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Madera County Weighs Water Issues

MADERA COUNTY – What would happen if the County were to sell your water district to a private company? Madera County has been exploring all the options to help improve service and upgrade systems in the County’s special water districts. To assist in developing a plan for the best course of action, the Board of Supervisors appointed a special committee ...

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Agency Receives Help To Assist Crime Victims

MADERA COUNTY – Victims of crime in Madera County will have some more financial support thanks to a donation from the California Prison Industry Authority (CalPia). The Community Action Partnership of Madera County has received a major donation from CalPia, a joint venture, operating at the Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) in Chowchilla, announced District Attorney Michael R. Keitz.

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Log Trucks Roll Down Highway 41

FISH CAMP – Where are all those logging trucks coming from? Or going to for that matter? All guessing aside, many of them are carrying logs from the Sugar Pine Fuels Reduction Project, along Highway 41 between Sugar Pine and Fish Camp.

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Mono Tribe To Pay Chukchansi To Mitigate Impact

MADERA COUNTY – The North Fork Mono Rancheria hopes to break ground on their new casino early next year. The 305-acre project is located adjacent to Highway 99, between Avenue 17 and 18, just north of Madera. Charles Banks-Altekruse, owner of CA Consulting, and Communications Team member for the North Fork Mono Rancheria, addressed a Town Hall meeting in Oakhurst ...

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Will Madera County Privatize Water Districts?

By Guest Columnist Marc Sobel – Privatization – Change of Direction The Board of Supervisors were poised to privatize the Special Water Districts. At least that was the impression that was left after the Sept. 24 meeting. A special committee held its first meeting on Nov. 7, where about 80 people attended. After a staff presentation which posed a wide ...

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It's Okay To Burn But You Need A Permit

CAL FIRE transitions into winter preparedness, burning now allowed in Madera County – Cooler weather and recent rains have prompted the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) to transition into winter staffing levels as of Monday, Nov. 19, at 8:00 a.m. Unit Chief Nancy Koerperich says the transition to winter preparedness allows CAL FIRE ...

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New System Serves Those Who Live Alone

MADERA COUNTY – Every year there are countless cases of people dying alone in their homes. Sometimes it is days or even weeks before anyone knows they are gone. Sheriff John Anderson is determined to afford these citizens some dignity.

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Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

Keep your family fire-safe with this one simple step – Daylight savings time ends this Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 a.m. When you set your clocks backward one hour, please make another change that could save your life – change the batteries in your smoke alarm and your carbon monoxide alarm, says Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit Chief Nancy Koerperich.

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And The Wall's Still Tumblin' Down

COARSEGOLD – Residents of this little village along Highway 41 have been trying for years to get something done about the eyesore and potentially dangerous “Great Wall of Coarsegold,” as it has become known. Throughout the various stages of its disintegration, residents and travelers along the highway have been greeted with the sight of bulging terraces, crumbling stone, and the ...

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People Make A Difference

Guest Columnist Susie Tomlinson invites everyone to “Keep Our Mountains Beautiful – Our country is a very special place. We have many natural resources, freedom, and opportunities. Despite these great attributes, many of us take them for granted. Recently I traveled to British Columbia, Canada on vacation. While traveling in B.C. I noticed that the people of this country value ...

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