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Flag Day Celebration At Oakhurst Lutheran Church

OAKHURST — Continuing a tradition held since 2009, Oakhurst Lutheran Church will hold a celebration in honor of Flag Day on Wednesday, June 14. Again this year, the event will take place in the memorial garden at the church, with the ceremony at the veterans’ monument, starting with dinner at 6 p.m. Dinner and dessert includes a tri-tip sandwich, chips, soda and ...

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Juvenile Escapes Serious Injury In Rollover Crash

COARSEGOLD — A two-vehicle accident blocked traffic on Highway 41 for over an hour this afternoon. Shortly after 1 p.m. a 16-year old male from Coarsegold was southbound on Highway 41 just south of Serpa Canyon in a Jeep Wrangler, when he “zoned out,” he told CHP. The Jeep left the right side of the roadway, hit a rock, pitched up ...

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Good News From Bass Lake School District

OAKHURST — Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District recently made a report available for community review, celebrating key accomplishments within the district in the 2016-17 school year, and sharing information about the future. The Board of Trustees of the District include President Curt Pollock, Vice President Dalene Stephens, Clerk Stella Pizello, with Board Members Ronda Clarke and Julie Greenwood. ...

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Hillview Isolates Source Of Water Leak, Repairs Underway

OAKHURST — Hillview Water Co. has isolated the source of the leak reported earlier today, and customers can now resume normal water usage in the Oakhurst area. Earlier this morning, customers were asked to conserve water and to be prepared for discoloration and the possibility of running low, due to a significant leak causing the loss of about 600 gallons ...

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Hillview Water Seeks Source Of Major Leak

OAKHURST — Hillview Water customers are being asked to conserve water this morning and to be prepared for discoloration and the possibility of running low, after Manager James Foster announced there is a significant leak in the Oakhurst area and the location is undetermined at this time. According to the company, Hillview’s on-call service technician received a call early this morning about a low level ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through June 4

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 29 to Sunday, June 4, 2017: Oakhurst public intoxication On Monday, May 29 at 6:24 a.m. a deputy responded to a disturbance on Road 222 in the area of Dorstan Drive. The reporting party advised that a male subject was throwing a ...

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Bass Lake School District Chooses Randy Seals As Superintendent

OAKHURST — The Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District Board of Trustees is delighted to announce that a finalist for the position of District Superintendent has been identified and final negotiations for a contract are in progress. It is anticipated that ratification of the appointment of Randy Seals as the district’s next superintendent will occur on June 21, 2017, ...

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Whine And Noses To Benefit EMC SPCA

OAKHURST – Stop by Western Sierra Nursery on Friday, June 9 for “An Evening of Whine and Noses” to benefit the Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA) and help outfit the shelter. This marks the second time the event will be hosted by Western Sierra Nursery owners, Dianna and Jeff Conaway. The night out includes live music and special human ...

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Biking Across America With Bob: We’ve Got Issues

Editor’s Note: As longtime Oakhurst resident Bob Kaspar continues an epic coast-to-coast ride from California to his hometown near Boston, he checks in from the road. Pagosa Springs, Colorado, is a large natural hot springs on the San Juan River whose ownership was contested for many years between the Ute and Navajo tribes. Click on images to enlarge. Ownership was finally settled ...

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Nighttime One-Lane Traffic Control On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has announced the schedule for a project to create rumble strips on the Highway 41 corridor from Avenue 15 near Madera Ranchos to Highway 49 in Oakhurst. Caltrans spokesman Sam Yniguez reports that crews will begin the process of creating a center rumble strip on Highway 41 starting Sunday night, June 4 at ...

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