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PG&E, National Weather Service Monitoring Storm Conditions for Sierra

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OAKHURST – Winter weather is making its way toward California and Eastern Madera County. Mountain community residents are urged to prepare for possible power outages and travel delays. In a press release dated November 17th, PG&E announced they are “monitoring a mid-week potentially strong offshore wind event” that “could prompt a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) for customers in Sierra ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log for the Week Ending November 11

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from Tuesday, November 5, to Monday, November 11, 2019. Ahwahnee Fraud Investigation On Tuesday, November 5, at 11:54 a.m., a cadet was dispatched to Liberty Drive in Oakhurst regarding a fraud investigation. Recommend case be closed due to a lack of investigative leads. Oakhurst Juveniles ...

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Detour Alert for Southbound Traffic on Highway 41 in Madera County

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The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced a planned detour for southbound State Route 41 traffic due to paving operations. The following detour will be in effect: Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 13, and ending Friday, Nov. 15, southbound State Route 41 traffic between State Route 145 and Avenue 15 will be placed on a signed detour. The detour will take place ...

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Lights Go Out Early for Popular Local Pet Groomer

OAKHURST — A popular local pet groomer has been forced to close up shop. Liz Hunter, who for nearly five years has operated “Liz is Grooming” inside the former Oakhurst Feed & Pet Supply, came in to her shop last Monday (Nov. 4) to find that her electricity was out. “At first, I thought it was another PG&E power shut ...

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Mariposa Sheriff’s Office Expands County Connection with New App

MARIPOSA — As digital technology constantly alters the modes and methods of communication, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has rolled out a new app that Sheriff Doug Binnewies describes as “a key tool to keep us connected to the community we serve.” “More and more of our society is really looking to apps and other methods of communication for information, ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through November 4, 2019

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from Tuesday, October 29, to Monday, November 9, 2019. Oakhurst Possible Fraud On Tuesday, October 29, at 1:03 p.m., a cadet was dispatched to Liberty Drive in Oakhurst regarding a possible fraud. Recommend case to be closed due to a lack of leads. Coarsegold Theft ...

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Police Searching for Suspect Following YLP Home Invasion

COARSEGOLD — Area police are searching for a suspect after receiving a report that a masked and armed intruder broke into a residence and held a man at gunpoint early this morning in Yosemite Lakes Park. The incident, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, occurred about 3 a.m. Wednesday. Shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Madera County Sheriff’s ...

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‘Chukchansi Cares’ Program Gives $25K to Local Nonprofits

COARSEGOLD — Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino gave some local nonprofits a big boost this week, handing out more than $25,000 to the well-deserving organizations. Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at a check presentation ceremony at Nativo’s, representatives from Chukchansi donated $25,800 to eight different local nonprofits as part of its “Chukchansi Cares” program. For the past eight weeks, the ...

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Dan Lyle Named New GM at Tenaya Lodge

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FISH CAMP — Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite has named Dan Lyle as general manager of the 352-room resort located at Yosemite National Park’s south gate. “The opportunity to join the Tenaya team and return to the Yosemite region is a special honor,” said Lyle. “I began my career in 1987 at the Yosemite Park and Curry Company, so my career ...

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