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Sheriff’s Local Crime Log Through Oct. 16

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Oct. 10 to Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016: Oakhurst minor assaulted  On Monday, Oct. 10 at 9:44 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 49000 block of Road 427 (School Road) regarding a report of a minor being slapped by an adult. Report taken, evidence ...

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Minarets Soccer Luncheon And Raffle

O’NEALS — The Minarets boys and girls soccer teams are hosting a Luncheon and Raffle Fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 11:30 a.m in the Minarets gym. All proceeds will go to helping expand our soccer program and buying much needed equipment. This is the first year that the girls and boys are going to host this event together. Also this ...

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Don’t Torch Off Those Burn Piles Yet!

SIERRA FOOTHILLS — As cooler weather rolls in, the urge to torch off those burn piles is only natural. However, Cal Fire Battalion Chief Troy Cheek warns that the fire danger has not been mitigated, and a burn ban remains in place. “We don’t foresee the ban being lifted until well into November or December,” says Cheek. “We’re going to ...

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Madera County Considers Vote To Fund Fire And Sheriff

MADERA COUNTY — With a Public Safety Tax proposed for a special election in March 2017, efforts to educate the public and gather feedback are well underway. Last night at a Town Hall meeting in Ahwahnee, Georgiena Vivian of VRPA Technologies, made a presentation about the proposed tax, why it is needed, and how the funds would be collected, administered ...

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Tree Mortality Poses Threat During Coming Storms

CENTRAL SIERRA — As the first storm of the season moves toward Northern and Central California packing rain and gusty winds, PG&E is urging all their customers to be prepared, have a plan and prepare for potential power outages, and above all, be safe. With the severe tree mortality in the Central Sierra, residents in foothill communities face serious dangers ...

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Local Adult Soccer Is Back!

MOUNTAIN AREA – Got a goal in mind? Join the co-ed mountain area soccer league. Registration is open to all adults (18+).  Just go to Oakhurst Adult Soccer online and join one of six teams. Rules:  11 vs. 11.  30 minute halves.  Maximum 2 male and female players under 30 on the field at any time excluding goalie.  This keeps games competitive ...

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North Fork Scouts Enjoy Weekend In Yosemite

NORTH FORK — Scouts of North Fork’s Troop 357 have continued to remain busy since their August backpack trip to Cora Lake. Mid-September found the troop on its annual trip to Yosemite National Park, where they spent the weekend. After setting up camp in the Wawona campground Saturday morning, the troop, along with their bicycles were transported to Yosemite Valley ...

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Free Art Class For Kids Is Melissa’s Legacy

O’NEALS — Senior year is one of the most memorable years for a high schooler. It gives us, the students, a chance to transition from the classroom into the world. We finally get to decide what path we are going to take and get a glance of what we are going to become after graduating. As many high schools do, Minarets ...

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Madera And Mariposa County Schools’ Job Fair

MADERA — Employers will be recruiting for various positions including teachers, clerical staff, teachers’ assistants, custodians, counselors and bus drivers, among others. If you’re looking for work with one of the many schools in Madera County or Mariposa County, or know someone who is, plan to attend this job fair and please spread the word. Participating employers include Chawanakee Unified School ...

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New Equipment For Madera County Fire Department

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Fire Department benefited from several actions taken during Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors. First was a vote to accept a donation from the Paid Call Firefighters (PCFs) at Station 12 in Oakhurst of a 2017 F-450 Chassis XL 4×4 SD Super Cab truck purchased for $44,338. The vehicle will replace their current ...

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