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Debate In North Fork With Candidates For D.A. And Supervisor

NORTH FORK – Sierra News Online and the North Fork Boosters are hosting a debate between the 2018 candidates for Madera County District Attorney and District 5 Supervisor on Friday, Apr. 20, at 6 p.m. at the North Fork Town Hall. This is your chance to meet the candidates and have your questions answered. Candidates for District Attorney are incumbent ...

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Arrest Made In Coarsegold Mail Theft Case

COARSEGOLD – A Coarsegold woman was arrested by Madera County Sheriff’s deputies last week in connection with a rash of mail thefts. Beginning around November of 2017, the Sheriff’s Office received several calls for service in the Coarsegold area regarding thefts from residential mailbox clusters. Due to the recurring nature of these incidents, Madera County Sheriff’s Detectives initiated an investigation, ...

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Yosemite Program To Address Traffic Congestion

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is launching a pilot program to address traffic congestion. The program will be tested on the Highway 140 corridor on Thursday, April 26 to Sunday, April 29 and on Thursday, May 3 to Sunday, May 6, 2018. This pilot is an initiative to test a new way to pace and send vehicles to the Arch ...

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DUI Arrest After Crash On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD – A single-vehicle crash on Highway 41 this evening closed the southbound lane for over an hour and sent one man to jail for DUI. Just before 7 p.m., a CHP officer was southbound about two miles north of Yosemite Springs Parkway when he observed a northbound Volvo traveling at a high rate of speed. The officer u-turned and ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Apr. 15

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Apr. 9 to Sunday, Apr. 15, 2018. Oakhurst assault On Monday, Apr. 9 at 3:32 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a telephonic call regarding an assault that occurred the Oakhurst area. The reporting was nurse at Saint Agnes Hospital who advised the ...

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Bicyclist Beaten And Robbed; Public’s Help Needed To Solve Case

FRIANT – The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding those who beat and robbed a cyclist on Friant Road. Just before 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, Apr. 15, a retired CHP officer in his early 60s was riding his bicycle north along Friant Road. Shortly after passing Sumner Peck Ranch Winery, the man reportedly noticed ...

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Driver Airlifted After Suspected DUI Crash

COARSEGOLD – A Fresno man was arrested for DUI and airlifted to a Valley hospital after crashing on Highway 41 in the early morning hours. At about 3:18 a.m. this morning, CHP officers responded to the scene of an accident on Highway 41 just north of Yosemite Springs Parkway. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found a white 2006 Honda Civic ...

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Entrance Fees Will Increase In Yosemite Starting In June

YOSEMITE – The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that Yosemite National Park will modify its entrance fees beginning June 2018 to provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs that enhance the visitor experience. Effective June 2018 the park entrance fee will be $35 per vehicle or $20 per motorcycle. An annual park pass will cost $70. The NPS ...

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DC Court Says No To Revisiting Mono Rancheria Casino Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington, D.C. Court of Appeals has denied a petition for a rehearing of a panel’s January ruling that the government acted reasonably when approving the North Fork tribe’s casino project. In their Apr. 10 ruling, the court said the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) decision allowing the North Fork tribe to move forward with a planned ...

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Sheriff’s POP Team Investigation Yields Felony Arrest In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD – A Coarsegold man is behind bars following an investigation by the Madera County Sheriff’s Problem Oriented Policing Team (POP) that led to his arrest on multiple felonies involving firearms and drugs. During a two month period the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received several calls for service in the Coarsegold area regarding a subject shooting firearms during late evening ...

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