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EMC SPCA President Provides Progress Report on New Shelter

OAKHURST — Sharon Fitzgerald, board president of EMC SPCA, shared a progress report this week regarding the organization’s new no-kill animal shelter off Highway 49 in Ahwahnee. Fitzgerald, the organization’s driving force for nearly 30 years, is the owner of The Cat’s Meow in Oakhurst. She also operates the EMC SPCA Thrift Shop next door to her store. The 2,000-square-foot ...

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Yosemite Ranger Receives Prestigious National Honor

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Yosemite National Park Ranger Jack Hoeflich is among the best and most versatile park rangers in the country  — and he’s now got the hardware to prove it. At a special ceremony held at the United States Department of the Interior last week, Hoeflich was honored as the 2018 recipient of the National Park Service’s Harry ...

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Reed Resigns from Planning Commission, Wheeler to Appoint Burdette

MADERA — John Reed has resigned from the Madera County Planning Commission. Reed submitted his resignation following the commission’s last meeting on Aug. 6. A commercial realtor and contractor with an office in Oakhurst, Reed also operates a business called Alternative Septic Systems. He has served on the  planning commission for five years and will be recognized for his service ...

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Vehicle Fire Spreads To Vegetation Near O’Neals

O’NEALS — Firefighters quickly got a handle on a fire in the O’Neals area on Sunday that reportedly started when a motorhome caught fire. Just before 10:30 a.m., crews were dispatched to reports of a motorhome fire at the corner of Highway 41 and Road 200, near the park and ride. A family of four from Sanger driving northbound on ...

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Boating Under The Influence Arrests Up This Summer at Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — With the approach of the Labor Day weekend and the traditional wind-down of summer activities at Bass Lake, the Madera County Sheriff’s office is reporting boating under the influence (BUI) arrests are up 45 percent in 2019. Madera County Sheriff’s Corporal Amy Roussell said she attributes the increase in BUI arrests “to the training and experience of ...

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Two-Vehicle Accident Sends Motorcyclist To Hospital Via Skylift

NORTH FORK — Just after 5:30 p.m. today CHP received reports of a two-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and a Jeep on Road 225 and Road 274 in North Fork. According to CHP, at approximately 5:30 p.m., the  21-year-old male driver of the Jeep from Oakhurst made an illegal u-turn, striking a 41-year-old male motorcycle rider from Paso Robles. The ...

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Developer: Construction of NF Biomass Plant Could Begin Soon

NORTH FORK — A project nearly a decade in planning appears poised to begin final construction, possibly as soon as later this year. Proponents of a plan to build a two mega-watt biomass plant in North Fork are in the midst of finalizing a multi-million dollar financing package that will pave the way for full-scale construction to begin at the ...

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Madera County’s Sheriff’s Log Through August 19, 2019

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Tuesday, August 13, to Monday, August 19, 2019. Oakhurst Narcotics Arrest On Tuesday, August 13, at 7:06 p.m., a deputy was dispatched to the East parking lot of Oakhurst Elementary regarding a suspicious vehicle. A subject was arrested and booked into Madera County ...

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Sierra National Forest’s High Sierra Ranger District Office To Close On Weekends

PRATHER — Effective immediately, the High Sierra Ranger District office will be closed on the weekends. The office will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays beginning August 24, 2019. The office will be open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for your forest needs. Here are the Sierra National Forest’s office hours: • High Sierra Ranger District, ...

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Power Outages Hit More Than 14,000 PG&E Customers in Oakhurst, Coarsegold

MOUNTAIN AREA — Two massive power outages temporarily impacted more than 14,000 PG&E customers Monday night in the Oakhurst, Coarsegold, Ahwahnee, Raymond and North Fork areas. During the outage, which lasted for about an hour and a half, the company reported 7,136 customers were without power in the Oakhurst area and 7,718 customers lost power in the Coarsegold area. The ...

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