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Car Into Power Pole Closes Highway 49 For Over Two Hours

OAKHURST — A single-vehicle accident involving a power pole closed Highway 49 in both directions just south of Goldside for over two hours this evening. At 8:45 p.m., a resident in the area called 911 to report they had heard a crash. When first responders arrived at the scene, they found a car upside down on the west side of ...

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Celebrating Flag Day At Oakhurst Lutheran

OAKHURST — Continuing a tradition began in 2009, Oakhurst Lutheran Church will hold a celebration in honor of Flag Day on Thursday, June 14. As usual, the touching event will take place in the memorial garden at the church, with a ceremony at the veterans’ monument, starting with dinner at 6 p.m. This year’s inspirational speaker will be Ed Bates. Dinner ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Getting Help, Finding Answers

By Brian David (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) In Mariposa we can access answers to gardening questions through the University of California’s Master Gardener Helpline. Belinda Gilbert and Diane Timmins, UC Master Gardener Helpline volunteers, explain the helpline process. What is the purpose of the U.C. Master Gardener’s Helpline?  We receive calls from people wanting help identifying insects or plants. Sometimes ...

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Hazardous Waste Collection Day In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — This is your chance to clean out that garage or shed, get rid of that broken TV, or dispose of paint and dangerous chemicals. Madera County is sponsoring a one-day hazardous waste disposal event on Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Yosemite High School, 50200 Road 427 in Oakhurst. None of the items listed below for ...

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Beep For Bill: WWII Veteran Is The Man By The Flags

OAKHURST — You may have seen him, the man who sits by the flags. He’s there early, just about every morning, sitting in front of the CHP on Highway 49. Central Valley native, WWII veteran, business owner, father, Bud Light drinker, world traveler — Bill is now nearly 92 years old. He gets up every day and walks from his ...

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An Evening Of Whine & Noses To Benefit Shelter

OAKHURST – Stop by Western Sierra Nursery on Friday, June 15 for “An Evening of Whine and Noses” to benefit the Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA) and help outfit the shelter. The event is hosted annually by Western Sierra Nursery owners, Dianna and Jeff Conaway. The night out includes live music and special human treats from 6 – 8 ...

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Missing At-Risk Man Safely Located Thanks To Citizen Tip

MADERA COUNTY — A missing at-risk man has been located thanks to a tip from an alert citizen, says the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Earlier in the day, the office requested the public’s help in located the man. Mr. Montejano, 41, was last seen on foot around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, in the area of Avenue 14 and Road ...

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Cal Fire Seizes Massive Trove Of Illegal Fireworks

SACRAMENTO – With the Fourth of July holiday just around the corner, Cal Fire announced one of the largest seizures of illegal fireworks in state history today. Following a months long investigation, CCal Fire law enforcement officers arrested seven individuals and seized over 49,000 pounds of fireworks over the past two weeks in connection to a large-scale illegal firework ring. ...

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Sheriff’s Office Seeks Help Locating Missing At-Risk Man

UPDATE: 3:45 p.m. “Thanks to a tip from an alert citizen, missing at risk adult Juan Luis Montejano has been safely located by Madera County Sheriff’s Detectives. He is being reunited with his family in Chowchilla. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for their assistance and widespread sharing of information to bring attention to this ...

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The Fab Four Ultimate Tribute Concert

COARSEGOLD — Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino’s 2018 Sounds of Summer outdoor concert series brings The Fab Four Ultimate Tribute to the outdoor pavilion on Saturday, June 9. The Emmy Award Winning Fab Four is known for their precise attention to detail, with note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ classics such as Can’t Buy Me Love, Yesterday, A Day In The ...

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