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Free Wildland Fire Academy At Yosemite Adult School

Submitted by Tony Misner — OAKHURST — Want to work hard, get dirty, and travel across the country in an exhilerating position that’s a meaningful career and not just a job? Here’s an opportunity to become a wildland firefighter — and the classes are free. Yosemite Adult School, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, will be offering two Wildland ...

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Caltrans Says Delays On Hwy 41 Will Last Several Weeks

MADERA COUNTY — Commuters and others in the Oakhurst area can expect delays on two busy local highways for several weeks, lasting into September, while the road is repaved. UPDATE Caltrans, in cooperation with Teichert Construction, announces one-way traffic control on State Route 41 and State Route 49 near the community of Oakhurst in Madera County for “several weeks due ...

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“Grandmother’s Stubborn Nature Saved You From Murder Charges”

BASS LAKE – Two men who pleaded no contest in the robbery and beating of a 77-year-old woman and her disabled adult son in the Bass Lake Annex in November 2017 were sentenced today in Bass Lake Superior Court. But not before the victim’s granddaughter had her opportunity to speak about the family’s suffering since the horrific crime. Ray Coleman, ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through July 8

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 2 to Sunday, July 8, 2018. Oakhurst vehicle stop, warrants and suspended license On Monday, July 2 at 1:37 a.m. a vehicle stop on Highway 41 resulted in the arrest of a Coarsegold man for an outstanding warrant, as well as for ...

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Loggers Jamboree At North Fork Rec Center This Weekend

NORTH FORK – The annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree returns to the North Fork Rec Center this weekend, July 7 and 8. Sponsored by the North Fork Boosters, this is the 59th year for this much-anticipated event, paying tribute to the loggers of times past and those who are still keeping the tradition alive today. “Participants in the Jamboree help us ...

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Un-Bearable Fireworks At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Here in the foothills we appreciate our neighbors and, especially during the summer months and holidays like 4th of July, we want them to enjoy all of the fun activities available locally. But we have our limits. When a good-sized bear began to saunter down the mountain approaching the crowd gathered to watch fireworks explode in the ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through July 1

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 25 to Sunday, July 1, 2018. Oakhurst narcotics via bike stop On Monday, June 25 at 1:20 a.m. a bicycle stop at the intersection of Highway 41 and Golden Oak Loop resulted in the arrest of a local woman for possession of ...

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The History Mystery #65

This month we are featuring not so much a Mystery as a celebration of the past from Christina McDonald. “As the Sierra Mono Museum embarks on a new phase in cultural preservation, let us remember the original ground breaking that took place in the 1970’s. Community members please identify the people in the groundbreaking photo. Let us see who you ...

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DUI Arrest After Crash Narrowly Misses Kids At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – A family from Fresno celebrating their son’s birthday at Bass Lake were lucky to escape injury when both their cars were hit by an alleged drunk driver this evening. Just after 9:30 p.m., Thomas Ridley, 66, of Bass Lake, was westbound on Road 222 in a Subaru Impreza at what was reported by witnesses as a high ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Tomato Pests

By Helen Willoughby-Peck (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) It is a good idea to take a walk in your garden every day. It is good for you, but more importantly, it is good for your plants. Observing your plants on a regular basis can help control pests beginning to enjoy your tomatoes before you can. When caught early, pests are usually ...

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