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Big Actor, Old Plane, Small Town

COARSEGOLD – We’ve lived here more than eight years now, near family who’ve been in the foothills almost forty years. Not a week goes by that we don’t somehow express our joy at living in a small town, sometimes shaking our heads at the closeness of it all. Yesterday, around 4 p.m., I was reminded that we came here from ...

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Local Oak Gets Ambush Makeover

COARSEGOLD – Have you noticed something calling to you mysteriously, something that just won’t quit? Susanne Waite of Coarsegold had that feeling for years, everytime she cruised past one very old, seemingly abandoned oak tree on Trabuco Road. This particular once-glorious oak was being steadily overtaken by a parasitic enemy in the form of mistletoe. So Waite set out to ...

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Two-Vehicle Crash Blocks Highway 41

COARSEGOLD – A attempt to make a left-hand turn off Highway 41 in Coarsegold this afternoon resulted in a two-car crash that blocked the roadway as the scene was cleared. Shortly after 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, a Coarsegold woman driving a Toyota Highlander was northbound on Highway 41, turning left onto Road 415. A Ford F-250, driven by ...

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Town Hall Meeting Tonight In YLP

COARSEGOLD – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler is hosting a Town Hall meeting tonight, Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Clubhouse in Yosemite Lakes Park from 6 to 8 p.m. Subjects for discussion include the upcoming fire season and how you can “harden” your home to be prepared. Roger Maybee, director of Firewise Madera County, will make a presentation, along with ...

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Powers Kickstarts Permaculture

COARSEGOLD – A local high school teacher is quickly growing a favored dream into reality, as Minarets instructor Matt Powers has written volumes of text designed to teach the science of permaculture to teenage students, before they get to college.

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Coarsegold 4-H Small Animal Expo

COARSEGOLD – Coarsegold 4-H did great at Small Animal Expo, a test to measure what we are learning in our projects. Small Animal Expo is for dogs, poultry, rabbits, and dairy goats. We had members test in poultry and rabbit this year. Each expo includes a written test and then a skills test.

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Judge Denies Motion For Contempt In Chukchansi Case

FRESNO – Federal District Court Judge Lawrence O’Neill today denied a motion for contempt filed by the Morris Reid Faction of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians against the Lewis/Ayala faction. In documents filed with the court, the Reid faction asked that the judge hold the Lewis/Ayala faction in contempt for issuing per capita payments to some tribal citizens, but ...

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Coarsegold Connection To American Legion And Four Chaplains

Sent by David Cumming, American Legion Post 110 COARSEGOLD – Melody Dewolf is arranging olive branches on a wreath of vine and talking about the lives legacy of the “four chaplains” of World War II. It’s a story worth remembering. In the early morning hours of Feb. 3, 1943, say historians including the American Legion, four U.S. Army chaplains sacrificed ...

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Coarsegold 4-H Cookin' At Favorite Foods Day

Submitted by Emma Hussey COARSEGOLD – Coarsegold 4-H had a lot of participation in the Madera County Favorite Foods Day this year, held at Minarets High School. Favorite Foods Day is something that anyone in 4-H can be a part of. They do not have to be in a Cooking Project to show their food. It is a day when ...

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Rollover Accident On Road 415

COARSEGOLD – A single vehicle accident on Road 415 blocked traffic for a short time this afternoon, and sent the driver to the hospital. At about 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan 31, John Guillemin, of Raymond, was westbound on Road 415 near Bean Gulch in a 1995 Chevy Lumina, when he came into a corner too fast, according to CHP. ...

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