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Rotary Open House To Eradicate Polio

OAKHURST – In honor of World Polio Day, which is widely recognized on Oct. 24, the Oakhurst Sierra and Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary Clubs are holding an open house to inform the community of the crippling childhood disease, polio. The event is part of Rotary International’s 27-year mission to eradicate Polio. The open house is at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. ...

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Yosemite Proposes Increased Entrance Fees

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is proposing to increase entrance fees into the park. The single vehicle entrance fee would change from $20 to $30 for a seven day pass. The park’s annual pass would increase from $40 to $60. The current rate of $10 per individual or motorcycle would increase to $15 for an individual and $25 per motorcycle. ...

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Jeep Stolen From Oakhurst Parking Lot

OAKHURST – CHP is searching for a Jeep CJ-7 stolen from the McDonald’s parking lot in Oakhurst this morning around 9 a.m. The owner reportedly left his keys in the vehicle to run into a business, when someone jumped into the Jeep and drove away. The vehicle is described as a brown 1981 Jeep CJ-7, personalized license plate number CAEQUN1, ...

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Homeless Camps Cleared As Cemetery Expands

OAKHURST – Work is underway to rehabilitate 11 acres recently purchased by the Madera Cemetery District to expand the Oakhill Cemetery. The newly-purchased property is due west of the cemetery and runs along behind Napa Auto Parts, beside the Raley’s store, behind Grocery Outlet, and over to the Manna House.

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Memorial Service For Airtanker Pilot

SAN JOSE – Firefighters will gather together to pay their respects to Airtanker Pilot Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt, who paid the ultimate sacrifice with his life while fighting the Dog Rock Fire near El Portal, Calif. A celebration of Craig’s life, with full Line of Duty Death fire service honors, will take place Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. On Oct. ...

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Lost Hunters Located By Search Teams

MADERA COUNTY – Two overdue hunters have been located by Madera County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue Team. They are reportedly in OK condition and are heading home. Earlier today, the Sheriff’s Office mobilized a search for the pair, reportedly missing in the area of Muglers Meadow, located in the Sierra National Forest. Muglers Meadow is located off Beasore Road near ...

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Moving Wall Arrives In Madera County

Submitted by Robert Jeffers of Supervisor Rick Farinelli’s Office MADERA – Riders from American Legion Post 11 led an escort of over 75 motorcycles through the streets of Madera early Thursday morning as the Moving Wall arrived in the center of the city. The Madera Police Department provided their own motorcycle escort, helping control traffic. Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) ...

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Newspaper Subscription Renewal Scam

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is warning newspaper subscribers about a new scam targeting Central California readers. Those affected so far, include customers of the LA Times and the Fresno Bee. In the case of the fake LA Times renewal, residents in Madera County have received mailings from an outfit calling itself “Publishers Distribution Services,” or “Readers Payment Service,” ...

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Michael Keitz For D.A. – Don't Trust Public Safety To Inexperience

MADERA COUNTY – After serving as District Attorney for over five years, Michael Keitz is running for reelection and says there are clear and convincing reasons why he remains the man for the job. Citing his years of experience in law enforcement, and his decades of experience working within the structure of civil service rules, Keitz says challenger David Linn ...

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David Linn For D.A. – Restore The Public Trust

MADERA COUNTY – Oakhurst attorney David Linn has never been one to shy away from a challenge, and he brings that same bravado to the race for District Attorney. “Quite frankly, I believe I’m the best candidate to ever run for the office of District Attorney in Madera County,” says Linn.

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