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Fire Burning On The Experimental Range In O’Neals Area

O’NEALS – Crews are on scene of a fire reported in the area east of Highway 41 on the San Joaquin Experimental Range south of Road 200. A full wildland dispatch was called up at 2:43 p.m., including Air Attack out of Fresno, and one air tanker, and a helicopter out of Columbia. The fire is located about 3 miles ...

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Letter To The Editor: Jessica Morse Is An Agent Of Change

June 5th, 2018, is election day, and I would like to encourage your readers to vote for Jessica Morse for Congress. I live in Coarsegold, California, and attended a candidate forum in Oakhurst earlier this year, where I met the 3 Democratic candidates for Congress in this district. Jessica Morse was a standout to me because of her service as ...

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How Hard Is It To Fasten That Seat Belt?

SACRAMENTO – For most of us, it’s a habit. You get behind the wheel, you pull that strap over and click your seat belt into place. Over the upcoming holiday weekend, the California Highway Patrol is going to assist us all in reinforcing that habit during a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) where the use of seat belts will be the ...

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Hiker Killed In Fall From Half Dome Cables In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – A hiker suffered fatal injuries in a fall from the cables on Half Dome in Yosemite National Park yesterday. At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 21, a male hiker was on the cable route with a companion when he slipped and fell to his death. Yosemite National Park Rangers recovered his body at approximately 1 p.m. today. ...

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Oakhurst Man Passes Away After Suffering Major Injuries In Accident

OAKHURST – An Oakhurst man who was involved in a serious accident on Highway 41 in Oakhurst two weeks ago has died, according to the Fresno County Coroner’s Office. Forrest Null, 69, passed away at Community Regional Medical Center on May 20. Mr. Null suffered major injuries in a two-vehicle accident that occurred just after 11 a.m. on May 6, ...

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Bank Manager Charged With Embezzlement Remains In Jail

BASS LAKE – The former branch manager at Yosemite Bank in Oakhurst will remain behind bars at least until his next court appearance in two weeks. Donald Eaves, 53, appeared in Bass Lake Superior Court this morning for a bail review hearing. He is charged with 32 counts of grand theft and embezzlement. However, the District Attorney’s Office has made ...

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Grand Marshals Chosen For 2018 Loggers Jamboree Parade

NORTH FORK – Two couples with deep roots in the local logging industry have been chosen to serve as Grand Marshals for the 59th annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree. Jon and Judi Norby, and Patrick Emmert and Susan Waters have been selected for the honor by the North Fork Boosters, who will host the popular event the weekend of July 7 ...

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Free Workshop Tonight On Preparing Your Resume

OAKHURST – Yosemite Adult School and the Oakhurst Community College Center will be holding a Resume Class Workshop on Monday, May 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Job Developer from the Oakhurst Community College Center, Deisy Ruiz, will be conducting this valuable workshop in the Yosemite Adult School Computer Lab, located near the football field on the Yosemite High ...

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Fire Closes Southbound Highway 41 At Road 200

O’NEALS – Crews are at scene of several vegetation fires near the Rocky Cut on Highway 41, south of Road 200. Southbound traffic is being diverted onto Road 200, and northbound is being allowed through but is reduced to one lane (see detour map below). UPDATE: at 9:30 a.m., both directions were open with one-lane traffic control in place, and ...

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Registration Open For 8th Annual Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon

BASS LAKE – Excitement is building up as preparations are under way and registrations are being accepted for the 8th annual Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon. Bass Lake, located in the Sierra National Forest about 20 minutes south of Yosemite National Park, is a picturesque triathlon rivaled by few. Triathletes are treated to a swim in clear mountain waters, followed by ...

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