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Fatal Traffic Accident Briefly Closes Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — A fatal, solo-vehicle traffic accident briefly closed Highway 41 in both directions Friday afternoon. The accident occurred around 4 p.m. near Fast Tire south of Coarsegold. The accident, which involved a Ford Taurus, briefly shut down traffic in both directions on Highway 41 and led to longer delays for southbound motorists as the scene was cleared by CHP ...

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Greenwood Heating and Air Conditioning Open for Business

Greenwood Heating & Air Conditioning

OAKHURST — Ron Greenwood, Sr. and Louis Greenwood, of Greenwood Enterprises Heating and Air Conditioning, are open for business to serve Oakhurst and the mountain areas. Greenwood Enterprises Heating and Air Conditioning is operating a complete business, offering service and installation. Louis is Ron Jr.’s brother and is also doing business in Southern California. Ron and Louis look forward to ...

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Celebration of Life for Mary “Mimi” Hall

From everyone at Sierra News Online, our deepest condolences go out to the friends and family of Mary Hall

In Loving Memory Mary “Mimi” Elizabeth Hall, 58, passed away surrounded by her loving family and friends on Tuesday, October 8, at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, California, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was born on July 31, 1961, to Marion Marshall and Lawrence Hall in Lancaster. Mimi is the beloved mother of Rocky Butler, Tiffany Payne, ...

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Minarets Volleyball Plays in Nike Tournament of Champions in AZ

Minarets Varsity Volleyball Team

By Katelynn Hough (student journalist at Minarets High School) MINARETS — The Minarets Varsity Volleyball team left on Oct. 2 for their five day trip to attend the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix, Arizona. The team was invited last Spring to attend the tournament and had been fundraising and preparing for eight months. The team left at 4 p.m. ...

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Pet of the Week: Walter the Dog

Hi there friends! I’m Walter! I am one great guy. Not only am I handsome, but I am also smart, frisky, sweet, and lovable! I am about six months old and I recently found myself without a home. Actually I found a safe place, but it is not permanent and I really want a family. If you have time to ...

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Madera County’s Sheriff’s Log Through October 14

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from Tuesday, Oct. 8, to Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Oakhurst: Vandalism On Tuesday, October 8, at 11:30 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to Oakhurst regarding vandalism. Report written and case closed. Oakhurst: Narcotics On Tuesday, October 8, at 12:27 p.m., a deputy was dispatched to ...

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Celebration of Life for Albert D. Heath Jr. of North Fork

Albert D. Heath Jr. of North Fork

Albert was born on Christmas morning 1934 in Arizona. He was always proud of that. He passed away on October 3, 2019, after a long illness. Albert was pre-deceased by both his parents, son Joel D. Heath, and step-son Gregory Burhans. Albert is survived by his current wife Kay, former wife Anita and their daughters Sharron of San Diego, Deborah ...

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It Just Wouldn’t Be Christmas Without a Christmas Boutique

Christmas ornament

YOSEMITE — Yosemite Lakes Community Church will soon be holding their annual Christmas boutique. Bring friends and family and do some Christmas shopping! Finish off your shopping with a delicious lunch! The boutique will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds support local and national charities/ministries. The luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to ...

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Mariposa County Arts Council to Host Reception for Elements Exhibition in November

River Rock Sentinels, by Hannelore Fischer

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council invites the public to an opening reception for Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water –– an exhibition with painters Hannelore Fischer, and Lorie Setterberg, photographers David Hoffman and Jeannetta Phillips, and maker Tim DeWitt –– on Friday, Nov. 1, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the Treetop Gallery, located at 5009 Hwy 140, Mariposa, ...

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Briceburg Fire Now 95% Contained, Mop-up Operations Continue

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A week and a half after it started as a 30-acre vegetation fire near the Briceburg Bridge, the Briceburg Fire is now 95 percent contained. The fire has burned a total of 5,563 acres but “fire suppression repair” already started to take place Sunday, according to CAL FIRE. Mop-up operations continue and Highway 140 reopened Sunday, allowing ...

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