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Missing Man Found Alive After Two-Day Search

MADERA COUNTY — A two-day Search & Rescue effort concluded with the very best of outcomes when a missing man was located in the Miami Motorcycle Trail area this morning. About 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a report that the parents of a 21-year-old man were unable to locate him in the forested ...

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SR-41 Passing Lanes Paving Starts Soon

MADERA COUNTY — Travelers can rest assured, knowing that blasting operations have concluded on the Highway 41 passing lanes project now under construction, according to the Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Caltrans’ Cory Burkharth confirmed today — there will not be any more blasting. “This week the contractor is placing aggregate base rock for the southbound widening lane,” says Burkharth. “Next ...

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Burn Permits Suspended In Mountain Area

MARIPOSA – While recent rains this winter and spring have been a welcome sight in California, drought conditions continue to increase fire danger in the region prompting Cal Fire to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties. This suspension took effect June 17, and bans all residential outdoor ...

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Delays For Road Striping on Highway 41

MOUNTAIN AREA — Prepare for some delays when traveling through Coarsegold and Oakhurst early next week, as crews will be out striping the road. On Tuesday and Wednesday, June 21 and 22, Caltrans will be painting on Highway 41 between Road 417 in Coarsegold, over Deadwood, to Highway 49 in Oakhurst. Painting will take place from approximately 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drivers are urged to allow extra time ...

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Busy Weekend In Yosemite During First Family’s Visit

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park anticipates an extremely busy weekend, as record visitation continues and the park prepares for President Obama’s historic visit to Yosemite June 17 – 19. The White House announced last week that the President and First Family will celebrate Father’s Day weekend with a family trip to Carlsbad Caverns and Yosemite National Parks. “We are honored ...

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Yosemite Hosts Delegation From Germany’s Sister Park

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park managers will be hosting a delegation from Sister Park, Berchtesgaden National Park in Germany, from June 19 to 25. During the visit, park managers will exchange ideas and practices and further the Sister Park Arrangement. Berchtesgaden is located in the southern mountains of Germany near the Austrian border, a region famous for the filming of iconic ...

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President And First Family To Visit Yosemite

YOSEMITE — The White House has announced that President Obama and the First Family will visit Yosemite National Park next week, some time between Friday and Saturday. The president’s visit will celebrate the 100th anniversary of America’s national park system, and the trip will also include a visit to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. A post on the White House’s ...

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Madera County Re-Offers Unsold Parcels

MADERA – The Madera County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office will conduct an online tax sale from July 30 to Aug. 2, at www.bid4assets.com. This sale will be re-offering unsold parcels from the previous online tax sale conducted on May 23. “Our annual online tax auction concluded Monday, May 23, 2016,” says Madera County Tax Collector-Treasurer Tracy Kennedy, “but unfortunately not all ...

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