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Theft At Chukchansi Casino Resulting In Two Felony Arrests

COARSEGOLD — Two individuals were arrested yesterday after allegedly stealing a bag of electronics from an individual at the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino. Around 1 p.m. on Feb. 21, Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a theft at the casino. Deputy Michael Murphy responded to the location and took a report from the victim detailing the property ...

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A Wealth Of History Available Online From Madera Co. Library

MADERA — There is a treasure trove of images, magazines, films and even home movies from the Madera/Mariposa area available online for the public to access, thanks to the Madera County Library’s specialized History and Family Research room and their work to preserve historical records. There is film of the Hildreth Rodeo in the 1940s and the Madera County Old ...

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Foreign Exchange Students Experience Minarets

O’NEALS — This year, Minarets has a handful of foreign exchange students, including three profiled here: Nicolaj Holtum from Denmark, Pedro Henrique Esteve Pinheiro from Brazil, and David Lopez-Martinez from Spain. Many students wanted to know how a foreign exchange student would feel about attending a new school surrounded by new people. I thought that it must be something very ...

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Relay For Life: “Together, We Can Beat Our Biggest Rival”

OAKHURST — Together, we can beat our biggest rival, say organizers, as the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Eastern Madera County kicks off its new fundraising season on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oakhurst Lutheran Church. “Our main reason for having a Kick-Off this Saturday is to get the community excited about our Relay ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Feb. 18

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 12 to Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. North Fork warrant citation On Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8 a.m. a deputy cited a subject with an outstanding misdemeanor warrant on the 32000 block of Willow Creek Drive. Coarsegold narcotics On Tuesday, Feb. 13 at ...

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Man Arrested For Driving A Stolen Vehicle And Drug Possession

COARSEGOLD – A Mariposa man was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle after deputies on patrol in the Coarsegold area came upon a suspicious vehicle and began investigating. On Feb. 19 at approximately 2:04 a.m, Deputy Jerry Marin was performing routine patrol when he observed a vehicle partially blocking the driveway of a residence in the 40000 block of ...

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Ladies Of The Lakes Host YLP Blood Drive

COARSEGOLD — Ladies of the Lakes and the Central Valley Blood Bank will host a Blood Drive at the Yosemite Lakes Park Clubhouse on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone planning to donate is reminded to hydrate well and eat prior to giving blood. Donors are then invited to sit for a while in the resting ...

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School Safety: ALICE And The Ultimate Game Of Hide And Seek

OAKHURST — Four-hundred-plus kids and you couldn’t hear one of them. In what’s referred to as “the ultimate game of hide and seek,” that’s how we want it. At Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) last week, students in grades K-5 were called to the expansive multi-purpose room for a singular purpose: to practice a safety drill in which they would shelter ...

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Minarets Press: Suicide Awareness Week

It’s time to discuss a very serious topic: Suicide. It goes without saying that there are many stressful things we go through in life and it can be especially hard for teenagers in high school. With all of life’s difficulties, everyone goes through low points in their lives, even if it’s not the same for each and every person. Stress, ...

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Urgent Need For Volunteer Drivers For Cancer Patients

Written by Karen Kale —  MOUNTAIN AREA — We are in need of more volunteer drivers in Madera County, especially from the foothill communities. It is estimated 600 residents will be diagnosed with cancer this year in Madera County, and for many of them getting to treatments can be their biggest roadblock. A successful transportation assistance program can be a ...

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