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Mariposa Biomass Project Secures Land For 2 Megawatt Plant

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Biomass Project (MBP) has achieved several milestones toward its goal of building a 2 Megawatt biomass facility in the town of Mariposa. On Jan. 12, the MBP closed escrow on two parcels in the Mariposa Industrial Park, marking the final requirement to qualify for Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) funding. The project is aimed at creating ...

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Public Safety Tax – Where Will The Money Be Spent?

MADERA COUNTY — On March 7, citizens of the unincorporated areas of Madera County will vote on whether to implement a one-cent sales tax to fund the Fire Department and the Sheriff’s Office. To ensure that voters can make an informed decision about the proposed Public Safety Sales Tax known as Measure L, VRPA Technologies, Inc., has been contracted by ...

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Half-Off Adoption Fees At Madera County Animal Shelter

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Animal Shelter wants to unite you with a forever friend by making it easier and cheaper to adopt. Now through Feb. 23, they are offering a Sweetheart Special on all dogs six months and older. Just $50 covers your adoption fee, vaccines, worming, microchip and spay or neuter fees. For lovers of Pitbulls, the ...

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DUI Arrest After Two Are Injured In Crash On Highway 41

O’NEALS — A single-vehicle accident on Highway 41 sent both driver and passenger to the hospital, with the driver placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence. At about 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, David Marthe, of Coarsegold, was northbound in a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, just north of Yosemite Springs Parkway. According to CHP at the ...

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Don’t Miss This Important Credit On Your Tax Return

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today joined partners across the country in promoting the Earned Income Tax Credit on EITC Awareness Day, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. This campaign, which started 11 years ago, is a nationwide effort to alert millions of low- and moderate-income workers who may be missing out on this significant tax credit. Millions of taxpayers who ...

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Supervisors Vote Unanimously For PCF Pay Raise

MADERA COUNTY — In a vote of 5-0, the Madera County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a resolution to raise the pay of Paid Call Firefighters (PCFs) to a base of $15/hour, and Paid Call Driver Operators to $18/hour, effective Jan. 1, 2017. PCFs, or volunteer firefighters, in Madera County are currently paid minimum wage, now set at $10.50/hour ...

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Credit Card Skimmers Found At Mariposa Gas Stations

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office warns the public that they have located four credit card skimming machines at two local gas stations in the Mariposa Town area. These elaborate skimmers were located at the Stage Stop Gas Station and the Chevron Gas Station, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The sophisticated skimmers were equipped with blue tooth technology, allowing ...

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Highway 41 In Yosemite Reopens

YOSEMITE — Highway 41 from Wawona to Yosemite Valley has been reopened, according to an alert from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. The roadway was closed yesterday morning due to the large accumulation of snow, and plows have been working since to clear the road. Visitors to the park are reminded to always carry tire chains and be prepared to ...

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Delivery Truck Accident Blocks Icy Road At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — This morning’s work did not go as planned for the drivers of two delivery trucks who bumped into each other on an icy road near The Pines, temporarily blocking one entrance to a popular Bass Lake resort. Just before 9 a.m., two delivery trucks were involved in a minor head-on near the Little Church in the Pines, ...

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Highway 41 Closed North Of Fresno Due To Fatal Crash

MADERA COUNTY — Highway 41 is closed north of Fresno between Children’s Blvd. and Avenue 12 due to a fatal crash. Just after 3 p.m., CHP was reportedly pursuing a vehicle that failed to yield, and led law enforcement on a high-speed chase north out of Fresno on Highway 41. CHP tells ABC30 that the officer disengaged in dense traffic ...

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