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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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Sierra/Eastside Prioritization Meeting and Walking Tour

NORTH FORK — The Sierra/Eastside Prioritization Working Group of the Governor’s Forest Management Task Force met Friday, August 9, in North Fork, for their monthly meeting to discuss project prioritization and collaborative conservation in the Sierra and Eastern California. After the meeting, participants were led on a walking tour of the North Fork Mill Site by American Forests’ California State ...

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Gaines Fire: Morning Update

Fire repellent air drop

MARIPOSA:  The Gaines Fire, which began earlier yesterday in Mariposa County, has so far burned 1300 acres. Containment is at 15 percent. Per the Mariposa County Sheriff’s office, there is an evacuation advisory for the following locations: Pendola Garden Rd. Corbett Creek Gold Dust Lane Old Toll from Hornitos to Pendola Gardens Rd. Hwy 49 from Bear Valley Rd. to ...

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Gaines Fire: Evening Update

Helicopter dropping water on Gaines fire.

MARIPOSA:  The Gaines Fire, which began earlier today in Marioposa County, has so far burned 1300 acres. Containment is at five percent. There is an evacuation advisory for the following locations: Hwy 49 from Bear Valley Rd. to Pendola Gardens Rd. Bear Valley Rd Hwy 49 to Hunters Valley Road. Corbitt Springs. At this time, the following resources have been ...

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Mariposa Hit By Second Vegetation Fire In Two Days

Mariposa fire.

MARIPOSA – Emergency fire crews have responded to a new vegetation fire burning at Mount Gaines Road and Bear Valley Road in Mariposa County this afternoon. UPDATE:  Bear Valley Road closed from SR-49 to Mt. Gaines due to the Gaines Fire. Fire advisement (potential for evacuation) has been issued for the following locations: Pendola Garden Rd. Corbett Creek Gold Dust ...

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Thursday’s Hunter Fire In Mariposa Grows To 423 Acres Before Being 100% Contained By Fire Crews

Hunter fire, as seen from a distance.

MARIPOSA – Crews responded to a vegetation fire burning at Bear Valley Road and Cotton Creek Road, near Snelling, in Mariposa County yesterday afternoon. The fire grew to 423 acres before being contained by fire crews. Fire fighters were first called out at about 2:15 p.m yesterday afternoon. Multiple agencies responded, including Cal Fire and the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit. Also dispatched ...

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County Clerk Set To Release Draft Election Administration Plan For 2020

Mount Rushmore

MADERA – County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters Rebecca Martinez released today the draft Election Administration Plan (EAP) calendar for the 2020 Presidential Election Cycle. “On August 16th my office will make available to the public the draft Election Administration Plan,” explained Martinez. “I encourage the public to take a few minutes to review the document and submit their thoughts.” ...

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Former Coarsegold Resident Admits to Embezzlement, Must Pay $44K in Restitution

OAKHURST — A former Coarsegold resident who admitted to embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from an Oakhurst business has been ordered to make full restitution. Heather Marie Stieler, 48, who used to be the bookkeeper for Fullmer’s Appliance Repair, agreed to a plea deal on June 20, 2019, resulting in 10 felony convictions, including embezzlement, forgery and grand theft. ...

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Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Gives $10,725 to Boys & Girls Club

The Rotary Club of Oakhurst Sierra — also know as the Noon Rotary — presented a giant check Tuesday to the Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club. The $10,750 donation was “huge” in more ways than one, according to Doug Macaulay, board president of the Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club, which has been shuttered since late June due to funding issues. ...

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Madera County’s Sheriff’s Log Through August 12, 2019

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Tuesday, August 6, to Monday, August 12, 2019. Ahwahnee Multiple Warrant Arrest On Tuesday, August 6, at 1:49 a.m., deputies responded to the 44000 block of Femmon Ranch Road regarding a 911 hang up. A subject present had multiple warrants and was booked ...

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