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Update On CA-41 Construction Schedule

MADERA COUNTY — Commuters and others wondering what traffic will look like on Highway 41 in the coming weeks now have additional answers, as California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) project manager Anand Kapoor just released an updated schedule for construction on the passing lanes project currently underway. The construction project will add passing lanes in both directions along 1.7 miles ...

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Temporary Closure Of Glacier Point Road

YOSEMITE — Well, we were all excited about the opening of Glacier Point Road in Yosemite this past Tuesday, but word out of the park is that it will be closed down temporarily until the effects of the predicted storm system over the next few days. Due to the forecasted incoming weather which includes snow to around 7,000 feet and ...

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Glacier Point Road Opens For Season In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — The Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park will open for the season to automobile traffic on, Tuesday, Apr. 19, at 9 a.m. The Glacier Point Store will not be open yet, but sources say it should open in early May. Vault toilets will be available for visitors before then. Bridalveil Creek Campground is closed, and will open ...

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Scam Claims You Owe Unpaid Property Tax

MADERA COUNTY – If you’ve been contacted and threatened with losing your property in a tax auction, the County wants to hear from you. Madera County Treasurer/Tax Collector Tracy Kennedy is warning residents about a scam being perpetrated on people by threatening homeowners with having their homes sold at auction. “It has come to our attention that individuals are contacting ...

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Ceremony Honors Those Lost In The Line Of Duty

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County will honor the Peace Officers who have died in the line of duty in 2015 at the 9th annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony on Tuesday, May 10, at noon. Sheriff Jay Varney will host the event, which will include the California Highway Patrol and other regional law enforcement agencies, and include the laying of a ...

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Madera County Receives Cal Fire Funds To Plant Trees

SACRAMENTO – Cal Fire along with California ReLeaf, has announced that community groups across the state will receive $385,000 in funding for tree planting projects through the California ReLeaf 2016 Social Equity Tree Planting Program. Individual grants range from $18,500 to $70,000 and were funded by a grant awarded by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) ...

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Sold Out Crowd At Madera State Of The County Event

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Economic Development Commission (MCEDC) held their annual State of the County Luncheon on Mar. 31. A record crowd of over 220 people listened to commentaries on Eastern Madera County, the City of Chowchilla, the City of Madera and the County of Madera. Darin Soukup and Joelle Leder representing the Eastern Madera County Chamber Alliance ...

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Blasting Scheduled For CA-41 Passing Lane Project

MADERA COUNTY — As the construction project to widen a stretch of Highway 41 in the foothills continues to move along, officials say blasting will begin soon, along with anticipated delays. According to Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Project Manager Anand Kapoor, contractor Teichert Construction plans to start blasting during the day beginning Monday, Apr. 25. “The blasting is expected to ...

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More Mountain Lion Attacks Near North Fork

NORTH FORK — Residents in the North Fork area are once again reporting the loss of pets and livestock due to mountain lion predation. Kat Rudd, a resident of Three Springs, contacted Fish & Wildlife due to a brazen attack on Apr. 3, as several people were enjoying an evening just outside a home on the organic farm on Road ...

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