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Community Health Fair Offers Free Exams

OAKHURST – Area residents are invited to a free health screening at the Oakhurst Community Center on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors will be treated to tips for leading a healthy life at a Community Health Fair where kids and families are welcomed. Click on flyer to enlarge. Complimentary services will be provided by chiropractors, ...

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Overturned Rig Blocks Highway 41 North Of Oakhurst

FISH CAMP — Just before noon today CHP was called to the scene of an overturned vehicle, north of Oakhurst. According to early reports, a tractor-trailer rig has overturned on Highway 41 just south of Westfall Work Station, north of Oakhurst. The accident is blocking both lanes and traffic is being re-routed while emergency crews respond. The location is between Lewis Creek and ...

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Sierra Tel Open House And Chamber Mixer

OAKHURST — The community is invited to a delightful open house event as the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce and Sierra Tel plan a mixer with food, fun, friends and prizes. If you’re a Sierra Tel customer you’ll most certainly want to be there, with a chance you could win something great as well as talk to that nice person who helps you ...

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North Fork Chamber’s Oktoberfest

NORTH FORK – October is the season of lederhosen and hops and, to that end, the North Fork Chamber of Commerce invites the community to celebrate Oktoberfest at Bandit Town. Live music will fill the air as dance bands The Executive Rocker Show, Three Shades of Blue and others take the stage for this second-year Oktoberfest celebration happening on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 5 – ...

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Vehicle Fire Briefly Closes Road 426

OAKHURST — Just before 5 p.m. yesterday crews were called out to reports of a vehicle fire on Road 426 that forced the temporary closure of the roadway in both directions. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found a vehicle fully engulfed in flames near Coyote Ridge Road. With fire threatening to spread into surrounding vegetation, Road 426 was closed ...

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Prescribed Fire In Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park fire managers are planning a 137 acre Mariposa Grove prescribed fire in the coming weeks, weather and air quality permitting. According to Yosemite Fire Information, ignition will take approximately two to three days with an additional seven to 14 days of active burn down. Smoke will be present during the prescribed fire and in the Wawona ...

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Sheriff’s Local Crime Log Through Sept. 18

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Sept. 12 to Sunday, Sept 18, 2016: Oakhurst fraud report On Monday, Sept. 12 at 10:21 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 48000 block of Liberty Drive in regards to a fraud report. This report will be closed, due to a lack ...

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Have A Doughnut With A Deputy

COARSEGOLD — Here’s an opportunity to get to know local law enforcement in a comfortable atmosphere with no agenda except a chat and cuppa something good. Madera County Sheriff Jay Varney invites the community to join him and the deputies to discuss community issues during monthly events dubbed “Doughnut with a Deputy.” Based on the popular “Coffee with a Cop” format, the ...

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Autumnal Equinox Means It’s Officially Fall, Y’All

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — The signs are all around us, from the withered buckeye and earlier darkening skies, to little hints of temperatures dropping that send us running to the closet to pull out just one long sleeved shirt, for a change! The autumnal equinox, when days and nights are approximately equal in length, arrives this year on Thursday, Sept. 22 ...

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Poor Air Quality Due To Wildfires

CENTRAL SIERRA — Smoke from the Soberanes Fire in Monterey County and the Canyon Fire burning in Santa Barbara County are affecting air quality in locations throughout the San Joaquin Valley and the Central Sierra, warns the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. Unusually high particulate matter levels throughout are prompting Air District officials to issue a health cautionary statement. Air ...

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