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Firefighters Douse Two Structure Fires in Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Two fire calls within a matter of minutes Friday afternoon taxed CAL FIRE resources as firefighters in multiple engines responded to a large blaze off Highway 49 and a smaller fire along Road 423. The larger fire call came in just after 1:30 p.m. That fire, at a residence off Highway 49 and Covey Court near Sierra Pines ...

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Pet of the Week: Gladys the Dog

Hi, I’ll bet you have never met anyone as cute as me! It could be my heritage. Humans might say McNabb-Border Collie-Queensland! For this 11-week old girl, that is a mouth-full! I already know a crate is my safe place, I love other dogs and cats, and I adore toys! I have been told I am really smart and I ...

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History Mystery #83 – Do You Recognize This House?

Picture of an unknown house.

By Karen Morris (with thanks to Don Grove) This building has been home to many families since its service as a way station. Our records begin with the McGinity family. They lived here beginning in 1904. We are not sure how long they stayed. The Hanningan Family moved in about 1942 and stayed until 1947. Hazel Kennedy and her family ...

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Badger Boys Sweep; Now Tied for 2nd in NSL

By Gregg Dodderidge OAKHURST — The Badger boys’ basketball program quite simply is on a roll, winning both of its North Sequoia League games last week. On Wednesday (Jan. 29) the Badgers traveled to Sierra and defeated the Chieftains 74-46. It was a strong performance considering winning at Tollhouse is never an easy task. YHS also defeated Sierra 71-61 on ...

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Badger Girls Close Season with 2 Key Contests

By Gregg Dodderidge OAKHURST — The Yosemite High girls’ basketball team went 2-1 last week. On Tuesday (Jan. 28), the Badgers defeated Sierra 65-42 in Tollhouse and on Friday YHS crushed Liberty 60-24 at home. YHS then played Saturday against Sierra Pacific of Hanford. The Golden Bears snapped a 5-game Badger winning streak, defeating YHS 57-47. The Badgers now move ...

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Home Surveillance System Helps Nab Burglary Suspects

OAKHURST — Two local burglary suspects were apprehended late last week with the aid of an alert home owner — and their home surveillance system. The incident, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, began Thursday (Jan. 30) shortly before 9 a.m. when the Sheriff’s Communication Center received a call for service for an in-progress residential burglary in the 48000 ...

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Madera South Wins 2020 County Academic Decathlon

MADERA — For the first time in county Academic Decathlon history, the student team from Madera South High captured the championship at the 38th Madera County Academic Decathlon, held Saturday in Madera. With the victory, Madera South, which hosted this year’s event, advances to the state competition March 27-29. Seven schools took part in Saturday’s 10-event competition, answering questions based ...

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Madera Community College Moves Closer to ‘Full’ College Status

MADERA — The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) has granted the Madera Community College Center (MCCC) “candidacy,” which brings the Madera campus one step closer to being recognized as a full college. The successful step in MCCC’s evolution to becoming an independent community college was announced late last week. ACCJC accredits community colleges and other associate degree ...

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New Club Wants to Help Axe Rare Disease, Save Local Boy

OAKHURST — Yosemite Axe Throwing and the Hamilton family are hosting a fundraiser on Feb. 9 to help save the life of seven-year-old Kalel Hamilton. Kalel, who lives in Ahwahnee, suffers from a terminal muscle wasting disease known as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. His father Rick’s marathon-running efforts to help raise funding for Duchenne MD research was featured in a recent ...

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Golden Chain Presents Three-Night Special Event Dinner Show

OAKHURST — Tickets are going fast for the Golden Chain Theatre’s Feb. 14 –16, one weekend only performance of the interactive, comedy dinner-show Contempt of Court by David Landau. This play is a “typical night at Judge Judy’s Peoples Night Court, where audience members become plaintiffs, defendants, witnesses and jury in some of the most outlandishly funny lawsuits ever to ...

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