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Racy Writer, 80, Debuts Romance Novel

COARSEGOLD – Local resident Sandra McCart has been writing since she was a teenager, and now, more than sixty years later, the newly-crowned octogenarian author has published her first novel. According to Sandra, who writes under the name Sandra Masters, it’s worth the wait. Her new book is called, “Once Upon A Duke,” and it’s the first of a series. ...

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Local Disaster Team Makes Efficient Debut

MOUNTAIN AREA – The local chapter affiliate of Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) team is up and running and participated in their first disasters beginning on June 18, during the Sky Fire in Oakhurst and the Corrine Fire in North Fork, aiding the evacuees in two shelter locations in Oakhurst. The Calvin Crest camp counselors came out with only ...

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Yosemite Wawona Charter School

YOSEMITE – A small school house tucked away in the big outdoors offers nearly unlimited possibilities, with an emphasis on environmental science, art, project-based and multiage learning, and flexibility. Yosemite Wawona Charter School serves grades K-8 and is now open for enrollment to students in Madera and Mariposa Counties. School starts August 17. “There are many reasons families looking for ...

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Tropical Storm Brings Wild Weather

MOUNTAIN AREA – Residents and visitors may soon see stormy skies, as a hazardous weather outlook and flash flood warning has been issued for the higher elevations of the southern Sierra Nevada, with the prospect of isolated thunderstorms continuing late Monday night and possibly through Tuesday. The National Weather Service reports from Hanford that moisture from tropical storm Dolores in ...

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The History Mystery #30

Submitted by Karen Morris, Coarsegold Historical Society/Museum – The picture of these two little women is painted on paper with a fabric backing. It was donated to the Coarsegold Historical Society and now hangs in the Adobe building on the museum grounds. Do you recognize who these two young girls are? We are asking for help in identifying the girls ...

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HOW Dinner Honors Lori Schumaker

OAKHURST – The local chapter of nonprofit organization Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet on Wednesday, July 15, at Crab Cakes Restaurant in support of Lori Schumaker of Coarsegold. Dinner is on Wednesday, July 15, at 6 p.m. Call Crab Cakes Restaurant for reservations: (559) 641-7667. Lori lost her husband in 2001 and raised her three boys on her own, ...

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Young Victim Airlifted After Drowning Incident

COARSEGOLD – Sierra Ambulance, Cal Fire and Madera County Fire responded to reports of a drowning incident in the Coarsegold area around noon today. The young patient was transported from a home off Road 415 to a landing zone at the Yosemite Lakes Park Clubhouse and airlifted by SkyLife One air ambulance to Valley Children’s Hospital. The child is reported ...

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Early Morning House Fire Near Indian Lakes

COARSEGOLD – After a fairly uneventful evening of patrolling the area during 4th of July festivities, firefighters were called out to a structure fire on Road 417 at around 2 a.m. this morning. Crews responded to a house on fire about one-quarter mile east of Highway 41 in the Indian Lakes area. There were about six people in the approximately ...

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Fire Threatens Homes In YLP

COARSEGOLD – Crews were called out at 1:17 p.m. this afternoon for reports of a vegetation fire on Creek Road, just south of Patrick Avenue in Yosemite Lakes Park. First firefighters on scene reported the fire at about one acre, burning in grass and oak woodland, with two structures immediately threatened. Patrick Avenue was closed off at Yosemite Springs Parkway, ...

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Tex McDonald Sentenced In Casino Takeover

MADERA COUNTY – Former Chukchansi Tribal Chairman Tex McDonald appeared today in Madera Superior Court for sentencing. On May 1, McDonald agreed to plead guilty to the felony charge of false imprisonment, for his part in the armed takeover attempt of the Chukchansi Gold Casino in Coarsegold, in early October 2014. The judge sentenced him to 485 days, but he ...

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