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Supervisors Approve Special Election For Public Safety Tax

MADERA COUNTY — The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to hold a special election on Mar. 7, 2017, to put the proposed one-cent public safety tax before the voters of the unincorporated areas of Madera County. Revenues from the tax would be dedicated exclusively to funding the Madera County Fire Department and the Sheriff’s Office, split 80 percent to ...

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Madera County’s Newest Deputy Dog Wins Over The Crowd

NORTH FORK — Madera County’s newest K9 officer provided a demonstration last week for the group that helped to make his acquisition possible. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, members of the Friendship Circle at Grace Community Church in North Fork were honored with a special visit from Gastone, the 2-year-old Belgian Malinois whose purchase was made possible in part by the ...

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Downed Power Lines Close Highway 168 Near Prather

AUBERRY — Highway 168 near Prather has been closed in both directions for an estimated eight hours after a reported vehicle accident knocked power lines down across both lanes, according to CHP reports. The exact location is reported as near the Intermountain Nursery, and traffic is being diverted onto a detour route. Anyone traveling through the area should be prepared ...

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Assistant D.A. Angela Hill Receives Patriot Award

MADERA – Madera County Assistant District Attorney, Angela J. Hill, will be awarded the Patriot Award today at noon, from the United States Department of Defense, Office of Employers in Support of the Guard and Reserve. The Patriot Award is a selective award given to supervisors who show extraordinary support of employees participating in reserve service. The award will be ...

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Challenger Wins In Bass Lake School Board Race

BASS LAKE — Julie Greenwood has defeated incumbent Ron Bucheger for a seat on the Bass Lake Unified School District Board of Trustees for Area 3. Greenwood garnered 619 votes to Bucheger’s 297. Before the election, Greenwood shared with SNO that her time in classrooms has provided an insight into what a day in the life of a teacher is ...

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Downed Power Lines Block Highway 41 Near Fish Camp

FISH CAMP — Crews are at scene of downed power lines blocking both lanes of Highway 41 just north of Miami Mountain Road, south of the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. The roadway is closed in both directions at this time. At about 8:15 a.m., reports came in of power lines down, starting a couple spot fires on both sides ...

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Election Results For Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — Votes are still being counted at this hour in the Madera County election, and are being continuously updated at votemadera.com. For a complete tally of Madera County election results, click here. For state-wide results, click here.

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One-Way Traffic Control Continues On Highway 41

MOUNTAIN AREA — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) confirms that one-way traffic control will continue this week on State Route 41 in Mariposa County as part of a tree removal project taking place in Madera and Mariposa counties. The following one-way traffic control will take place (weather permitting): Beginning Monday, Nov. 7 and ending on Friday, Nov. 11, one-way traffic control will ...

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Mobile District Hours Include Tree Mortality Specialist

COUNTY — If you have questions for your local government representatives or you’re seeking information on tree mortality, stop by one of two upcoming mobile district office hours scheduled by the offices of Senator Tom Berryhill and Assemblyman Frank Bigelow. Staff will be available to hear from the public and a tree mortality specialist will be on-hand to offer answers, as well. The joint office ...

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D.A. Assigns Investigators To “Protect the Vote”

COUNTY — Madera County District Attorney David A. Linn announced on Tuesday, Nov. 1 that at least two armed investigators will be stationed at the central count location during the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 8, election day.  All other investigators will be available for dispatch to any polling place that requires assistance. D.A. Linn says investigators are frequently used for ...

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