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Sheriff’s Crime Log Week of September 14

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week of Monday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. Oakhurst theft from vehicle On Monday, Sept. 14 at 11:26 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the Oakhurst sub-station regarding a theft of items from an unlocked vehicle. Report taken. Case to ...

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Third Chukchansi Gaming Commissioner Resigns

COARSEGOLD – As the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino tries to reopen their doors, problems continue between the Tribal Council and the Tribal Gaming Commission, as the last commissioner resigns. Last week, two of the three commissioners tendered their letters of resignation. Chairman Norman DesRosiers resigned on Sept. 14, followed three days later by Harlan Goodson. On Sept. 18, Lael ...

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Chukchansi Tribe Considers MOU, Gaming Commissioners Resign

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday, Sept. 15, to approve a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the County and the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians. Agreement on, and adoption of an MOU is one of the steps required to get the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino reopened. On Aug. 26, Chief Operating ...

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CHP Offers Free Check Of Your Child Safety Seat

OAKHURST – Did you know that, according to CHP, critical misuse of child safety seats happens about 73 percent of the time? In honor of National Child Passenger Safety Week, the Oakhurst Area CHP is holding a Car Seat Check Up Event following the conclusion of the Heritage Days Parade on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. ...

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Poker Run For Children’s Museum Of The Sierra

Submitted by Paul Hill COARSEGOLD – The Coarsegold-based motorcycle club Sierra Shadow Casters (SSC) is hosting the Sierra Wind Poker Run on Saturday, Sept. 19, in support of the popular Children’s Museum of the Sierra in Oakhurst. Anyone who rides a street-legal motorcycle is invited to join in the fun for this worthy cause. A poker run is when a ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Week of September 7

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week of Monday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. North Fork assault On Monday, Sept. 7 at 2:26 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the area of Road 222 and Old Central Camp Road regarding a possible vehicle accident and physical ...

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Eat Rigatoni, Support Fire Station #10 In YLP

COARSEGOLD – For 14 years, the Ladies of the Lakes Women’s Club in Yosemite Lakes Park has hosted a dinner to raise funds for their local firefighters at Madera County Fire Department Station 10. This year’s Rigatoni Dinner will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the YLP Clubhouse, and as always, all profit from ...

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Logan Sesto Pays It Forward

COARSEGOLD – Logan Sesto had a profound yet seemingly simple wish: a day of play at the beach. Not much is uncomplicated, though, when you’re someone like Logan. Now 5, the cherub-faced charmer lives with residual health effects of Transverse Myelitis (TM), an autoimmune disease he acquired as a baby. While being as active as possible, Logan is a paraplegic, so going ...

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Sundance Fire Suspected To Be Arson

OAKHURST – The Sundance Fire, that closed Road 420 and prompted the evacuation of dozens of homes in the area of Sundance Drive yesterday, is believed to have been started by two juveniles playing with spray cans and some form of ignition that torched off the surrounding vegetation, according to District Attorney David Linn. Linn and investigator David Engstrom of ...

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Drone Grounds Aircraft Battling Sundance Fire

OAKHURST – In the midst of a firefight along Road 420 this afternoon, while residents were evacuating, crews were cutting fireline, and tankers and helicopters were dropping water and retardant, two tankers were forced to return to Fresno with half their load undelivered, and three helicopters were grounded when someone decided to fly a drone over the Sundance Fire south ...

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