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Murder Trial Date Set For Suspect In Oakhurst Stabbing Death

MADERA COUNTY – The man accused of the stabbing death of a young woman in Oakhurst on Nov. 15 was arraigned today in Bass Lake Superior Court and pleaded not guilty on all charges. George Taylor-Windsor, 26, faces 30 years to life in prison if convicted on the charges of first degree murder and attempted murder. Taylor-Windsor is charged in ...

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Bird Lovers Invited To Join The Christmas Bird Count

CENTRAL SIERRA — Bird lovers, photographers and anyone interested in the enjoying the variety of bird species in the Central Sierra are invited to join the National Audubon Society’s 117th Christmas Bird Count (CBC). The CBC is an annual international bird census that began on Christmas Day in 1900, and now takes place in more than 1,500 locations throughout the ...

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Full Moon And Meteors Peak Under Cloudy Skies

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Maybe you’ll feel it even if you can’t see it. The third and final supermoon of the year will rise today, while the Geminids meteor shower peaks, tonight. Rain is expected for late Wednesday and overnight through Thursday, with heavy snow anticipated in the high country. Known as the Cold Moon, the December moon is full on ...

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Listen Locally: KRYZ Community Radio

MOUNTAIN AREA — For many, this is a season of giving. In the dozen busy days leading up to Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 25, we invite readers to join in celebrating twelve local nonprofits and the people behind them who are making a difference. We start with a locally broadcast and internet streaming source of news and entertainment playing great music ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 11

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 5 to Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016: Oakhurst narcotics On Monday, Dec. 5 at 10:29 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 49000 block of Road 426 regarding a subject wearing a lime green shirt walking towards the college with a knife. The ...

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Roll-Over Crash On Road 223

NORTH FORK — An Oakhurst woman escaped serious injury after her vehicle crashed off the roadway this morning near North Fork. At about 11 a.m., the 45-year-old driver was eastbound on Road 223, entering the sharp curve just past Thornberry (Road 420) in a Jeep Grand Cherokee. She told CHP that another driver had encroached into her lane, and she ...

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North Fork Christmas Tree Lot Sells Out, Closes For Season

NORTH FORK — For the first time that Scoutmaster Dave Smith can remember, the North Fork Scout Christmas tree lot is sold out before the second weekend. “We sold the last two trees around 4:30 this afternoon,” says Dave. “We have run out of trees before but that was due to snow keeping us from getting our planned number.” Customers ...

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Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) wants to remind everyone that, as you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly, they say. Here are some tips from the NFPA: Picking the tree: Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do ...

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Pancakes And Pictures With Santa At The Pines

BASS LAKE — Anyone looking for an opportunity to meet the white bearded man from the North Pole, while indulging in breakfast delights, take note. The Pines Resort at Bass Lake offers a nice family breakfast with a view of the lake, followed by a visit with Santa. It’s a BYOC event, which means that mama-razzi, paparazzi, grand-razzi and others are reminded to “bring ...

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Supervisors Vote To Increase Trash Fees

MADERA COUNTY — In a unanimous vote today, Madera County Supervisors approved resolutions to increase tipping fees at Fairmead Landfill and the North Fork Transfer Station, and increase franchise hauler fees for collection and disposal at Fairmead Landfill, by contracted haulers Emadco Disposal Service and Redrock Environmental Group. Emadco serves unincorporated areas of Eastern Madera County, while Redrock services unincorporated ...

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