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Come Out For Star Gazing At The North Fork Rec Center

NORTH FORK – The Friends of the North Fork Library, in collaboration with the Central Valley Astronomers Club, invite the community to a Star Party sky viewing on Wednesday, July 18, at the North Fork Recreation Center starting at 8:30 p.m. This is a free family event for all to enjoy. Picnic blankets, camping chairs and flashlights are encouraged. The ...

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Highway 41 Closed Due To Overturned Logging Truck

MADERA COUNTY – Highway 41 has been closed down for the second time today south of Road 200, this time due to an overturned logging truck that has caused a hazmat issue. Just after 9 a.m., a logging truck overturned down an embankment near Road 406. The driver is uninjured according to CHP. Caltrans, CHP and Sheriff’s deputies are assisting ...

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Firefighters Make Good Progress On The Boyer Fire

MARIPOSA – Firefighters continue to make good progress on the Boyer Fire, which is burning in the Bootjack area of Mariposa County. It is now 75 percent contained and more accurate mapping now estimates it at 53 acres. The fire started yesterday just after 1:30 p.m. at the end of Boyer Road and forced evacuations in the Lush Meadows area. ...

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Fire Burning In O’Neals Area Off Road 210

O’NEALS – Crews are responding to a vegetation fire in a remote area near O’Neals. At 5:43 p.m., reports came in of a fire on a property at 51100 Road 210. Multiple reports began coming in to the Cal Fire Emergency Command Center, and the smoke is visible from the top of Deadwood. The first unit at scene reported the ...

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Two Climbers Die In Fall From El Capitan In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Two climbers fell to their deaths this morning from El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Though details of the incident are slim at this time, park officials say the accident happened at approximately 8:15 a.m. The two were climbing the Freeblast Route on El Capitan. Park Rangers received multiple 911 calls reporting the incident and responded to the ...

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Supporting The Fight Against Childhood Cancer

By Sydney Meyers & Natalie Zawolkow — O’NEALS — On Tuesday, May 1, Minarets High School senior Ellery Meade held her Senior Legacy Experience (SLE) on the lawn outside of the Minarets Gym. The event was from 1 – 5 p.m., dedicated to the St. Baldricks Foundation, an organization devoted to finding cures for childhood cancer and offering wigs to ...

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Madera County In-House Tax Sale Postponed

MADERA — Due to unforeseen circumstances, Madera County’s in-house tax sale scheduled for Wednesday, Apr. 25, has been postponed, according to Tracy Kennedy Desmond, Madera County Treasurer – Tax Collector. Consistent with Revenue and Taxation code 3701, a postponed sale must be established within 90 days of its original sale date, says Desmond. Therefore the next scheduled date has been ...

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Actors Needed To Play Evacuees At Red Cross Boot Camp

OAKHURST – The Red Cross needs volunteer players for acting roles during their Shelter Boot Camp Exercise on Saturday, Apr. 21. They are in search of thirty-five volunteers of all ages – singles, couples, families, young and old, with/without disabilities, etc. Volunteers will play the part of people who are having to evacuate to a shelter due to a wildland fire. You will ...

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History Comes Alive At Las Mariposas Civil War Days

MARIPOSA – The Las Mariposas Civil War Group, in partnership with the American Civil War Association, invites the community to attend an authentic period weekend of living history on Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 21 and 22. The event takes place at Long Ranch on some 60 acres of the actual site of John C. Fremont’s  44,000+ acre Las Mariposas federal land ...

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Oakhurst Man Arrested With Help From Surveillance Photos

FRESNO – Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested Bryan Gammell, 54, of Oakhurst, and Cory Scow, 46, of Friant on multiple felony charges related to burglary, possession of stolen property and being felons prohibited from possessing guns or ammunition. Both have been booked into the Fresno County Jail. On Monday, Mar. 19, a person reported to the Fresno County Sheriff’s ...

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