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Wet Weather Delays Completion of NF Roundabout

NORTH FORK — Mother Nature has tapped the brakes on North Fork’s highly anticipated new roundabout. The recent series of storms — including a rare “bomb cyclone” — has forced contractors on the job to slow the pace of work, according to Ahmad Alkhayyat, Madera County’s director of public works. Construction of Madera County’s first public roundabout began in mid-June ...

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‘Christmas Past’ Celebrated Sunday at Fresno Flats

OAKHURST – The Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future made special guest appearances at Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park Sunday — along with a number of other traditional holiday favorites. Cool, rainy weather couldn’t put a damper on the popular community celebration as volunteers and attendees enjoyed the day’s festivities — which included holiday-themed demonstrations, craft-making and a ...

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Updated: Coarsegold Man Dies Sunday in 3-Vehicle Accident on Hwy 41

O’NEALS — A Coarsegold man died Sunday in a fatal traffic accident at Koko Drive near the 22 Mile House Valero gas station. The incident, which occurred shortly before noon, temporarily closed Highway 41 Sunday afternoon as emergency personnel responded to the scene. The accident involved three vehicles — a gray Toyota pickup, blue Ford Fusion and and a red ...

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Camarena Health’s Urgent Care Clinic Now Open in Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Camarena Health’s new urgent care clinic officially opened Thursday in Oakhurst. The milestone was announced on the healthcare organization’s Facebook page. “Not everything that’s urgent is an emergency. For everything from sniffles to stitches, earaches to X-rays, Camarena Health Urgent Care is here for your non-emergency needs!” the post said. Camarena remodeled the old Sierra Star building (at ...

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2020: Make-or-Break Year for North Fork Biomass Project?

NORTH FORK — Despite ongoing uncertainty surrounding PG&E’s bankruptcy and its potential impact on North Fork’s proposed new biomass plant, project proponents remain optimistic ground could still be broken as early as next year. Plans and permits are in place and equipment is ready for shipment but financing the complicated deal has yet to be worked out. Adding to the ...

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Investigation Continues in Case of NF Man Accused in Lee Homicide

MADERA — Lawyers and investigators are still trying to coordinate a visit to the crime scene in the case of a 47-year-old North Fork man charged with murder in the July shooting death of prominent Mono tribal elder Gaylen Lee. Robert Eugene Moye Jr. made another appearance in Madera County Superior Court on Monday (Dec. 2) morning. Handcuffed and wearing ...

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Updated: Supervisors Choose Inmate Health Care Provider

MADERA — The Madera County Board of Supervisors held a rare special meeting Monday to choose a health care services provider for adult and juvenile inmates in county correctional facilities. The special meeting began at 8:30 a.m. at the County Government Center in Madera. (Supervisors will not hold their regular meeting on Tuesday this week because they will be traveling ...

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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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YNP’s Glacier Point, Tioga Roads Close for Season

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Yosemite National Park officials announced Wednesday that Glacier Point and Tioga Roads are now closed to all vehicular traffic for the winter season. Glacier Point and Tioga Roads typically close each fall and remain closed through the winter season, reopening in spring when weather and road conditions are safe for vehicular traffic. “Yosemite National Park is ...

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