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Coarsegold Classic Car Show Saturday

COARSEGOLD – The Coarsegold Classic Car Show is held each summer since 2008, on the green at the Coarsegold Historic Village along Highway 41. In order to beat the heat, organizers have a brand new time for the 2015 show. It will be Saturday, June 13, from 4 – 8 p.m. as car owners and classic car lovers gather in ...

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Sheriff Launches Problem Oriented Policing Team

MADERA COUNTY – While Problem Oriented Policing (POP) has been around for quite some time, the program is new to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. In mid-May, Sgt. Larry Rich, mountain area deputy and life-long resident, was tasked with getting the new program off the ground and starting out as a team of one. “The intention is to be an ...

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Cause Of The Fox Fire Determined

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Cal Fire has determined that the Fox Fire, that burned 25 acres on Sunday, June 7, and prompted the evacuation of 28 homes in the Ben Hur Road area south of Mariposa, was caused by someone laying a weed eater in the dry vegetation just after weedeating. The heat from the weed eater ignited the dry vegetation ...

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Accident Slows Traffic On Deadwood

OAKHURST – After sitting through long delays for the fire in O’Neals, motorists had another traffic snarl at the top of Deadwood on Highway 41 just south of Oakhurst. At about 4 p.m., a 35-year-old female driver rolled her Chevy HHR when, she told CHP, she tried to avoid running into the back of a car stopped to turn left ...

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UPDATE: Vegetation Fire On Highway 41

O’NEALS – As of 1:40 p.m. crews have contained the fire along Highway 41 just north of Road 200 (North Fork Road), and anticipate three hours for mopup. One lane traffic control is in place due to an accident in the area. At 12:35 p.m., reports of a vegetation fire in the O’Neals area called up a wildland dispatch that ...

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House Sitters Arrested For Burglary

MARIPOSA – On Saturday, May 30, a Mariposa County resident reported to the Sheriff’s Office that several items had been taken from their property. The resident indicated to responding deputies they had hired a house sitter to stay in their home while on vacation for 15 days.

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Update On The Fox Fire 9PM Monday

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Fox Fire, which started Sunday just after noon along Lookout Mountain Road and Foxfield Lane south of Mariposa, is now 90 percent contained at 25 acres. Crews worked through sweltering temperatures today to secure the fireline, mop up hot spots and deal with areas of unburned grass and brush within the fire’s perimeter.

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Vehicle Starts Vegetation Fire On Road 406

O’NEALS – Firefighters responded to a vegetation fire on Road 406 this afternoon, reportedly caused by a vehicle igniting the dry grass. At about 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 8, engines, water tenders, dozers, and air tanker and helicopter were dispatched to the location, about one mile west of Highway 41, for what was reported by the first engine on ...

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Update On The Fox Fire Monday 9AM

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Fox Fire, which started yesterday near Lookout Mountain Road and Foxfield Lane south of Mariposa, is now 60 percent contained and firefighters have held it at 24 acres. As crews continue to strengthen firelines and do mopup, others are being released from the incident.

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