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Second Installment Of Property Taxes Due April 10

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office reminds property owners that the second installment of the 2016-2017 property taxes will become delinquent after Apr. 10th. A 10 percent penalty and $20 cost will be added to each parcel if taxes are not paid by the due date. For new property owners, if you have not received your tax ...

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Mariposa Biomass Project Awarded $5 Million CEC Grant

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Biomass Project (MBP) is substantially closer to achieving its goal of building a 2.4 Megawatt biomass facility in the town of Mariposa. The California Energy Commission announced Friday that the Mariposa Biomass Project, with the Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) as project administrator, won a $5 million Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) grant to construct a ...

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Flag Barn Property Sold To Community Medical Centers

MADERA COUNTY — The land surrounding an iconic red, white and blue flag-painted barn on Highway 41 has been sold, with long-term future plans to turn the property into a much-needed hospital for the area. “We’re thrilled that Community Medical Centers (CMC) has purchased our 200-acre flag barn property at the northeast corner of Highway 41 and Avenue 12,” McCaffrey ...

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Hillview To Break Ground On New Water Treatment Plant

OAKHURST — Hillview Water Company (HWC) recently announced awarding a $2 million contract to Hobbs Construction, of Fresno, to build the Sierra Lakes uranium, arsenic, iron, and manganese water treatment plant. The existing tanks on Road 426 at the current Sierra Lakes facility will be removed and replaced by an all-new facility. “We are pleased to have Hobbs Construction as our ...

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Public Meeting On North Fork Roundabout Project

NORTH FORK — The public is invited to attend a meeting concerning the North Fork Roundabout Project on Thursday, Mar. 30, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Rancheria Community Center. The Madera County Public Works Department has begun the work for design of a roundabout at the intersection of Road 274 and Road 225 between North Fork and South ...

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Hazard Tree Removal Continues On Highway 41

OAKHURST — Here’s your reminder about delays north of town on Highway 41 this week, as Caltrans reports that hazard tree removal continues. Traffic control/road closure is in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Tree removal will continue at mile marker 43.1, about one mile north of Cedar Valley Road. The crews will work moving north from there on ...

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$3 Million More For Local Hazard Tree Removal

MOUNTAIN AREA — The massive hazard tree removal project that has been underway along Highway 41 and Highway 49 in the foothills since last fall has been given the funding to continue, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Caltrans spokesman Cory Burkarth announced today that $3 million more in funding has been allocated for the project, and operations are ...

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Bone Found At Chukchansi Construction Site Is Human

COARSEGOLD — With construction halted on the construction site of the new Chukchansi Crossing fuel stop on Highway 41 at Lucky Lane, the investigation into the origin of a fragment of bone found yesterday continues. According to a report from ABC30, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that the bone found yesterday morning at the site is a human ...

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Work On Chukchansi Station Halted With Discovery Of Bone Fragment

COARSEGOLD — Construction work was stopped Wednesday morning on the new Chukchansi Crossing fuel station on Highway 41 at Lucky Lane when a Tribal Cultural Technician uncovered what appears to be a fragment of a human bone, according to Chukchansi Tribal Chairwoman Claudia Gonzales. “All construction on tribal lands of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California is carefully ...

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Veteran Prosecutor Seeks To Unseat Madera Co. District Attorney

MADERA COUNTY — The prosecutor who won the conviction of the Yosemite Lakes Park arsonists has now set her sights on the job of chief law enforcement officer in Madera County. Former Madera County Supervising Deputy District Attorney Sally Moreno has announced that she will be running for the job of District Attorney in 2018. “Madera County is a big ...

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