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Emadco Reverses Plans For Rate Increase, Says Rates Will Decrease

MOUNTAIN AREA — On the heels of a recent announcement that rates would soon increase, the waste disposal service company for Madera County, Emadco Disposal Inc., has announced that customers can instead look forward to a decrease in rates, at least for now. In an article posted on June 16, Emadco advised customers to expect an increase of 6.92 percent ...

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Fire Burning On Sierra National Forest Near Central Camp

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Just after 1 p.m. today as crews were beginning mop-up on a series of fires that sparked along Highway 41 in Coarsegold, crews were called to respond to a report of fire burning on the Sierra National Forest, 4.6 miles up Central Camp Road. The fire was called in by a North Fork resident who owns ...

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Multiple Fires Along Highway 41 Quickly Contained

MADERA COUNTY — Just before noon today, firefighters were dispatched to reports of several small fires burning along Highway 41 near the 22 Mile House. Those fires were quickly handled, just as reports began coming in of several spot fires on Deadwood near Road 420, and resources were diverted. One southbound lane of Highway 41 was closed to allow engines ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through June 25

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 19 to Sunday, June 25, 2017: Ahwahnee Coroner’s case On Monday, June 19 at 10:15 a.m. a deputy responded to a delayed Coroner’s case with the primary physician stipulating to the decedent’s cause of death. This was a natural death case ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Meet Pecan

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption program introduces likely Vizsla/pit bull-mix, Pecan: Hi! I’m a super-sweet girl with an amazingly calm yet go-with-the-flow energy. I weigh between 50 and 60 pounds. The ACT team thinks I am a Vizsla-mix because I have half a tail and a beautiful red/golden coloring. Vizslas originated in Hungary and are known as ...

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Grand Opening Of Oakhurst Spirits Craft Distillery & Gallery

OAKHURST — Rather than retiring, Ally and Mike Benbrook say they’ve decided to reinvent themselves. That’s a good thing for the foothills and anyone who decides to stop into their new destination location, Oakhurst Spirits Distillery, Art Gallery and Gift Shop. It’s easy to spend time at Oakhurst Spirits: take a tour of the distillery led by Navy-man Mike, hang ...

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Coffee With A Cop At Cool Bean

OAKHURST — How can local Law Enforcement assist you? Coffee with a Cop is as simple as it sounds. It’s a chance to meet your local officers and have a cup of coffee with them. Questions or concerns? Bring them to The Cool Bean on Thursday morning. There are no agendas at this event, just an opportunity to ask questions, ...

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Biking With Bob: Battlefields Of The Civil War

Editor’s Note: Longtime Oakhurst resident Bob Kaspar continues his epic ride across the United States from California to his hometown in Massachusetts. We lost track of Bob for a week or so. Now we know why. He’s been busy. The Kentucky countryside is dotted with stately old tobacco barns.  They are all painted flat black and many have been re-purposed ...

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Fireworks Are Illegal In The Mountain Area

MARIPOSA – Did you know that possession of fireworks in our area can mean hefty fines and even jail time? The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) would like to remind Eastern Madera and Mariposa County residents of the very real fire danger and the consequences for the use of illegal fireworks. All fireworks, including “Safe and ...

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Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast

OAKHURST — One of the favorite events of the July 4th weekend is the Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, held beside the lake at the Cedar Valley Fire Station on Saturday, July 1, from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Not only does one get to enjoy a fantastic pancake breakfast with ham and sausage, eggs, juice and coffee, you ...

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