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Over 8,000 Firefighters On The Lines, Thousands Of Homes Lost

CALIFORNIA – Over 8,000 firefighters from throughout the state continue to battle three large wildfires in California. There are currently 1,035 fire engines, 141 dozers, 166 hand crews, 80 water tenders, 42 helicopters and numerous firefighting air tankers assigned to the incidents, and out-of-state resources continue to arrive. The Camp Fire in northern California has claimed the lives of 23 ...

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Oakhurst Scouts Place Flags To Honor Veterans

OAKHURST – Scout Troop 316 spent Saturday afternoon placing flags on the graves of those who served in honor of Veterans Day. Members of Cub Scout Troop 316 gathered at Oakhill Cemetery to ensure that local veterans are recognized with colors flying on this special day. For nearly 50 years, the scouts of Troop 341 performed this duty, and they ...

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The History Mystery #69

This month’s History Mystery is submitted by George Raymond, Historian, E Clampus Vitus Chapter 41-49 Subject: Southern Pacific Railroad – Berenda Branch Question: Do any of the readers have or know how to obtain a map showing the route of the Berenda Branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad? It ran from Berenda to Daulton to Raymond. Over time this stretch ...

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Traffic Delays On Highway 140 For Ferguson Fire Repair Work

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is beginning an emergency project to rehabilitate and make repairs to State Route 140 from Briceburg to Yosemite National Park. The work is needed after the Ferguson Fire burned through the region. Work is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Nov. 13, and will occur during both day and night hours into April ...

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Over 6,000 Firefighters Battle Major California Fires

CALIFORNIA – Though we are well into the fall season and cooler temperatures, the wildfire season is far from over. Cal Fire reports that over 6,000 firefighters are currently battling six large wildfires in California, the two most dangerous being the Camp Fire in Butte County, and the Hill Fire in Ventura County. These wind-driven fires have destroyed more than ...

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Fatal Crash In A Driveway In Yosemite Lakes Park

COARSEGOLD – A Coarsegold man is dead after an accident in his driveway yesterday afternoon in Yosemite Lakes Park. Just after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, first responders were called out to reports of a vehicle into a tree off Yosemite Springs Parkway near Road 400. Philip Girmant, 83, had left home in a 2010 Toyota to drive down ...

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Coffee And Donuts With Madera County Sheriff’s Foundation

OAKHURST – The Madera County Sheriff’s Foundation invites the public to a meet-and-greet at Judy’s Donuts in Oakhurst on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 7 to 10 a.m. The Madera County Sheriff’s Foundation objectives are to promote civic spirit in support of law enforcement. They would love to get to know you over coffee and donuts, served up free for this ...

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Free Thanksgiving Meals At Public Coffee House In North Fork

NORTH FORK – Public Coffee House, in collaboration with the North Fork Public Library, will serve a free Thanksgiving dinner and breakfast the weekend before the holiday. On Friday, Nov. 16, PCH will provide a turkey dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., and on Saturday, Nov. 17, they will serve a breakfast of biscuits and gravy. All mountain area communities ...

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Holiday Toy And Bicycle Giveaway, Santa Is Making His List

Written by Paul Hall – COARSEGOLD – The third annual Bicycle & Toy Giveaway for underprivileged mountain kids is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15. The event is a collaborative effort with G’ma and Pappa’s Motorcycle Apparel and the Sierra Shadow Casters Motorcycle Club based in Coarsegold. Last year, children ages 3 to 12 years from all over ...

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