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Community Grant Program Open For Applications

MADERA COUNTY – Applications for the 2013 Community Grant Program of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians and Madera County are now available and due on or before Mar. 1, 2013. “I cannot begin to explain how beneficial the Community Grant Program has been to Madera County,” said Max Rodriguez, Chairman of the Madera County Board of Supervisors. “These ...

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Court Denies Injunction Against North Fork Casino Project

MADERA COUNTY – The U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. has denied the petition filed by Stand Up For California!* for a preliminary injunction to stop the transfer of 305 acres near Madera into trust for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians, for the purpose of building a casino/hotel.   The Court also concluded that the plaintiffs – Stand ...

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Birding at Eastman Lake Through April

MADERA COUNTY – Birding enthusiasts or nature lovers in general are invited to head over to Eastman Lake on the second Saturday of each month through April for a chance to spot numerous species of birds. Eastman Lake, located in the foothills of Madera County almost equidistant between the city of Madera and the town of Coarsegold, is home to ...

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Board Of Supervisors Consider Raising Dump Fees

MADERA – The Madera County Board of Supervisors will be discussing increasing fees at the North Fork and Fairmead Landfills at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers in the Madera County Government Center, 200 West Fourth Street in Madera, at 10 a.m.

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Road Projects Include New Bridge On Road 425B

MADERA COUNTY – The project to replace the bridge on Road 425B, just off Road 426, is about to get underway. “We have the funding in place, the bridge is designed and ready to go,” said County Road Comissioner Johannes Hoevertsz. “We are awaiting a single audit to receive the state and federal funding, which we anticipate will take about ...

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Camarena Health Annual Scholarship Fundraiser

MADERA – Camarena Health will be holding its 19th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Luncheon and Raffle on Friday, Feb. 8. The purpose of this event is to raise money to support a longstanding scholarship program within local communities. Camarena Health is offering a Tri-Tip lunch with all of the fixins’ from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Italo-American Club Hall ...

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Here's What Your Firefighters Have Been Up To This Week

MADERA COUNTY – We all know that when we dial 911, someone is going to come and help. Whether it’s a fire, or a wreck or someone suffering a heart attack, our local firefighters and EMTs are there to respond. So who are these people? When you come across an accident or a fire, you see lots of big red ...

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Learn About Another Culture – Host A Foreign Exchange Student

ST. PAUL, MINN. – U.S. representatives of an international student exchange network are seeking qualified for local families willing to host young people from overseas, for a period of 5 to10 months, beginning in the fall. Applications for hosting are available now through Nacel Open Door, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to international understanding and language education. Nacel Open Door ...

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First Death From Flu In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY – Public Health Director Van Do-Reynoso is reporting that one person has died in Madera County due to the flu, and encourages everyone to take precautions and get vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta say that this is one of the worst flu seasons ever. The best protection against the flu is a flu ...

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Huell Charmed Everyone At The Sugar Pine Railroad

Submitted by Dale Clugston FISH CAMP – His interviewing style has many descriptions. Traditional and unflashy, awestruck curiosity and a relentless enthusiasm. I agree with all of that and maybe a couple of more. He was genuine and a true gentleman. I met Huell Howser when he visited the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad several years ago. Huell showed up ...

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