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Still Time To Register To Vote

COUNTY — Voting by mail has already begun and it is important that every taxpayer be counted. If you or any of your contacts are not registered to vote, let them know the deadline is Monday, Oct. 24. They can register online, here http://registertovote.ca.gov. The deadline to register or re-register to vote for any election is 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the ...

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Yosemite Ceremony Welcomes New Sister Parks

YOSEMITE — On Thursday, Sept. 29, Yosemite National Park signed three new sister park agreements with Cumbres de Monterrey National Park in Mexico, Blue Mountains National Park in Australia, and Wadi Rum Protected Area in Jordan. Park officials joined Yosemite Acting Superintendent Linda Mazzu to sign a formal agreement between each park and Yosemite, which cemented a formal relationship as ...

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Firefighters Stop Vehicle Fire From Spreading To Wildland

COARSEGOLD — Just before 2:30 p.m. today engines responded to reports of a vehicle fire on Road 400 just south of Road 415. Sandy and Barry Beeson were inside their home in the 32000 block of Road 400 when they heard a loud boom. Barry ran outside and saw flames shooting up from beyond their front gate. A woman from Coarsegold told CHP that her ...

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DSA Raises Over $100,000 For Madera Sheriff K9 Program

MADERA COUNTY — The newly reinvigorated K9 program at the Madera County Sheriff’s Office has just received another major financial boost with the donation of over $24,000. Chief Civil Deputy Mike Motz, president of the Madera County Deputy Sheriff’s Association (DSA), presented a check for $24,300 to the Board of Supervisors this morning, bringing their fundraising total for the K9 ...

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Fallen Boulders Close SR-120

MONO COUNTY — State Route 120 / Tioga Pass in Mono County remains closed today due to large boulders that fell onto the roadway, according to the state Department of Transportation. Caltrans is working to remove the rocks and reopen the road as soon as possible. For road conditions call Caltrans 800/427-7623. Due to snow, SR-120 is currently closed from ...

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Sheriff’s Local Crime Log Through Oct. 16

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Oct. 10 to Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016: Oakhurst minor assaulted  On Monday, Oct. 10 at 9:44 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 49000 block of Road 427 (School Road) regarding a report of a minor being slapped by an adult. Report taken, evidence ...

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One-Way Traffic Control Continues On SR-41

FISH CAMP — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) says one-way traffic control will continue this week on State Route 41 just south of Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County, as part of a tree removal project taking place in Madera and Mariposa counties. Weather permitting, says Caltrans, the following one-way traffic control will take place: Beginning Monday, Oct. 17 and ending on ...

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Rain May Be Headed For Sacata Fire

FRESNO COUNTY — Crews continue their work on the Sacata Fire, burning north of Pine Flat Reservoir in tall grass, brush and native oaks. The fire, which was reported at 1 p.m. on Oct. 11, is now estimated at 1,959 acres with 50 percent containment. There are currently 561 personnel assigned to the incident, including 24 engines, 8 helicopters, 4 ...

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Madera County Considers Vote To Fund Fire And Sheriff

MADERA COUNTY — With a Public Safety Tax proposed for a special election in March 2017, efforts to educate the public and gather feedback are well underway. Last night at a Town Hall meeting in Ahwahnee, Georgiena Vivian of VRPA Technologies, made a presentation about the proposed tax, why it is needed, and how the funds would be collected, administered ...

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Two-Vehicle Crash At North Fork’s 3-Way Stop

NORTH FORK – The intersection between North Fork and South Fork was the scene of an accident this morning, as one driver apparently failed to stop at the intersection of Roads 225 and 274. At 10:43 a.m., first responders were called out to reports of a two-vehicle crash at the 3-way stop near the Mono Museum. According to initial reports, ...

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