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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through June 25

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 19 to Sunday, June 25, 2017: Ahwahnee Coroner’s case On Monday, June 19 at 10:15 a.m. a deputy responded to a delayed Coroner’s case with the primary physician stipulating to the decedent’s cause of death. This was a natural death case ...

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Oakhurst Spirits Craft Distillery & Gallery

OAKHURST — Rather than retiring, Ally and Mike Benbrook say they’ve decided to reinvent themselves. That’s a good thing for the foothills and anyone who decides to stop into their new destination location, Oakhurst Spirits Distillery, Art Gallery and Gift Shop. It’s easy to spend time at Oakhurst Spirits: take a tour of the distillery led by Navy-man Mike, hang ...

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Doughnut With A Deputy At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Here’s a chance to get to know local law enforcement in a comfortable atmosphere with no agenda except a chat, a sweet treat and cuppa something good. Sponsored by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, the community is invited to have a “Doughnut with a Deputy,” at The Pines Resort shopping center, on Wednesday, June 28, from 8:30 to ...

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80s Tribute Band Max Headroom At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — It’s one of the “not just” nights this Friday at (Not Just) Jazz on the Lake outdoors at The Pines Resort, as 80s tribute band Max Headroom takes the stage on the Gazebo Deck. Max Headroom is a five-man group out of Fresno “performing pop rock hits of the 80s,” and “specializing in one-hit wonders.” They play ...

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Celebrate America With Oakhurst Community Concert Band

OAKHURST — If you’re in the mood for some truly uplifting and soul-stirring music, take note: the Oakhurst Community Concert Band presents their annual free “Celebrate America Concert” this coming Sunday,  June 25 at 3 p.m. at the Mountain Christian Center. The program will include favorites from Gershwin, John Philip Sousa, “Dizzy” Gillespie, Glen Miller and more. Bring the whole ...

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Excessive Heat Warning Extended Through Friday

MOUNTAIN AREA — As temperatures continued to climb today, the National Weather Service in Hanford extended the Excessive Heat Warning through Friday, June 23 at 11 p.m. The warning is for the San Joaquin Valley and Mariposa, Madera And Fresno County Foothills, including the cities of Oakhurst and Mariposa. Afternoon temperatures in some areas will be between 107 degrees and ...

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Job Fair And Career Opportunities At Caltrans

FRESNO — If you’re looking for new employment or thinking of changing careers, please note: Caltrans is opening its doors in welcome for jobs opportunities with departments including planning, engineering, IT, office, maintenance and more. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has announced a job fair for individuals interested in working for the state’s department of transportation. The event is ...

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CRCD Crews Chop Downed Logs Into Shared Firewood

MOUNTAIN AREA — Does someone you know have fallen trees littering their landscape, and really needs help to clear the hazard? Good news: the Coarsegold Resource Conservation District (CRCD) has received a grant to hire crews to cut wood and help with this problem. One condition of the plan is that the person who gets the assistance then donates a portion ...

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Happy First Day Of Summer

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — The first day of summer typically falls around June 21. This year, it’s worth it to note that the precise time of summer solstice locally is 9:24 p.m. PST on Tuesday, June 20. It’s the day with the most hours of sunlight in the entire year. According to The Farmer’s Almanac, the timing is not based on ...

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Truck Rollover Crash Slows Traffic South Of Deadwood

COARSEGOLD — At approximately 3:45 p.m. today, calls came into 911 of a rollover crash with a truck on fire at the south end of Deadwood at Cavin Lane. A 43-year-old driver from Fresno was southbound on Highway 41 at the bottom of Deadwood where the double lanes merge. He was approaching a line of cars stopped for a southbound vehicle ...

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