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Major Accident At The Mountain House

OAKHURST – Traffic was snarled for over an hour today at the Bass Lake turnoff north of Oakhurst when two vehicles collided in front of the Mountain House. At 2:35 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, Forrest Reyes, 27, of Oakhurst, was southbound on Highway 41 in a 2004 Honda Civic when he made a turn into the Mountain House parking ...

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Man Trapped in Car After Crash

NORTH FORK – A driver who swerved off the road near Thornberry last night may have spent hours unconscious in his car. Joe Clarke, 65, of Bass Lake, called friends at about 8 p.m. on Friday, May 31, telling them that he was on his way to Coarsegold to pick them up. When he didn’t arrive, they began to worry.

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Both Lanes Now Open On YLP Bridge

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – On Wednesday, May 29, at 11:30 a.m., the residents of Yosemite Lakes Park had reason to celebrate. The bridge near the east entrance to Yosemite Springs Parkway was open for business. For nearly a year, the bridge has been one lane only, with a stop light requiring motorists to wait up to 3 minutes to cross, ...

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Two Vehicle Crash On Road 426

OAKHURST – A two vehicle accident on Road 426 at Highview Drive blocked the roadway and sent one woman to the hospital this afternoon. Shortly after 3 p.m. on Friday, May 31, James Yuill, 66, of Oakhurst, known as “Papa Smurf” to his friends, was headed into town to do some shopping.

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Single Vehicle Crash Near Sugar Pine

SUGAR PINE – A single-vehicle accident on Highway 41 near Sugar Pine slowed the evening exodus from Yosemite for a while this afternoon when traffic control was put in place. Just before 5 p.m. a southbound Toyota 4-Runner, driven by Mao Lee, 42, of Merced, drove off the embankment just south of Road 630, and 25 feet down into the ...

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Veterans Honor Their Own On Memorial Day

MADERA COUNTY – Ceremonies were held all over the mountain area yesterday in observance of Memorial Day, honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. The Oakhurst Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8743 began the day early at the Oakhill Cemetery, where they, along with the American Legion and the Marine Corps League Griswold Mountain ...

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DUI Arrest After Crash In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Traffic was backed up in all directions after a head-on collision at the intersection of Highways 41 and 49 this afternoon. At about 6 p.m., on Monday, May 27, an Oakhurst woman was returning from a day of relaxing by the pool, and had four kids in her Cadillac Escalade. She was northbound on Highway 41 and was ...

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Ahwahnee Memorial Day Observance 2013

AHWAHNEE – Memorial Day is a day to remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all ...

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