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Madera County Votes No On Public Safety Measure

MADERA COUNTY — With all of the votes counted, the citizens of the unincorporated areas of Madera County have voted “no” on Measure L — a one-cent sales tax that would have been dedicated to fire protection and the Sheriff’s Office. The vote was 44 percent voting yes, and 56 percent voting no. A two-thirds majority was needed for the ...

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Vote On Measure L – Special Election This Tuesday

MADERA COUNTY — The polls will be open on Tuesday, Mar. 7, for residents of the unincorporated areas of Madera County to vote on Measure L — a one-cent public safety sales tax to fund the Fire Department and the Sheriff’s Office. On Election Day, the polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. See below for ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Mar. 5

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 27 to Sunday, Mar. 5, 2017: Oakhurst burglary On Monday, Feb. 27 at 9:04 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 45000 block of N. Oakview Drive regarding a report of stolen medication from the garage. Report taken and case closed ...

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Winter Storm Warning For Sierra Nevada Mountains

SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS — The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow in the Sierra from Yosemite to Kings Canyon. The heavy snow warning is in effect from 10 p.m. Saturday to 10 p.m Sunday, with snow expected to begin Saturday evening and become heavy at times Sunday morning and afternoon, diminishing Sunday ...

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Oakhurst College Hosts Feedback Forum On New Campus

OAKHURST – Oakhurst Community College Center (OCCC) will host a community feedback forum for residents interested in providing recommendations for the educational goals and/or physical facility features they would like to see considered for the proposed new campus. Participants will have the opportunity to provide direct feedback on the expansion of instructional programs, student support services, community use and facility ...

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The History Mystery #50

RAYMOND — This month we have two items we would like folks to check out and see if they know what they are or what they were used for. They were donated by local museum visitors and came from old family homes. We have had many guesses but no definitive answer. The board item looks homemade and the green metal ...

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Help For Homeowners With Flood-Damaged Wells

CENTRAL SIERRA — Due to the recent flooding events in California there is the likelihood that some private household water wells may be damaged or contaminated. Pumps and electrical components can be damaged from floodwaters, silt and debris, posing electrical safety hazards. Contamination of your drinking water during flooding events is a significant health threat. Water from a flooded well should not ...

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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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Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

CENTRAL SIERRA — The Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit wants to remind everyone that on Sunday, Mar. 12, daylight saving time begins. When you set your clocks forward one hour, they also suggest you make another change that could save your life: change the battery in your smoke alarm. A working smoke alarm provides an early warning of a fire and critical extra seconds for you ...

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Painting Workshop With Trowzers Akimbo

NORTH FORK — Have you dreamed of becoming a proficient painter in oils, acrylics, watercolor, or pastels? Here is your chance to learn from an accomplished artist. Trowzers Akimbo will give expert instruction in your medium, at the Artists’ Loft in the North Fork Studio. All levels of proficiency are welcome — even beginners are great for this workshop. “We may ...

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