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Martha (Doonan) York

Written and submitted by the family of Martha (Doonan) York, 1923 – 2017 With a backward glance, a beaming smile, and a beckoning arm, Martha Christine Doonan York skipped through a line of high-fiving friends and relatives, grabbed the hand of her waiting husband, Dave, and flew into the welcoming embrace of her Savior and Lord, Jesus, the Christ/Messiah on ...

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Have You Signed Up For Emergency Alerts?

CENTRAL SIERRA – In light of the disastrous tree mortality, the profusion of vegetation (fuel!) after the winter rains, and the large number of fires already this season, it is imperative for all people who live or work in Madera and Mariposa Counties – especially those in the foothills – to register or update their information for emergency contact. Madera ...

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Extreme Heat Risk This Weekend

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY — A Heat Advisory is in effect from 1 p.m. Friday, July 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 8, for a target area that includes the San Joaquin Valley, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Temperatures are expected to range between 103 to 107 degrees at the height of the heat. A Heat Advisory ...

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YHS Hosts Softball Clinic With Josh Taylor and Brianne Durfee

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School will host a Softball Clinic with YHS alum Josh Taylor. Taylor is currently the head softball coach for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack, a NCAA Division 1 program. Assisting him will be former Team USA pitcher Brianne Durfee. This is a big deal for our community and program, says YHS coach Dave Maynez. “Josh ...

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Grace Community Church Hosts Christmas In July

NORTH FORK — Reserve your spot and mark your calendars now for “Christmas in July” at Grace Community Church in North Fork. There will be booths at Grace Hall offering crafts, art, photography, jewelry, clothing and yard sale items, and there’s still space available for those wanting to reserve a spot. A 12×12′ space is just $15. Christmas in July ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 2

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 26 to Sunday, July 2, 2017: Coarsegold Coroner’s report On Monday, June 26, a deputy responded to a delayed Coroner’s case with the primary physician stipulating to the decedent’s cause of death. This is a natural death case involving only a ...

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Hodges Wins Loggers Jamboree Title For The Ninth Time

NORTH FORK — The winner of the title 2017 All Around Logger at the Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree this past weekend was Nathan Hodges. Nate has earned the title nine times over the years. Katelyn Hough  was crowned the 2017 Queen of the Loggers Jamboree, selling $11,300 in pre-sale tickets, and sponsored by Donna Pride. Emma Sweeney was crowned Little Princess, ...

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Hazard Trees Removed At Rec Center In Time For Loggers Jamboree

Submitted by Justine Reynolds — NORTH FORK — Attendees at the Loggers Jamboree this weekend will be safe from hazard trees at the North Fork Rec Center thanks to North Fork Boosters volunteers and funding for tree removal from Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council (Yosemite/Sequoia RC&DC) through Pacific Gas & Electric’s Fire Safe grant program. This project’s goal was ...

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Your Lawnmower Can Burn Down Your House

CENTRAL SIERRA – This is a firefighter. We love them. So why are you doing things that may keep them from going home to their families? For example: You’re out on your lawnmower, thinking you’re doing the right thing getting that very dry grass cut down. And then you hit a rock… It only takes one spark! Cal Fire regularly ...

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Cal Fire MMU Suspends All Burn Permits

MARIPOSA – After a wet winter, warming temperatures are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting Cal Fire to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties. ...

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