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Vegetation Fire Closes Old Highway In Catheys Valley Area

CATHEYS VALLEY – Crews are on scene of a vegetation fire in the Catheys Valley area along Old Highway. To allow firefighters to access the area and for the safety of the public, Old Highway was closed for several hours between White Rock and School House. The fire was reported by several callers at about noon today near the address ...

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash On Beasore Road Near Jones Store

BASS LAKE – A crash on Beasore Road claimed the life of a young mountain area man this morning when his motorcycle hit a tree. Just after 8:30 a.m., CHP and EMS responded to reports of a motorcycle accident just east of Forest Road 5S27 above Bass Lake about a mile from Jones Store. According to CHP, the man, age ...

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Celebration Of Life For Roberta Lee Gonzalez

Beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend Roberta Lee Gonzalez passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 26, 2019. Born to Eugene and Winette Scott on October 10,1957, Roberta served Oakhurst and the surrounding communities for 30 years with her warm and friendly nature and her passion for developing relationships. She is survived by her children Melissa Gonzalez, Elizabeth Pond ...

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Marine Corps League Flags & Roses For Veterans, Students

OAKHURST — If you’re shopping around town on Saturday, July 20, you may notice members of the Marine Corps League Griswold Mountain Detachment #1121, who will be stationed outside of Von’s, Grocery Outlet and True Value from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s one of the days that the group promotes the Marine Corps League’s Flags And Roses campaign with ...

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National Night Out Is A ‘Community Block Party’ On The Courthouse Lawn

MARIPOSA — Friends and family throughout the foothills are invited to join over 38 million neighbors across approximately 16 thousand communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide to participate in the National Night Out. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), Dietz and Watson, Ring, Associa, Package Guard and co-sponsored ...

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MCSO Honors Search & Rescue Volunteer George Stillman

MADERA COUNTY — A local hero was recognized by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) as George Stillman retired from Madera County Search and Rescue last week after 18 years of volunteer service. “Affectionately known as ‘SAR George’ by other team members, he has served in a variety of capacities throughout the years,” said MCSO in a public statement. “He ...

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Fish Fire On The Sierra National Forest 100 Percent Contained

NORTH FORK –  The Fish Fire, burning near Fish Creek Campground on Forest Road 4S81 (Mammoth Pool Road/ Minarets Road) is now 100 percent contained at 77 acres. The Fish Fire was reported at 4:17 p.m. on Monday, July 15, and has been burning in steep, rugged terrain with dry vegetation consisting of heavy brush and dead and downed timber ...

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Tom Standen Receives Yosemite’s Highest Honor

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park (YNP) is proud to announce that Thomas (Tom) Karl Standen III is the recipient of the 2018 Barry Hance Memorial Award. A ceremony in his honor was attended by approximately 400 Yosemite National Park employees, retirees, volunteers and park partners including several past Barry Hance Memorial Award recipients. The Barry Hance Memorial Award is a ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through July 14

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 8 to Sunday, July 14, 2019. Oakhurst burglary On Tuesday July 9 at 9:54 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the Oakhurst substation regarding a report of a burglary. It was recommended the case be closed due to a lack of ...

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Crews Gain The Upper Hand On Fish Fire, Burning On Sierra NF

NORTH FORK – Crews continue to make excellent progress on the Fish Fire, burning near Fish Creek Campground on Forest Road 4S81 (Mammoth Pool Road/ Minarets Road). The fire is now estimated at 77 acres with 75 percent containment. Overnight fire behavior was at a low, allowing crews to gain a lot of ground. Activity remains concentrated on the east ...

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