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CHP Hosts “Coffee With A Cop” At Cool Bean Cafe

OAKHURST — Here’s an opportunity to meet your local CHP officers for coffee and conversation. Officers from the California Highway Patrol Oakhurst Area office will be available to sit and chat with community members in an informal, neutral space to discuss local issues, have coffee and build relationships. All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 7 ...

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Madera County Continues PCF Recruitment Efforts

BONADELLE RANCHOS – With another fire season rapidly approaching, Madera County Fire Department is struggling county-wide to shore up its dwindling numbers of volunteer/Paid Call Firefighters (PCFs). In an effort to bolster the PCF ranks, a recruitment event and open house was held Saturday at Madera County Fire Company 19 in Bonadelle Ranchos. According to Co. 19 PCF Captain Peter ...

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Arrests Made In Racially Motivated Vandalism In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Madera County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested two juveniles, one 15 and one 16, in connection with the racially-charged vandalism in Oakhurst last night. The suspects allegedly vandalized two vehicles by smearing paint, mustard, and feces on them as well as writing things including “faggot,” “go back to Mexico” and “cut my grass better…” The ongoing investigation revealed that ...

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Wood Cutting Permits Available April 1st

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest will resume selling Personal Use Wood Cutting Permits next Friday for the Apr. 1 through Nov. 30 season. All permits will be valid only for Sierra National Forest lands and do not include private property, and will be available at the North Fork, Prather and Clovis Forest Service offices beginning on Friday, Apr. 1. ...

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Cal Fire Already Staffing Up For Fire Season

SACRAMENTO – With spring now taking hold in California, Cal Fire is already staffing up for fire season, while focusing the efforts of its crews on preventing large and damaging wildfires. Recent rains have been a welcome sight to drought parched California, but Cal Fire says their firefighters are not letting their guard down; instead they are training for another ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Crime Log

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Sunday, Mar. 13 to Sunday, Mar. 20, 2016: North Fork assault On Sunday, Mar. 13 at approximately 12:49 a.m. deputies were dispatched to the 57000 block of Road 225 for a report of an assault. A case was generated and charges were filed ...

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Coarsegold 4H: Animals, Food, Friendship, And Camp

Written by Lexey Jenkins — COARSEGOLD — LCORT leadership conference was last month at Wonder Valley Ranch in Sanger, for kids age 12-14. LCORT had several sessions on different topics. Some of the topics this year were how to dress and act on an interview, how to think positively, how to introduce a speaker, and how to work well in ...

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Music To The Ears Of Many

Written by Wendy Kenison Photographs by Steve Montalto – HighMountain Images — OAKHURST — Yosemite High School Music Department’s 8th annual fundraiser, Nite on the Town, played to a sell-out crowd on Saturday, Mar. 5, and was deemed by all to be a smashing success. With over 400 people in attendance, 100 musicians delighted the crowd with choral pieces and ...

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O’s Badger Sports Bulletin: Spring Break Week

Written by Yosemite High School Athletic Director Rusty Oetinger — On Tuesday, Mar. 15 the Yosemite boys Golf at Kingsburg defeated Kingsburg in a close match, while the co-ed swim team competed well against Hoover High and had many personal bests. Yosemite boys tennis team is off to a strong start with their victory against Chowchilla at home. Girls Varsity softball ...

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Wizard Of Oz And Friends On Stage At Rivergold

COARSEGOLD — Grab the kiddos and plan to head over to Rivergold School as Out of the Box Theater presents an original comedy show based on the Wizard of Oz, set for Friday and Saturday, Mar. 18 and 19. The Wizard Of Oz and Friends will take the stage live at Rivergold in the school theater for three shows total, ...

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