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Fresno State Professor Hosts Emotional Tribute to Gaylen Lee

FRESNO — Family, friends and former colleagues gathered Monday night (Sept. 9) at the Peters Auditorium on the Fresno State campus to remember Gaylen D. Lee, a prominent Mono Indian tribal elder who was killed July 6 in a shooting near his home in North Fork. Longtime CSUF anthropology professor Dr. John Pryor organized the tribute to Lee. “Gaylen was ...

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Update: Mariposa Biomass Project Now In Line for Power Purchase Agreement with PG&E

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Biomass Project (MBP) is taking a giant step toward becoming operational. MBP officials recently released an update from technology provider and project partner, Cortus Energy, a green-tech company based in Sweden. The project update came after the Cortus Energy board of directors authorized release of the funds necessary for the MBP to enter the queue for ...

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Madera County’s Sheriff’s Log Through September 2, 2019

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from Tuesday, August 27, to Monday, September 2, 2019. Oakhurst Coroner’s Report On Tuesday, August 27, at 3:48 p.m., a deputy was dispatched to Oakhurst regarding a deceased individual at a residence. A report was forwarded to Madera County Deputy Coroner Office for review. North ...

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Woman Dies After Falling from Half Dome Cables

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — The National Park Service is reporting that at approximately 11:55 a.m. on Thursday (September 5), a female visitor died due to a fall from the Half Dome cables in Yosemite National Park. According to the NPS press release, which was issued Friday morning, the woman fell “over 500 feet down steep, rocky terrain,” and was deceased ...

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No More Sweet Treats: Oakhurst Bakery Closes

OAKHURST — Pastry Brasil bakery in Junction Plaza has closed just four months after bringing exotic treats like chocottone and brigadeiros to the heart of Oakhurst. Owner Mary Moreira Holt announced the bakery’s impending end on the business’s Facebook page earlier this week, although that post — and the page itself — has since been taken down. In a now-deleted ...

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California American Water Buying Bass Lake Water

BASS LAKE — California American Water has entered into an agreement to acquire Bass Lake Water Company’s potable water distribution system, which serves approximately 1,000 customer connections in the Bass Lake community. The deal, which was announced Tuesday (Sept. 3), has been in the works for some time, according to officials from both companies. “When we agreed to sell we ...

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Peddlers Fair Packs Coarsegold’s Historic Village

COARSEGOLD — Sunny blue skies and a relatively mild weather forecast were expected to help draw at least 4,000 or 5,000 people over the long weekend to the annual Labor Day Peddlers Fair at Coarsegold’s Historic Village. The event provides an opportunity for vendors specializing in antiques and collectibles to display and “peddle” their exotic wares. There’s also plenty of ...

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Camarena Health, Kern Family Farm Honored by Madera County Compact

MADERA — Camarena Health and Kern Family Farm each received a Crystal Tower Award this week at the 16th Annual Business and Education Shareholders’ Luncheon, which hosted by the Madera County Compact. The two businesses were recognized for their partnerships with Madera County schools in front of more than 160 business and community leaders at the Aug. 27 event. The ...

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Madera County’s Sheriff’s Log Through August 26, 2019

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Tuesday, August 20, to Monday, August 26, 2019. Oakhurst Burglary On Tuesday, August 20, at 9:49 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to Oakhurst regarding a burglary. Report written, evidence obtained, and case forwarded to juvenile probation. Ahwahnee Coroner’s Report On Tuesday, August 20, ...

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Bear Aware: Yosemite Designates Wildlife ‘Protection’ Zones

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — In preparation for a busy Labor Day weekend — and to boost protection for bears and other park wildlife — Yosemite National Park has designated several new ‘Wildlife Protection Zones.’ The zones are located on stretches of roadway throughout the park where bears and other animals have previously been struck by vehicles. Visitors driving in the ...

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