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Clampers, Blacksmiths, Red Shirts And More

AHWAHNEE – Take a peek back in time to the days a hundred years ago and more, as the history-loving Grub Gulch Chapter 41-49 of E Clampus Vitus dedicates a monument at an old blacksmith shop and cottage located off Road 600. On Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 – 11 a.m. local “Clampers” are meeting to honor the legacy of ...

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New Grief Support Group Meets In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – For those grieving the death of a loved one, Hinds Hospice Center for Grief and Healing has announced the addition of a new grief support group in the foothills. “It can be very helpful and supportive to meet with others who also have experienced the loss of a loved one,” say the experts.

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Westfall Fire Burning North Of Highway 49

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Traffic control has been put in place at the intersection of E. Westfall Road and Chowchilla Mountain Road due to a fire burning in the area. E. Westfall has been closed completely at that location, and Chowchilla Mountain Road is open only to those deemed by law enforcement to require access, including residents with identification.

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John West Fire Should Serve As Warning

MADERA COUNTY – Do you have a home or friends who live in the area of John West road? Did you receive a call from the Sheriff’s Office alerting you to the danger when the “West” fire broke out last week? After the fire threatened hundreds of homes in Oakhurst on Sunday, Aug. 11, Sheriff John Anderson is urging residents ...

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Back To School With The ABCs Of Good Health

OAKHURST – With kids getting ready to head back to school all across the mountain area, Kaiser Permanente has put together the ABCs for a healthy and successful school year. The recommendations include “A list of immunizations,” “Begin to get more rest,” “Cut out junk food,” and “Deal with stress.” According to Naomi Jacobs, M.D., a Pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente ...

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Man Swept Over Waterfall Dies

MADERA COUNTY – A Search & Rescue mission turned into a recovery when the body of a California man swept over Camino Falls in the Sierra National Forest was discovered yesterday. The victim has been identified as Daniel Stephen Greenlaw, 37, of Richmond, CA.

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Stories From The Aspen Fire – The Rehab

HUNTINGTON LAKE – With the Aspen Fire now 90% contained at 22,546 acres burned, the number of personnel on the fire has been reduced to just 230, and the focus of their job has shifted from suppression to rehabilitation. While some crews continue with mop up and patrol of the fire’s perimeter, others have taken on the task of suppression ...

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Update On The Aspen Fire – August 8

HUNTINGTON LAKE – The Aspen fire is now estimated at 22,090 acres, and the date for complete containment has been pushed out to Saturday, Aug. 24. The fire is 80% contained, and personnel have been reduced to 976 as crews are demobilized, and firefighters and equipment are being made available to new fires as needed.

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Mammoth Pool Road And Campgrounds Now Open

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – Mammoth Pool/Minarets Road (Forest Road 4S81) was reopened on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m., along with all the campgrounds throughout the area (see list below). The Aspen Fire is now 80% contained, and has consumed 21,931 acres. No structures have been lost, and there have been only three injuries.

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Update On The Aspen Fire – August 6

HUNTINGTON LAKE – Crews on the Aspen Fire continued mopping up 100 to 200 feet along the perimeter today, and worked on repairing, restoring and rehabilitating the firelines within the fire’s perimeter where it was safe to do so. Suppression repair will continue tonight on the northern side of the fire, along with firing operations along the San Joaquin River.

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