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Accident At Bass Lake Claims Life Of Teen

BASS LAKE – One juvenile was killed and another injured during a boating accident on Bass Lake this afternoon. At around 5:30 p.m., Cal Fire, Madera County Sheriff and Sierra Ambulance responded to the dock at Miller’s Landing after calls came in of an accident on the lake.

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Sky Ranch Road Re-Opens

OAKHURST – The Sky Fire, that started on Thursday, June 18, near Oakhurst, is now 96% contained and was last reported at 500 acres. Due to suppression efforts, dangerous trees in the area, and heavy equipment working along the roadway, the Sierra National Forest deemed it necessary to close Road 632 (Sky Ranch) for the safety of the public. As ...

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Two Arrested After Shooting At Home In YLP

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – Late Thursday night, deputies were dispatched to the 42000 block of Holiday Way in Yosemite Lakes Park for a report of gunshots being heard in the area. As the deputies were responding, Sheriff’s Dispatch received several more calls from residents who reported hearing shots being fired.

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Soul Galaxy Performs At Mariposa Art Park July 4th

Written by Ronnie Sweeting Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings – brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and it’s many fine sponsors – continues on into the summer, presenting Soul Galaxy on Saturday, July 4th. On Friday, July 3, The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra will present “An Independence Day Spectacular” at the Mariposa County Amphitheater, so there will be no ...

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Assessing The Damage On Recent Fires

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team for the Sky and Corrine Fire is working to complete its assessment and recommendations to lessen immediate hazards to public resources from the effects of the fire. The team is led by geologist Alan Gallegos from the Sierra National Forest. The BAER team is made up of specialists from ...

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Sobriety/Drivers License Checkpoint Saturday

MADERA COUNTY – The Oakhurst office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will conduct a Sobriety/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday, June 27, somewhere within the unincorporated area of Madera County. In addition, specially assigned officers will patrol the surrounding area searching for DUI drivers. Sobriety/Drivers License Checkpoints will be staffed by CHP Officers who are trained in the detection of ...

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Containment Date For Sky Fire Announced

OAKHURST – Sky Ranch Road (632) remains closed as firefighters continue to remove dead and burned trees from along the roadway, and equipment is still working in the area. Campgrounds above the fire area are open, including Soquel, Grey’s Mountain and Nelder Grove, according to the Sky Fire Public Information Officer, though access will be from Beasore Road or other ...

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Update On Fires In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – As the 4th of July holiday weekend approaches, visitors are reminded that no fireworks of any kind are allowed within Yosemite National Park. All visitors are urged to use established campgrounds for fires, and with all campfires, when departing, please be sure fires are completely out.

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Corrine Fire Update Wednesday 8PM

NORTH FORK – The 920-acre Corrine Fire, that started just after 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, is now 98 percent contained. Fire equipment and personnel continue to work in the area, doing mop-up, and ensuring that the fire is dead out. Residents are reminded to use caution when driving through the area.

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Victim Of Fatal Motorcycle Crash Identified

COARSEGOLD – A Coarsegold man who lost his life in a motorcycle crash on Highway 41 last week has been identified as 72-year-old Charles Hamm. Hamm was southbound on a Kawasaki motorcycle at 1:33 p.m. on June 18, just south of Serpa Canyon, when he failed to notice that traffic was stopped in the road ahead of him. He collided ...

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