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Lazarcheff Named President Of CVMA

OAKHURST — Kevin Lazarcheff, owner of Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital, was recently sworn in as President of the California Veterinary Medical Association. The CVMA is the largest state veterinary medical association in the nation with more than 7,200 members. Kevin Lazarcheff, DVM is a native of Reno who attended the University of Nevada, where he received a Bachelor’s of Science in ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: It’s Cliff!

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption program has been waiting all week to introduce Cliff: “Could sweet Cliff be any cuter?” asks his foster person, Riley Hardison. Cliff is a 8 to 10-month-old mix of German Shepherd and Cattle Dog. He has a very calm and cuddly personality and has loved everyone he has met. On Friday, Sept. ...

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Evacuations Lifted On Sky Ranch For Residents Only

OAKHURST — Residents evacuated from Sky Ranch Road are being allowed to return home. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has announced that evacuations will be lifted as of 11:30 a.m. today for Sky Ranch, ECCO and The Grove. Residents will be required to show identification to enter, and the area remains closed to the public until further notice. Resident screening ...

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Railroad Fire 50 Percent Contained, Highway 41 To Open Soon

OAKHURST —  Firefighters continued to make good progress on the Railroad Fire overnight, and officials have released their plan for repopulating evacuated areas and reopening Highway 41. The fire is now estimated at 12,141 acres with 50 percent containment. Fire officials have announced this schedule for the lifting of evacuations: The Fish Camp area will be open to the public ...

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Kiwanis 15th Annual Run For The Gold Car Show

OAKHURST – Get ready to rev your engines as members of the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Club welcome one and all to the 15th annual Run for the Gold classic car show preview at the Oakhurst Community Center this Friday night, Sept. 8, followed by the main event car show on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Oakhurst Community Park. The cost for ...

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Oakhurst River Parkway Cleanup This Saturday

OAKHURST — With cooling temperatures, it’s a perfect time for the community to come out for the Oakhurst River Parkway Cleanup, part of the Great Sierra River Cleanup. This is an annual event hosted by the Oakhurst River Parkway, and it’s really needed this year, due to all the trash from the flooding. Willing volunteers are invited to meet on Saturday, ...

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Big Increase In Containment On The Railroad Fire

OAKHURST — There was no infrared flight information for the Railroad Fire overnight, so it is still being reported at 11,603 acres with 43 percent containment. However, a look at the briefing map from this morning (at the bottom of the page) shows a lot more black (containment) line than on yesterday’s map, after 24 hours of good progress on ...

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Evacuated Residents – Get A Proof Of Residence Pass

OAKHURST — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office would like to expedite the process for residents to gain access to their residences when the danger from the Railroad Fire and the Mission Fire has passed and re-population occurs. In light of this effort, the Sheriff’s Office will open the Oakhurst Substation (see map below) for residents to come present documentation as ...

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Good Progress On The Railroad Fire, Minimal Growth, Less Smoke

OAKHURST – Residents and firefighters got a bit of a break from the dense smoke today, and there were actually blue skies over the area this afternoon near the Railroad Fire. The fire grew by only 75 acres since this morning, and is now estimated at 11,603 acres with 43 percent containment. There are currently 962 personnel assigned to the ...

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