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MCSO Corporal Recognized for ‘Excellence’ by Supervisors

MADERA — Madera County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Amy Roussell was awarded the prestigious 2019 Chairman’s Culture of Excellence Award by the Madera County Board of Supervisors at Tuesday’s (Jan. 7) first board meeting of 2020. Corporal Roussell was recognized for her outstanding work overseeing the boat operations unit in Bass Lake. Roussell, a long time Madera County resident, is assigned ...

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Yosemite’s Ahwahnee Hotel Loses Four-Diamond Rating

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — The iconic Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park has lost some of its luster — and its long time four-diamond status, according to a story published today by the San Francisco Chronicle. “Guests at the landmark property, where presidents and queens have wined, dined and snoozed at the foot of Half Dome, are reporting bad food, ...

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Coarsegold Traffic Stop Results in Felony Drug, Weapons Arrests

COARSEGOLD — A Clovis man and an Oakhurst woman were arrested earlier this week on multiple felony firearms and drug charges, including committing a felony while out on felony bail, being a felon in possession of a firearm and being a prohibited person in possession of ammunition. The arrest followed a routine traffic stop in Coarsegold by a Madera County ...

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Looking Back at 2019’s Sunsets

Watching a sunset is one of my teeny tiny adventures. Why do I love sunsets? Part of their beauty is the surprise of discovering just what kind of sunset it will become. 2019 sure treated us to some beautiful sunsets and I took a look back through my photos. December 31st was a dandy sunset, ending a year of many ...

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Visit California, Local Restaurants Showcase Tasty Specials

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OAKHURST – January 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of Visit California’s annual celebration of all things culinary in the Golden State. January also means Restaurant Month is back in Madera County, and this year even more local eateries have specials and discounts to satisfy any appetite. Enjoy a bountiful month-long adventure experiencing the best of the local region. Visit Yosemite ...

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New Year’s Hit-and-Run Sends One Man to Hospital, Another to Jail

AHWAHNEE — A New Year’s morning hit-and-run accident involving a blue Honda and maroon Jeep sent the driver of the Jeep to the hospital with minor injuries — and the driver of the Honda to jail after he tried to flee the accident scene. EMS responded to the accident along with the California Highway Patrol and Madera County Sheriff’s deputies, ...

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A Message From EMCSPCA President Sharon Fitzgerald

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Dear friends, As we reach the close of 2019, I look back on the twenty-nine years the Eastern Madera County SPCA has been helping animals in our area. Starting with an idea as a reaction to the boxes of kittens and puppies in front of Raley’s, our small group of volunteers knew we needed to build a safe place for ...

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SNF Seeks Public Input for 2021 OHV Grant Funding

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CLOVIS — The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is requesting public input for the California 2021 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program application cycle. Part of the grant process is gathering input or project ideas that individuals and organizations would like to have included in the 2020 submission. This feedback will be considered in development of the preliminary grant ...

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Two Arrested for Criminal Conspiracy, Theft in Oakhurst

OAKHURST — A sharp-eyed sheriff’s deputy spoiled two thieves’ gambling spree — and saved the holiday season for one local store. The incident began around 6 p.m. on Saturday when Madera County Sheriff’s Deputy Charlie Robertson responded to a call for service at a business in the 40000 block of Highway 49 where the owner had reported the theft of ...

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