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Fall Festival At Putney Ranch Honors Firefighters

Written by Lisa Clark – NORTH FORK – Low drum roll in the distance — Friends, we have contacted the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and they have embraced this special Fall Festival day planned for Sunday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., at the former Putney Ranch Camp located off Road 274 in North Fork. This ...

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Preliminary Hearing Results For Arson Suspect

MADERA COUNTY – A preliminary hearing was held today at Bass Lake Superior Court for Michael Lee Lapschies, 40, who was previously charged with eight felony counts of arson and one felony count of terrorist threats, according to the District Attorney’s office. Lapschies was arraigned Thursday, Oct. 8 on an additional complaint filed for a violation of Penal Code section ...

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Thousands Run Half Marathon Around Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – Get ready for a busy weekend in the mountain area as thousands of runners take on the inaugural Yosemite Half Marathon around Bass Lake on Saturday, Oct. 10. from 7 – 10:30 a.m. The event is produced by Vacation Races, bringing enthusiastic athletes for a weekend full of running, dining, and exploring the gateway communities. 30% of ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Week Of September 28

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week of Monday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Coarsegold family disturbance On Monday, Sept. 28 at 2:21 a.m. deputies responded to the 4700 block of Veater Ranch Road for a report of a family disturbance. One of the subjects involved ...

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Cleaning Up Illegal Dump Sites On Public Land

MOUNTAIN AREA – You go for a walk in the forest hoping for a peaceful sojourn through tall trees, with picturesque pine-needle paths leading to a cedar-scented paradise where you contemplate the treasures of nature. Instead, you’re tripping over old tires, making your way through broken-down refrigerators, busted air conditioners, televisions, and “just about anything you can think of.” You’ve ...

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Arson Suspect Has Bail Raised to $550,000

MADERA COUNTY – At 1:30 p.m today in Department 21 of the Madera County Superior Court, Michael Lee Lapschies was arraigned on eight felony counts of arson and one felony count of making criminal threats. Lapschies was arrested on Wednesday, Sept. 30, after a series of eight fires in the Bass Lake area. The first was reported just before 3 ...

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Suspect Arrested For Arson After Multiple Fires Near Bass Lake

MADERA COUNTY – A suspect has been arrested in connection with a rash of fires in the Bass Lake area yesterday. According to Cal Fire, there were eight separate ignitions, with the first reported just before 3 p.m. on Road 222 near Pettitt Road. Crews responded to a second fire about 30 minutes later on Road 222 near Miller’s Landing, ...

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Individual Detained For Questioning In Series Of Fires

OAKHURST – Cal Fire has detained an unidentified individual for questioning in connection with a series of fires in the Bass Lake area today. Just before 3 p.m., firefighters responded to reports of a vegetation fire on Road 222 between the Mountain House and Bass Lake. Witnesses didn’t see the fire start, but report that several people were stopping and ...

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Calling All Student Artists!

Submitted by Cassandra Melching COUNTY – Do you know a Madera County foothill student from kindergarten through high school age who loves to create? Help them showcase their work in the annual Healthy Air Living Kids’ Calendar. The deadline for entries is Monday, Oct. 5 for the annual, four-color, bilingual, wall calendar. It’s produced with the help of students who ...

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Pancake Breakfast Benefits Heifer Project

NORTH FORK – The annual breakfast to benefit the Heifer Project is this Sunday, Sept. 27, at Grace Community Church in North Fork. Sponsored by the Board of Christian Education, and orchestrated by the folks at Grace Community, this yearly pancake breakfast raises money to buy animals or trees to benefit families in poverty stricken areas around the world. For ...

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