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$3 Million More For Local Hazard Tree Removal

MOUNTAIN AREA — The massive hazard tree removal project that has been underway along Highway 41 and Highway 49 in the foothills since last fall has been given the funding to continue, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Caltrans spokesman Cory Burkarth announced today that $3 million more in funding has been allocated for the project, and operations are ...

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Bone Found At Chukchansi Construction Site Is Human

COARSEGOLD — With construction halted on the construction site of the new Chukchansi Crossing fuel stop on Highway 41 at Lucky Lane, the investigation into the origin of a fragment of bone found yesterday continues. According to a report from ABC30, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that the bone found yesterday morning at the site is a human ...

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Work On Chukchansi Station Halted With Discovery Of Bone Fragment

COARSEGOLD — Construction work was stopped Wednesday morning on the new Chukchansi Crossing fuel station on Highway 41 at Lucky Lane when a Tribal Cultural Technician uncovered what appears to be a fragment of a human bone, according to Chukchansi Tribal Chairwoman Claudia Gonzales. “All construction on tribal lands of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California is carefully ...

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Veteran Prosecutor Seeks To Unseat Madera Co. District Attorney

MADERA COUNTY — The prosecutor who won the conviction of the Yosemite Lakes Park arsonists has now set her sights on the job of chief law enforcement officer in Madera County. Former Madera County Supervising Deputy District Attorney Sally Moreno has announced that she will be running for the job of District Attorney in 2018. “Madera County is a big ...

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Repairs Continue On Big Oak Flat Road

YOSEMITE — After being closed for nearly three weeks for major repairs, Highway 41 into Yosemite reopened yesterday afternoon to one-way traffic. However, Highway 120 remains closed due to severe road damage. Yosemite National Park continues work to repair the Big Oak Flat Road (continuation of Highway 120 ) leading to Yosemite Valley. Severe winter storms have impacted the road ...

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Highway 41 To Yosemite Is Open Again

FISH CAMP — Good news for residents, commuters, skiers and all Yosemite-lovers: the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) reports that a stretch of Highway 41 that was closed back in February has been rebuilt and is open as of Sunday, Mar. 12. “State Route 41 north of Fish Camp is being paved now and will reopen to one-way traffic control sometime ...

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Public Comment Open For Sheriff’s OHV Grant Request

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s office is preparing to submit the department’s annual Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant request. The application will be available for a 30-day review by the public beginning on Mar. 7 and ending at 5 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 3. This period provides an opportunity for the public to review and provide comments to ...

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Sheriff Seeks Civic-Minded Residents For Hazard Plan Update

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services (Sheriff’s OES) invites the public to get involved in helping your community be hazard-ready. Your participation is requested in updating the Sheriff’s OES 2011 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan on Wednesday, Mar. 15. Floods, drought, wildfires, earthquakes, and severe weather are just a few of the hazards of concern to ...

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Alcohol And Tobacco More Available Than Milk And Fresh Fruit

MARIPOSA – Recently released research shows that in Mariposa County the availability of e-cigarettes and vaping devices has increased by 65% since 2013. This finding is part of new research released on the availability and marketing of tobacco products, alcohol, condoms and healthy and unhealthy food options in California stores that sell tobacco. Throughout California, health advocates held 13 press events ...

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Madera County Votes No On Public Safety Measure

MADERA COUNTY — With all of the votes counted, the citizens of the unincorporated areas of Madera County have voted “no” on Measure L — a one-cent sales tax that would have been dedicated to fire protection and the Sheriff’s Office. The vote was 44 percent voting yes, and 56 percent voting no. A two-thirds majority was needed for the ...

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