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Vote On Measure L – Special Election This Tuesday

MADERA COUNTY — The polls will be open on Tuesday, Mar. 7, for residents of the unincorporated areas of Madera County to vote on Measure L — a one-cent public safety sales tax to fund the Fire Department and the Sheriff’s Office. On Election Day, the polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. See below for ...

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Letter to the Editor: Why I’m Against Measure L

Weighing heavy on the hearts and minds of Measure L opponents is the question, Are our brave fire fighters being used as emotional pawns in a sensational money grab? They march to the siren song of promise that things will get better.. .but do they have enough knowledge of the political history of the Board or the County, the Measure ...

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Winter Storm Warning For Sierra Nevada Mountains

SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS — The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow in the Sierra from Yosemite to Kings Canyon. The heavy snow warning is in effect from 10 p.m. Saturday to 10 p.m Sunday, with snow expected to begin Saturday evening and become heavy at times Sunday morning and afternoon, diminishing Sunday ...

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Oakhurst College Hosts Feedback Forum On New Campus

OAKHURST – Oakhurst Community College Center (OCCC) will host a community feedback forum for residents interested in providing recommendations for the educational goals and/or physical facility features they would like to see considered for the proposed new campus. Participants will have the opportunity to provide direct feedback on the expansion of instructional programs, student support services, community use and facility ...

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The History Mystery #50

RAYMOND — This month we have two items we would like folks to check out and see if they know what they are or what they were used for. They were donated by local museum visitors and came from old family homes. We have had many guesses but no definitive answer. The board item looks homemade and the green metal ...

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Yosemite National Park Works To Repair Big Oak Flat Road

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is moving forward with repairs to the damaged Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 West) leading to Yosemite Valley. Severe storms have impacted the road and it continues to be unsafe for vehicular travel. The road has been closed since late February between Crane Valley and Foresta. The Federal Highways Administration has selected a contractor ...

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Volunteer Firefighter Passes Out During Medical Call

MADERA COUNTY — A volunteer firefighter, or PCF (Paid Call Firefighter) became the patient rather than the rescuer, when he lost consciousness while responding to a medical aid call in Chowchilla last night. Madera County Fire Engine 2, staffed with one PCF, responded to a 911 call for an in-home medical emergency at about 11 p.m. on Wednesday. The engine ...

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Two-Year-Old Child Missing In Mariposa

UPDATE 11:35 a.m. – Child has been located, according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. MARIPOSA COUNTY — Sheriff’s deputies are responding to reports of a missing two-year-old boy in the Oak Grove area of Mariposa County. The toddler was reportedly last seen at about 9:05 a.m. this morning in the 4000 block of Oak Grove Road with a German ...

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Celebrate Mariposa Storytelling Festival’s Grande Finale

By Cara Goger — MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Mariposa County Arts Council welcomes you to the 30th Annual Mariposa Storytelling Festival. This year will be the Grand Finale of this time-honored festival, featuring six acclaimed, all-time county-favorite tellers: Bil Lepp, Marilyn McPhie, David Novak, Tim Tingle, Donna Washington, and Kim Weitkamp. Click on image to enlarge. Prepare to be captivated and ...

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Supervisor Wheeler Holds Town Hall Meeting In YLP

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK — District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be hosting a Town Hall meeting tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Blue Heron in the YLP Clubhouse. On the agenda is a discussion of the Neighborhood Watch Program by Madera County Sheriff Sgt. Larry Rich, and a presentation on Measure L – the proposed ...

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