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The History Mystery #63

The Mariposa Indian War, Campaign from 13 April to 2 May, 1851. The question is to more accurately locate where this particular skirmish took place. The map indicates that it took place along the banks of Fine Gold Creek, somewhere close to Fine Gold Gulch. The text of the report indicates that it was on the Little San Joaquin River. ...

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Native Youth Summit 2018 At Fresno City College

FRESNO — Fresno City College will be hosting the Native Youth Summit 2018 on Friday, Apr. 6, from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The theme of this year’s Summit is “7th Generation Strong: Native Youth Activism in the Age of Standing Rock.” The Summit is open to youth from 7th grade to college freshman. Registration ends Apr. 1. To register ...

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Arrest Made In Coarsegold Homicide

COARSEGOLD – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the homicide that occurred on Friday, Mar. 30, on Little John Drive in Coarsegold. The male subject detained last night for questioning by detectives has been taken into custody. Jacob Burdett, 25, of Coarsegold has been arrested and charged with one count of murder and one count of ...

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One Dead, One Injured In Coarsegold, Investigation Continues

COARSEGOLD – A man was detained in Coarsegold yesterday after an altercation left his mother with a gunshot wound, and her significant other dead, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. On Friday, Mar. 30, shortly before 7:30 p.m., Madera County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Road 416 and Robin Hood Drive in Coarsegold for reports of a ...

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Juvenile Arrested After Threat To “Shoot Up” North Fork School

NORTH FORK – A threat made on social media this morning had parents and students at the North Fork School in fear of returning to their classrooms after spring break. This morning, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a student from North Fork Elementary School used social media to post a threat of a school shooting. One ...

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Bass Lake Businesses “Spring” Into Action

BASS LAKE – Bass Lake is about to burst with activity as two popular local lakeside businesses open for the summer this weekend. The Forks Resort is headed into their 71st season, and Miller’s Landing opens for their 37th season on Friday, Mar. 30. The Forks Resort and Miller’s Landing are both long-time favorites on the lake where you can ...

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Work Continues On Damaged Roads In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Caltrans District 10 continues to work on the washout on Highway 132, and the CHP reports nearly two-dozen roads closed or affected by the massive rain event a week ago. Floodwater sliced through State Route 132 in northern Mariposa County, during the recent violent storms, creating a 50-foot gap between the two stretches of roadway. The gaping ...

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Wine and Cheese in the Garden At North Fork School

NORTH FORK – Wine and Cheese in the Garden is returning Sunday, May 6, as Chawanakee Children’s Foundation hosts their annual spring fundraiser in the North Fork School garden. Come enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres in North Fork School’s organic garden from 2 to 5 p.m. Hansel Kern and Kern Family Farm volunteers will be giving guided tours of a ...

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Yosemite Painter Thomas Hill, “Yosemite’s Artist”

Written by Dave Hubbard – Yosemite painter Thomas Hill lived in Wawona just outside of Yosemite Valley. Yosemite was a favorite subject, and over time he became known as “Yosemite’s Painter.” Hill was born in Birmingham, England, in 1829, and moved to the United States at the age of 15. During his early travels in his new home he became ...

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Spring Arrives In Yosemite’s Tuolumne Meadows

Written by Laura and Rob Pilewski – Spring has arrived in Tuolumne Meadows. This week, the weather held (in chronological order):  rain, heavy snow, thundersnow, southwest wind, northeast wind and, now, sun. The low-density snow that fell at the end of the storm made for some fine, but ephemeral, powder ski conditions. The last two days, a significant upslope wind ...

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