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Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow In North Fork

NORTH FORK – Traditional dances, food and crafts will be on display at the 43rd Annual Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3 and 4, at the North Fork Recreation Center. This much-anticipated event, always held the first weekend in August, is a showcase for native dancers and costumes, and an opportunity for the public to ...

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Auditions At Golden Chain Monday & Tuesday

OAKHURST – Auditions for “The Ladies of Tin Pan Alley” will be held Monday and Tuesday, July 29 and 30, from 6 – 9pm, at the Golden Chain Theatre, located at 42310 Highway 41 in Oakhurst. This is a musical tribute to the music of 1900-1949, with a focus on the women composers and lyricists of the golden age of ...

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Three-Time Officer Of The Year Honored

MADERA COUNTY – Deputy Sheriff Richard Gonzales was honored by his peers for the third time as Officer of the Year during Madera County’s annual Law Enforcement Appreciation banquet held at the Elk’s Lodge in Madera on Thursday, July 25. Sheriff John Anderson proudly introduced Deputy Gonzales as Madera County Sheriff’s Deputy of the Year. “It’s unprecedented,” noted Sheriff Anderson ...

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YNP Replaces Fee Booths At South Entrance

…plus updates on bears and the closing of raft rentals. YOSEMITE – On Monday, July 22, crews began mobilizing equipment and materials to begin improvements to the South Entrance Station area. The project includes replacing the existing fee collection booths with three new ones, placed approximately 350 feet south of the their current location.

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Mariposa Resident Gets Life In Prison

MADERA – Christopher Norris, 25, of Mariposa, was sentenced to life in prison for murder on Friday, July 19. In September, 2011, a Madera County Superior Court jury found Norris guilty of the first degree murder of Alonso Herrera.

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Pot Grows Eradicated Near Mariposa

MARIPOSA – Several agencies working together were able to locate and eradicate two huge pot grows in Mariposa County this week. On Thursday, July 18, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted by law enforcement officers from the Mariposa County Probation Department, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) with ...

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Dedicated COPs Volunteer Retires From Duty

MADERA COUNTY – A banquet room filled with the sworn personnel and volunteers who make up Madera County Sheriff’s Office’s nationally recognized Citizens on Patrol (COP), paid tribute to a veteran volunteer on Wednesday, July 17. COP Everett Macy – radio ID V3 – was honored for more than a decade of service to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Macy’s ...

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Nearly 10,000 Pot Plants Found At Fish Creek

MADERA COUNTY – Well before dawn on Wednesday, July 17, agents descended on a marijuana operation near Fish Creek, several miles above North Fork on Mammoth Pool Road. Agents with Madera County Narcotic Enforcement Team (MADNET), sworn personnel with Madera County Regional SWAT Team, US Forest Service, Fish & Wildlife and Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) personnel completed a several ...

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Expect Delays On Tioga Road

YOSEMITE – Starting next week, July 22, and continuing through Sept. 30, park crews will be scaling loose rock along Tioga Road from White Wolf to Tioga Pass. The work will take place Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with single-lane traffic control and up to 15-minute delays.

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Visitors Bureau Hosts Local Author

OAKHURST – The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau will host local author Marcia Penner Freedman, who will share stories from her newly-published Willow Creek History: Tales of Cow Camps, Shake Makers & Basket Weavers. Freedman will be at the visitors center from 2 to 3:30 pm on Saturday, July 20. There will be copies of her book for sale, and she ...

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