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Let Sheriff’s Deputies Know “We’ve Got Your Six”

MADERA COUNTY – A group of dedicated and determined citizens has created a new way for residents to support the work of the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. The Madera County Sheriff’s Foundation – a 501(c)3 established to fill essential needs not funded through the County budget – has launched their new website, and invites everyone to check it out and ...

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Madera County Hosts Public Reforestation Workshop

OAKHURST — Cal Fire, the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and UC Extension, in partnership with Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s office, will be hosting a Reforestation Workshop for forest land owners and foresters on Thursday, Apr. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oakhurst Community Library. This workshop is appropriate for landowners of any sized property ...

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First Winter Ascent Of Mt. Whitney Featured At Scenic Byway Meeting

NORTH FORK — The public is invited to attend a presentation by well-known wildlife biologist Phil Bartholomew on Wednesday, Apr. 19, at the North Fork School. The presentation will be part of the annual Sierra Vista Scenic Byway meeting. In 1928, Orland Bartholomew made a 300-mile trek in mid-winter from Yosemite to Mount Whitney, which included the first winter ascent ...

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Projects Being Funded Through Rural Fire Fee

MARIPOSA — As the State’s annual Fire Prevention Fee bills are being mailed out to property owners, people often wonder what becomes of the money and whether any of it is being used to their benefit. The Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit would like to answer a few questions regarding the fee and how funds are being used to keep the ...

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Live Your Dream Scholarships Deadline Approaching

OAKHURST – Soroptimist of the Sierras is seeking applicants for the 2017 Live Your Dream Scholarship Awards. This is the last call for the applications as the deadline for the local club is Apr. 5. Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered by Wednesday, Apr. 5 to the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce office located at 40061 Highway 49, Suite ...

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Small Business Seminar And Resource Expo

OAKHURST — Small business owners and entrepreneurs in the area are invited to a pair of free events happening at the Oakhurst Community Center on the same day. Registration is separate for each event, and both take place on Wednesday, April 5. Part one is presented by the State Board of Equalization and part two, which includes a free lunch, is sponsored ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Mar. 26

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 20 to Sunday, Mar. 26, 2017: Coarsegold disturbance On Monday, Mar. 20 at 2:42 a.m. a deputy was flagged down at the 46000 block of Lucky Lane regarding a disturbance. The deputy made contact with the female causing the disturbance and ...

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$55,000 At Stake For Bass Lake Fishing Derby

BASS LAKE – Snag a fish during the 37th Annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby, for your chance to win a portion of the $55,000 prize money swimming through the clear mountain waters on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7. Grab your fishing poles and your friends and family, and head to Bass Lake for a day of fishing, just after ...

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Pentathletes’ Super Quiz Battle Of The Brains

COUNTY — No fooling: Madera County’s middle school students will be putting their minds to the test during the 2017 Academic Pentathlon Super Quiz on Saturday, Apr. 1, with an  awards ceremony held immediately afterwards. Nearly 200 students from 13 schools from throughout Madera County will participate. Super Quiz marks the final event in this five-event competition. On Friday, March 17, students ...

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Bass Lake Stand-Up Features Four Funny Guys

BASS LAKE — Stand-up comedy returns to the Bass Lake Event Center with a clutch of comedians who have performed on late night television, written for Comedy Central, won awards and made audiences laugh their asterisks off before making their way to the foothills. Taking the stage at the Bass Lake Event Center are Andy Haynes, Zack Chapaloni, and Jason Saenz, with host ...

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