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Tree Climber Rescues Linus The Cat

MARIPOSA COUNTY – When Patrick called yesterday to tell us the story of his cat Linus, who had been stuck up a tree for over five days, we wanted to help and immediately posted the sad saga, hoping someone would be able to rescue the yellow Tabby from a very tall tree. As soon as the story went up, Patrick’s ...

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What Do Plants Talk About?

MARIPOSA – Unable to produce its own food, the dodder vine must live entirely off a host plant. It finds its “prey” by “sniffing” out the chemical scents released by the leaves of nearby plants, and can sneak up on its favorites, even if there’s a less-desirable plant closer.

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Find Out What Plants Talk About

MARIPOSA – Unable to produce its own food, the dodder vine must live entirely off a host plant. It finds its “prey” by “sniffing” out the chemical scents released by the leaves of nearby plants, and can sneak up on its favorites, even if there’s a less-desirable plant closer.

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Citrus Quarantine In Parts Of Madera County

MADERA COUNTY – Parts of Madera County have been placed under quarantine by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) after a single Asian citrus psyllid was found in the Madera Lake area. Citrus and curry tree nursery stock may not leave the area. All citrus fruit must be cleaned of leaves and stems prior to moving out of ...

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Oakhurst Man Booked On Suspicion Of Rape

OAKHURST – An Oakhurst man has been arrested and was booked into the Madera County Jail last night on suspicion of rape. Timothy Edward Buchholz, 28, who shares his time between Oakhurst and Fresno, has a lengthy criminal history dating back to 2009 that includes burglary, grand theft and narcotics. He is being held without bail.

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Sierra Welcomes New Deputy District Ranger

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest is elated to welcome the new Deputy District Ranger for the High Sierra Ranger District, Sarah LaPlante. Sarah comes from the White Mountain National Forest in Region 9, located across the states of New Hampshire and Maine, where she worked as an Assistant Recreation and Special Uses Manager.

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Free Entrance Day In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 19, Yosemite National Park will waive all entrance fees. The fee free day is available to all visitors in honor of Dr. King’s life and legacy. Fees being waived include the fees associated with entrance into the park only. All other fees associated with camping, lodging, or activities ...

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One Car Involved In Two Crashes

OAKHURST – A pair of crashes involving the same vehicle, on either side of Highway 49, sent the driver to the hospital after he rolled his car near the Jack-in-the-Box. Just after 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, Richard Emerick, 84, of Coarsegold was driving a silver Lexus ES350 north through the parking lot of Raley’s. John Miller, 76, of ...

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Courtney Fire Suspect In Court

MADERA COUNTY – The man accused of starting the Courtney Fire that destroyed some 30 homes along Road 426 in the Bass Lake Annex in September 2014 appeared in Madera County Superior Court today. Oscar Bustillos, of Apple Valley, was arrested shortly after Cal Fire asked for a warrant on Nov. 17, and was arraigned on Nov. 25.

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Man Hospitalized After Stabbing

NORTH FORK – A 30-year-old man is hospitalized following a stabbing tonight in North Fork. The name of the victim has not been released. The Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call shortly before 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 5, concerning an incident that happened outside a home on Road 222 in North Fork. Based on preliminary information, it appears the ...

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