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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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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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Glacier Point Road Closure In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — The Glacier Point Road will be closed to public access at the end of Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area’s last day of the season – Sunday, Apr. 2. The gate at Chinquapin will be closed and locked at 7 p.m. that evening. The road will be open to administrative traffic only to Badger. Roads crews will begin snow ...

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Second Installment Of Property Taxes Due April 10

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office reminds property owners that the second installment of the 2016-2017 property taxes will become delinquent after Apr. 10th. A 10 percent penalty and $20 cost will be added to each parcel if taxes are not paid by the due date. For new property owners, if you have not received your tax ...

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Mariposa Biomass Project Awarded $5 Million CEC Grant

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Biomass Project (MBP) is substantially closer to achieving its goal of building a 2.4 Megawatt biomass facility in the town of Mariposa. The California Energy Commission announced Friday that the Mariposa Biomass Project, with the Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) as project administrator, won a $5 million Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) grant to construct a ...

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Flag Barn Property Sold To Community Medical Centers

MADERA COUNTY — The land surrounding an iconic red, white and blue flag-painted barn on Highway 41 has been sold, with long-term future plans to turn the property into a much-needed hospital for the area. “We’re thrilled that Community Medical Centers (CMC) has purchased our 200-acre flag barn property at the northeast corner of Highway 41 and Avenue 12,” McCaffrey ...

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Hillview To Break Ground On New Water Treatment Plant

OAKHURST — Hillview Water Company (HWC) recently announced awarding a $2 million contract to Hobbs Construction, of Fresno, to build the Sierra Lakes uranium, arsenic, iron, and manganese water treatment plant. The existing tanks on Road 426 at the current Sierra Lakes facility will be removed and replaced by an all-new facility. “We are pleased to have Hobbs Construction as our ...

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Public Meeting On North Fork Roundabout Project

NORTH FORK — The public is invited to attend a meeting concerning the North Fork Roundabout Project on Thursday, Mar. 30, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Rancheria Community Center. The Madera County Public Works Department has begun the work for design of a roundabout at the intersection of Road 274 and Road 225 between North Fork and South ...

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Hazard Tree Removal Continues On Highway 41

OAKHURST — Here’s your reminder about delays north of town on Highway 41 this week, as Caltrans reports that hazard tree removal continues. Traffic control/road closure is in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Tree removal will continue at mile marker 43.1, about one mile north of Cedar Valley Road. The crews will work moving north from there on ...

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