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Sheriff’s Crime Log Week Of October 19

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week of Monday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. Coarsegold residential burglary On Monday, Oct. 19 at 8:22 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to take a phone call for a report of a residential burglary that occurred in the 46000 block ...

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Halloween Hauntings & Happenings

MOUNTAIN AREA – Time to get those little pumpkins all dressed up, revved up and sugared up, because the spookiest of times is coming this weekend on Halloween. Here’s what’s going on locally for Saturday, Oct. 31: Everyone in the family will have something fun to do at the Bass Lake Craft Fair and Trick-or-Treat, happening from 10 a.m. to ...

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Full Agenda For Town Hall Meeting In Ahwahnee

AHWAHNEE – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be hosting the next in his series of Town Hall meetings on Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Wasuma Union Elementary School Cafeteria from 6 to 8 p.m. The night’s agenda will include Cal Fire Battalion Chief Troy Cheek, and a presentation by Roger Maybee, Madera County Firewise Coordinator. Also, Emadco Recycling/Operations Manager ...

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25th Rotary Golf Celebrates Dale Miller

AHWAHNEE – Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary tees up on Saturday, Oct. 17 for their 25th Annual Golf Tournament at Sierra Meadows Golf Course. This year the tournament honors longtime community volunteer and friend, Dale Miller. Dale passed away in July. Money raised will go to Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary to support local charities, say organizers. “Locally, we support many different ...

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Rethinking River Creek

By Glenn Raggio — AHWAHNEE – Let’s set the record straight about two local golf courses, since there’s been ample discussion on the subject after it was announced last month that one of them would close permanently on October 31: we’re talking about Sierra Meadows closing, and River Creek taking up the slack. I own a house directly on the ...

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Wasuma Wildcat Makes School Debut

AHWAHNEE – They held back as long as they could, and finally, had no choice but to let nature take its course. “We couldn’t wait any longer so we introduced the new Wasuma mascot during lunch time instead of waiting for the next assembly,” says Wasuma Elementary PTA rep Lanie Suderman.  “It was absolutely amazing and the kids loved it!” Organizers ...

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Tim And Myles Thompson At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE – Coolwater Ranch House Concerts is pleased announce the return of Tim and Myles Thompson, musicians extraordinaire, on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, this father-son act features Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Tim Thompson and composer-instrumentalist/singer Myles Thompson. The Thompsons are known for their high-energy instrumental and vocal duets of improvised originals and classics reminiscent of ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Week Of September 28

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week of Monday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Coarsegold family disturbance On Monday, Sept. 28 at 2:21 a.m. deputies responded to the 4700 block of Veater Ranch Road for a report of a family disturbance. One of the subjects involved ...

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Yosemite Western Artists Portrait Show

AHWAHNEE – Lovers of fine art and others will want to know there’s an important gathering of Yosemite Western Artists this weekend. It’s the annual YWA Portrait Show fundraiser, on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7 – 8, at Gertrude School, Road 600. On Saturday the show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, from 11 a.m. to ...

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Firefighters Make Quick Work Of Fire Near Ahwahnee

AHWAHNEE – Just as things were winding down at the North Fork Town Hall, where firefighters were honoring one of their own who passed away last week, they were called out to a vegetation fire on Road 600 near Road 810. At about 3:50 p.m., reports came in of a smoke southwest of Ahwahnee. First engine on scene reported the ...

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