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A Wealth Of History Available Online From Madera Co. Library

MADERA — There is a treasure trove of images, magazines, films and even home movies from the Madera/Mariposa area available online for the public to access, thanks to the Madera County Library’s specialized History and Family Research room and their work to preserve historical records. There is film of the Hildreth Rodeo in the 1940s and the Madera County Old ...

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Verdict Is In On Ahwahnee Drug Deal That Ended In Murder

BASS LAKE — After two weeks of testimony in the murder trial of Ahwahnee resident Craig Anthony Fetty, the jury has reached a verdict. Fetty, 30, was found guilty on all charges in Bass Lake Superior Court today, for beating and stabbing to death Dennis Dolan, 68, also of Ahwahnee. The jury found him guilty of first degree murder with ...

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Sheriff’s Deputies Recover Another Stolen Vehicle And Arrest Suspect

OAKHURST — For the second time in two days, Madera County Sheriff’s Mountain night deputies have recovered a stolen vehicle to be returned to its rightful owner. On Feb. 19, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received information from Colusa Police Department that a vehicle reported stolen from their jurisdiction was in the Oakhurst area. Sheriff’s deputies promptly began following leads ...

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Man Arrested For Driving A Stolen Vehicle And Drug Possession

COARSEGOLD – A Mariposa man was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle after deputies on patrol in the Coarsegold area came upon a suspicious vehicle and began investigating. On Feb. 19 at approximately 2:04 a.m, Deputy Jerry Marin was performing routine patrol when he observed a vehicle partially blocking the driveway of a residence in the 40000 block of ...

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Chloe DePledge Takes Top Honors In “Poetry Out Loud”

MADERA – Chloe DePledge, of Glacier High School, won First Place at the Poetry Out Loud finals in Madera, and now advances to the State Finals Competition in Sacramento. On Saturday, Feb. 10, Madera County Arts Council hosted the Madera County Finals Competition for Poetry Out Loud at Circle Gallery. Students from Madera High School, Madera South High School, Liberty ...

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Suspect Sought In Stabbing At Gas ‘N Stuff

NORTH FORK — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a stabbing in North Fork last week. On Feb. 14 at approximately 7:59 a.m., Deputy Jose Villegas of Madera County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service for a reported stabbing at Gas N Stuff service station, located at 33127 Road 222 ...

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CHP Officer Kaci Lutz Heads Back Out On Patrol

OAKHURST — Many mountain area residents know CHP Officer Kaci Lutz from taking her classes at the Oakhurst Area CHP Office. Her Age Well, Drive Smart classes always filled up early, and teens got a good start behind the wheel at her Start Smart classes. In a few weeks, Officer Lutz will be passing the baton to a new Public ...

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Prescribed Burning Continues On Bass Lake Ranger District

OAKHURST – Sierra National Forest officials continue to implement the winter/spring burning program within the Bass Lake Ranger District. Projects will consist of two activities: pile burning, and understory burning. Prescribed fire is used to remove fuels created during tree mortality, timber harvest, and reforestation. The removal of these fuels provides a benefit by reducing the potential of a wildfire ...

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Felony Arrest for Criminal Threats in Oakhurst

OAKHURST – An Oakhurst man was arrested on Tuesday by sheriff’s deputies after threatening to kill his family, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. On Feb. 13, at approximately 7:55 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service in the 50000 block of Road 620 regarding a male subject who was shooting a gun outside his home ...

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North Fork Author Michael Olwyler Hosts Book Signing Event

FRIANT –  North Fork resident Michael Olwyler will hold a book signing event in Friant on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m., for the recently published book, San Miguel de Allende & Its People, featuring photographs by his father, Peter Olwyler. The black-and-white photographs are from Peter’s Early Mexico Period between 1955 and 1971. These images are historically ...

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