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College Students Sought To Work After School Programs

OAKHURST — California Teaching Fellows Foundation is currently hiring college students locally to work as Teaching Fellows in elementary after school programs, the nonprofit organization announced today. “We’re seeking awesome, outgoing, and creative applicants who will be paid 11 dollars per hour,” in the Oakhurst and North Fork areas, say organizers. The mission of the CTF is to inspire next-generation leaders with a passion ...

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Mariposa Go West Festival: History Comes Alive

MARIPOSA — This is the inaugural year for the Mariposa Go West Festival in the historic and charming California gold rush town named with the Spanish word for “butterfly.” The festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1, throughout the downtown area of Mariposa, say organizers, with “gunslingers, an Indian village, gold panning competitions, vendors, music, line dancing, and other ...

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Teal Sisterhood Of Ovarian Cancer

OAKHURST — October is breast cancer awareness month and soon the world as we know it will be awash in pink. Right now, though, it’s still September, and one local survivor wants to remind all women of another cancer and a different color: teal represents awareness for ovarian cancer. “I am so passionate about this disease because I am a survivor going ...

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Tree Removal Will Cause Delays On SR-41

FISH CAMP — Heading from Oakhurst to Yosemite next week? Be prepared for delays, weather permitting. The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today that beginning on Monday, Sept. 26, one-way traffic control will be in effect on State Route 41 in Mariposa County for five days as part of a tree removal project taking place in Madera and Mariposa counties. ...

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Highway 41 Blocked Following Big Rig Accident

FISH CAMP — What began as a call regarding an overturned big rig north of Oakhurst has led to Highway 41 being blocked for several hours. Just after noon today, CHP and emergency vehicles responded to the scene of a trailer that had overturned just a few feet south of Miami Mountain Road. The Peterbuilt tractor, owned by Tommy’s Water Truck Rentals ...

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Community Health Fair Offers Free Exams

OAKHURST – Area residents are invited to a free health screening at the Oakhurst Community Center on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors will be treated to tips for leading a healthy life at a Community Health Fair where kids and families are welcomed. Click on flyer to enlarge. Complimentary services will be provided by chiropractors, ...

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Overturned Rig Blocks Highway 41 North Of Oakhurst

FISH CAMP — Just before noon today CHP was called to the scene of an overturned vehicle, north of Oakhurst. According to early reports, a tractor-trailer rig has overturned on Highway 41 just south of Westfall Work Station, north of Oakhurst. The accident is blocking both lanes and traffic is being re-routed while emergency crews respond. The location is between Lewis Creek and ...

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Sierra Tel Open House And Chamber Mixer

OAKHURST — The community is invited to a delightful open house event as the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce and Sierra Tel plan a mixer with food, fun, friends and prizes. If you’re a Sierra Tel customer you’ll most certainly want to be there, with a chance you could win something great as well as talk to that nice person who helps you ...

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Smokey Bear Run/Walk At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — It’s that time of year again — fall is in the air and the Smokey Bear Run / Walk returns to the shores of beautiful Bass Lake. Saturday, Sept. 24, runners and walkers of all ages will gather at Recreation Point on the south shore for one of the year’s most anticipated events. Organizers have been working ...

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Sheriff’s Local Crime Log Through Sept. 18

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Sept. 12 to Sunday, Sept 18, 2016: Oakhurst fraud report On Monday, Sept. 12 at 10:21 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 48000 block of Liberty Drive in regards to a fraud report. This report will be closed, due to a lack ...

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