning a prescribed fire in the Mariposa Grove between Nov. 4 – 14, weather conditions permitting. Rangers expect to have a few days of smoke associated with this burn. Over 100 years of aggressive fire exclusion throughout the Sierra Nevada Range has dramatically altered forested ecosystems, say park officials. Historically, natural fires ...

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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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Madera County Supervisors Updated On Operational Priorities

MADERA COUNTY – At the regular Board meeting on Oct. 24, Madera County staff provided a quarterly progress report to the Board of Supervisors concerning operational priorities as identified at the annual management workshop in April. The six priorities, which are in line with the newly adopted mission Creating a Countywide Culture of Excellence through Dedicated Public Service are Intergovernmental ...

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Yosemite National Park Expands The Park’s Museum Web Catalog

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park has expanded and improved the Yosemite Museum’s Web Catalog to enhance the public’s ability to experience a wide variety of historically significant items. Visitors are invited to explore more than 2,000 catalog records for objects and images from the Yosemite Museum collection. These records include American Indian basketry, historic objects related to John Muir, and ...

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Woman Arrested For Suspicion Of DUI After Crash Starts Fire

MADERA COUNTY — A Coarsegold woman who crashed her car, igniting a fire that burned over six acres on Road 406 near Jewels Vista Drive yesterday, was arrested on suspicion of DUI. According to the CHP, Laura White, 51, drove her car off the north side of Road 406 just before 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, plowing through a ...

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Minarets Road To Close For Repair From Redinger Overlook To Clearwater

NORTH FORK – Last winter’s storms brought much needed rain and snow to the Sierra Nevada, creating a significant amount of runoff, causing several roads on the Sierra National Forest (NF) to sustain considerable damage due the runoff from those storms. Sierra NF engineers recently awarded a contract to repair damage to Minarets Road (Forest Road 4S81). The road will ...

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