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Hillview Water Seeks Source Of Major Leak

OAKHURST — Hillview Water customers are being asked to conserve water this morning and to be prepared for discoloration and the possibility of running low, after Manager James Foster announced there is a significant leak in the Oakhurst area and the location is undetermined at this time. According to the company, Hillview’s on-call service technician received a call early this morning about a low level ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through June 4

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 29 to Sunday, June 4, 2017: Oakhurst public intoxication On Monday, May 29 at 6:24 a.m. a deputy responded to a disturbance on Road 222 in the area of Dorstan Drive. The reporting party advised that a male subject was throwing a ...

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Bass Lake School District Chooses Randy Seals As Superintendent

OAKHURST — The Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District Board of Trustees is delighted to announce that a finalist for the position of District Superintendent has been identified and final negotiations for a contract are in progress. It is anticipated that ratification of the appointment of Randy Seals as the district’s next superintendent will occur on June 21, 2017, ...

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In Loving Memory Of Dale W. Miller

COARSEGOLD — Family and friends are mourning the loss of beloved husband, father and grandfather, Dale W. Miller. He passed away on Sunday, June 4, at his home in Coarsegold, California. He was surrounded by his cherished wife of 36 years, Viola J. Miller, and four adult children. Dale was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, on August 30, 1956. The ...

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Nighttime One-Lane Traffic Control On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has announced the schedule for a project to create rumble strips on the Highway 41 corridor from Avenue 15 near Madera Ranchos to Highway 49 in Oakhurst. Caltrans spokesman Sam Yniguez reports that crews will begin the process of creating a center rumble strip on Highway 41 starting Sunday night, June 4 at ...

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Bass Lake 5K Poker Run And Go Fish Fun Run

BASS LAKE — Organizers are staging a chip-timed 5K with an exciting twist, together with a fun run for kids, and all the proceeds are designated for local charities. The 5K Poker Run and Go Fish Fun Run take place on the same day as the Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon, on Saturday, June 3. The Triathlon begins at 7 a.m. and the ...

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Books, Birthdays And Superheroes

OAKHURST — Branches Books & Gifts is celebrating their 4th birthday on Saturday, Jun. 3 from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and the public is cordially invited to attend the free, fun, family-friendly event. Branches’ owner Anne Driscoll says people are encouraged to dress up as a favorite super hero and come meet Wonder Woman, Batman and Captain America, while learning tricks of ...

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Caltrans Project To Install Rumble Strips On Highway 41

UPDATE — Project will begin on Sunday, June 4 at 9 p.m. Nighttime one-lane traffic control will be in place. Read the updated article here. MOUNTAIN AREA — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has scheduled what may be a very welcome project in the foothills, to begin installation soon and last for about three weeks. Sharp-eyed residents spotted work signs ...

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Veterans’ Memorial Dedication On Flag Day At Ahwahnee Park

AHWAHNEE — Veterans and all others in the community are invited to celebrate an important new installation at Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park on Flag Day, Wednesday, Jun. 14. Ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. for the dedication of a special monument in honor of veterans of all branches of the United States Armed Forces.  The monument is a project nearing completion, developed by local groups ...

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Minarets And Chawanakee Academy Scholarship Awards 2017

O’NEALS — A total of $115,000 was given to senior students graduating with the class of 2017 at Minarets High School and Chawanakee Academy this year, as the school held its Scholarship Awards on Wednesday, May 24. Claudia vanDenBergh, District Counselor for Chawanakee District says that some of the top award recipients included Jordyn Samper, Lluvia Moreno, and Joshua Lynch. Jordyn Samper ...

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