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First Bear Incidents This Season In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — There have been three bear incidents so far this season with a total property damage of $190. One bear has been hit by a vehicle near Foresta. Compared to this same week in 2018 (the lowest year on record for bear incidents), bear incidents in 2019 are the same as last year, and damage amounts (in dollars) are ...

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‘Visions Of The Stone Monkeys’ Yosemite Climbing Culture Talk

MARIPOSA — The speaker series surrounding A History of Rock Climbing in Yosemite Valley continues at the Mariposa Museum with climber and photographer Dean Fidelman on Friday, June 21 at 6 pm. Featuring artifacts from iconic first climbing ascents in Yosemite Valley, the Mariposa Museum and History Center and Yosemite Climbing Association installed A History of Rock Climbing in Yosemite Valley in ...

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Blue Skies Trio And Green Machine Headline Outdoor Concerts

Written by Andy Roberts – MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council presents another fine weekend of concerts this Friday and Saturday evenings, featuring the Blue Skies Trio with vocalist Amy Duke on Friday, June 21 and the California reggae jam staple Green Machine on Saturday, June 22. Inspired by the classic piano-bass-drum trios and small Jazz combos of the ...

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North Fork Town Hall Meeting At Rancheria Community Center

NORTH FORK — District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, June 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. in North Fork. On the evening’s agenda will be updates from the North Fork Rancheria, Cal Fire and Madera County Fire, and the Sheriff’s Office. Also making presentations will be Nichole Mosqueda of Camarena Health, Stephanie Anagnoson ...

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Solo-Vehicle Crash Snarls Traffic At Rocky Cut On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY — Traffic was backed up following a solo-vehicle accident early Sunday evening on Highway 41 in the area known locally as the Rocky Cut, about halfway between the 22 Mile House and Road 200. Just after 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, CHP was called to the scene of a vehicle off the east side of the roadway ...

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Free Concert Features Jazz, Marches, Movie Themes And More

By Bob Labozetta — OAKHURST — Many communities offer opportunities throughout the year to enjoy quality musical performances. One such opportunity is to take in a rendition by local musicians playing in community concert bands — all-volunteer, nonprofit organizations created to share the gift of music with an entire community. In our Sierra foothill region of Madera and Mariposa counties, ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through June 9

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 3 to Sunday, June 9, 2019. Coarsegold report of rape On Tuesday, June 4 at 3:13 p.m. a deputy took a report of rape. The case was forwarded to detectives. Wishon assault On Tuesday, June 4 at 2:56 p.m. a deputy ...

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Funeral For Thomas Darby Barrans

Thomas Darby Barrans passed away on May 20, 2019 in Oakhurst, California, after battling a rare inoperable brain tumor diagnosed a year earlier. He was 75 years old. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 25, 1944 to James Barrans and Mary Barrans (nee Josick), Tom grew up in Southern California with his mother, stepfather Van Stewart and sister Marge. He ...

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Cal Fire Plans Prescribed Burns At Night On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — Cal Fire, in cooperation with Caltrans, Pacific Southwest Research Station/Fresno State University, California Highway Patrol, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and private landowners, aim to fulfill Governor Newsom’s Community Wildfire Prevention and Mitigation Report (Executive Order N-05-19), issued on Jan. 9. This report delivered recommendations to reduce public safety hazards associated with catastrophic wildfire and specifically ...

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Public’s Help Leads To Arrest In Rape Investigation, Fake Facebook Profile Used To Contact Victim

MADERA COUNTY — In mid-April 2019, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) issued a public ‘BOLO’ (Be On the Lookout) involving a dark colored late 90s or early 2000s model Chevy Astro-style van. A suspect or suspects connected to the vehicle had been involved in the rape of a teenage female in a rural area of Madera County, according to ...

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