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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Jan. 29

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 23 to Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017: Oakhurst danger to self On Monday, Jan. 23 at 12:13 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a residence located within the 51000 block of Road 423, regarding a possibly suicidal female adult. During the investigation ...

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Winter Storm Warning For Central Sierra

CENTRAL SIERRA — A winter storm warning is in effect for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon National Park, and the Tulare and Kings County mountains, from 4 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, until 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. The warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for areas above 6,000 feet, for heavy snowfall. Heavy snow ...

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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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Highway 41 Delays Over Deadwood Today

MOUNTAIN AREA — Commuters are reporting extreme delays over Deadwood today between Oakhurst and Coarsegold, particularly in the northbound lanes, where one driver said traffic inched along on Highway 41 just north of the old Broken Bit Restaurant for about 50 minutes before it cleared. Caltrans PIO Cory Burkarth explains that contractors are doing emergency maintenance work today, repairing a mudslide near ...

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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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2017 Academic Decathlon Begins This Friday

COUNTY — The 35th Annual Madera County Academic Decathlon competition begins on Friday, Jan. 27.  High School students will compete in the interview and essay competitions at Madera County Office of Education, located at 1105 CA-145 in Madera. Chawanakee Academy, Mariposa, Minarets, Yosemite, Chowchilla, Liberty, Madera, and Madera South high schools will be compete to be named county champion. Mariposa County ...

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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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Community Feedback Forum For Oakhurst College Center

OAKHURST — Anyone with a stake in the community will want to know about an upcoming meeting the public is invited to attend, to provide input and oversight for the future of the district including Oakhurst Community College Center. Reedley College will host three Strategic Alliance Community Feedback Forums in an effort to involve the community in their 2017 – 2021 ...

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SNO Readers Share Snow Day Pics

MOUNTAIN AREA — Snow fell, classes were canceled, some businesses closed, and people posted pictures of their various views on the Sierra News Online Facebook page. We pulled those photos into a community album. Thank you, for sharing your photos and a little chilly slice of your life with the rest of us. Click on images to enlarge.

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