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YLP Celebrates Fire Station 10 Expansion With Ice Cream Social

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK — Dozens of YLP residents came out Saturday for a ribbon cutting — and old-fashioned ice cream social — to welcome a new two-engine parking structure next to Madera County Fire Station 10. The 1,600-square-foot aluminum addition is large enough to house an engine and 4,000-gallon water tender — allowing all-volunteer Station 10 to field a total ...

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Celebration Of Life For Roberta Lee Gonzalez

Beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend Roberta Lee Gonzalez passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 26, 2019. Born to Eugene and Winette Scott on October 10,1957, Roberta served Oakhurst and the surrounding communities for 30 years with her warm and friendly nature and her passion for developing relationships. She is survived by her children Melissa Gonzalez, Elizabeth Pond ...

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Coarsegold Domestic Violence Call Leads To Pursuit, Crash

COARSEGOLD — A Coarsegold man is in custody after leading police on a chase across the county following a reported domestic violence incident. Shortly after 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, Madera County Sheriff’s Deputy Johnathan Rodriguez and Sergeant Matt Mollet responded to a reported domestic violence incident at a residence on Road 417 in Coarsegold, according to the Madera ...

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Ice Cream Social Celebrates New Fire Station In YLP

COARSEGOLD — Bring the family and stop by the new fire station on Glacier Drive for some old fashioned fun in Yosemite Lakes Park on Saturday, July 20 as the community celebrates the addition with an Ice Cream Social. The new 40×40 aluminum building is 1,600 square feet, large enough to house an engine and a water tender. The gathering ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through July 14

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 8 to Sunday, July 14, 2019. Oakhurst burglary On Tuesday July 9 at 9:54 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the Oakhurst substation regarding a report of a burglary. It was recommended the case be closed due to a lack of ...

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DA Will Oppose YLP Arsonist’s Latest Bid For Early Parole

MADERA — After serving less than seven years of a 20-year sentence, convicted arsonist Kenneth Jackson is once again being considered for early parole — and the Madera County District Attorney is going on the record with her opposition to Jackson’s release and asking Madera County residents to voice their opinions, as well. Jackson was arrested along with his wife Alice ...

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Celebrate Indian Fair Days And Pow Wow

O’NEALS — The 49th annual Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3-4 at Minarets High. The popular community event, sponsored by the nonprofit Sierra Mono Museum, is the longest-running pow wow in Central California. North Fork and surrounding areas are home to many members of the Mono, a tribe who has lived in ...

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Students At Six Schools Recognized For Perfect Attendance

OAKHURST — North Fork Elementary student Dean Farmer is dedicated to his education and that stick-to-it attitude was rewarded at school’s end this year, when he was given a sweet new trail bike for his efforts. Six local elementary schools awarded bikes donated by Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis for students who achieved perfect attendance this year, according to Kiwanis member Jim ...

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County Code Enforcement Officers On Lookout For ‘Bad Neighbors’

MADERA — What can a mountain area property owner do when a neighbor’s grass grows head high or a rusty old junker has been parked out front since the 1990s? Call the Madera County code enforcement department — or better yet, file a complaint online. Madera County receives hundreds of citizen-generated complaints a year, according to Joe Trujillo, the County’s ...

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July’s Full Buck Moon Tonight

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – If you look outside your window tonight and see a giant buck, don’t worry — it’s just the moon. The full moon on Tuesday, July 16, at 2:38 p.m. is known as the Buck Moon, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. The full moons have descriptive names that typically come from Native American tribes who use them ...

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