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Slick Area Roads Causing Hazardous Travel Conditions

NIPINNAWASEE — A powerful early season storm pounding California was causing hazardous travel conditions across the mountain area Friday morning, making roads wet and slushy — and in some cases very slick. “Vehicles are sliding all over the roadway,” one person reported to CHP after a collision just off Highway 49 near Nipinnawasee pitted a Kia Optima against a very ...

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Fatal Accident Involving Motor Home Snarls Thanksgiving Traffic on Highway 41

COARSEGOLD – A Thursday afternoon collision on Highway 41 involving a motor home and late model Chrysler 200 sedan proved fatal for the driver of the sedan, who reportedly was coming from a Thanksgiving gathering. The accident occurred shortly before 1:30 p.m. near Road 416 about a mile south of Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino. According to preliminary reports from ...

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Camarena Health Offering Expanded Walk-In Weekend and Evening Hours, Urgent Care Clinic ‘Ready to Go’

OAKHURST — Camarena Health’s Oakhurst clinic is now offering new walk-in weekend and evening hours. And according to the Madera-based community health center’s chief executive officer, Camarena’s brand new urgent care clinic should be open very soon. Paulo Soares, Camerena CEO, said his organization is awaiting final approval from state licensing agencies before opening the urgent care clinic, which is ...

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Clothing Drive to Help YHS Students in Need

OAKHURST — Winter can be hard for those less fortunate, especially in mountain area communities when the temperatures drop and the snow starts flying. So in the spirit of the holidays, two community partners are teaming up in an effort to spread some warmth — literally. During the month of December, students and staff at  Yosemite High School together with ...

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Going Out of Business: Timberline Gallery to Close Next Month

OAKHURST — After 34 years in business, eastern Madera County’s oldest established fine arts gallery is closing its doors. The decision to shutter the popular Timberline Gallery was confirmed this week by Wendy Denton, president of  Timberline’s board of directors. “After much brainstorming and soul searching,” Denton stated, “it has become obvious that Timberline Gallery will have to close. Although ...

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Federal Charges for Two Coarsegold Women in Heroin Death

COARSEGOLD – The United States Drug Enforcement Administration has made two arrests in connection with a local heroin overdose death. The victim – 29-year-old Wade Daltyn August of Coarsegold – was found unconscious by his mother in the early morning hours of August 22. Emergency medical services responded but were unable to revive him. The victim’s mother subsequently located numerous ...

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Lifesaving Equipment Now on Order, Thanks to Community’s Generosity

OAKHURST – At Sierra Ambulance’s office in Oakhurst on Thursday (Nov.21) four checks totaling $19,000 were presented by Cedar Valley, Ahwanhee, North Fork and Oakhurst Volunteer Fire Stations – bringing the total amount donated to $80,000, which Sierra Ambulance needed to raise in order to purchase an oxygen generator. Edward Guzman, general manager of Sierra Ambulance, said he’s been touched ...

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26th Annual Free Dentistry Day is Coming to Oakhurst

Free dental work! Four hours only!

OAKHURST — Doctors Rodney Peter, Dennis Jones, Robert Brosi, Ryan Franklin, as well as their hygienists, assistants, and front office staff, will be volunteering their time and services for free dental treatment. The treatment is offered to adults and children who do not have dental insurance or cannot afford to see a dentist. Adults and children will be seen for a ...

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The ‘Be A Santa To A Senior Program’ is Now Accepting Donations

Be A Santa To A Senior is back for a third year

OAKHURST — It’s that time of year again! For the last three years, the Be A Santa To A Senior Program and members of the community have been gathering items to deliver to seniors in living facilities. This year the Oakhurst CHP and Mariposa CHP have teamed up to deliver gifts to JCF Long Term Care Facility, Oakhurst Healthcare and ...

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Toys for Tots’ 2019 Toy Drive is Coming to Eastern Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — Here it is, another year for Eastern Madera County and Toys For Tots. Their 2019 campaign is in full swing with almost 100 donation boxes supported by local businesses, schools, and organizations, from Raymond to North Fork. Look for the Toys For Tots banners on display. Last year, mountain communities came together to provide toys for over ...

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