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Emadco Reverses Plans For Rate Increase, Says Rates Will Decrease

MOUNTAIN AREA — On the heels of a recent announcement that rates would soon increase, the waste disposal service company for Madera County, Emadco Disposal Inc., has announced that customers can instead look forward to a decrease in rates, at least for now. In an article posted on June 16, Emadco advised customers to expect an increase of 6.92 percent ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through June 25

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 19 to Sunday, June 25, 2017: Ahwahnee Coroner’s case On Monday, June 19 at 10:15 a.m. a deputy responded to a delayed Coroner’s case with the primary physician stipulating to the decedent’s cause of death. This was a natural death case ...

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Mystery Solved: Lady Who Saved Rommel Revealed

Editor’s note: On Friday, June 23, Coarsegold resident Frank Ignagni found himself beholden to a stranger who rescued his family dog from running loose on Highway 41. Early that morning, before anyone in the Ignagni home knew the dog had escaped, Rommel was returned to a groggy but grateful Frank. Touched by the woman’s kindness, Frank’s perspective shifted to others ...

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Hey, Lady Who Saved My Runaway Dog From Highway 41

I did not get your number because you called my home phone, which has no caller ID! If you see this article, please contact me through my email below. You are entitled to a better “thank you,” and a Starbucks card for an arbitrary amount of complimentary coffee and scones! Let me explain further. This morning, Friday, June 23, some ...

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Fireworks Are Illegal In The Mountain Area

MARIPOSA – Did you know that possession of fireworks in our area can mean hefty fines and even jail time? The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) would like to remind Eastern Madera and Mariposa County residents of the very real fire danger and the consequences for the use of illegal fireworks. All fireworks, including “Safe and ...

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Excessive Heat Warning Extended Through Friday

MOUNTAIN AREA — As temperatures continued to climb today, the National Weather Service in Hanford extended the Excessive Heat Warning through Friday, June 23 at 11 p.m. The warning is for the San Joaquin Valley and Mariposa, Madera And Fresno County Foothills, including the cities of Oakhurst and Mariposa. Afternoon temperatures in some areas will be between 107 degrees and ...

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CRCD Crews Chop Downed Logs Into Shared Firewood

MOUNTAIN AREA — Does someone you know have fallen trees littering their landscape, and really needs help to clear the hazard? Good news: the Coarsegold Resource Conservation District (CRCD) has received a grant to hire crews to cut wood and help with this problem. One condition of the plan is that the person who gets the assistance then donates a portion ...

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Truck Rollover Crash Slows Traffic South Of Deadwood

COARSEGOLD — At approximately 3:45 p.m. today, calls came into 911 of a rollover crash with a truck on fire at the south end of Deadwood at Cavin Lane. A 43-year-old driver from Fresno was southbound on Highway 41 at the bottom of Deadwood where the double lanes merge. He was approaching a line of cars stopped for a southbound vehicle ...

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Cooling Centers In Coarsegold And Oakhurst

COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office announced that the County of Madera has established the following locations as Cooling Centers during times of extreme summer heat. The Centers will be open the days and times of the week as indicated on the list below. Other Centers may be opened on an “as need” basis and will be announced through ...

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Vegetation Fire In YLP On Running Deer Court

COARSEGOLD — A vegetation fire in Yosemite Lakes Park today was quickly handled by firefighters. At 12:46 p.m., crews were dispatched to report of a fire in the 43000 block of Running Deer Court. A full wildland dispatch was called up, including Cal Fire, Madera County Fire and Fresno Fire engines, dozers, hand crews from Mt. Bullion, and aircraft out ...

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