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Minarets FFA: State Champs, Finals And Private Disneyland

By Colby Jobinger and Jordan Tuttle O’NEALS — In order to grow their leadership skills and wrap up their year, Minarets FFA members traveled to the State FFA Leadership Conference. Members attended sessions where they heard the inspirational retiring addresses of FFA State Officers, along with speeches from Alex Sheen, creator of Because I Said I Would, a ‘social movement ...

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Quick Action By Peers And Staff Saves Life Of Minarets Student

O’NEALS – A 17-year-old student from Minarets High School is in stable condition at Valley Children’s Hospital after quick action by students and staff likely saved his life. Chawanakee Unified School District Superintendent Darren Sylvia says the lunch hour was just winding down yesterday at the Minarets campus, and food service personnel had begun clearing the cafeteria as some students ...

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Family Trip To Bass Lake Derailed When Car Catches Fire

O’NEALS – A day trip to Bass Lake ended in flames this morning for a father and son as their vehicle caught fire while headed up Road 200. A man from Fresno was looking forward to spending the day with his son just hanging out at Bass Lake. But as they passed through the O’Neals area just before noon, their ...

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Two Separate Crashes Snarl Traffic Near Black Hawk Lodge

COARSEGOLD – Three vehicles were involved in two separate accidents that brought traffic to a stop on Highway 41 just south of Yosemite Springs Parkway this afternoon. Just after 2:30 p.m., a northbound Toyota Highlander, driven by a resident of Mariposa, slowed to make a left turn onto Road 207. That vehicle was rear-ended by a Scion hatchback driven by ...

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Two Arrested For DUI After Both Crash On Road 200

O’NEALS – Two drivers are under arrest for DUI this evening after both crashed their trucks near Minarets High School during a failed passing maneuver. Just before 7 p.m., Elijah Johnson, 27, of Coarsegold was eastbound in a GMC pickup on Road 200 about a mile east of Highway 41. Right behind him, in a Chevy pickup, was Bo Lewis, ...

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Firefighters Quickly Handle Vegetation Fire In O’Neals

O’NEALS – Firefighters were called out to reports of a vegetation fire in the 47000 block of Road 200 this morning. At about 11:45 a.m., crews responded to the location in O’Neals near Lily Mine Road. The first unit at scene reported the fire at about one acre burning in grass and oak woodland with one structure immediately threatened. Cal ...

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Your Artwork On The Cover Of Ponderosa Phone Directory

O’NEALS – Calling all photographers and artists! This is your chance to showcase your art to thousands of people. Ponderosa is on the hunt for the perfect image to grace their 2019 directory cover. The family-owned company which has been in business for more than 100 years is seeking images that reflect current rural life in the Sierra foothills and ...

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Firefighters Make Good Progress On O’Neals Fire

O’NEALS – Crews made excellent progress on the O’Neals Fire today, now reported to be holding at 300 acres with 60 percent containment. (UPDATE: Wednesday, June 6, fire is 80 percent contained.) The fire is burning in the Hildreth area off Road 210 on the Mitchell and Topping Ranches. Very little smoke was visible across the fire perimeter today. There ...

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O’Neals Fire Doubles In Size To 300 Acres

O’NEALS – The O’Neals Fire, burning near Road 210 in the Hildreth area, is now estimated at 300 acres and is 40 percent contained. While the estimated size of the fire has increased, there is very little smoke and firefighters are making good progress. The fire was first reported at about 5:43 p.m. yesterday afternoon, and quickly spread through oak ...

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O’Neals Fire Now Estimated At 150 Acres

O’NEALS – The O’Neals Fire, burning near Road 210 in the Hildreth area, is now estimated at 150 acres and is 10 percent contained. The fire was first reported at about 5:43 p.m. yesterday afternoon, and quickly spread through oak woodlands and grass in the ranch lands east of O’Neals. As of last night, there were reportedly about 100 personnel ...

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