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Mariposa Man Dies After Crashing Into Merced River

MARIPOSA — A single-vehicle accident on Highway 140 between Yosemite and Mariposa has claimed the life of the driver. At about 7:45 a.m. this morning, a 72-year-old Mariposa man was eastbound on Highway 140 about 2-1/2 miles east of Briceburg Road when he lost traction on the icy road, according to CHP. He then lost control of the Ford F250, ...

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Madera County Staff Completes Audits Of Special Districts

MADERA – Madera County Auditor-Controller Todd Miller announced to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that Certified Audited financial statements for all Madera County Special Districts have been completed. “After a year of hard work by the staff of the Auditor-Controllers office, I am pleased to deliver the completed audits of 125 Special Districts,” Miller told the Board. “Upon assuming ...

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Grace Community Church Invites All To Christmas Eve Lunch

NORTH FORK — Grace Community Church is hosting a Christmas Eve lunch for the North Fork community on Sunday, Dec. 24, at noon. Everyone is cordially invited. There will be a 10:30 a.m. worship service including the scripture’s story of Christmas, special music and favorite Christmas Carols. There will also be a special candle lighting ceremony. At noon, a Christmas ...

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Young Masters Youth Exhibition Now Accepting Entries

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council is now accepting submissions for their annual Young Masters Youth Exhibition, scheduled for February at the Treetop Gallery. This annual exhibition provides youth in Mariposa an opportunity to express their ideas, narratives and inspirations, and share them with their community through their own piece of visual artwork. This year’s theme “Animals” invites Mariposa’s ...

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IRS Warns Of Scam Targeting Hotmail Users

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers and tax professionals of a new email scam targeting Hotmail users that is being used to steal personal and financial information. The phishing email subject line reads: “Internal Revenue Service Email No. XXXX | We’re processing your request soon | TXXXXXX-XXXXXXXX.” The email leads taxpayers to sign in to a fake ...

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Deadwood Crash Sends Pregnant Woman To Hospital

OAKHURST — A two-vehicle crash on Highway 41 south of Oakhurst this morning sent a pregnant woman to the hospital and shut down both lanes for over 30 minutes. Just before 10 a.m., a southbound tour bus was about halfway up Deadwood approaching the old building on the east side of the road, when it stalled in the southbound lane. ...

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Two Arrested On Charges Of Attempted Vehicle Theft At Gunpoint

NORTH FORK — On Sunday, Nov. 26, Madera County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a home in the 31000 block of Wyle Ranch Road in North Fork for a report of an assault with a firearm. During the investigation, it was determined that Kenneth Anthony Couch, 37, and Robert James Puls, 34, had attempted to steal a vehicle from the ...

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Two More Reports Of Random Roadway Shootings, Brings Total To Six

MADERA COUNTY — The Fresno and Madera County Sheriff’s Offices are investigating a series of shootings on public roadways in both Madera and Fresno Counties, which they say may be related. Since news of four shootings was released last Friday, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office has received two new reports of random shootings – one over the weekend of another ...

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New Laws Affect California Employers In 2018

Written by Denise Davis, CalChamber SACRAMENTO — The California Chamber of Commerce has released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2018 or beyond that will have an impact on businesses in California. Employers must be aware of significant changes in key areas, such as a small business parental leave law and new hiring restrictions. Other ...

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Lenora Donovan Brotsis Deck

Lenora Donovan Brotsis Deck passed away peacefully on Dec. 10, 2017, while in residence at the Oakhurst Healthcare & Wellness Centre. Lenora was born in Fresno, Calif., on Nov. 11, 1929. She moved to Oakhurst in 1991 and was very involved in volunteering throughout our mountain communities to include: MySham for the Love of Dogs training and care, The Red ...

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