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Driver Of Abandoned Jeep Located

NORTH FORK – The driver of a Jeep that was abandoned after a crash on Road 233 on Sunday night was located later that evening by CHP at his home on Cascadel Drive North. Travis Coleman, 34, of North Fork, was headed up the hill on Cascadel Drive sometime after 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, when he allowed his ...

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Chiquito Fire Not Yet Contained

MADERA COUNTY – U.S. Forest Service – Sierra National Forest personnel along with other federal agencies invested their time this Mother’s Day weekend fighting wildland fire on the Sierra National Forest. Over 180 inter-agency personnel responded to the Chiquito Fire, located north of Beasore Creek and approximately three miles off of the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway.

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Two Fires In The YLP Area Sunday

COARSEGOLD – A fire that scorched some 36 acres in Yosemite Lakes Park this afternoon has now been contained, according to the Mariposa Command Center. The call came in at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, reporting a fire burning near several homes on Ranger Circle Drive just northeast of the golf course off Yosemite Springs Parkway.

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Grass Fire On Yosemite Springs Parkway

COARSEGOLD – A small vegetation fire broke out this afternoon on Yosemite Springs Parkway, just south of Copper Creek Drive. Crews were dispatched just after 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 to the fire, burning in dry grass on the west side of the road.

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Bear Hit By SUV On Road 223

NORTH FORK – A bear was struck and killed by a vehicle on Road 223 this afternoon, just south of Taylor Ridge Road. Shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Friday May 10, the bear came out of the brush on the west side of the road and into the path of a Chevy Suburban traveling north on Road 223.

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Cat & Firefighters Save Triplex At Old Corral

OAKHURST – An Oakhurst woman credits her cat with alerting her to a fire in her home on Thursday evening that could have been a disaster for herself and her neighbors. Nancy has been living in her apartment just north of the Old Corral grocery on Road 222 for about 5 years. She was turning in early to prepare for ...

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Deputies Honored For Work On Sting Operation

MADERA COUNTY – Three Madera County Sheriff’s Deputies have received State commendations for their role in an unlicensed contractor’s sting carried out last month in Coarsegold. Seventeen unlicensed contractors, including a registered sex offender, were caught during a two-day sting in which Deputies Roy Broomfield and Gerald Marin, and Sergeant Larry Rich took part.

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Ponderosa Seeking Image For Directory Cover

O’NEALS – Ponderosa, formerly known as Ponderosa Telephone, is looking for just the right image, representative of their coverage area, to grace their new cover. Your artwork or image could be in the home of everyone served by Ponderosa, right on the front of the Ponderosa 2014 Directory. This family-owned company, now into their fifth generation, has always sought out ...

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Round Table Pizza Recognized For Community Work

Local Business Receives Crystal Tower Award for Exemplary School Partnerships OAKHURST – Round Table Pizza was recognized for their partnerships with Madera County schools in front of more than 150 business and community leaders at the 10th annual Business and Education Shareholders’ Luncheon on May 8, hosted by the Madera County Compact. Accepting the award for Round Table Pizza were ...

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Madera County Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony Today

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County will be holding its 6th annual Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday, May 8, at Courthouse Park in Madera at 12 noon. Madera CHP Commander David Paris is hosting the event which will consist of remarks from local law enforcement and government leaders, as well as an honor guard and a 21-gun salute. The assembly ...

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