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Two-Thirds Of Madera County Fire Stations Are Not Manned

MADERA COUNTY – Most people are likely not aware that the majority of Madera County fire stations are not manned, and sit empty until the Paid Call Firefighters (PCFs or Volunteers) assigned to those stations are called up. People also may not realize that there is only one firefighter on duty in Oakhurst, and that the first engines they see ...

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Hazard Tree Work Resumes Along Forest Roads and Trails

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – On Feb. 14, the Sierra National Forest began work on a number of roadside public safety and forest health projects in Eastern Madera and Mariposa counties. With the recent heavy rains making targeted areas inaccessible or the work too dangerous, crews had to wait for conditions to improve, and are now resuming operations. “We’re excited to ...

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Eastern Madera County Job Fair In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — The Workforce Development Board of Madera County invites businesses to participate in the upcoming Eastern Madera County Job Fair. The job fair is on Thursday, Mar. 23, at the Oakhurst Community Center, located at 39800 Road 425B. Looking to fill immediate vacancies? Looking to build a pool of applicants for future job openings? Interested in the resources and ...

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Crash On Icy Curve Slows Morning Traffic On Road 200

NORTH FORK — Icy roads and speeds too fast for conditions likely contributed to a single-vehicle crash just west of Bass Fork Minit Market this morning. Just after 7 a.m., reports came in of a solo vehicle off the roadway on Road 200 just west of Hadley Road. A neighbor heard the crash and hurried to the scene to assist ...

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Madera County Sheriff Lifts Evacuation Advisories

MADERA COUNTY — The Sheriff’s Office has announced that all evacuation advisories for areas of Madera County affected by recent heavy rains, have been lifted. Residents in the low-lying areas of North Fork been under a pre-evacuation advisory since Monday. Everyone living in areas prone to flooding is cautioned to remain vigilant as rains are forecast to return by the ...

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Car Catches Fire As New Owner Drives It Home

NORTH FORK — A woman who had just purchased a 2001 Saturn didn’t get to enjoy it long before it caught fire and burned to the ground. At 6:30 p.m., firefighters and CHP were dispatched to reports of a car on fire on Bonnie B Road (Road 224) just north of Wilcox Drive. When crews arrived at scene they found ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Feb. 19

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 13 to Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017: Fish Camp lost firearm On Monday, Feb. 13 at 4:33 p.m. a deputy was dispatched via telephone for a reported;y lost firearm. There are no leads in this case, and report was written and the ...

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Pre-Evacuation Advisory Issued For Areas Of North Fork

NORTH FORK —  Once again, residents of the low-lying areas of North Fork are being told to be prepared to evacuate if conditions warrant. There has been an increased discharge of water from Bass Lake. With this information, the Sheriff’s Office is issuing a Pre-Evacuation Advisory for the following areas: -Road 222 between Railroad Grade Road and Road 200 -Road ...

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Winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect

CENTRAL SIERRA — A winter storm warning remains in effect for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon – Tulare County Mountains, until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for areas above 7,000 feet. Heavy snow and blowing snow are expected, with accumulations of 20 to 40 inches from Kings Canyon ...

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North Fork Boosters Host Citizen Of The Year Dinner

NORTH FORK — The community of North Fork will name its Citizen of the Year for 2016 at a dinner and celebration on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Town Hall. This is the 38th year that the community will gather to celebrate its most honored citizen — someone chosen as being representative of the spirit of service and giving that ...

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