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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 County Sheriff’s Log Through November 4, 2019

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from Tuesday, October 29, to Monday, November 9, 2019. Oakhurst Possible Fraud On Tuesday, October 29, at 1:03 p.m., a cadet was dispatched to Liberty Drive in Oakhurst regarding a possible fraud. Recommend case to be closed due to a lack of leads. Coarsegold Theft ...

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Police Searching for Suspect Following YLP Home Invasion

COARSEGOLD — Area police are searching for a suspect after receiving a report that a masked and armed intruder broke into a residence and held a man at gunpoint early this morning in Yosemite Lakes Park. The incident, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, occurred about 3 a.m. Wednesday. Shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Madera County Sheriff’s ...

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‘Chukchansi Cares’ Program Gives $25K to Local Nonprofits

COARSEGOLD — Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino gave some local nonprofits a big boost this week, handing out more than $25,000 to the well-deserving organizations. Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at a check presentation ceremony at Nativo’s, representatives from Chukchansi donated $25,800 to eight different local nonprofits as part of its “Chukchansi Cares” program. For the past eight weeks, the ...

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22nd Annual Tarantula Festival Connects Community with Arachnids

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online COARSEGOLD — The 22nd Annual Tarantula Festival, held this past weekend at the Historic Village, featured a day of fun, food and fuzzy spiders. Hosting the wholesome, educational community event seems to be a labor of love for Coarsegold Historic Village owner Diane Boland. “The kids here today are the children of ...

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‘Public Safety Power Shutoff’ Hits Eastern Madera County

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online MOUNTAIN AREA — Shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday, PG&E began powering off eastern Madera County. PG&E customers from North Fork to Oakhurst to Yosemite Lakes Park began reporting their power was out between 1:30 and 1:45 p.m. According to PG&E’s website, as many as 16,675 PG&E customers around eastern Madera County could ...

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Fatal Traffic Accident Briefly Closes Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — A fatal, solo-vehicle traffic accident briefly closed Highway 41 in both directions Friday afternoon. The accident occurred around 4 p.m. near Fast Tire south of Coarsegold. The accident, which involved a Ford Taurus, briefly shut down traffic in both directions on Highway 41 and led to longer delays for southbound motorists as the scene was cleared by CHP ...

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Updated – To Save Eye Kitten Needs Ride to UC Davis ASAP

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COARSEGOLD — This adorable 5-week old kitten desperately needs a ride to UC Davis, preferably tomorrow (Friday, October 18th) or Monday at the latest. The goal is to save his right eye. He will be admitted to the UCD URI (upper respiratory infection) program. If you can drive him from the Coarsegold/Raymond area to UC Davis, please call Sharon with ...

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It Just Wouldn’t Be Christmas Without a Christmas Boutique

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YOSEMITE — Yosemite Lakes Community Church will soon be holding their annual Christmas boutique. Bring friends and family and do some Christmas shopping! Finish off your shopping with a delicious lunch! The boutique will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds support local and national charities/ministries. The luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to ...

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Fasi Estate Winery: Visionary Success

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online COARSEGOLD – How does a serious car accident turn into the American Dream and end in a beautiful winery? The answer is found in Ralph Fasi’s ability to recognize opportunity. Longtime Madera County businessman and entrepreneur Fasi seems to have a history of seizing chance and staying ahead of trends. And a ...

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