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Highway 41 Fuels Reduction Project Returns

COARSEGOLD–The California Department of  Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), in cooperation with California Highway Patrol, CAL TRANS, Pacific Southwest Research Station/Fresno State University, private landowners, and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, aim to reduce large conflagrative fires and high suppression costs, to the citizens of California, by conducting a prescribed burn along the Highway 41 corridor. Historically, this stretch of Highway 41 ...

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Meet the New Baseball Coach at Minarets High School

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O’Neals—Minarets High School is proud to announce the hiring of Head Varsity Baseball Coach Jesse Darrah. Coach Darrah returns to Minarets Baseball after a brief hiatus of 3 years. He took the Mustangs to the Valley Championship finals two years in a row in the 2018-2019 and the 2020-2021 seasons. His record for seasons 2017 through 2021 was 71-25 bringing ...

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New O’Neals Services Coming

O’NEALS–The tiny town of O’Neals has had a post office since 1887. The town area of approximately 500 citizens is home to Spring Valley Elementary School, Minarets High School, including 2 Charter schools and Ponderosa Telephone.  Westbrook Wine Farm (a lovely boutique wine farm) and a handful of home businesses also call O’neals home. The local office for J. S. ...

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Frank Bigelow Jr. Receives Cal Fire Appointment

SACRAMENTO—The Cal Fire Office of the State Fire Marshall is excited to announce the appointment of Frank Bigelow to Deputy Director of Community Wildfire Preparedness & Mitigation with the Office of the State Fire Marshal. 20 Years of Experience 2004 Chief Bigelow began his CAL FIRE career as a Fire Fighter I at the Ahwahnee Station in the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU), ...

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Highway 41 Fuels Reduction Project

COARSEGOLD– The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), in cooperation with California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Department of Transportation (CAL TRANS), Pacific Southwest Research Station / Fresno State University, Private Landowners, and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, aims to reduce large conflagrative fires and high suppression costs, to the citizens of California, by conducting a ...

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How a Gold Rush Era Lumber Town Struck Gold a Second Time

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Article written by Laurie Waskin of the Reel Cowboys. Special thanks to Kathryn Ellis, Chairperson of the North Fork History Group, for additional information. NORTH FORK — “North Fork” – the evocative name bestowed upon this idyllic 19th century town may sound familiar to western enthusiasts, along with an assumption the locale could have been coined by screenwriters similar to The ...

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Traffic Alert Traffic Collision Hwy 41 And Jewel Vista

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O’NEALS–A motor vehicle accident is being reported on Highway 41 at Jewel Vista Court in the O’Neals area. Two vehicles are involved and injuries are being reported. This is a head on collision and both lanes of the highway are currently blocked. California Highway Patrol (CHP) is on scene along with first responders. Please avoid the area if possible. We ...

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Traffic Alert Highway 41 and Jewel Vista

O’NEALS–A motor vehicle accident is being reported on Highway 41 near Jewel Vista in the O’Neals area. A single vehicle is involved and has blocked all lanes of the highway.  An ambulance and tow truck are enroute. Please use caution in the area and expect delays. We will update this article when more information is available. Update 4:30pm One way ...

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Cooler Temperatures And Rain Possible

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–Could it be that fall has finally arrived in our mountain communities?  The NWS Forecast Office Hanford, CA is predicting much cooler temperatures for the following 10 days starting tomorrow. There is also some indications that we might get some much needed rain! Dry weather and unseasonably warm temperatures will continue today due to high pressure over the area. ...

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Traffic Alert Highway 41 O’Neals

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O’NEALS–California Highway Patrol is currently reporting a  motor vehicle accident has occurred on Highway 41 near Road 200 in the O’Neals area (Madera County). One vehicle is involved and no injuries are being reported. Northbound traffic is currently backed up with vehicles reportedly using the opposite lanes to get around. We will update this article when we have new information ...

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