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Senator Berryhill Visits Central Sierra To View Storm Damage

NORTH FORK — Senator Tom Berryhill visited Eastern Madera and Mariposa Counties today, to survey the wide-spread damage done by recent torrential rains. The heavy downpours, coupled with massive tree mortality, have cause major damage all across his district, which stretches from Amador on the north to Tulare on the south. Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler was Berryhill’s ...

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State Constitution Doesn’t Require County Fire Protection

MADERA COUNTY — Bill Ritchey is serving as chairman of the Citizens, Firefighters and Citizens for Measure L 2017 committee. He has spent the past several years working with residents, firefighters and County officials to identify the challenges faced by the Madera County Fire Department and the Paid Call Firefighters (PCFs or volunteers), and has been involved in formulating a ...

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Opposition Committee Member On Why He’s Against Measure L

MADERA COUNTY — John Pero is a member of the ad hoc committee that is opposing Measure L — the proposed Public Safety Sales Tax scheduled for the Mar. 7 ballot. He is also the leader of the Oakhurst/Coarsegold Tea Party, but says the No on Measure L effort was not organized or written by the Tea Party organization, “it’s ...

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The Fantabulous 4 Diva Dibblers Plant Trees

NORTH FORK — Four students at North Fork School are doing their part to restore some of the many trees lost over the past few years. Because of the massive death of our pines due to the drought and bark beetles, the Fantabulous 4 Diva Dibblers have planted Ponderosa Pine seedlings in the yards of those who requested trees. They ...

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Mandatory Evacuation Order For Low-Lying Areas Of North Fork

NORTH FORK — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has issued a mandatory evacuation order for the following areas of North Fork: -East Side of Church Street -Bass Lake Mobile Home Park. Be aware of rising water levels and evaluate your conditions. Residents who live in these areas or other areas threatened by rising water levels should immediately evacuate to the ...

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Hazardous Driving Conditions Across Eastern Madera County

CENTRAL SIERRA — Mud slides, roadway flooding, evacuation warnings, and trees falling across roadways are just some of the emergencies to which firefighters, CHP, Sheriff’s deputies, PG&E, Caltrans and County Roads are responding today. Currently there are dangerous road conditions in the following areas of Eastern Madera County: Road 274 at Marina View – mud/debris in roadway Highway 41 on ...

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Evacuation Warning Issued For Areas Of Cedar Valley

OAKHURST — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an Evacuation Warning for the following areas in Cedar Valley: Lake Side Drive (South of Fire Station 18) Cedar Place Deer Run Trail Road Lazy Oak Drive Be aware of rising water levels and evaluate your conditions. If you feel the need to evacuate, please do so. Residents in these area ...

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Public Meeting On Measure L Cancelled Due To Flooding

MADERA COUNTY — The public forum on Measure L scheduled for tonight in Yosemite Lakes Park has been cancelled due to flooding at the YLP Clubhouse. The meeting will be rescheduled. There are several public meetings scheduled over the next two weeks that will allow residents to learn more about the proposed Public Safety Sales Tax known as Measure L: ...

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Mariposa County Sandbag Locations

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Sheriff’s Office has put out a notification that sandbags are available for Mariposa County residents at two local fire stations: Mormon Bar Station 27 – 4621 Highway 49 South, Mariposa Don Pedro Station 24 – 9729 Merced Falls Road, Don Pedro Residents will need to bring their own shovel to fill the bags.

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Pre-Evacuation Notices Issued For Areas Of North Fork

NORTH FORK — The Sheriff’s Office has issued a pre-evacuation advisory for the following areas: Bass Lake Mobile Home Park Road 222 between Railroad Grade Road and Road 200 Road 226 between Keller Road and Road 222 Manzanita Lake Drive Old Central Camp Road between Road 222 and ½ of a mile west of Road 274 Road 225 between Road ...

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