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Reaching Students And Teaching Students: YUSD Update

OAKHURST — With students back in school, we caught up to Mike Berg, Interim Superintendent of Yosemite Unified School District, who made a point of stopping into every classroom in his district to touch base. He says good things are happening at all of their schools, including Yosemite High School, Coarsegold Elementary, Rivergold Elementary, an Educational Options program, and Adult School: enrollment ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through August 19

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Aug. 13, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. Oakhurst possession of controlled substance On Monday, Aug. 13 at 2:17 a.m. a vehicle stop on Highway 41 resulted in the arrest and cited release of a local woman for possession of a controlled substance ...

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Oakhurst CHP Offers Free Driving Classes For Teens

OAKHURST – As many are aware, there has been a heartbreaking uptick in the number of fatal accidents on our roadways of late. The Oakhurst CHP continues to keep pushing forward to correct unsafe driving. Not only have they been increasing their enforcement activity, but they want to encourage teens who are about to take their driving test to take ...

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Free Driving Class For Seniors At Oakhurst CHP Office

OAKHURST — Driving is a complex skill that may diminish as a person ages, say experts, and the ability to drive safely is affected by changes in one’s physical and mental conditions. Many of these changes take place as we get older, though in different ways and at different times. To address these changes and the challenges they pose, the California ...

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One-Way Traffic Control On Hwy 41 And Hwy 49

MOUNTAIN AREA — Heads up when it comes to construction and paving delays on parts of Highway 41 and Highway 49, expected to last until early fall in some areas. Caltrans, in cooperation with Robert J. Frank Construction, announces one-way traffic control on State Route 41 near the community of Fish Camp in Mariposa County over the next three weeks, ...

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District Will Offer Child Care Before And After School

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District (YUSD) is planning to open child care programs at each of the elementary campuses and adjacent to the high school for enrolled students and employees’ children beginning this fall, the Interim Superintendent’s office announced today. District Administration has posted a survey on the district webpage, as well as hard copy surveys, at each school ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Aug. 5

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 30, to Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. Coarsegold theft On Monday, July 30 at 9:31 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 28000 block of Hwy 41 regarding theft. Report written and case closed. North Fork threats  On Monday, July 30 at ...

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Vegetation Fire Just Off Highway 49 North Of Ahwahnee

AHWAHNEE – Crews responded to a vegetation fire north of Ahwahnee this afternoon, burning west Highway 49 just south of Nipinnawasee. At 1:20 p.m. firefighters were dispatched to a fire reported near Dapple Grey Lane. The first engine at scene reported the fire at about five acres with wind buffering it. Within a few minutes, the fire had grown to ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through July 29

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 23, to Sunday, July 29, 2018. Oakhurst theft of backhoe bucket On Monday, July 23, at 9:26 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to the area of Highway CA-41 and Road 426 for a report of a theft of a backhoe bucket ...

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Victims Of Fatal Crash On Highway 49 Identified

OAKHURST — Another person has died as a result of a head-on collision on Highway 49 north of Oakhurst yesterday. Both victims have been been identified by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Lon Harry Rice, 74, of Mariposa, died at the scene when the truck he was driving was struck head-on near Griffin Drive in the Goldside area. Lon’s wife, ...

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