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Coarsegold Couple Honored As Top COPs

MADERA COUNTY – A husband and wife team from Coarsegold were awarded top COP (Citizen On Patrol) of the Year on Saturday night in the Madera Ranchos before a standing room only crowd. Volunteers with the Madera County Sheriff’s Citizens On Patrol held a banquet at the Senior Center, where Suzetta and John Pelowski received awards for COP of the ...

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Firewood Season Is Now Open

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Firewood cutting and gathering season in the Sierra National Forest opened on Apr. 1 and runs through Nov. 30. To cut and gather firewood in the Sierra National Forest, you must obtain a woodcutting permit authorizing the permit holder to gather a specified amount of dead and downed wood for personal use from any portion of ...

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Westrick Honored As National Police Chief

HOLLISTER – Former North Fork resident and Sierra High School graduate-turned-Police Chief David Westrick has been named the 2014 National Police Chief of the Year by WeTip, Inc., an anonymous crime reporting hotline network. On Friday, Apr. 11, Westrick received the 2014 Police Chief of the Year award at the company’s 41st Annual National Conference in Ontario. “I am honored ...

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Two Vehicle Crash Near Enterprise Center

OAKHURST – Traffic was snarled on Highway 49 this afternoon after two vehicles collided near the Enterprise Center. Just after 6 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 11, Allysa Whitesides, 24, of Oakhurst was northbound on Highway 49 in a Toyota Highlander, making a left turn onto Enterprise Drive, when her vehicle collided with a southbound Ford pickup driven by John Wagoner, ...

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Mariposa Sheriff Warns Of Daytime Burglaries

MARIPOSA COUNTY – On Thursday, Apr. 10, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office initiated investigation into two residential burglaries, both in Eastern Mariposa County. One occurred at a home in the Italian Creek Road area and the second in the Ponderosa Basin community. Both burglaries took place during the daylight “business hours” while homeowners were away from their residences.

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Prescribed Burn On Source Kinsman Project

Submitted by Burt Stalter, Bass Lake Ranger District Battalion Chief NORTH FORK – The Sierra National Forest Bass Lake Ranger District will be igniting a prescribed burn on the Source Kinsman Fuels Project starting on Monday, Apr. 14 with a test burn, and continuing with the remainder of the burn unit on Tuesday or Wednesday depending on weather conditions. This ...

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Adventist Health Shares Plans For Oakhurst Facility

OAKHURST – As Adventist Health prepares to take over operation of Community Medical’s Urgent Care and Rural Health Clinic, they are meeting with local organizations to answer questions and address concerns about what the transition will mean. Christine Pickering, Director of Communications and Marketing for Adventist Health, met with Rotary on Tuesday and Kiwanis on Wednesday in Oakhurst. The Adventist ...

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Cash Prize Solicitation Is A Puzzler

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is alerting citizens about a cash prize solicitation with a twist that’s proving to be a bit of a puzzler for citizens. The latest financial offering comes from a company calling itself North American Award Center based in Kansas City, MO.

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Fire Near Oakhurst Burns Outbuilding

OAKHURST – Firefighters responded to report of a structure fire on Birch Circle off Road 426 this morning just after 9 a.m. The first engine on-scene, Cal Fire Engine 4254 out of Bass Lake, reported a 15 x 30 ft. wood frame storage shed was over 50% involved when they arrived.

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Volunteers Do It For Free

MADERA COUNTY – April 6 -12 is National Volunteer Week, and it’s hard to imagine a population with more people-power than the mountain area we live in. We have much to be grateful for, and yet, there’s still so much to be done.

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