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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 4

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 28 to Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016: Oakhurst danger to self On Monday, Nov. 28 at 1:45 a.m. deputies were dispatched to assist Cal Fire in the 43000 block of Country Club Drive West. Upon arrival Cal Fire advised they were out ...

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Small Town Hospitality At Napa Auto Parts

NORTH FORK — When you think about small town service and hospitality, you might just be thinking of Napa Auto Parts and it’s proprietor, Daniel Tilden. Friends and regular customers already know the value he adds to the community, providing honest information and working to get what’s needed as soon as possible. People trust in that. Daniel says he was fortunate to be raised ...

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Supervisors Consider Increase In Trash Fees

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6, includes an agenda item that, if approved, will affect foothill residents and their pocketbooks when it comes to getting rid of trash. The Madera County Public Works Department / Municipal Services Division will ask Supervisors to consider a resolution to increase fees at Fairmead Landfill and the North ...

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A Community That Loves Its History Wants It Back

Written by Michael Olwyler — Recently California lost its center, and the community of North Fork wants it back! A plaque describing the very center of the state was pried off a rock by vandals. The site, which was developed by the North Fork History Group (NFHG) and other partners, is on lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service near ...

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History Group Responds To Theft Of “Exact Center” Plaque

Submitted by the North Fork History Group — Let’s go back in time for a few moments… REMEMBER in 1995, Huell Howser of the TV show “California’s Gold” visited North Fork to ask the question – is North Fork the exact center of California? Thanks to Fresno State University and the GPS equipment, the Cal Center, located on National Forest ...

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Thieves Steal Bronze Plaque Marking Exact Center Of California

NORTH FORK — A bronze plaque that marks the exact center of California was stolen by unknown suspects sometime between Nov. 20 and Nov. 28. The plaque was inlaid in a large piece of granite that sits just east of Italian Bar Road (Road 225) between North Fork and Redinger Lake. Unknown suspects used a prying tool to remove the ...

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High Wind Watch And Freeze Warning

UPDATE Dec. 1, 12:30 p.m.: Upgraded by NPS to a High Wind Warning for parts of the Sierra Nevada, with Mono Winds expected in some areas. MOUNTAIN AREA — A High Wind Watch is going into effect for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to the Tulare County line, according to the National Weather Service. The High Wind Watch ...

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Ken Jordan – The Passing Of A Mentor Larger Than Life

COARSEGOLD — Friends, family, countless coworkers and the hundreds of young people whose life he touched, are mourning the loss of Ken Jordan. Ken passed away on Sunday, Nov. 27, while cutting wood at his daughter’s house in Coarsegold. He reportedly collapsed and could not be revived. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his death. Ken ...

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Thieves Steal A Lifetime Of Memories From Roadside Parcel Box

OAKHURST — When someone broke into a postal parcel box along Road 426 and made off with a package meant for Heather Bratty’s family, they took more than material items. They stole nearly 100 years of irreplaceable family history and left everyone heartbroken at the loss. “It’s not like it was just an order from Amazon,” says an emotional Heather. ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Crime Log Through Nov. 27

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016: Oakhurst burglary On Monday, Nov. 21 at 5:52 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 40000 Block of SR-41 in Oakhurst regarding an alarm, that was determined to be a burglary. Report taken, evidence obtained and ...

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