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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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Dirty Red Barn And Tom Vandenavond On The Green

By Andy Roberts — MARIPOSA — Dirty Red Barn from Sonoma County makes their debut at Music on the Green on Friday, Aug. 2 — a rock ‘n folk band playing originals and classic covers. They’ve got Dave Brouillette on guitar and vocals, Ben Becker on upright bass and guitar, Sean Parnell on harmonica and vocals, and multi-instrumentalist Malcolm Johnson ...

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The Growing Connection Between Radio And Gardening

By Jeanne-Ann Pine — I now wear two hats proudly. I have been involved with our local community radio, KRYZ for over three years and last May I graduated from the UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa. Both have been exceptional experiences. And somewhere along the way I was able to start a blend of these two interests and now they ...

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Red Chairs And Blue Herons

By Sharon Giacomazzi —  FISH CAMP — Across from bustling Fish Camp Store is a placid blue pond cradled in an emerald green meadow. It’s a serene and peaceful sight, especially in comparison to Yosemite travelers zooming along Highway 41. For many years I’ve enjoyed its presence, full to the brim in early season and ice coated in winter. For ...

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51st Installation Of Soroptimist Officers For 2019-2020

Submitted by Soroptimist — AHWAHNEE — Family, friends and members of Soroptimist International of the Sierras attended the 51st installation of officers on Sunday, June 23 with a ‘Jockey and Juleps/Kentucky Derby’ theme at River Creek Golf Course. Soroptimist Sierra Pacific Region, District Three Director Janie Hokanson with SI Clovis explained the duties of each officer and talked about the ...

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Crews Make Quick Work Of Vegetation Fire Near North Fork

NORTH FORK – Crews responded to a vegetation fire burning along Road 222 just south of Road 200 in North Fork this afternoon, and had it contained within minutes of their arrival. Firefighters were called out at around 5 p.m. to reports of a fire burning about 400 to 500 feet south of Road 200 on Auberry Road. The first ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through July 21

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 15 to Sunday, July 21, 2019. North Fork theft On Tuesday, July 16 at 8:30 a.m. a deputy was contacted by telephone regarding a theft that occurred on Woaka Poyah. The case was suspended due to lack of investigative leads. North ...

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Crews Nearing Total Containment On Valley Fire

CATHEYS VALLEY – The Valley Fire, burning along Old Highway in Mariposa County, is now 80 percent contained at a new estimate of 155 acres. UPDATE: The Valley Fire is now 100 percent contained at 149 acres. The fire was reported at about noon on Sunday, July 19, near the address of 3043 Old Highway and quickly spread to over ...

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