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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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Evacuations Lifted Along East Westfall

MARIPOSA COUNTY – An order to evacuate homes along East Westfall Road has been lifted as of 7 p.m. this evening, and residents are being allowed to return to their homes. Firefighters have the Westfall Fire contained at approximately five acres, with a one-acre spot fire and several smaller ones, according to Cal Fire spokesperson Karen Guillemin.

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CHP Invites Women To Join Their Ranks

FRESNO – The California Highway Patrol is inviting women interested in becoming CHP officers to attend a Women In Law Enforcement seminar on Monday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. “Now more than ever, our female law enforcement officers are respected by their peers as well as the public for their positive attitudes and the calming effect they have on potentially ...

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Two Fires Burning Near North Fork

NORTH FORK – The fierce lightning storm that hammered the area last night sparked two fires when trees were struck by lightning on Peckinpah Mountain. The Cascadel Fire has been contained at two acres, burning in conifer and brush. Crew 195 from Minarets Workstation has the blaze under control, and is in the process of mop-up. The Whiskey Fire, in ...

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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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Highway 120 Closed Due To Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A portion of State Route 120 just east of Groveland has been closed due to a fire in the Buck Meadows area, according to the California Highway Patrol. Eastbound SR-120 is closed at Smith Station Road. Westbound is closed at Hardin Flat Road. The entrance and exit from Yosemite on SR-120 is closed.

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Head-On Collision Claims Life Of Oakhurst Woman

OAKHURST – An Oakhurst woman was fatally injured last night in a head-on collision on Highway 41 just north of Winding Way. Mary Williams, 82, of Oakhurst was northbound on Highway 41 in a 1999 Toyota Corolla on Monday, Aug, 19, at approximately 8:28 p.m., traveling about 35 mph, when for unknown reasons, she allowed her car to cross over ...

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Rash Of Weekend Thefts Ruins Vacations

OAKHURST – A Coarsegold woman is the latest victim of theft after turning her back on her shopping cart for maybe two minutes in the pet food aisle of Raley’s. At around 11:20 a.m. Saturday morning, the 79-year-old victim briefly turned her back on her cart while reading the ingredients of a bag of pet food. That’s all it took ...

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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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