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Madera Tribune

Coarsegold: A Madera County treasure

By 1903, the town of Coarsegold had taken on all of the trappings of a civilized community. Here its citizens can be seen making ready for a huge 4th of July celebration. Long before the town of Madera was on the map, gold — heavy, coarse gold — was discovered in abundance along a gulch in what is now Eastern Madera County. With miners probing for placers on every creek and stream of the southern Mother Lode, its is no surprise that this entire area, approximately 35 miles from present day Madera, was inundated quickly with picks, pans, and prospectors who were all infected with gold fever.
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East Valley farmers and cities may get more surface water this summer

TULARE COUNTY – Farmers and cities on the east side of the Valley may get more water than they originally thought. Friant Water Authority, which operates the Friant-Kern Canal, said in a recent memo on its website it is confident its contractors will not only get the 15% allocation of surface water deliveries announced in February but that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will likely increase the amount to 20%, possibly as early as this week. The Bureau of Reclamation is the federal agency which oversees the Central Valley Project, a network of dams, reservoirs, canals, hydroelectric power plants and other facilities which supply water to the San Joaquin Valley, Sacramento Valley and parts of the Bay Area.
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YUSD Announces Changes to Pool Use Fees for Summer 2022

OAKHURST — The Yosemite Unified School District (YUSD) is pleased to announce that starting July 6, 2022, the pool daily use and access fees will return to $5 after initially being increased to $7 as announced on June 17, 2022. The pool was built with funding from a bond...

Fishing report, July 6-12: Shaver Lake guide says, ‘Perhaps the best trout bite in years’

Compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George, who guides in the greater Fresno area and holds the striper record at Millerton Lake. Show off your success! Share your fish photos and videos with Bee readers. Please share only jpeg images and Mp4 video files. Include “Fishing Report” in the subject line and a full caption and email to

CHP Officer involved in Coarsegold Accident

OAKHURST — Saturday, July 2nd, 2022 at approximately 6:30pm, a motor vehicle accident occurred in Coarsegold on Highway 41 near Road 415. Initial reports, included here in our original article, indicated that two vehicles were involved, the southbound lanes were blocked and one patient was pinned in their vehicle.

MOTG Presents Clan Dyken and Nightwolf

MARIPOSA — This weekend Mariposa County Arts Council’s Music on the Green features Clan Dyken on Friday, July 8, and Nightwolf on Saturday, July 9. Clan Dyken is a bluesy rock band from Tuolumne County that has been on the forefront of the California live music scene for decades. They have played hundreds of festivals including Earth Dance, and even opened for the Jerry Garcia Band in Northern California in the 1980’s. The band is comprised of brothers Mark and Bear Dyken on drums and guitar, respectively. They also have an electric bass player to round out their power trio. Clan Dyken are staunch environmental and social activists and use their music as a tool for spreading their positive message. See video below.

Column of Smoke Leads to Stolen Property

OAKHURST — On Saturday July 2, 2022 shortly before 6am, Madera County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Williams and Deputy Murphy were driving into Oakhurst when they observed a column of smoke coming from a wooded area near Victoria Lane and CA-41. The officers were able to trace the origin of the smoke to an encampment occupied by two adult females. While on scene, Deputies noticed large sections of plastic wire sleeves and several feet of cut copper wiring on the ground. Upon further inspection of the campsite, 6 electric car charging handles were located that matched charging cables that were recently stolen from a nearby electric vehicle charging station.

Woman pronounced dead following Bass Lake incident

MADERA COUNTY, Calif. — A woman was pronounced dead following an incident at Bass Lake Saturday afternoon. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office responded to the lake shortly after 5 p.m. When they arrived, a woman was receiving CPR from good Samaritans as she was not breathing. Cal Fire...

Traffic Alert Coarsegold Hwy 41

Traffic has begun to move through the area however it is moving slowly and very backed up. Expect delays. California Highway Patrol is currently reporting a major injury motor vehicle accident has occurred on Highway 41 near Road 415 in the Coarsegold area (Madera County). Two vehicles are involved and one person was reported to be pinned in their vehicle. An air ambulance is enroute.

History Mystery #112: The Traveling Mystery Cabin

Submitted by Debby Carter, SHSA Librarian. According to articles in the Sierra Star, the cabin that is now located at Fresno Flats Historic Park & Village (see map below) was originally located west of Highway 41 and south of Sugar Pine, and east of Silver Knob. In 1969, a year...

Wildland Fire Near Auberry

Fresno County, Calif. — Calfire Fresno County is throwing everything it has at a wildland fire near Auberry. As of 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon, the fire was 20 acres. Structure protection is in place at several homes. A couple of outbuildings have been burned. Aircraft are dropping fire retardant...