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Movies In The Park: Finding Nemo

OAKHURST — Movies in the Park return to Oakhurst Community Park on Friday, Aug. 3 with Disney’s Finding Nemo. This is the second year of the event and the fourth movie this season. Organizers say to please bring a blanket and chairs and enjoy an evening “under the stars with the stars.” Four legged friends require a leash. Movies begin at ...

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Caltrans Postpones Paving Work On Busy Local Highways

MADERA COUNTY — Good news for those who were concerned about anticipated delays on Highway 41 and Highway 49 for the next several weeks — especially with the extended closure of Highway 140 near the El Portal entrance to Yosemite National Park, due to the Ferguson Fire. Caltrans has decided to postpone the previously scheduled paving project. Caltrans, in cooperation ...

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Three Vehicle Crash Jams Up Friday Afternoon Traffic In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – A three-vehicle crash on the north end of Oakhurst this afternoon added another glitch to today’s troubles along Highway 41. At 2:47 p.m., three southbound vehicles got caught up in a crash in front of El Cid Mexican Restaurant. All three drivers are from Oakhurst, according to CHP at the scene. A 72-year-old woman was southbound at the ...

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Caltrans Says Delays On Hwy 41 Will Last Several Weeks

MADERA COUNTY — Commuters and others in the Oakhurst area can expect delays on two busy local highways for several weeks, lasting into September, while the road is repaved. UPDATE Caltrans, in cooperation with Teichert Construction, announces one-way traffic control on State Route 41 and State Route 49 near the community of Oakhurst in Madera County for “several weeks due ...

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HOW Dinner Honors Amanda Lathrop

OAKHURST — The nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet for a special fundraising dinner in honor of Amanda Lathrop on Wednesday, July 18 at Taqueria Plazuelas in Oakhurst, starting at 6 p.m. HOW meets monthly to celebrate one deserving woman who receives the community’s support when she needs it the most. Those participating in the HOW benefit will offer ...

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Suspect In Custody After Resisting Arrest And Biting Deputy

OAKHURST – A man well-known to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office was arrested after resisting arrest and biting a deputy last Friday. On July 6, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Madera County Sheriff’s Sergeant Larry Rich was performing routine patrol duties on a grant-funded zero emission electric motorcycle in the mountain area when he identified a wanted subject in the 49000 ...

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Following The Railroad Fire On Graveyard Of The Giants

OAKHURST — If you’re curious about the recovery of our forest landscapes post-wildfire, particularly as that relates to local giant sequoia trees, then this may be the opportunity for you to learn more about this fascinating subject. On Saturday, July 14, the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association (SVSBA) will host another tour, this one of the Graveyard of the Giants ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through July 8

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 2 to Sunday, July 8, 2018. Oakhurst vehicle stop, warrants and suspended license On Monday, July 2 at 1:37 a.m. a vehicle stop on Highway 41 resulted in the arrest of a Coarsegold man for an outstanding warrant, as well as for ...

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Cause Of Deadwood Fire Determined By Cal Fire

OAKHURST – The cause of a fire on Deadwood Mountain on July 4th that caused the total destruction of a home has been released by Cal Fire. The Deadwood Fire, which was reported at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, and was caused by “unattended cooking,” according to Cal Fire investigators. No one was injured in the fire, and ...

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Woman Rescued After Fall On Lewis Creek Trail

OAKHURST — What began as a day hike in the foothills with family ended with a rescue mission when a young woman suffered an injury and had to be transported from the trail along Lewis Creek. At 1:34 p.m. today, a call came into 911 that a woman had fallen and broken her ankle in the Corlieu Falls area. The ...

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