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Whisky Falls Road Washed Out Above Cascadel Woods

NORTH FORK — Though the road to Whisky Falls in the Sierra National Forest has been closed for the season, some may still try to access the area, only to discover that the roadway has washed out. About 1.6 miles up the mountain from the intersection with Road 223 (Cascadel), Forest Road 8S09 is completely washed out. Forest engineers are ...

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Firefighter Says He’s Against Taxes But For Measure L

Guest Column by Chris Christopherson — As a resident and conservative I am against taxes as much as anyone. But we have come to a crossroads when it comes to the staffing of our County Fire Department. Madera County began a Cooperative agreement with CAL FIRE to manage the County Fire Dept. in 1928. This is the longest Cooperative relationship ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Feb. 12

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 6 to Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017: Coarsegold theft On Monday, Feb. 6 at 7:05 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 46000 block of Lucky Lane regarding a report of a theft. This case has been closed, pending investigative leads. Coarsegold ...

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Pines Resort Job Fair

BASS LAKE — The Pines Resort at Bass Lake is seeking individuals to join their staff in positions with departments that range from culinary and housekeeping, to food and beverage, front desk, banquet, and the market. All applicants will be interviewed during the job fair, say organizers. It’s scheduled for Thursday, Mar. 16 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The ...

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Public Forums On Measure L This Week In The Mountain Area

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY — The campaign committee, Citizens, Firefighters, & Deputies for Measure L is holding a series of public safety forums in Madera County to discuss the proposed Madera County Public Safety Sales Tax, titled Measure L, scheduled for a special election on Mar. 7. The forums will include speakers who represent citizens, Madera County firefighters and sheriff’s deputies. ...

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Firefighters Say We’re Gambling With People’s Lives

OAKHURST – “As residents of this county we’ve been gambling that nobody in our public safety ranks would lose their life in the line of duty, and we can’t keep going on like we’ve been going.” These are the sentiments expressed by firefighters and sheriff’s deputies as they gathered today at the old Blockbuster in Oakhurst before heading out to ...

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Some Bass Lake Ranger District Campgrounds Closed In 2017

NORTH FORK — The unprecedented tree mortality in the Sierra National Forest has created a high number of hazard trees within the Bass Lake Ranger District’s campgrounds. In recognition of how important a role these campgrounds are to the community, county, valley and beyond, select campgrounds will continue to operate under a reservation system for the entire season, says the ...

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Update On Flooding And Evac Advisories In The Foothills

MADERA COUNTY — The Cedar Valley area remains impacted by rains, says the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. An evacuation advisory is still in effect for Lakeside Drive south of the Fire Station, Deer Run Trail Road, Lazy Oak Drive, and Cedar Place. Residents in these areas should be prepared to evacuate immediately if conditions change. The east side of Church Street ...

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Valentine’s Day Dinner At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Want to celebrate Valentine’s Day at Ducey’s on the Lake? Whether local or from out-of-town, patrons may enjoy a special four course dinner prepared by the Executive Chef Johnathan Frabotta. Dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 14 includes appetizer, starter, choice of entree and dessert. Prices vary depending on the entree selection, ranging from $55-$68. Reservations are requested for dinner by ...

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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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