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BASS LAKE — Along with scrapped vacations, cancelled cruises, postponed conferences, and social gatherings, weddings have become another logistical casualty in the current health crisis. Immediate health concerns, gathering restrictions, venue and border closures have directly affected many wedding plans. As a result, over one million weddings across America have been postponed until later this year and into 2021 including ...

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History Mystery #89: The Case of the Mystery Mining Machines

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Article submitted by Karen Morris, CHS President COARSEGOLD — The Coarsegold Historical Society has three pieces of mining machinery on display at the Coarsegold Historic Museum. They were donated quite a few years ago and we need help with the names and how they were used. We think the middle one was possibly some kind of rock crusher. If you ...

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Supervisor Wheeler to hold 2nd Virtual Town Hall

Madera County Mountain Communities – Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be hosting a second virtual Town Hall Thursday, July 30th from 6-8pm. County staff and community partners will join Supervisor Wheeler to help keep the community informed about what is happening in Madera County. Madera County Deputy CAO, Joel Bugay will update the community on the County’s COVID-19 Relief Fund (CRF) ...

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History Mystery #88: The Case of the Missing Hospital

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Submitted by Debby Carter, SHSA Librarian (Fresno Flats) MOUNTAIN AREA — An article on the front page of the October 29, 1970, Sierra Star reads: “Bass Lake Receives 200 Bed Hospital: On Tuesday, Oct. 27, a full 200-bed hospital will be delivered to Bass Lake. According to Supervisor Lonnie Cornwell and Chairman of the Board Herman Neufeld of Madera County, ...

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Madera Supervisors to Hold ‘Special Meeting’ This Week

MADERA — The Madera County Board of Supervisors will hold a relatively rare “special meeting” this week (June 30) to deal with several issues requiring the board’s immediate attention.First on the agenda for Tuesday’s 9 a.m. session: Sitting as the board of directors for Pines Tract Special Assessment District 89-1 in Bass Lake, supervisors will hold a hearing to approve ...

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MCSO Identifies Man Who Died after Jumping into Bass Lake

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BASS LAKE — The man who died Saturday afternoon at Bass Lake after being pulled out of the water in a nonresponsive state has been identified as Logan Traver Meleskie, 63, of Sacramento.The incident occurred at 3:30 p.m., according to Deputy Sarah Jackson, MCSO’s public information officer.Meleskie and his family were at Bass Lake on a boating excursion. “Their boat ...

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Beasore Rd Work Set to Begin; Chiquito Bridge to be Replaced

MOUNTAIN AREA — Construction work on Beasore Road above Bass Lake will begin on Wednesday (June 10), with paving planned to take place on the road beginning approximately one mile past the Upper Chiquito Bridge. Motorists can expect up to two-hour traffic delays during the project — “and a lot of construction equipment traffic traveling along Beasore Road,” said a ...

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County to Offer Free COVID-19 Tests Tuesday in Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – The Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) will be providing mobile drive-through COVID-19 testing in Bass Lake on Tuesday (June 2) from 9 a.m. to noon.To be stationed in the the administrative parking lot of the Pines Resort, MCDPH’s mobile testing unit will be offering the FREE tests to all adults — both symptomatic and asymptomatic.The ...

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Update: Bass Lake’s July 4th Fireworks Show Canceled

BASS LAKE — It’s official: The 2020 July 4 fireworks show at Bass Lake has been canceled.After 24 hours of conflicting reports about whether the popular event will be allowed to take place this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bass Lake Chamber posted late Thursday on its Facebook page: “It’s with a lot of sadness that we’re announcing that ...

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