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Past articles by William:

A Yosemite Unified board member has stepped down, district says. Search for replacement already underway

Yosemite Unified School District board member Tim Curley is resigning from his role so that his wife, Sarah, can take a full-time position with the district. → Read More

A 69-year-old Coarsegold man is missing. Authorities are asking for the public’s help

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office reported 69-year-old Billy Pippin, of Coarsegold, is missing. Pippin was last seen in the Porteville area driving his 2005 Dodge 1500. → Read More

Chawanakee Unified moving forward with second Tesoro Viejo school

The Chawanakee Unified School District in Madera County, CA hired SIM-PBK Architects to design their new K-12 education complex in Madera County’s new housing development, Tesoro Viejo. → Read More

Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino investing $8 million in its guest rooms this summer

Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in Coarsegold, CA is undergoing $8 million worth of renovations this summer. The project will refurbish and renew the hotel’s 400 guest rooms, with little to no impact on guests. → Read More

It’s absolutely broken’: Columnist and religious leader tackle politics at Fresno event

National columnist Ruben Navarrette and religious leader Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez led a discussion in Fresno, California, on politics and identity in the United States. Both criticized President Donald Trump. → Read More

Mariposa County Sheriff and DEA team up to help community dispose of prescription medication

Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday in Mariposa, CA offers residents the opportunity to dispose of their unwanted medication. The DEA and Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office teamed up for the event. → Read More

School superintendent accused of biting jail correctional officer during DUI arrest in Merced

Robin Hopper, superintendent of Mariposa County Unified School District, was arrested Sunday night for allegedly driving under the influence and biting a jail correctional officer, CHP reported. Hopper was arrested in Merced County. → Read More

Expect long delays along Highway 49 in Coulterville later this month

Both lanes of Highway 49 between Bear Valley Road and Highway 132 in Mariposa County will be closed for 12 days starting April 29. The closure will allow the repair and replacement of three culverts. → Read More

He was downloading child porn outside a church in North Fork, prosecutors say

Terrence Goldberg was sentenced to 16 years in prison for child pornography charges. FBI agents first found the man downloading child pornography files in Madera County, CA. → Read More

Here’s what caused the crash that tied up traffic Friday afternoon on Highway 41

A car crash along Highway 41 in eastern Madera County, California, caused a traffic jam Friday, March 29, for about an hour when an SUV came to rest blocking the southbound lane. The driver was not injured. → Read More

Another Central Valley storm is coming. Here’s what you need to know.

The National Weather Service forecast predicts a storm will hit the Central Valley Tuesday night. Oakhurst, Mariposa and Fresno are among the areas expecting rainfall. → Read More

There was an earthquake in Yosemite National Park. Did you feel it?

A 2.1-magnitude earthquake shook Yosemite National Park Monday afternoon. The quake originated near Yosemite Village, California. → Read More

After closure due to rock slides, major highway to Yosemite reopens

Caltrans reopened Highway 41 from Highway 145 to Road 200 on Friday afternoon, March 8, 2019. The highway had been closed due to rock slides near Rocky Cut and the risk of more rock slides extended the closure. → Read More

ACLU fights for LGBTQ students’ free speech rights in lawsuit against school district

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Chawanakee Unified School District after the quotes of two LGBTQ students were removed from the yearbook at Minarets High School in O’Neals, California. → Read More

Highway 41 near Rocky Cut remains closed after rock slide. Here’s what you need to know

Highway 41 near Rocky Cut in eastern Madera County CA will remain closed, Caltrans announced Thursday afternoon, and it is unknown when it could reopen. The roadway was closed Wednesday afternoon due to rock slides. → Read More

Rock slides cause closure on Highway 41 in eastern Madera County

Caltrans reports closure of Highway 41 because rock slides → Read More

Central Valley storm raises flooding concerns for southern Sierra Nevada

Central Valley CA storm to bring rainfall across San Joaquin Valley CA and threaten the southern Sierra Nevada with flash flooding. → Read More

Expect delays along Highway 41 near Oakhurst next week

Highway 41 near Oakhurst, California will be limited to one-way traffic for two weeks starting Monday, March 4. The closure will only be in effect on weekdays. → Read More

With two storms brewing, forecasters concerned about flooding in Sierra Nevada, Central Valley

The southern Sierra Nevada is expecting two storms over the next week, creating the possibility of flooding around the Ferguson Fire, Detwiler Fire and Railroad Fire burn scars. → Read More

Building fire in Madera closes down roadway

A building fire in Madera has closed down a portion of Yosemite Avenue, the Madera Police Department reported. → Read More