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Mystery Solved: Lady Who Saved Rommel Revealed

Editor’s note: On Friday, June 23, Coarsegold resident Frank Ignagni found himself beholden to a stranger who rescued his family dog from running loose on Highway 41. Early that morning, before anyone in the Ignagni home knew the dog had escaped, Rommel was returned to a groggy but grateful Frank. Touched by the woman’s kindness, Frank’s perspective shifted to others ...

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Hey, Lady Who Saved My Runaway Dog From Highway 41

I did not get your number because you called my home phone, which has no caller ID! If you see this article, please contact me through my email below. You are entitled to a better “thank you,” and a Starbucks card for an arbitrary amount of complimentary coffee and scones! Let me explain further. This morning, Friday, June 23, some ...

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Truck Rollover Crash Slows Traffic South Of Deadwood

COARSEGOLD — At approximately 3:45 p.m. today, calls came into 911 of a rollover crash with a truck on fire at the south end of Deadwood at Cavin Lane. A 43-year-old driver from Fresno was southbound on Highway 41 at the bottom of Deadwood where the double lanes merge. He was approaching a line of cars stopped for a southbound vehicle ...

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Cooling Centers In Coarsegold And Oakhurst

COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office announced that the County of Madera has established the following locations as Cooling Centers during times of extreme summer heat. The Centers will be open the days and times of the week as indicated on the list below. Other Centers may be opened on an “as need” basis and will be announced through ...

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Vegetation Fire In YLP On Running Deer Court

COARSEGOLD — A vegetation fire in Yosemite Lakes Park today was quickly handled by firefighters. At 12:46 p.m., crews were dispatched to report of a fire in the 43000 block of Running Deer Court. A full wildland dispatch was called up, including Cal Fire, Madera County Fire and Fresno Fire engines, dozers, hand crews from Mt. Bullion, and aircraft out ...

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Local Battalion Chief Earns Master’s Degree

COARSEGOLD — Anna Maria College announced that longtime area resident Bret D. Black successfully completed required courses and has received his Master of Public Administration degree. Black is a Battalion Chief for the City of Clovis who has lived in Coarsegold for 16 years and is married to Nimai Black. Congratulations are due Black for his hard work and dedication, as the father ...

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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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Search Continues For Missing Coarsegold Man

COARSEGOLD – Family members and law enforcement continue the search for a Coarsegold man who has been missing for nearly a month. According to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, Keith Allen Bendz, 45, was reported missing on Tuesday, Apr. 25. He was last seen on the morning of Monday, Apr. 24, say family members. Mr. Bendz is described as 5′ ...

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Half-A-Dozen Fires Keep Firefighters Busy

COARSEGOLD — A fire burning at the edge of Yosemite Lakes Park near the dam at Black Hawk Lake has been contained. Just before 4 p.m., as mop-up was being completed at the Garnet Fire on Road 400, firefighters were dispatched to the end of Patrick Avenue for another vegetation fire. A resident who was out for a run along ...

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Firefighters Respond To Yet Another Escaped Burn Pile

COARSEGOLD — “Just because it’s a burn day doesn’t mean it’s safe to burn.” It’s a warning given often by fire officials, but not necessarily heeded by residents. Firefighters responded today to yet another escaped burn pile, this one just outside Yosemite Lakes Park on Road 400 near Garnet Creek Lane. At about 2:20 p.m., crews were dispatched to the ...

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