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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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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through June 2

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 27 to Sunday, June 2, 2019. North Fork found property On Tuesday, May 28 at 12:26 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 34000 block of Road 274 regarding found property. A report was written and the case was closed. Oakhurst ...

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Sheriff Seeks Help To Find Missing At-Risk Man After Crash

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing at-risk adult. The last known whereabouts of Antoine Christopher Williams, 41, are in the Eastman Lake area, according to the Sheriff’s Office. His Red Nissan Sentra was found crashed into a tree at Eastman Lake on Friday, May 31 at 6:30 a.m. Mr. ...

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Healthcare Workers Have Time For High School Sports

OAKHURST — Some 20 healthcare professionals volunteered their time to conduct required sports physicals for students at Yosemite High School (YHS) last week, with more than 120 athletes seen in under two-and-a-half hours. With the low-cost physicals and the volunteered time, over $2,000 was raised for the YHS Athletic Training class, which will help cover cost for a new concussion ...

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