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Students: Pre-Register Now For Forestry Challenge

  The Forestry Challenge is an academic event developed for high school students in technical forestry and current forestry topics. Participants spend four days in the forest learning about the ecology and management of the forested landscapes that provide communities with water, recreational opportunities, wood products and wildlife habitat. Since its inception in 2003, the program has grown from one event ...

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Memorial Day Ceremonies

MOUNTAIN AREA — Once again this year, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8741 and Marine Corps League Griswold Detachment #1121 will conduct Memorial Day Ceremonies at four cemeteries in honor of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The ceremony consists of a reading, the placement of flowers and the flag on a veteran’s grave, followed by three ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through May 21

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 15 to Sunday, May 21, 2017: Coarsegold violation of court order On Monday, May 15 at approximately 9:28 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 45000 Block of Road 415 in regards to a violation of a court order. A report was taken and ...

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Madera County To Sell Parcels With Delinquent Taxes

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Tax Collector’s office is in the process of the final drive for collections of taxes owed to the County, and all entities for whom they collect, in preparation for fiscal year-end closing. “Last month we sent out over 4,000 delinquent notices, and we have been putting bank levies on unpaid unsecured taxes,” said Tracy ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through May 14

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 8 to Sunday, May 14, 2017: Coarsegold Coroner’s case On Monday, May 8, a deputy responded to a delayed Coroner’s case with the primary physician stipulating to the decedent’s cause of death. This is a natural death case involving only a Coroner’s referral ...

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French Guitarist Claude Bourbon At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE — Bringing a unique flavor to a wide range of musical traditions, Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world, and on Saturday, May 20, he brings his remarkable style to Coolwater ...

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Relay For Life Gears Up For May 2017 Event

OAKHURST — Eastern Madera County’s Relay for Life organizers are excited to announce plans for their 2017 event, The Relay for Life will take place on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Oak Creek Intermediate School in Oakhurst. The theme this year is “Musicals.” “Partnering with the American Cancer Society, our local community of volunteers ...

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Are You Doing The Right Thing The Wrong Way?

CENTRAL SIERRA – The last thing you want to do while working to protect your home from wildfire is to cause one, or to be billed for suppression efforts made necessary by negligent actions, and unintended consequences. During the dry fire-prone months, mountain area residents are extra diligent in keeping the dry weeds cut and under control in an effort ...

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Register Now For Alerts This Fire Season

CENTRAL SIERRA – In light of the disastrous tree mortality and the profusion of vegetation (fuel!) after the winter rains, it is imperative for all people who live or work in Madera County – especially those in the foothills – to register or update their information for emergency contact. Madera County’s Emergency Alert System, also known as MCAlert, allows residents ...

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