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Vehicle Overturns, Briefly Blocking Traffic on Highway 41

COARSEGOLD – An overturned vehicle briefly blocked traffic on Highway 41 this afternoon. Just after 1:30 p.m., CHP and EMS responded to reports of a vehicle accident near Highway 41 and Road 406, a few miles north of the Valero gas station near Rocky cut. According to CHP, the woman, age and name unknown, suddenly drove off the road and ...

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Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties Burn Suspension Lifted

MARIPOSA – Effective Monday, November 23, 2020 at 8:00 am the burn suspension in Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit Chief Mike van Loben Sels is formally cancelling the burn suspension and advises that those possessing current and valid residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissive burn days. Burn permits will be ...

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Madera County Fire Department Awarded Grant for New Emergency Response Equipment

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Fire Department was awarded a $74,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for new extrication equipment. Known as the “jaws of life,” first responders use these specialized tools to reach crash victims trapped inside a vehicle. So far this year, Madera County Fire has responded to 22 crashes in which extrication ...

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Celebration of Life for Bettie Zane Paul

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Bettie Zane Paul, age 88, passed away on November 10, 2020, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was loved by many and will be sorely missed here on this earth. We look forward to a heavenly reunion. Bettie was born in Taft, California, on March 17, 1932, to Oscar and Nellie Collins. When she was young they moved ...

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Fundraiser for Kalel

AHWAHNEE  – Calling on all community members to come out Saturday Nov. 14 from 11 am to 4 pm (rain or shine) to support Kalel. 7-year-old Kalel has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  Duchenne is a rare fatal muscle wasting disease that currently does not have a cure, but we have been pursuing therapies that we think will preserve our son’s muscles ...

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History Mystery #92: The Case of Gabby’s Place

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Prepared by Dan Carrion, Historian, E. Clampus Vitas Grub Gulch 41-49 Chapter While driving on Highway 41 about three miles above Coarsegold Village, there is a curve in the highway with turnouts on either side of the road. On the north side of the road, there is a flat spot about a half-acre in size, nestled in front of a ...

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Early Morning Crash on 41 Closes Both Lanes

COARSEGOLD – Oct. 29, 2020 – At 7:10 am a three car crash on Hwy. 41 just below Chukchansi Resort and Casino resulted in north and south bound lane closures. According to early reports a male in his 30’s pulled a knife on an employee at a local gas station then fled the scene at a high rate of speed causing ...

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Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians Break Ground on New Restaurant

Coarsegold – OCT. 15, 2020 – The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians are celebrating the groundbreaking for its new Sonic® franchise restaurant at the Chukchansi Crossing Fuel Station & Travel Center. The Tribe’s economic development corporation, Chukchansi Sovereign Enterprises, entered into a franchise agreement with Sonic® in May 2020.  The new restaurant will feature 1,700 sq. ft. of indoor dining with ...

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