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July 4th Deadwood Fire: We Dodged A Disaster

Open Letter To: Mr. Jerry Leong, July 5, 2018 Capital Outlay Lands Analyst Cal Fire Technical Services Section 1300 U Street, Sacramento, CA 95818 We dodged a major fire disaster on Deadwood Lookout Mountain on July 4, 2018; please note the Sierra News Online link below. It took Cal Fire almost an hour to get equipment to the fire which ...

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In Loving Memory: Juanita “Jane” Garcia

Juanita “Jane” Garcia passed away on June 30, 2018, surrounded by family while at Kaiser Hospital in Fresno, California, due to complications from pneumonia. She was 93 years old. Born in Belvidere, Illinois on May 11, 1925 to parents Rafael and Rafaela Huitzacua, she was the fourth of ten children. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of ...

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Man Drowns In Swimming Hole

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is reporting tragic news in the wake of activity over the mid-week Independence Day holiday. At about 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, the Sheriff’s Office received a call for service for a search and rescue at a swimming hole in the area of Highway 145 and Bonnie Way in Madera (see ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through July 1

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 25 to Sunday, July 1, 2018. Oakhurst narcotics via bike stop On Monday, June 25 at 1:20 a.m. a bicycle stop at the intersection of Highway 41 and Golden Oak Loop resulted in the arrest of a local woman for possession of ...

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Letter to the Editor: CASA Opposed To Separation Of Families At Mexican Border

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Mariposa County recruits, trains and supports CASA volunteers who advocate for children in court, in the classroom, and in the community. These caring individuals serve as the children’s “voice,” working one-on-one with them so that they know they are not alone throughout their time in foster care. Our organization believes in compassionate care for ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through June 17

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 11 to Sunday, June 17, 2018. North Fork traffic stop, warrant arrest and citation On Monday, June 11 at 1:09 a.m. a vehicle stop on Road 200 near Wyle Ranch Road in North Fork led to an warrant arrest and subsequent cited ...

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Are You Man Enough To Be A Girl Scout?

Written by Keith Pretzer – I am proud to tell people that I am a Girl Scout. That usually gets second looks. I am, after all, a man and a father. I have been a Girl Scout for seven years, and for the past seven years. I have done my best to be “man enough to be a Girl Scout.” ...

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K9 Search Leads To Felony Arrest In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — A late-night Highway 41 traffic stop by local deputies and their canine companion resulted in the arrest of two suspects for narcotics possession. Just before 2 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, Madera County Sheriff’s K9 Deputy Eric Grijalva and Corporal Ty Tashiro observed a white pickup truck with no brake lights in the 40000 block of Highway 41. ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through June 10

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 4 to Sunday, June 10, 2018. Oakhurst missing juvenile On Monday, June 4 at 12:37 a.m. a deputy responded in regards to a runaway juvenile report. A report was written for documentation purposes and the juvenile was entered into the missing persons ...

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Kenneth D. Carlson Memorial Service

The life of Kenneth D. Carlson will be celebrated on Friday, June 22, at 11 a.m. at Mountain Christian Church. Pastor Terry Cederblom is officiating. Ken passed away on June 6, 2018, at the age of 93. Ken was born Feb. 14, 1925 to William and Hildur Carlson. Ken and his wife, Grace, retired to Oakhurst in 1988 and founded ...

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