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Wet Wednesday Likely With Snow In High Country

MOUNTAIN AREA — Tuesday’s sunny skies will likely turn into a rainy night, with a good chance for a small amount of precipitation late this evening, and more in store on Wednesday, Jan. 13, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford. Temps in Oakhurst on Wednesday will be just over 50 degrees, with a little wind, and a ...

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Madera Sheriff Recruiting Citizens On Patrol

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is currently recruiting for Citizens on Patrol. Applications will be accepted until Monday, Jan 25. Citizens on Patrol is a cooperative effort of the Sheriff’s Office and community participants and is designed to enhance the quality of life in Madera County. Citizens on Patrol members are a uniformed volunteer unit of the ...

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Challenger Baseball Sign-Ups Happening Now

Submitted by Lisa Sesto MOUNTAIN AREA — Are you looking for a way to be a part of “America’s favorite pastime?” Wondering if there’s a special league in your area designed for kids with special needs? We are happy to say yes, there is! About two years ago, Little League’s CA District 10 launched its first ever Challenger Division. Sierra ...

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YLOA Asks For Help Finding Suspected Thief

COARSEGOLD — The Yosemite Lakes Owners Association is looking for an individual suspected of stealing packages in the area of Lilley Mountain Drive in Yosemite Lakes Park. The YLOA  posted this photo on their Facebook page earlier today, asking for the public’s help in locating this man. They are asking anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department at ...

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4-Vehicle Crash Blocks Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — A crash involving four vehicles blocked Highway 41 this morning just south of Yosemite Springs Parkway. At about 8:45 a.m., a 38-year-old Coarsegold woman was northbound on Highway 41 in a 2007 Toyota Prius, and had slowed to a stated speed of about 30 mph and signaled to turn left onto Road 207. According to CHP at the ...

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Wood Brothers Awarded Major Scholarships

OAKHURST – Two Yosemite High School students are each set to receive valuable scholarships for two of the country’s most desirable universities: twin brothers Travis Wood and Trevor Wood are sailing into the final months of their primary school academic careers already knowing where they’re going for college, and how they’re going to get there. The scholarships were awarded through ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Jan. 3

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Dec. 27, 2015 through Jan. 3, 2016. Oakhurst runaway juvenile On Sunday, Dec. 27 at 00:19 a.m., a deputy flagged down by a citizen in the 45000 block of CA-41 regarding a runaway juvenile. Investigation concluded the juvenile had possibly left the Oakhurst ...

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Winter Storm Warning For Sierra Nevada

MOUNTAIN AREA — The first in a series of storms coming through Central California this week will bring rain and snow to the area, and a winter storm warning has been issued for the southern Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to the Tulare/Kern county line, from 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4 through 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5. According to ...

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Series Of Storms Bring Rain And Snow

MOUNTAIN AREA – Rain is on its way to the foothills and snow to the higher country including Yosemite, as this week’s weather looks a little wetter. In Oakhurst on Monday, Jan. 4, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford is suggesting a 50 percent chance of rain, without much to measure: somewhere between a tenth and a quarter inch ...

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Car Hits Power Pole, Closes Yosemite Springs Parkway

COARSEGOLD — A single vehicle accident on Yosemite Springs Parkway forced the closure of the road for several hours this afternoon after live power lines fell into the roadway. Just after 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, Nolan Griffith, 23, of Coarsegold was eastbound on the Parkway in a 2010 Hyundai Elantra, when he lost control of the vehicle, which spun ...

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