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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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Early Morning Car Fire Damages Downtown Businesses

NORTH FORK — This morning at about 1:30 a.m., a car burst into flames in front of Jennie’s Garden Store, next to Bob McKee’s Hardware Store in downtown North Fork. McKee was notified by his alarm company and he raced down to the store. Upon arrival, he found that a car was fully engulfed in flames just under the overhang ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Mar. 26

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 20 to Sunday, Mar. 26, 2017: Coarsegold disturbance On Monday, Mar. 20 at 2:42 a.m. a deputy was flagged down at the 46000 block of Lucky Lane regarding a disturbance. The deputy made contact with the female causing the disturbance and ...

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Yosemite Conservancy Provides $12 Million To Yosemite NP

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Conservancy is providing $12 million in support to Yosemite National Park for 34 projects in 2017 including building a new trail to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias along a historic stage-coach route, restoring bee, butterfly and hummingbird habitat, and studying species in Ackerson Meadow, the newest area of the park. “Incredible work is being done in ...

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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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Four-Vehicle Accident Causes Backup On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — A four-vehicle accident blocked the northbound lane of Highway 41 for over an hour this evening just north of Yosemite Springs Parkway. Just before 9 p.m., a driver was southbound in a GMC Yukon entering the curve approaching Mecca Lane. According to CHP, the driver of the Yukon drifted across the double yellow lines and into oncoming traffic ...

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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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Have You Seen This Man?

MADERA COUNTY — The family of this man is asking for help in locating him. He has been missing for nearly two weeks. Jonathan Carr was last seen in Madera on Saturday, Mar. 11. He is 6 feet tall, 175 lbs. and has blond hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call the Madera Police Department at ...

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Report Trash To CRCD For Clean-Up

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Have you walked or driven by a once-pristine spot in the forest, only to shake your head because it’s littered with trash? If so, you may want to contact the Coarsegold Resource Conservation District (CRCD). The CRCD is asking for the public’s help in identifying such areas, because they can distribtute funds to solve that problem. “Right now, we ...

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Suspects Arrested For Stolen Property, Drugs, Child Endangerment

COARSEGOLD — The Madera Special Investigations Unit and detectives from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a residence in the Yosemite Lakes Park (YLP) area on Friday, Mar. 17. Subsequently, two arrests were made, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Nelson Mendez, 34, and Tiffany Quarles, 29, were arrested for being in possession of $1,000 dollars worth of ...

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