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Mammoth Fire Near North Fork Now 100 Percent Contained

NORTH FORK — The fire on Mammoth Pool Road, about 6 miles east of North Fork, is now 100 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. The fire started just after 2:30 p.m. today, and forced the closure of the roadway. The Mammoth Fire is estimated at about five acres, and crews are still on scene. Firefighters continue to strengthen containment ...

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Hit-And-Run Crash Closes Highway 41 South Of YLP

O’NEALS — A hit-and-run accident just north of Road 200 closed down Highway 41 in both directions for well over an hour this evening. At about 5:20 p.m. reports came in of an overturned vehicle about 1/2 mile south of Yosemite Springs Parkway. According to CHP at scene, a 2015 Ford F150, driven by a 29-year-old man from Hanford, was ...

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Random Acts Of Kindness Bless Both Recipients And Deputies

OAKHURST — Christmas was made merrier for dozens of local residents as Madera County Sheriff’s deputies blessed them during their third annual Operation Random Kindness yesterday. All across the county, deputies handed out Christmas cards with $100 bills tucked inside, courtesy of the amazingly generous employees of Agriland Farming Company, Inc., who donated $5,000 to brighten the holidays for so ...

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Thief Steals Car Near Bass Lake, Crashes It, Then Flees

BASS LAKE —  A woman in the Bass Lake Annex had her car stolen this evening, only to find that it had been wrecked less than half-mile from her house. Just after 7:30 p.m., residents along Road 222 just south of the Annex heard the sound of squealing tires, followed quickly by the noise of a crash, and called 911. ...

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Cash Reward In Random Shootings Case Raised To $7,000

FRESNO — Thanks to an anonymous donation of $3,000 by a local community member and $1,000 from the Fresno County Public Safety Association, the reward for information leading to an arrest in the random roadway shooting case now stands at $7,000, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office announced today. The Fresno County Public Safety Association, which is the organization that represents ...

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Vehicle Description In Random Shootings, $3000 Reward Offered

FRESNO COUNTY — The Fresno and Madera County Sheriff’s Offices, and the CHP continue to investigate a series of shootings on public roadways, which appear to be related. Between Nov. 27 and Dec. 17, there have been 10 separate reports of vehicles being struck by gunfire. Eight occurred in Fresno County and two occurred in Madera County. Only one case ...

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Cal Fire Offers Grants For Forest Health, Urban Forestry & Fire Prevention

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) has announced that information regarding the 2017-2018 California Climate Investments (CCI) grant funds is now available. Cal Fire is administering CCI grant funds to partners through grant awards aimed at helping the State reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon. Up to $200 million is available through Cal ...

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Comment Period Open For SNF Off-Highway Vehicle Program

CLOVIS — The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is requesting public input for the California 2019 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program application cycle. Part of the grant process is gathering input or project ideas that individuals and organizations would like to have included in the 2018 submission. This feedback will be considered in development of the preliminary grant ...

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Oakhurst Elks Lodge Hosts New Years Eve Party

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Elks Lodge invites one and all to a New Year’s Eve Party on Sunday, Dec. 31 There will be no-host cocktails and hors d’oeuvres  beginning at 6 p.m., with a dinner of prime rib, garlic mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad and dessert served at 7 p.m. Dance to the music of Henry Espine at 8 p.m., and ...

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