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Bad Behavior At County Supervisors Meeting

At the Madera County Board of Supervisors meeting on January 13, 2015, Rebecca Martinez, an elected official who is in charge of the Madera County Elections, Clerk-Recorder Department gave respectful and logical comments and requests regarding the Madera County Supervisors’ request of a 29% annual salary increase. One of the Supervisors thanked her for her comments and clarification of the ...

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Engineers Without Borders Talk Clean Water

MARIPOSA – Something most Americans take for granted is clean water. In June of 2014, five members of the Tierney family of Mariposa traveled to the Amazon in Peru and learned just how vital it really is when they helped install clean water systems in two remote jungle villages. The public is invited to attend a presentation on their experiences ...

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AT&T Service Restored To Three Counties

MADERA COUNTY – 3 P.M. FINAL UPDATE – Phone and Internet services have been restored to AT&T customers throughout Madera County and beyond, reports company spokesperson Georgia Taylor. For over 24 hours, land lines and cell phones were affected in three counties, and 911 emergency calls were temporarily re-routed from Madera County to Chowchilla as AT&T repair crews worked to ...

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Wolin Named Coarsegold Chamber President

COARSEGOLD – The Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce has selected Dave Wolin as its 2015 president and named its new Board of Directors for 2015. The board consists of Wolin as President; Laura Young, vice president and president elect for 2016; Janet Stanovich, Secretary; and Deniece Busse, Treasurer. Additional directors are Diane Boland, Chrissy Buckles and Marty Owen.

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Free Tax Prep For Low Income Residents

MADERA COUNTY – Free income tax return preparation and electronic filing, for both state and federal returns, will be available again this year for mountain-area residents, offered by the AARP Tax-Aide program. Services are provided free of all costs and charges. Tax returns are prepared on site by specially trained and certified volunteers, and then electronically filed the same day.

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John Anderson Retirement Is Short-Lived

MADERA COUNTY – State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) announced today he has hired John Anderson, retired Madera County Sheriff, to serve as the 12th district law enforcement liaison, and as a representative of the the Madera and Fresno communities. “I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with John for several years, and throughout that time, he has repeatedly ...

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Tom Wheeler Hosts Town Hall Meeting

OAKHURST – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host his first Town Hall meeting of 2015 on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Oakhurst Community Center. Firewise Coordinator Roger Maybee will discuss Firewise Communites, and Planning Division Deputy Director Matt Treber will talk about proposed plans for the Austin Quarry near Highways 41 and 145.

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Cat Stuck In A Tree For 5 Days Needs Help

MARIPOSA COUNTY – When Linus the cat went missing last Friday off Harris Road in Ponderosa Basin, her owner Patrick looked everywhere for his beloved pet, but to no avail. Then, on Monday night he began hearing her cries, but in the dense fog, he was unable to locate where the sounds were coming from. Today, he was finally able ...

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Fight Causes Damage At County Jail

MADERA – An incident involving inmates at the Madera County Department of Corrections yesterday resulted in injuries to several prisoners, but was quickly brought under control by jail staff. On Monday, Jan. 12, at about 8:40 p.m., 11 inmates took advantage of their close proximity to rival gang members to launch an attack against each other.

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Big Dollar Incentives To Burn Clean

MADERA COUNTY – Residents who qualify and are selected for a new clean-air program could earn between $1,000 to $2,500 for trading in old wood and pellet-burning stoves in favor of new devices designed to reduce environmental pollution. The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is currently accepting applications for its Burn Cleaner Program. The program provides incentives to ...

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