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The Week’s Events July 26 – August 1

A bit of a change this week:  Scroll down for a list of recurring events as well as select events in Yosemite National Park. There’s lots to do in our mountain area. Get out there! THIS WEEK’S EVENTS THURSDAY, JULY 29 Make & Take Wine Cork Birdhouse at Yosemite Wine Tails 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Admission: $20. Advance Reservations Required ...

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Update: Convicted Arsonist Kenneth Allan Jackson Scheduled for Release Next Tuesday from Prison

Tuesday afternoon we received confirmation that Kenneth Allen Jackson’s release has been pushed back to January 15 of 2022. This happened because of the quick response of the YLP community to our request for signatures and victim services requests. Although no reason has been given for this change it seems likely that the support of Senator Anna Caballero who assisted ...

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The Week’s Events Oakhurst & Beyond – July 20 through July 29, 2021

TUESDAY, JULY 20 Coarsegold Stampede Barrel Racing at Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds. 7:30 pm racing starts. 44777 Rodeo Grounds Lane, Coarsegold. 559/281-5619. https://www.cgrodeogrounds.com/events THURSDAY, JULY 22 Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate Sierra Telephone’s Grand Reopening. 12 noon. 49150 Road 426, Oakhurst. Axis Music Series Event Featuring Natural Bridge. Axis Coffee Bar + Eatery. 6 pm to 8 ...

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Homicide Confession to Elderly Shooting Victim in Coarsegold

On Sunday, July 18, 202 at approximately 11:20 am, Madera County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported gun shot victim in the 35000 block of Wells Rd in Coarsegold. Deputies discovered an adult male victim at the location, who was ultimately pronounced deceased at the scene. Madera County Sheriff’s Detectives have identified a person of interest in yesterday’s homicide that ...

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River Fire | Final at 9656 Acres with 100% Containment

OAKHURST – The River Fire final at 9656 acres burned with 100% containment. Six major structures have been destroyed and six minor structures destroyed. One residences damaged and one minor structure damaged. Engine crews will continue to patrol the fire area over the next couple of days. For your safety and the safety of the first responders, please be cautious on ...

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WHAT’S HAPPENING, OAKHURST? . . . and Beyond, Weekend of July 14-19, 2021

WEDNESDAY Art Exhibit at Yosemite Gateway Art Center, through August 15. 11 am to 5 pm. Gallery Row, 40982 Highway 41, Oakhurst. 559/683-5551. Facebook.com/ygacarts THURSDAY Bass Lake LIVE Featuring Classic All Stars at The Pines Resort Gazebo Deck, 6:30 pm to 10 pm. 54432 Road 432, Bass Lake. 800/350-7463.  Basslake.com FRIDAY Axis Music Series Featuring Jason Cade. Axis Coffee Bar ...

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River Fire Incident Update

MADERA COUNTY – The River Fire increased overnight to 9500 acres with 15% containment. There are currently 600 structures threatened with 4 destroyed along with 4 outbuildings. Damage assessment is ongoing. Firefighters continue to aggressively attack the fire while dangerous heat persists. Low humidity, tree torching, wind driven runs and frequent spot fires continue to challenge firefighters. Crews are working hard ...

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River Fire Doubles to 8000 Acres with 10% Containment

Evacuation Order Update – July 12, 2021 at 4:01 pm  An Evacuation Order has been issued for Road 600 between Apache Ranch Road and Blazing Saddle Trail including the spur road JWP Ranch Road due to the River Fire. There is an immediate threat to life. This is an evacuation order to leave now. The area is being closed to ...

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Sierra Ambulance: The Biggest Bang for Your Buck in Eastern Madera County

THIS JUST IN:  Information received from Madera County regarding the proportion of our population indicates an even greater need to take advantage of Sierra Ambulance’s service. Per information provided by Robert Macaulay, Chief of Staff to Tom Wheeler, Madera County District 5 has the highest concentration of both elderly and disabled.  Nearly 20 per cent of our population is age ...

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