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Sale of Coarsegold Apartment Complex Displacing Local Grandmothers

COARSEGOLD — The pending sale of an apartment complex called the Grandmother’s Village has upended the lives of dozens of local seniors. The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians confirmed this week the tribe is buying the 40-acre property located on Oonay Nation Road. The real estate deal closes escrow May 1. “The property will provide low-income housing for tribal members ...

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Tractor Supply Co. To Open New Store In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Popular farm and ranch retailer Tractor Supply Co. is coming to town. A spokesperson for the company confirmed the news Friday. “We will be opening a new store in Oakhurst in 2020,” said Niki Giacchina. “Unfortunately, that’s about all I can tell you right now.” Local sources confirmed this week that the national retailer is in escrow on ...

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Madera County Tree Mortality Update April 11

Written by Sarah Bolton – MADERA COUNTY – Hello Madera County residents and welcome to the Tree Mortality Community Column. Our company, Blue Ridge Services (BRS), is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project. Tree cutting teams have cut down 2,874 trees in total. Contractor Elming Enterprises has completed projects on Hangtree Lane. Central ...

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Brief Power Outage For Thousands In Mariposa Area

MOUNTAIN AREA — Earlier today, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reported that a power outage stretching from Mariposa to Bootjack and into part of Madera County was affecting approximately 2,611 customers. The outage occurred just after 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 9. Early reports indicated that power would be restored by 4:30 p.m. as crews were heading to the ...

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Madera Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Three New Deputies

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) officially welcomed three newly sworn deputies to their ranks at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Deputy Sheriffs Michael Lewis, Andre Pena and Johnathan Rodriguez all successfully graduated from State Center Police Academy Class #154 on Friday, Apr. 5. This distinguished group of deputies were sponsored as Cadets by the Madera County Sheriff’s ...

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PG&E Bankruptcy Stalls North Fork Biomass Project

NORTH FORK — PG&E’s bankruptcy has stalled construction of a new biomass plant, a key component in a plan to boost the local economy. “Right now, we’re in a holding pattern,” said North Fork Community Development Council (CDC) President Dan Rosenberg. Rosenberg has been working on the project for seven years. “I used to tell people we’d be operational by ...

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Mountain Area Home Sales For First Quarter 2019

By Ed Bailey — During the first quarter of 2019, members of the of Fresno Realtors Association Multiple Listing Services in the Yosemite Gateway Branch sold 104 mountain area homes (single family residential properties) — coincidentally, the same number as last year. Boundaries for the mountain area include Oakhurst, Ahwahnee, Coarsegold, North Fork, Wishon, Bass Lake, Wawona, Fish Camp, Yosemite ...

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Delays Expected This Month On Highway 41 Near Fish Camp

FISH CAMP — Travelers on a busy corridor leading to Yosemite National Park can expect delays this month due to necessary repair work on the roadway. Caltrans, in cooperation with Agee Construction, has announced one-way traffic control on Highway 41 near the community of Fish Camp in Mariposa County for four weeks as part of a culvert and roadway repair ...

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Commuter Alert For Signal Repair On Road 426

OAKHURST — If you’re traveling in the vicinity of Oakhurst College on Wednesday, Apr. 3, you may want to take a little extra time for your trip as the signal at the intersection of Road 426 and Golden Oak Drive is going to be repaired. This work was previously scheduled for Tuesday, Apr. 2; due to unforeseen circumstances, says the ...

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