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CHP Launches Senior Volunteer Program

OAKHURST — “You’re never too old to be Blue and Gold,” said CHP Public Information Officer Kaci Lutz to the new recruits in the Oakhurst Area CHP Senior Volunteer Program last Friday. Nearly two dozen “seasoned citizens” have signed up to make an important contribution toward improving the public safety, service and security provided by the California Highway Patrol. Senior ...

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Clampers Add North Fork To Historic Monument Sites

NORTH FORK – More than three dozen red-shirted members of E Clampus Vitus, affectionately know as Clampers, descended on downtown North Fork Sunday morning to unveil their latest monument preserving the history of the West. The monument, placed in front of the Stagecoach Stop downtown, shares a bit of the history of North Fork, beginning with Milton Brown. “Brown’s Place ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Crime Log

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Sunday, Mar. 27 to Sunday, Apr. 3, 2016: Bass Lake report of trespassing On Sunday, Mar. 27 at 3:47 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 37000 block of Shoreline Place in regards to people trespassing. It was determined the property management had made a ...

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Campus Native American Club

Written by Ashley Ortega — O’NEALS — In Native American Club, it’s about influencing students on campus to never be afraid and to get involved in something that can help here at Minarets High School. As a Native American myself, this class has given me more information about my culture that I never knew before, such as what our people ...

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Library Workshop: What Is The Grand Jury?

OAKHURST – Have you ever wondered how jurors are selected to sit on the Grand Jury, how long they serve, or what role the public plays in the Grand Jury’s function? On Saturday, Apr. 16, the Oakhurst Library will host an informative workshop about what makes California Grand Juries unique. The event is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon in ...

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Prescribed Burn On Kinsman Flat Begins Today

Kinsman Flat burn 2015 - photo US Forest Service

NORTH FORK – The Bass Lake Ranger District has begun ignition on the Kinsman Flat prescribed burn project this morning, Monday, Apr. 4. “The objective of the prescribed burn program is to protect our local communities from wildfire by not only reducing hazardous fuel conditions but by restoring, enhancing and sustaining a healthy forest ecosystem through reintroducing fire as a ...

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Grace Community Church Senior Center Burglarized

NORTH FORK — The ladies arriving to open the Grace Community Church Senior Center in North Fork on Saturday were greeted with evidence that someone had broken into the building sometime overnight. It appeared that whoever broke in did so by managing to jimmy a door open with a small knife or screwdriver, as opposed to breaking something such as ...

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Eli’s Superheroes Take On Type 1 Diabetes

NORTH FORK — Six months ago, 10-year-old Eli was diagnosed with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes. Now, he’s an 11-year-old superhero participating in the Central Valley JDRF 5K fundraiser on Saturday, Apr. 2 at Woodward Park in Fresno. Eli, his family, friends and community supporters will walk together in a team known as Eli’s Superheroes! The walk starts at 9:30 a.m. with registration ...

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CHP Focuses On Distracted Drivers

MOUNTAIN AREA — If you’re talking on your cell phone, putting on makeup or reaching for something in the back seat, you are guilty of distracted driving, and the CHP will be on the lookout for you. The month of April has been designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will use this opportunity to ...

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Tree Mortality Resource Fair In Eastern Madera County

A Message from District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s Office —  MADERA COUNTY —  Supervisor Wheeler has been working non-stop on the tree mortality issues that we face in Eastern Madera County. Now, he is organizing a Tree Mortality Resource Fair for constituents to get one-on-one time with key partners that may be able to provide resources or educational information. The ...

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