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Local Choirs Join In The Songs Of Christmas

Submitted by Monika Moulin OAKHURST – For the sixth consecutive year, upwards of 50 singers from local area church choirs will come together for a beautiful Christmas program, including choristers from New Community United Methodist Church, Oakhurst Lutheran Church, Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, and others. Two performances on will be held on Sunday, Dec. 13, at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church ...

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Winter Storm Warning Starts At Noon Sunday

MOUNTAIN AREA – The National Weather Service in Hanford is confirming more wet weather as a Winter Storm Warning has been issued from noon on Sunday, Dec. 13, through noon on Monday, Dec. 14, for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to Kings Canyon. Several inches of snow is expected, with localized amounts up to 14 inches in the ...

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Don’t Let A House Fire Ruin Your Holidays

MOUNTAIN AREA – Cal Fire is called to many home fires this time of year when the response could have been prevented by simple home heating equipment maintenance procedures. To help reduce the number of home fires the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit is reminding the public that all home-heating equipment should be inspected. The following is a list of heating problems that ...

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Learn CPR At Free Local Class – Register Now

MOUNTAIN AREA — What would you do if someone were suffering a heart attack? If you want to be able to save a life in a crisis situation, take advantage of this opportunity to learn CPR. The 3-hour training will take place on Saturday, Jan. 16, led by Sierra Ambulance paramedics and Minarets Medical Education owners Bill and Gina Hartley. ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 6

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week of Sunday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. Coarsegold assault On Sunday, Nov. 29 at 2:52 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to a residence located within the 45400 block of Meadow Brook Road regarding a report of an assault. This ...

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Sheriff Reminds Residents To Collect Mail Daily

MADERA COUNTY — Sheriff Jay Varney‬ wants to remind the community that with the holiday season upon us, mail and package thefts increase. Thieves steal mail for identity theft purposes all year long and, near the holidays, the Sheriff’s Office sees an increase in these crimes. This is primarily due to packages and checks being delivered for the holiday season. ...

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Firefighter Injured While Searching For Accident Victim

COARSEGOLD — A firefighter suffered injuries to his neck, shoulder and ribs on Monday evening while at the scene of a motor vehicle accident in Coarsegold. Just after 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, the firefighter responded to a call of an overturned vehicle just south of Serpa Canyon on Highway 41. The 12-year-old driver of a Toyota that rolled off ...

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12-Year-Old Crashes Dad’s Car Near Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — When CHP officers responded to reports of a single-vehicle rollover just south of Serpa Canyon on Highway 41 last night, they were likely a bit taken aback to encounter a 12-year-old girl behind the wheel. Just after 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, the Oakhurst juvenile was northbound in her father’s 2004 Toyota Corolla, and was reportedly using ...

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Join Madera County Search & Rescue Team

MADERA COUNTY — Madera County’s nationally recognized Search & Rescue Team is currently accepting new applications through the end of the year. Applications can be picked up at either the Sheriff’s main office at 2725 Falcon Drive in Madera, or the Sheriff’s substation at 48267 Liberty Drive in Oakhurst. Interested candidates are urged to complete and submit an application. They ...

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DUI Arrest After Crash On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — A single-vehicle rollover on Highway 41 just north of Yosemite Lakes Parkway shut down both lanes this evening as officers conducted their investigation before making an arrest for DUI. Several witnesses told CHP that the driver of the Honda sedan was driving in a reckless manner and passing them at a high rate of speed just before the ...

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