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YLP Arsonists Win Partial Appeals Victory, One Released From Prison

FRESNO – The couple convicted of starting numerous fires in the Yosemite Lakes Park (YLP) community and surrounding area in 2013 has won a partial victory as some of their convictions have been reversed on appeal. However, Alice Waterman was released from prison on June 9, according to District Attorney David Linn, because she had served her time. Kenneth Jackson ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through July 15

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 9 to Sunday, July 15, 2018. Oakhurst vehicle stop results in arrest for possession On Monday, July 9 at 3:30 a.m. a deputy conducted a vehicle stop on a suspicious vehicle leaving a closed businesses located in the Enterprise Center. The driver ...

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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 Postpones Paving Work On Busy Local Highways

MADERA COUNTY — Good news for those who were concerned about anticipated delays on Highway 41 and Highway 49 for the next several weeks — especially with the extended closure of Highway 140 near the El Portal entrance to Yosemite National Park, due to the Ferguson Fire. Caltrans has decided to postpone the previously scheduled paving project. Caltrans, in cooperation ...

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Log Truck Driver Saves Lives By Risking His Own

O’NEALS — A log truck driver may have saved lives today when he drove his truck off the road to avoid crashing the 70,000-pound vehicle into a line of stopped cars on Highway 41. Terry Jacobs, driving for Willis Logging Company of North Fork, had picked up a load on Sky Ranch Road (Road 632) near Calvin Crest this morning, ...

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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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Proactive Traffic Stop By Deputy Results In Felony Arrest

COARSEGOLD – A Fresno man is behind bars after a traffic stop on Highway 41 turned up illegal items in possession of a probationer. On Tuesday, July 10, at approximately 3:24 a.m., Madera County Sheriff’s Sergeant Tallmon observed a red sedan with a partially obstructed license plate in the area of Highway 41 and Mecca Lane in Madera County. Sgt. ...

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Veterans Car And Bike Show At Coarsegold Village

COARSEGOLD — Historic Coarsegold Village is the site of the Veterans Classic Car & Bike Show this weekend, sponsored by Caring Veterans of America. The event takes place on Saturday, July 14, from 3 – 6 p.m. There’s a $20 entry fee for vehicles and motorcycles, and the public is welcome to visit for free. Also on tap for the ...

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Forward Progress Stopped On Cornerstone Fire Near YLP

COARSEGOLD – Quick work by firefighters saved the homes of several residents along Road 400 on the west side of Yosemite Lakes Park this afternoon. At 3:48 p.m., resources were dispatched to the fire on Cornerstone Court off of Road 400. The first unit at scene reported the fire at about 1/2 acre with a moderate rate of spread, burning ...

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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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