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DUI Arrest After Early Morning Crash On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD – A single-vehicle crash on Highway 41 this morning sent the driver to the hospital and caused him to be arrested for DUI. At 4:45 a.m., CHP responded to an accident on Highway 41 just north of Road 207. According to CHP, Jesus Martinez, 21, of Milwaukee, Wis., was northbound in a 2014 Chevy Malibu at a high rate ...

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Flash Flood Watch Issued For Central Sierra Foothills

HANFORD – A Flash Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for recent burn areas in central California, including the Ferguson, Railroad and Pier burn scars. The Watch has been issued for Mariposa, Madera, Tulare and Fresno County foothills, and the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon. This includes the communities of Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Auberry, ...

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The Firefall Gallery Opens In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – There’s a new gallery in Oakhurst – The Firefall Gallery located at 40680 Highway 41, next to the bicycle shop. Firefall Gallery, named after the iconic event which took place on summer evenings in Yosemite until 1968, emphasizes Yosemite landscape and wildlife photography. The gallery also features etchings, pastels, watercolors, sculpture, jewelry, fiber art and an extensive selection ...

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Whiskey Creek Band Entertains At North Fork Events

NORTH FORK – The Whiskey Creek Band will be entertaining audiences during two fall events this week. On Saturday, Oct. 6, the band will be performing at the North Fork Town Hall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of the North Fork Fall Festival and the Grizzly Bike Run. Lunch and dinner will be served at the Town ...

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Mountain Area Flu Shot Clinics In Oakhurst And North Fork

MOUNTAIN AREA – With flu season approaching, now is the time to get your flu shot at either of two local clinics provided by Madera County Public Health. There will be a walk-up clinic in Oakhurst at the Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Highway 49, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 9 to 11 a.m. In North Fork, the walk-up clinic will ...

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Your Ballot Will Be In The Mail Soon, Return Postage Paid

MADERA COUNTY – All registered voters in Madera County will be receiving their Official Ballots in the mail for the upcoming Nov. 6 general election beginning Oct. 8, says Rebecca Martinez, County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters. As a Voter’s Choice Act county, voters have more choices for voting and returning their ballots, Martinez says. “Great news! Starting with this ...

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Single-Vehicle Crash Claims The Life Of Mariposa Man

MARIPOSA – A Mariposa man is dead after a single-vehicle accident on Highway 140 last Friday. At 5:44 p.m. on Sept. 28, Jonah Thomas, 22, was driving a 2003 Ford F-150 eastbound on SR-140 approaching the east end of Trower Road. According to CHP, Thomas was coming out of a long straightaway at an unknown speed when he entered a ...

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PG&E Warns Power Outages Are Possible With First Rain Of The Season

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA – The first rains of the fall are forecast to arrive in our area early this week, and PG&E is warning that there is an increased risk of power outages during the first rains following a long dry season. “During the first rainstorm of a season, dust and other particles that have accumulated on our equipment can transform ...

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Ballot Drop Box Added In North Fork For November Election

NORTH FORK – Eastern Madera County voters will now have more ways to return their ballots during the general election. Rebecca Martinez, Madera County’s Registrar of Voters, has announced that a fifth drop box will be available, with the latest being installed in North Fork. And for those returning their ballots by mail, postage-paid envelopes will be provided so you ...

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Expect An Emergency Alert Text On Your Cell Phone Wednesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The WEA portion of the test commences at 11:18 a.m., and the EAS portion follows at 11:20 a.m. The test will assess the ...

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