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Coarsegold Traffic Stop Results in Felony Drug, Weapons Arrests

COARSEGOLD — A Clovis man and an Oakhurst woman were arrested earlier this week on multiple felony firearms and drug charges, including committing a felony while out on felony bail, being a felon in possession of a firearm and being a prohibited person in possession of ammunition. The arrest followed a routine traffic stop in Coarsegold by a Madera County ...

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Supervisors Reorganize Leadership Roles; Rogers Becomes Chairman

MADERA — Board of Supervisors Chairman Brett Frazier, of District 1, passed the gavel to fellow (District 2) Supervisor Dave Rogers Tuesday morning at the board’s annual reorganization, which takes place at the first meeting of the new year. Rogers officially assumed the chairman’s role for 2020. District 3 Supervisor Rob Poythress became chairman pro-tem. District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler ...

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Mariposa Master Gardeners Offering Free ‘Pruning Fruit Trees’ Workshop

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Master Gardeners are offering a free “Pruning Fruit Trees” workshop on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon in La Grange. Maxwell Norton, Emeritus, Fruit and Nut Adviser for the UC Cooperative Extension, will be discussing types of pruning cuts, pruning tools and demonstrating when and how to prune nut trees, fruit trees, vines and ...

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Visit California, Local Restaurants Showcase Tasty Specials

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OAKHURST – January 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of Visit California’s annual celebration of all things culinary in the Golden State. January also means Restaurant Month is back in Madera County, and this year even more local eateries have specials and discounts to satisfy any appetite. Enjoy a bountiful month-long adventure experiencing the best of the local region. Visit Yosemite ...

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Celebration of Life for Elizabeth Janet Morris

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NORTH FORK — Elizabeth Janet Morris passed away Dec. 29, 2019 in her North Fork home. Most knew her as Jan. She was born March 8th, 1929 in Stanbridge, Bedfordshire, England. Her parents Frederick and Gladys Eames were farmers in a small village called Leighton Buzzard. As a young girl Jan worked on the farm and was studying to be ...

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Elks Club Hosts All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feed Charity Fundraiser

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OAKHURST — The Elks Club is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat crab feed — and they supply the butter, as well as salad, garlic bread and linguini with clams. The popular event takes place Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Oakhurst Elks Lodge. 5 p.m. — No host bar 6 p.m. — Dinner $45 per person. $300 for a party of eight. Oakhurst ...

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34th Annual Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Crab Feed

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OAKHURST – Cast your appetite toward one of the best and most festive dinner events the area has to offer as the 34th Annual Rotary Club of Oakhurst Sierra Crab Feed returns to the Oakhurst Community Center on Saturday,  Feb. 1. Doors open at 6 p.m. Rotary’s Crab Feed will serve a ton of crab. That’s right, 2,000 lbs. of ...

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Celebration of Life for Everett H. (Krip) Krippner

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Everett Hale Krippner peacefully passed away December 7, 2019, in Clovis, CA.  He was 97 years old, born in Spokane, Washington, on Aug. 3, 1922. At a young age, his family moved to Seattle, where he attended local schools and was a charter member of Cub Scout Troop 144, founded by his father in 1929. He earned his Eagle Scout ...

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Firefighters Battle Basement Blaze in Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — Area firefighting crews were quick to contain and extinguish a basement fire that sparked Friday afternoon at a home on Meadow Ridge Road near the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino. The alarm was called in at about 2:30 p.m., prompting six engines and two water tankers from Madera County Fire and CAL FIRE to converge at a residence ...

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Pet of the Week: Gracie

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Hello, I’m Gracie. I really miss my Mom. I sat in her lap every day and slept on her bed every night. They say she passed away. I will be happy again when I find a new Mom. If that is you, please call 559-683-1266 PS …I like Dad’s too!

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