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Suspect Sought In Stabbing At Gas ‘N Stuff

NORTH FORK — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a stabbing in North Fork last week. On Feb. 14 at approximately 7:59 a.m., Deputy Jose Villegas of Madera County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service for a reported stabbing at Gas N Stuff service station, located at 33127 Road 222 ...

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Prescribed Burning Continues On Bass Lake Ranger District

OAKHURST – Sierra National Forest officials continue to implement the winter/spring burning program within the Bass Lake Ranger District. Projects will consist of two activities: pile burning, and understory burning. Prescribed fire is used to remove fuels created during tree mortality, timber harvest, and reforestation. The removal of these fuels provides a benefit by reducing the potential of a wildfire ...

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Felony Arrest for Criminal Threats in Oakhurst

OAKHURST – An Oakhurst man was arrested on Tuesday by sheriff’s deputies after threatening to kill his family, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. On Feb. 13, at approximately 7:55 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service in the 50000 block of Road 620 regarding a male subject who was shooting a gun outside his home ...

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Repairs On Mammoth Pool Road Complete, Roadway Open

NORTH FORK – The road construction that began in December on Minarets Road – also known as Mammoth Pool and Forest Road 4S81 – is now complete. This project consisted of two sites damaged during the winter storms of 2016/2017. This is the first two of many more projects to come, to repair and improve forest roads, say USFS officials. ...

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Reserve Your Seat Now For State Of The County Luncheon

MADERA COUNTY – Reserve your spot now for the State of the County Luncheon, scheduled for Wednesday, Mar. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Madera Municipal Golf Course. The State of the County event gives local City and County leaders an opportunity to talk about the status of their respective areas and allows the community an opportunity ...

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Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove Of Giant Sequoias Reopens In June

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park announces that the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will reopen to the public at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 15. The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias has been closed since July 2015 to complete a landmark restoration project. In partnership with Yosemite Conservancy, the National Park Service has been working to improve natural hydrology, construct ...

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Madera County And The ACLU Settle Lawsuit

MADERA — The County of Madera and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California settled a lawsuit on Wednesday regarding California’s open meeting law, the Ralph M. Brown Act. The ACLU filed suit in July of last year, alleging the County violated the Brown Act during a closed session item at a Board of Supervisors meeting on Mar. ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Feb. 11

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 5 to Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. Oakhurst domestic dispute On Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 2:39 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to Chapel Hill Drive regarding a domestic dispute. Upon arrival an investigation ensued and a report was taken for documentation. Coarsegold found ...

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Public Comment For Improvements To Bridalveil Fall Facilities

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park announces the release of the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment (Bridalveil Fall EA). The public comment period for the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment is currently open and will be open until Mar. 14. The Bridalveil Fall EA describes and analyzes two action alternatives to improve visitor services and facilities located near Bridalveil Fall. The ...

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YUSD Superintendent Greenberg On Paid Leave

OAKHURST — As of Friday, Feb. 9, Yosemite Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Cecelia Lynn Greenberg is on paid administrative leave from YUSD, according to a statement from the Board of Trustees. “All school business will continue and YUSD staff will be working together with Madera County Superintendent of Schools to assist with daily operations. Fred Cogan, Administrator on Special ...

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