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Memorial For Battalion Chief Gary Helming

SANTA MARIA — Los Padres National Forest Battalion Chief Gary Helming will be honored with a memorial service at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6, according to the USFS. The service will be held at the Pacific Christian Center, located at 3435 Santa Maria Way, Santa Maria, California, 93455. The memorial is open to the public; however, space is limited. ...

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Roll-Over Crash Blocks Road 200, Damages Fine Gold Bridge

NORTH FORK — A single-vehicle crash at the Fine Gold Creek bridge blocked the road for about an hour this morning, and tore a big chunk out of the 70-year-old bridge. A 60-year-old man from Fresno was eastbound on Road 200 in a 2009 Lincoln Town Car registered to a limousine service in the valley, when he entered the 25 ...

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Crash Sends Oakhurst Woman To The Hospital

OAKHURST — A three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 41 and Road 426 yesterday resulted in an Oakhurst woman being airlifted to a Fresno hospital. Just after 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, Audrey Sailors, 90, of Oakhurst, was northbound on Highway 41 in a 2005 Lincoln, in the right turn lane at Road 426, according to CHP. She ...

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There Are Still Many Ways To Help Detwiler Fire Victims

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Anyone wishing to help victims of the Detwiler Fire can still do so in several ways. The Mariposa Community Foundation will be distributing cash donations to those who lost their homes. They have set up a PayPal donate button on their website at mariposacommunity.foundation/MCF. You can also mail a check to MCF and note “Detwiler Fire” on ...

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Oakhurst Resident Dies In Crash On Highway 120

TUOLUMNE COUNTY — One person is dead and another seriously injured after a single-vehicle accident near Sonora last week. Wayne Dubois, 82, and Artha Dubois, 79, both of Oakhurst, were eastbound on Highway 120 near Buck Meadows in a 1999 Chevrolet pickup at approximately 55 miles per hour, according to CHP. Artha Dubois was driving, and apparently lost control of ...

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Off-Duty Firefighter Assists Victims After Motorcycle Crash

NORTH FORK — A day trip to the mountains ended in a serious motorcycle wreck for two Clovis residents. Fortunately an off-duty firefighter/ paramedic was one of the first passers-by at scene. At 1:44 p.m., a call came in to 911 that a motorcycle had crashed on Road 200 on the south side of the bridge at Fine Gold Creek. ...

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Drivers Escape Serious Injury In Deadwood Head-On Crash

OAKHURST — A two-vehicle accident slowed the commute on Highway 41 just south of Oakhurst this morning. At about 7:10 a.m. a 19-year-old male from Fresno in a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta was headed to work at Emadco. He was traveling northbound approaching Road 425B at the top of Deadwood at a stated speed of 55 – 60 miles per hour, ...

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Head-On Crash Claims The Life Of A Mariposa Man

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A head-on collision on Highway 140 in the Catheys Valley area has claimed the life of a Mariposa man. At 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, Dale Giantomasso, 62, of Peotone, Ill., was westbound on Highway 140 just east of Chase Ranch in a 2006 Newmar Ventana motorhome, when for unknown reasons, he drifted across the center ...

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Fresno State Mourns The Loss Of Coarsegold’s Dr. Brad Hufft

FRESNO — On Thursday, Apr. 13, Coarsegold residents learned of the loss of friend and neighbor Dr. Brad Hufft — musical educator, concert promoter and composer. Dr. Hufft was a professor in the Music Department at California State University Fresno, and yesterday, Dr. Saúl Jimenez-Sandval, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Fresno State, issued the following statement ...

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Woman Topples Off ATV On Highway 41, DUI Arrest

COARSEGOLD — An ATV accident sent a Coarsegold woman to the hospital last night, and ended in an arrest for suspicion of DUI after she rolled the quad on Highway 41. Just before 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 31, Mary Jane Lomier, 78, was southbound on Highway 41 just south of Road 416 on a 2016 Kawasaki quad — a ...

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