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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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Fatal Crash On Highway 49 North Of Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Two people are dead and two others injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 49 in the Goldside area north of Oakhurst. At 1:12 p.m., on July 30, CHP received reports of a head-on collision with injuries and lane blockage just south of Griffin Drive. According to witnesses, a Jeep Cherokee owned by the Forest Service was southbound ...

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School District Trustee Continues Statewide Collaboration

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District board member Monika Moulin has once again been named to a select statewide group formed by the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE).  Last year, Moulin was one of a group of hand-picked individuals in the education arena who were selected to serve as members of the California Content Library review teams, and has ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Tomato Diseases

By Helen Willoughby-Peck —  Most home gardeners who grow tomatoes have experienced  problems with tomato diseases.  Tomatoes can suffer a variety of diseases and environmental factors contributing to poor production, foliage damage, or plant death. Here are a few of them that you might be seeing on your tomato plants this summer with possible solutions to ‘cure’ your plants. Tomato ...

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Back To School Blessings At Sierra Pines

OAKHURST — The beginning of a new school year can be exciting, filled with new clothes, new haircuts and school supplies. At this same time, there are families in our community that dread the new school year, wondering how they will afford all the costs. The Women’s Ministry at Sierra Pines Church wants to help meet this need in the ...

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How Is All This Smoke Affecting You?

MARIPOSA – Smoke from the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County and other fires surrounding the Valley is affecting air quality in locations throughout the entire San Joaquin Valley, prompting local air pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement Valley-wide. Smoke from wildfires produces particulate matter which can trigger asthma attacks, aggravate chronic heart and lung diseases, and increase the ...

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August HOW Dinner Honors Jessica Reynolds

AHWAHNEE — The nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet for a special fundraising dinner in honor of Jessica Reynolds on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at The Hitchin’ Post in Ahwahnee, starting at 6 p.m. HOW meets monthly to celebrate one deserving woman who receives the community’s support when she needs it the most. Those participating in the HOW benefit ...

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Another Rabid Bat Found In Oakhurst; Are Your Pets Vaccinated?

Written by DJ Becker – OAKHURST – A third little brown bat in Madera County has tested positive for rabies, according to authorities. This one was found in a backyard on Evergreen Drive off Road 426 in Oakhurst. Madera County Animal Services Director Kirsten Gross said the bat was found still alive but died shortly after the resident’s three dogs ...

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Stay Safe And Conserve Energy During Heat Wave

SAN FRANCISCO — With soaring temperatures in the next few days, California’s grid operator has called a statewide Flex Alert this week. PG&E is urging customers to conserve energy as triple-digit heat will impact much of the company’s service area. The California Independent System Operator (ISO) issued a Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation, from 5 p.m. to ...

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