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Crash on Hwy 41 Sends Motorcyclist to Hospital

COARSEGOLD — A crash involving a car and motorcycle Sunday sent a 42-year-old man to the hospital with multiple injuries. The accident occurred shortly before noon along Highway 41 and Morava Road near the Coarsegold Mini-Storage. According to eyewitness accounts, the vehicle, a 2002 Dodge Stratus being driven by a 92-year-old man, turned into oncoming southbound traffic on Highway 41 ...

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Smokehouse 41 Fundraiser Benefits Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club

By Sarah Jackson, Special to Sierra News Online OAKHURST — When Smokehouse 41 owners heard news of the difficulties facing the Oakhurst chapter of the Boys and Girls Club, they decided to help. And help they did! Friday, the Oakhurst business donated 100 percent of its daily sales to the club. And all of the popular restaurant’s employees donated their ...

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Tenaya Lodge’s Long-Time GM Announces Retirement

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YOSEMITE — The long-time general manager of Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite in Fish Camp, Paul Ratchford, will retire at year’s end after serving in the resort’s leadership role twice for a total of 16 of the past 27 years. For the last eight years, Ratchford has overseen the full renovation of all 302 lodge and cottage rooms plus its Jackalopes ...

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Victims ID’d in Double Fatal After Car Plunges into Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – An early morning crash on Road 222 near the Forks Resort claimed the lives of two eastern Madera County residents. “The occupants of the submerged vehicle discovered this morning in Bass Lake were pronounced deceased at the scene,” said the Madera County Sheriff’s Office in a release posted on the agency’s Facebook page. CHP identified the accident ...

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Woman Dies After Falling from Half Dome Cables

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — The National Park Service is reporting that at approximately 11:55 a.m. on Thursday (September 5), a female visitor died due to a fall from the Half Dome cables in Yosemite National Park. According to the NPS press release, which was issued Friday morning, the woman fell “over 500 feet down steep, rocky terrain,” and was deceased ...

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Single-Vehicle Accident Leads to DUI Citation

COARSEGOLD — A 78-year-old man was cited for drunk driving after suffering minor injuries in a single-vehicle accident that occurred around 6 p.m. Thursday night. George Ronnie Roe, a resident of Coarsegold, reportedly was driving a 4X4 Mazda truck in the 32000 block of Shaw Lane when the incident happened. According to the CHP report, Roe was heading southbound on ...

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Oakhurst Physical Therapy Has A Doctor In The House

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Article written by Dr. Tony McLean. Dr. Tony McLean, PT, DPT, is a lifelong learner. Since earning his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, he has vigorously pursued mentoring the next generation of physical therapists. Graduate PT students enjoy learning from his clinical practice as well as his ability to draw on his vast professional experiences. One time, during his nine ...

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Vehicle Overturns, Briefly Blocking Traffic on Highway 41

COARSEGOLD – An overturned vehicle briefly blocked traffic on Highway 41 this afternoon. Just after 1:30 p.m., CHP and EMS responded to reports of a vehicle accident near Highway 41 and Road 406, a few miles north of the Valero gas station near Rocky cut. According to CHP, the woman, age and name unknown, suddenly drove off the road and ...

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Sierra Digital Marketing Delivers News And More To EMC

MOUNTAIN AREA — Sierra News Online (SNO) is pleased to announce the inauguration and implementation of our new and state-of-the-art information delivery service — one that will provide the latest breaking news as well as local advertising to the residents of Eastern Madera County. Through an exclusive licensing agreement with Community Digital, Inc. of Mariposa (CDI), this new subsidiary company ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through July 28

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 22 to Sunday, July 28, 2019. Oakhurst coroner’s case On Tuesday, July 23 at 5:11 a.m. MCSO was called to a coroner’s case on a resident in a home on Highway 49. The death appeared to be natural. Oakhurst found property ...

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