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Sierra Ambulance Holding Election for Board of Directors

OAKHURST — Sierra Ambulance Service is holding an election for its Board of Directors this week. Voting will take place through Thursday (June 18) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sierra Ambulance offices (40755 Winding Way — next to Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital). Members may also cast their vote at the board meeting to be held Thursday (June 18) ...

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Pogue Sworn in as New Madera County Sheriff

MADERA — There’s a new sheriff in town.  Tuesday morning, the Madera County Board of Supervisors swore in Tyson Pogue as Madera County’s new sheriff. “I am truly humbled and honored as I stand here today,” Pogue said at Tuesday’s board meeting. “I am so appreciative of the support of my co-workers, fellow law enforcement professionals, and of course the ...

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Fatal Traffic Accident Reported Sunday Outside North Fork

NORTH FORK – A fatal traffic accident just south of North Fork claimed a life Sunday afternoon, according to a report from the California Highway Patrol.The accident reportedly occurred about 2:20 p.m. near the intersection of Road 222 and Road 200.Multiple law enforcement units, CAL FIRE and EMS personnel as well as the Madera County coroner’s office responded to the ...

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Madera County Reports 10 New Cases Friday; Total Now at 198

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, raising the total of cases countywide to 198. Friday’s report confirmed that the recent spike in new cases continues. Since May 26, the number of cases in Madera County has more than doubled — with this week ending with back-to-back reports of 10 ...

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‘There’s a New Sheriff in Town’: Supervisors Vote to Approve Pogue

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MADERA — Madera County’s Board of Supervisors made it all but official this week — Undersheriff Tyson Pogue will be the county’s new sheriff. On Tuesday (June 9), the board voted 4-0 in favor of formally appointing Pogue to be the county’s top cop. (Supervisor David Rogers was excused from today’s meeting to have hip replacement surgery.) Pogue, 40, is ...

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Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite Reopening Today

FISH CAMP – Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, a full-service resort just outside the south gate entrance to Yosemite National Park, is implementing a comprehensive new program in response to COVID-19 when it reopens today (June 12). The “Rest Assured” program, developed by global hospitality company Delaware North, which owns and operates Tenaya Lodge, features new health and safety standards aimed ...

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Madera County Reports 10 More Cases; Total Rises to 188

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) reported ten new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, raising the total of cases countywide to 188. Since May 26, the number of cases in Madera County has more than doubled.All but one of the cases reported Thursday were contracted via person-to-person transmission, according to MCDPH. The lone case not transmitted by ...

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Soroptimist Club Hosting ‘Drive-Thru’ Luncheon Today

OAKHURST — Soroptimist International of the Sierras is holding a “drive-thru” Spring Soup & Salad Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Oakhurst Community Center.Tickets are $15 and available online or from club members.The event will also feature a “Spring Balloon Pop” raffle, with prizes donated by Jamison Chappel & Beaumont. Soroptimist International of the Sierras ...

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Madera County Reports 4 New Cases Wednesday; Total Cases Now 178

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) reported four more cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.The latest victims, three males ranging in age from 20s to 70s and one female in her 20s, all are in home isolation, with one of the cases contracted via “community spread,” according to MCDPH. Including Wednesday’s newest cases, Madera County has now recorded ...

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Yosemite High to Hold Graduation Parade Tonight in Oakhurst

Picture of graduation caps being thrown in the air.

Special to Sierra News Online OAKHURST — Yosemite High School is having a “virtual-reality graduation” today beginning at 5 p.m. To honor graduates, the town is holding a graduation parade. The parade starts at 5 p.m. and is scheduled to end around 6 p.m. Graduates will be escorted by their families in cars. The parade route is similar to the ...

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