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Cal Fire Burn Permits Required May 1st In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has announced effective at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1, all hazard reduction burning will require a permit in Mariposa County. Permits can be obtained free-of-charge at the nearest Cal Fire station: Cal Fire Usona – 2629 Highway 49 South, Mariposa Cal Fire Mariposa – ...

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Madera County In-House Tax Sale Postponed

MADERA — Due to unforeseen circumstances, Madera County’s in-house tax sale scheduled for Wednesday, Apr. 25, has been postponed, according to Tracy Kennedy Desmond, Madera County Treasurer – Tax Collector. Consistent with Revenue and Taxation code 3701, a postponed sale must be established within 90 days of its original sale date, says Desmond. Therefore the next scheduled date has been ...

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District Attorney Debate Draws Full House In North Fork

NORTH FORK – Interest in the 2018 election is running high, as was evidenced by the packed house at the North Fork Town Hall debate last Friday between the candidates for Madera County District Attorney and District 5 Supervisor. North Fork Citizen of the Year Tom Burdette moderated the debate, which was hosted by Sierra News Online and the North ...

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District 5 Supervisor Debate – Here’s What They Had To Say

NORTH FORK – It was a packed house at the North Fork Town Hall on Friday as more than 150 people gathered to hear from the candidates running for Madera County District 5 Supervisor and District Attorney. North Fork Citizen of the Year Tom Burdette moderated the debate, which was hosted by Sierra News Online and the North Fork Boosters. ...

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Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony Honors The Fallen

MADERA – Madera County will honor the Peace Officers who died in the line of duty in 2017 at the 11th annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony on Tuesday, May 8, at noon in Courthouse Park in Madera. Sheriff Jay Varney will host the event, which will include the California Highway Patrol and other regional law enforcement agencies, and include the ...

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Logging Truck Crash On Highway 49 Stops Traffic

AHWAHNEE – A three-vehicle crash on Highway 49 on Thursday stopped traffic in both directions and sent two people to the hospital. Just before 3:30 p.m. on Apr. 19, Corbet Jones, 51, of Fresno was southbound on Highway 49 near Hilltop Lane in a 2015 Kenworth logging truck with an attached trailer. Just as Jones began negotiating a right-hand corner ...

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Debate In North Fork With Candidates For D.A. And Supervisor

NORTH FORK – Sierra News Online and the North Fork Boosters are hosting a debate between the 2018 candidates for Madera County District Attorney and District 5 Supervisor on Friday, Apr. 20, at 6 p.m. at the North Fork Town Hall. This is your chance to meet the candidates and have your questions answered. Candidates for District Attorney are incumbent ...

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Arrest Made In Coarsegold Mail Theft Case

COARSEGOLD – A Coarsegold woman was arrested by Madera County Sheriff’s deputies last week in connection with a rash of mail thefts. Beginning around November of 2017, the Sheriff’s Office received several calls for service in the Coarsegold area regarding thefts from residential mailbox clusters. Due to the recurring nature of these incidents, Madera County Sheriff’s Detectives initiated an investigation, ...

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Yosemite Program To Address Traffic Congestion

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is launching a pilot program to address traffic congestion. The program will be tested on the Highway 140 corridor on Thursday, April 26 to Sunday, April 29 and on Thursday, May 3 to Sunday, May 6, 2018. This pilot is an initiative to test a new way to pace and send vehicles to the Arch ...

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DUI Arrest After Crash On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD – A single-vehicle crash on Highway 41 this evening closed the southbound lane for over an hour and sent one man to jail for DUI. Just before 7 p.m., a CHP officer was southbound about two miles north of Yosemite Springs Parkway when he observed a northbound Volvo traveling at a high rate of speed. The officer u-turned and ...

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