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Car Hits Boulder along Road 274, Injured Driver Airlifted

BASS LAKE — A 33-year-old Wishon woman was airlifted to a Fresno hospital following a single-vehicle traffic accident that happened Wednesday around 2:30 p.m. The incident, which occurred on Road 274 west of Marina View Drive, started after the woman’s vehicle failed to navigate a turn, skidded off the road, hit a large rock and then rolled multiple times. According ...

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History Mystery #83 – Do You Recognize This House?

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By Karen Morris (with thanks to Don Grove) This building has been home to many families since its service as a way station. Our records begin with the McGinity family. They lived here beginning in 1904. We are not sure how long they stayed. The Hanningan Family moved in about 1942 and stayed until 1947. Hazel Kennedy and her family ...

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SNF Details Plan for Prescribed Burns in Bass Lake Ranger District

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OAKHURST – Sierra National Forest (SNF) fire officials will implement their winter/spring prescribed burning program over the next five months within the Bass Lake Ranger District, the agency announced this week. This season’s projects are on Sugar Pine, Double-gate, Lone Sequoia, Timberloft, Greys Mountain and Cedar Valley as well as administrative sites at Batterson, Jerseydale and Clearwater stations. The total ...

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PG&E to Host Bass Lake Management Plan Meeting

BASS LAKE — PG&E will be hosting a stakeholder meeting today (Jan. 29) to review the Crane Valley/Bass Lake Shoreline & Surface Water Management Plan. The meeting, which will take place at the Bass Lake Ranger Station, is scheduled to run from 1-3 p.m. This meeting is the second of several planned community meetings that will culminate in a revised ...

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Bass Lake School District Seeks New Board Trustee

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OAKHURST — The Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District Board of Trustees is searching for a community member willing to serve on the district’s School Board. An open position on the Board has occurred due to the resignation of Curt Pollock. Pollock, who served on the Board from December 2014 to December 2019, has moved out of the area ...

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California Restaurant Month Spotlight: Ducey’s on the Lake

Eastern Madera County is home to waterfalls, giant trees and culinary royalty. In honor of California Restaurant Month, happening throughout January, SNO presents a special series spotlighting each participating restaurant. BASS LAKE – A world away from the hustle and bustle of life in town, this hidden gem near the gateway to Yosemite National Park is closer than you might ...

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MCSO Corporal Recognized for ‘Excellence’ by Supervisors

MADERA — Madera County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Amy Roussell was awarded the prestigious 2019 Chairman’s Culture of Excellence Award by the Madera County Board of Supervisors at Tuesday’s (Jan. 7) first board meeting of 2020. Corporal Roussell was recognized for her outstanding work overseeing the boat operations unit in Bass Lake. Roussell, a long time Madera County resident, is assigned ...

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Visit California, Local Restaurants Showcase Tasty Specials

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OAKHURST – January 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of Visit California’s annual celebration of all things culinary in the Golden State. January also means Restaurant Month is back in Madera County, and this year even more local eateries have specials and discounts to satisfy any appetite. Enjoy a bountiful month-long adventure experiencing the best of the local region. Visit Yosemite ...

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Update: Missing O’Neals Woman Safely Located in Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – The new year brought some good news for one mountain area family after an “at-risk” O’Neals woman missing since Saturday night was “safely located” in the Bass Lake area, according to an update issued late Tuesday night by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Priscilla Pitman Melendez, 46, an O’Neals resident, was reported to have wandered away from ...

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End of an Era: Fleming Out as Madera County CAO

MADERA — Madera County’s chief administrative officer resigned Friday amid escalating accusations by County employees of a hostile work environment at the County Government Center. Fleming’s resignation was announced Friday afternoon following a closed session of Madera County’s board of supervisors, which Fleming did not attend. “The board has approved Eric Fleming’s resignation agreement and release,” said Board Chair Brett ...

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