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A Year After The Courtney Fire, The Story Of Bass Lake Heights

Submitted by Lynnette Balsamo Jordan As the one year anniversary of the Courtney Fire approaches, let’s take a walk back in history to the beginning of Bass Lake Heights. It all started at the end of WWII when Chief Warrant Officer Louis Balsamo Sr. visited an old Navy buddy at Hidden Valley Meadows. Dan Johnson had built a cabin retreat ...

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Bass Lake Home Tour Cancelled For 2015

BASS LAKE – The 2015 Bass Lake Home Tour, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12, has been postponed until next year, Sept. 10, 2016. “The Bass Lake homeowners who planned to participate feel that with the low lake level and other issues, their homes are not as presentable as they would hope,” says the Bass Lake Lions Club, who want to ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Week of August 24

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week of Monday, Aug. 24 through Sunday, Aug 30, 2015. Oakhurst burglary On Monday, Aug. 24 at 8:59 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to the 40000 block of Greenwood Way in regards to a burglary to a storage shed. A criminal investigation ...

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Hillview Water Meeting Thursday At YHS

OAKHURST – An informal public meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3 at the Yosemite High School cafeteria, to discuss the proposed water rate increase by Hillview Water Company (HWC). The meeting will be moderated by Moises Chavez , a California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) analyst who will be gathering public input and explaining the CPUC’s ...

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Free Fishing Day This Saturday

California Department of Fish & Wildlife STATE – Have you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feeling the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm on the end of your line? Or having a salmon practically tear the rod out of your hands as it smashes your lure? ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Week of August 17

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week of Monday, Aug. 17 through Sunday, Aug 23, 2015. Oakhurst theft report On Aug. 17 at 11:46 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to 42000 block of Highway 49 in Oakhurst in regards to a theft report. Information was gathered and items ...

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Minor Charged In Willow Fire Under House Arrest

MADERA – The juvenile who was charged with two felonies for starting the Willow Fire appeared in court today while in custody of the Madera County Juvenile Detention Facility. The minor, through his attorney, waived time for the jurisdictional hearing originally scheduled for Friday, Aug. 28, for the purposes of obtaining a psychological evaluation for the Court. The minor will ...

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Town Hall Meeting In Bass Lake Thursday

BASS LAKE – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will hold the next in his series of Town Hall meetings on Thursday, Aug. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pines Resort on Bass Lake. Cal Fire Battalion Chief Troy Cheek will be one of the featured speakers, along with Firewise Coordinator Roger Maybee. This is a good chance for ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Week of August 10

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week of Monday, Aug. 10 through Sunday, Aug 16, 2015. Oakhurst Arrest A deputy was on patrol in the Oakhurst area on Monday, Aug. 10 at 8:16 a.m. when he spotted a subject who was wanted by probation. The deputy arrested the ...

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