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Arson Hearing Enters 5th Week

MADERA COUNTY – The preliminary hearing for Kenneth Jackson and Allison Waterman on charges of arson and conspiracy, which has continued in fits and starts in Madera Superior Court, finally got some traction today. With jury trials that had been scheduled for the next two weeks in Department 2 having been settled outside of court, the arson hearing will now ...

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Second Day Of Hearings For Arson Suspects

MADERA COUNTY – Kenneth Jackson and Allison Waterman were back in court on Thursday, Sept. 12, as their preliminary hearing picked up where it left off on Monday. The husband and wife are charged with numerous counts of arson and conspiracy in connection with a string of fires throughout May and June of this year in the Coarsegold/Yosemite Lakes Park ...

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Children's Museum Events For Everyone

OAKHURST – The Children’s Museum of the Sierra (CMOS) has some terrific plans lined up for the summer, as part of the race for honorary mayor. The community is invited to start at a free Chamber of Commerce mixer at the Museum on Tuesday, June 11, at 5 p.m. and follow up with a Carnival and Open House on Saturday, ...

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Big Rig Crashes Through Crossing Gate – Dozens Injured

HANFORD – Nearly 50 people were injured on Monday, Oct. 1, near Hanford when a tractor-trailer rig failed to stop at a railroad crossing and struck a south-bound Amtrak train, derailing two passenger cars and a locomotive. Amtrak’s San Joaquin, consisting of four passenger cars and a locomotive, had just left the Hanford Amtrak station, headed for Bakersfield on the ...

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Train Hits Pickup In Madera

A Union Pacific (UP) freight train traveling south through Madera collided with a pickup on Thursday, June 28, at about 10:30am. A couple on vacation in their motor home, towing the pickup behind, were crossing the UP tracks west bound on Clevelend Avenue when the motor home died. The driver made several attempts to re-start the motor home without success. ...

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The History of Raymond

Raymond, California looks as it has for over 100 years. Fewer buildings exist due to many fires over time and the main road through town is paved, but a visitor can still get food in the 1890 General Store or have a beverage in the 1891 Shaw Brothers’ General Merchandise store, which is now a bar called the Frontier. Raymond ...

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The History of Ahwahnee

Ahwahnee is a small, unincorporated rural town about five miles northwest of Oakhurst on Highway 49. Situated at the southern end of California’s Gold Rush Country, Ahwahnee was first populated by immigrants who set about providing the miners with essential goods and services needed in their pursuit of gold.

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Lewis Creek Trail

This is a beautiful trail requiring a very low skill level to navigate the two slightly rocky outcroppings. The easiest way to get here is to follow State Rt. 41 north from Oakhurst about 5 miles until you see a sign of a hiker on the right. This is the parking area for the trail. Follow the trail down to ...

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