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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

Rebecca Martinez and Sally Moreno announce today 12 felony counts of voter fraud.

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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New Oakhurst Urgent Care Now Expected to Open in October

OAKHURST — Camarena Health now plans to open its new urgent care clinic in Oakhurst sometime in October, according to an update provided Wednesday by the organization’s CEO. “Our contractor is actually calling for inspections today and we hope to have a certificate of occupancy in the next few days. That will allow us to begin the licensing process with ...

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Coarsegold Shopping Center Sold for $3.25M

COARSEGOLD — Ownership of one of Coarsegold’s single-largest commercial properties has changed hands. The 5.78-acre mini-mall and strip development on the east side of Highway 41, home to a number of the town’s most active businesses, was sold to a Bay Area real estate investment trust. The property’s current tenants include the Coarsegold Market, Napa Auto Parts, Robert’s Frosty, Kwik ...

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2020 Trial Date Set for NF Woman Charged in 2016 Homicide

MADERA — Wearing “Justice for Bonnie Hale” T-shirts, ten of Hale’s family members filed into Department 22 at the Madera County Superior Courthouse on Monday morning. The group, whose T-shirts were also emblazoned with Hale’s picture, were hoping to see the wheels of justice start spinning a little faster. But at Monday’s hearing, the Hale family learned they’ll have to ...

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Update: Boys & Girls Club Now Hoping to Reopen in September

OAKHURST — Officials at the Oakhurst Boys and Girls Club issued an update today on the organization’s ongoing efforts to reopen. Doug Macaulay, president of the nonprofit’s board of directors, said it will be at least another month until the club, which has been shuttered since late June, can resume operations. “The Oakhurst Boys and Girls Club Board and Staff ...

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