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Work Continues On Damaged Roads In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Caltrans District 10 continues to work on the washout on Highway 132, and the CHP reports nearly two-dozen roads closed or affected by the massive rain event a week ago. Floodwater sliced through State Route 132 in northern Mariposa County, during the recent violent storms, creating a 50-foot gap between the two stretches of roadway. The gaping ...

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Spring Arrives In Yosemite’s Tuolumne Meadows

Written by Laura and Rob Pilewski – Spring has arrived in Tuolumne Meadows. This week, the weather held (in chronological order):  rain, heavy snow, thundersnow, southwest wind, northeast wind and, now, sun. The low-density snow that fell at the end of the storm made for some fine, but ephemeral, powder ski conditions. The last two days, a significant upslope wind ...

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Debate For Madera County District Attorney In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Democratic Club is hosting a debate between the three candidates for Madera County District Attorney on Thursday, Apr. 26. Candidates for District Attorney are incumbent David Linn, and challengers Sally Moreno, former Madera County Supervising Deputy District Attorney for Madera County, now at the D.A.’s office in Fresno; and Madera County Senior Deputy District Attorney Paul ...

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Check Out Madera County’s Newly Designed Website

MADERA – Madera County is pleased to announce the launch of their newly redesigned website: www.maderacounty.com. The new site has a fresh new look and was designed with the needs of county residents in mind. The user-friendly navigation provides streamlined menu options and improved access to County services and information. Prior to redesigning the website, a survey was distributed to ...

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Two People Missing Following Flooding In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has been searching for two missing from the Mar. 22 storm/ flooding event. Missing Person Details: Carol Brown, 72, of Catheys Valley On Mar. 22 at approximately 5 p.m., Carol left her house to check on horses due to the heavy rain and flooding. When Carol did not return back to the house ...

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Yosemite Conservancy Provides $12.5 Million To Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Conservancy is providing $12.5 million in support to Yosemite National Park to improve the Bridalveil Fall visitor experience, rebuild a section of the trail around Tenaya Lake and collect data using 3-D aerial mapping to improve resource management parkwide, and 34 other projects funded in 2018. “We want everyone’s visit to Yosemite to be inspiring, just like ...

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Debate Set For District Attorney And Supervisor Candidates

NORTH FORK – Sierra News Online and the North Fork Boosters will host a debate between the 2018 candidates for Madera County District Attorney and District 5 Supervisor on Friday, Apr. 20, at 6 p.m. at the North Fork Town Hall. Candidates for District Attorney are incumbent David Linn, and challengers Sally Moreno, former Madera County Supervising Deputy District Attorney ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Mar. 25

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 19 to Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018. Coarsegold public intoxication On Monday, Mar. 19 at 12:38 a.m. a deputy responded to the 46500 block of Lucky Lane regarding a subject who was highly intoxicated and causing a disturbance at the business. This subject ...

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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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Oakhurst Man Arrested With Help From Surveillance Photos

FRESNO – Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested Bryan Gammell, 54, of Oakhurst, and Cory Scow, 46, of Friant on multiple felony charges related to burglary, possession of stolen property and being felons prohibited from possessing guns or ammunition. Both have been booked into the Fresno County Jail. On Monday, Mar. 19, a person reported to the Fresno County Sheriff’s ...

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