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DSA Raises Over $100,000 For Madera Sheriff K9 Program

MADERA COUNTY — The newly reinvigorated K9 program at the Madera County Sheriff’s Office has just received another major financial boost with the donation of over $24,000. Chief Civil Deputy Mike Motz, president of the Madera County Deputy Sheriff’s Association (DSA), presented a check for $24,300 to the Board of Supervisors this morning, bringing their fundraising total for the K9 ...

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Fallen Boulders Close SR-120

MONO COUNTY — State Route 120 / Tioga Pass in Mono County remains closed today due to large boulders that fell onto the roadway, according to the state Department of Transportation. Caltrans is working to remove the rocks and reopen the road as soon as possible. For road conditions call Caltrans 800/427-7623. Due to snow, SR-120 is currently closed from ...

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One-Way Traffic Control Continues On SR-41

FISH CAMP — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) says one-way traffic control will continue this week on State Route 41 just south of Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County, as part of a tree removal project taking place in Madera and Mariposa counties. Weather permitting, says Caltrans, the following one-way traffic control will take place: Beginning Monday, Oct. 17 and ending on ...

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Madera County Considers Vote To Fund Fire And Sheriff

MADERA COUNTY — With a Public Safety Tax proposed for a special election in March 2017, efforts to educate the public and gather feedback are well underway. Last night at a Town Hall meeting in Ahwahnee, Georgiena Vivian of VRPA Technologies, made a presentation about the proposed tax, why it is needed, and how the funds would be collected, administered ...

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Tree Mortality Poses Threat During Coming Storms

CENTRAL SIERRA — As the first storm of the season moves toward Northern and Central California packing rain and gusty winds, PG&E is urging all their customers to be prepared, have a plan and prepare for potential power outages, and above all, be safe. With the severe tree mortality in the Central Sierra, residents in foothill communities face serious dangers ...

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Three-Way Stop In North Fork To Become Roundabout

NORTH FORK – The 3-way stop near the Mono Museum in North Fork will soon be completely redesigned and turned into a roundabout. On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the Madera County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Roads 274 and 225. The current 4-leg, 3-way stop allows for the eastbound, or ...

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New Equipment For Madera County Fire Department

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Fire Department benefited from several actions taken during Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors. First was a vote to accept a donation from the Paid Call Firefighters (PCFs) at Station 12 in Oakhurst of a 2017 F-450 Chassis XL 4×4 SD Super Cab truck purchased for $44,338. The vehicle will replace their current ...

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North Fork Breaks Ground On Bioenergy Facility

NORTH FORK — On Thursday Nov. 3, North Fork Community Power (NFCP) and Yosemite/Sequoia RC&D Council will be hosting a ground-breaking ceremony for the NFCP Bioenergy Facility at the Old Mill Site starting at 11 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m. The event will kick off with statements from government leaders and key project partners followed by a brief tour of ...

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One-Way Traffic Control On SR-41 Next Week

FISH CAMP — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) says one-way traffic control will continue next week on State Route 41 just south of Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County, as part of a tree removal project taking place in Madera and Mariposa counties. Weather permitting, says Caltrans, the following one-way traffic control will take place: Beginning Monday, Oct. 10 and ending ...

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Bigelow Named Champion Of Small Business

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, Assemblyman Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals) was recognized by the National Federation of Independent Business, which gave him a 100 percent rating in its legislative annual voting record for supporting small business. “As a representative of rural California and someone raised in a small business family, I understand the challenges facing small businesses in this state,” said Bigelow. ...

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