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Full Agenda For Town Hall Meeting In Ahwahnee

AHWAHNEE – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be hosting the next in his series of Town Hall meetings on Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Wasuma Union Elementary School Cafeteria from 6 to 8 p.m. The night’s agenda will include Cal Fire Battalion Chief Troy Cheek, and a presentation by Roger Maybee, Madera County Firewise Coordinator. Also, Emadco Recycling/Operations Manager ...

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Creepy Crawly Tarantula Festival Returns To Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD – Coarsegold is prepping for its 18th annual Coarsegold Tarantula Festival on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10:30 a.m. til 5 p.m. in the Historic Village along Highway 41. The event features a day packed with activities including the popular tarantula races and costume parade, along with contests for the hairiest legs, pizza eating, pumpkin cake and poetry, plus the ...

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Thieves Steal Safes From Oakhurst Grocery Outlet

OAKHURST – At about 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, Oct. 18, Madera County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Grocery Outlet in Oakhurst for reports of a burglary. Upon arrival, deputies discovered that the front door had been forced open, the alarm system and video surveillance system had been disabled, and that two safes had been removed from the office. ...

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Streets Close To Keep Trick-Or-Treaters Safe

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office will be closing 9th & 10th Street between Bullion and Jones Street in order to insure the safety of children during the Halloween festivities in the court house / residential area of Mariposa between 4:30 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. “We will not be closing Bullion and Jones Streets as we ...

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Madera Hosts 5th Annual Pomegranate Festival

MADERA –  Preparations are well underway for the 5th annual Madera Pomegranate Festival on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Madera Municipal Airport from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is organized by the Madera Tourism Alliance, a committee of the Madera Chamber of Commerce. “On behalf of the Madera Chamber, I would like to invite everyone to come out and ...

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SkyLife Lands On Road 221 For Medical Emergency

NORTH FORK – Emergency personnel responded to reports of bicyclist struck by a vehicle on Road 221 this morning near Bass Fork Minit Market. The call came in at 8:45 a.m., and upon arriving at scene, Cal Fire Engine 4255 and Madera County Station 11 firefighters found a man who had apparently suffered some sort of medical episode while riding ...

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Man Arrested For Making Off With Cal Trans Backhoe

OAKHURST – An Oakhurst man was arrested last night when he reportedly tried to make off with a backhoe that was part of a Cal Trans project on Highway 41. At 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, a concerned citizen reported to 911 that someone was driving away on a piece of equipment from a Cal Trans work site just ...

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Yosemite Partners With Google Maps Street View

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and Google Maps have partnered on a groundbreaking project that uses cutting-edge technology to allow visitors to explore Yosemite National Park’s iconic features. This program allows people to explore Yosemite’s features, learn about the history and geology of the park, and experience first-hand what it is like to rock climb and explore the beauty of ...

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Expect Delays On Highway 41 South Of Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Motorists are experiencing delays just south of Oakhurst over Deadwood as Cal Trans conducts repair work on Highway 41. According to Cal Trans, after several years of much needed road work, they will be conducting repair operations today (Thursday, Oct. 15), tomorrow, Monday and possibly Tuesday, if needed, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.  One-way ...

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History Mystery #33

With Hensley Lake water levels down most of the lake bed is now exposed. Grub Gulch Chapter 41-49 E Clampus Vitus has been doing a research project mapping the location of several historical sites on the dry bed of Hensley Lake and the actual Flume Route on the Fresno River. The preliminary results have been presented to the Army Corps ...

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