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EMC SPCA President Provides Progress Report on New Shelter

OAKHURST — Sharon Fitzgerald, board president of EMC SPCA, shared a progress report this week regarding the organization’s new no-kill animal shelter off Highway 49 in Ahwahnee. Fitzgerald, the organization’s driving force for nearly 30 years, is the owner of The Cat’s Meow in Oakhurst. She also operates the EMC SPCA Thrift Shop next door to her store. The 2,000-square-foot ...

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Yosemite Ranger Receives Prestigious National Honor

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Yosemite National Park Ranger Jack Hoeflich is among the best and most versatile park rangers in the country  — and he’s now got the hardware to prove it. At a special ceremony held at the United States Department of the Interior last week, Hoeflich was honored as the 2018 recipient of the National Park Service’s Harry ...

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Wandering up Yosemite’s Mono Pass Trail

Some days things just don’t go as planned. But we eventually made it to our hiking adventure along the Mono Pass Trail, wandering the mountains in search of beautiful flowers and reflections in the water. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: About 9 Miles (but you can go as far as you wish) Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Elevation Range: 9,596′ – ...

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Boating Under The Influence Arrests Up This Summer at Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — With the approach of the Labor Day weekend and the traditional wind-down of summer activities at Bass Lake, the Madera County Sheriff’s office is reporting boating under the influence (BUI) arrests are up 45 percent in 2019. Madera County Sheriff’s Corporal Amy Roussell said she attributes the increase in BUI arrests “to the training and experience of ...

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Two-Vehicle Accident Sends Motorcyclist To Hospital Via Skylift

NORTH FORK — Just after 5:30 p.m. today CHP received reports of a two-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and a Jeep on Road 225 and Road 274 in North Fork. According to CHP, at approximately 5:30 p.m., the  21-year-old male driver of the Jeep from Oakhurst made an illegal u-turn, striking a 41-year-old male motorcycle rider from Paso Robles. The ...

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Developer: Construction of NF Biomass Plant Could Begin Soon

NORTH FORK — A project nearly a decade in planning appears poised to begin final construction, possibly as soon as later this year. Proponents of a plan to build a two mega-watt biomass plant in North Fork are in the midst of finalizing a multi-million dollar financing package that will pave the way for full-scale construction to begin at the ...

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Madera County’s Sheriff’s Log Through August 19, 2019

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Tuesday, August 13, to Monday, August 19, 2019. Oakhurst Narcotics Arrest On Tuesday, August 13, at 7:06 p.m., a deputy was dispatched to the East parking lot of Oakhurst Elementary regarding a suspicious vehicle. A subject was arrested and booked into Madera County ...

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Sierra National Forest’s High Sierra Ranger District Office To Close On Weekends

PRATHER — Effective immediately, the High Sierra Ranger District office will be closed on the weekends. The office will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays beginning August 24, 2019. The office will be open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for your forest needs. Here are the Sierra National Forest’s office hours: • High Sierra Ranger District, ...

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The Mariposa Museum Presents Part 8 Of Their Speaker Series Featuring “A History of Rock Climbing In Yosemite Valley”

The Sharp End of Life: A Mother’s Story MARIPOSA — Dierdre Wolownick-Honnold will be giving a presentation at the Mariposa Museum on Friday September 6 at 6 p.m. The event is Part 8 of the Speaker Series, featuring a “History of Rock Climbing in Yosemite Valley”. Wife and mother. Teacher and musician. Marathoner and rock climber. At 66, Dierdre Wolownick ...

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Celebration Of Life For Fred Borland

Born May 9, 1947, in Newport, Rhode Island, Fred grew up in a military family along with his two sisters. His family came out west to the Bay Area when he was a kid. He was always ambitious…riding his bike to the baseball field to manually change cards during a game. Delivering newspapers and even managing a movie theater, all ...

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