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Bank Manager Charged With Embezzlement Remains In Jail

BASS LAKE – The former branch manager at Yosemite Bank in Oakhurst will remain behind bars at least until his next court appearance in two weeks. Donald Eaves, 53, appeared in Bass Lake Superior Court this morning for a bail review hearing. He is charged with 32 counts of grand theft and embezzlement. However, the District Attorney’s Office has made ...

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Free YARTS Transportation To Yosemite For Memorial Weekend

YOSEMITE — For two days over Memorial Weekend, Sunday and Monday, May 27 – 28, Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) will provide free transit service from a multitude of locations into Yosemite National Park. For the special service, YARTS will run on: Highway 41 (Fresno, Oakhurst) Highway 140 (Merced, Mariposa) Highway 120 North (Sonora, Groveland) Hwy 395/120 (Mammoth Lakes, ...

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An Evening Of Whine & Noses To Benefit Shelter

OAKHURST – Stop by Western Sierra Nursery on Friday, June 15 for “An Evening of Whine and Noses” to benefit the Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA) and help outfit the shelter. The event is hosted annually by Western Sierra Nursery owners, Dianna and Jeff Conaway. The night out includes live music and special human treats from 6 – 8 ...

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Tenaya Lodge Hosts Inaugural Craft Beer Weekend

FISH CAMP — Blondes, ales, IPAs and stouts will take center stage at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite during the inaugural High Sierra Hops craft beer weekend on Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2. Presented in partnership with South Gate Brewing Company, the celebratory weekend will showcase some of the best craft beer the area has to offer at an ...

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Ongoing Computer And English Classes

MOUNTAIN AREA — A number of opportunities are available locally for adults seeking to further their education, through Yosemite Adult School. English as a Second Language classes are offered on Tuesdays in Oakhurst and on Thursdays in Coarsegold, and a computer class is offered in Wednesdays in Oakhurst. On Tuesday nights they offer English as a Second Language classes in ...

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Free Workshop Tonight On Preparing Your Resume

OAKHURST – Yosemite Adult School and the Oakhurst Community College Center will be holding a Resume Class Workshop on Monday, May 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Job Developer from the Oakhurst Community College Center, Deisy Ruiz, will be conducting this valuable workshop in the Yosemite Adult School Computer Lab, located near the football field on the Yosemite High ...

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The Only Johnny Cash Tribute Band Plays Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Songs of the late, great man in black will ring out over guests at the Oakhurst Community Center as The Only Johnny Cash Tribute Band takes the stage on Saturday, May 26. The show starts at 7 p.m. and the nonprofit Mountain Community Women (MCW), dedicated to the upkeep of the community center, will benefit from sales at ...

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One-Way Traffic Control On Highway 41 In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — Caltrans officials say one-way traffic control will be in place on some busy stretches of Highway 41 in the next week, as part of a tree maintenance project. The following one-way traffic control will take place, weather permitting: • On Saturday, May 19, one-way traffic control will be in effect on State Route 41 in Madera County ...

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Buford The Chihuahua Survives Rattlesnake Bite

COARSEGOLD — At the time, Buford didn’t know any better. He sure does now — and we think he wants you to know, as well. On Tuesday, May 15, little Buford the Chihuahua went out to potty. He’s a six-month-old pup who weighs about 6.5 pounds. His humans, Lisa and Todd Lawrence, were out of town on vacation, and Buford ...

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Former Oakhurst Bank Manager Charged With Grand Theft

MADERA – A Coarsegold resident has been charged in connection with crimes that allegedly occurred in Oakhurst at the Yosemite Bank branch office, according to Madera County District Attorney David Linn. Donald Eric Eaves, 53, has been charged with thirty two counts of grand theft and embezzlement. Mr. Eaves, the former branch manager for Yosemite Bank in Oakhurst, was arraigned ...

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