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State And Local Agencies Meet To Discuss Tree Mortality Issues

MADERA – The Central Sierra is ground zero for tree mortality in California, and agencies from across the state are learning from local challenges. Madera County continues to lead conversations and share information with both decision makers and the public. The California Local Agency Formation Commission (CALAFCo) hosted its annual conference at Tenaya Lodge last week where approximately 250 decision ...

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Late Night Fire Destroys Coarsegold Home

COARSEGOLD – A Coarsegold family was driven from their home last night by a fire that destroyed much of the 3,000 sq. ft. structure. At about 11:30 p.m., firefighters were called out to a home in the 45000 block of Windmill Road off Jennifer Lane. The first unit at scene reported that the structure was 50 percent involved. Firefighters first ...

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Jonah Seth Mackenzie Thomas

Jonah Seth Mackenzie Thomas, 22, of Mariposa passed away on Sept. 28, 2018. Jonah was born and raised in Turlock. He was a hardworking devoted family man, known for his big heart and a personality that would brighten any room. Jonah is survived by his fiancé Ailene Nicole Hogan of Mariposa, their two daughters, Aaliyah and Jaycee and baby number ...

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Be Aware – Potential Fires Lurk Throughout Your Home

SACRAMENTO – Today’s home fires burn faster than ever, says Cal Fire, and it’s time to Look, Listen and Learn during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use that time takes planning and ...

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Two Arrested For DUI After Both Crash On Road 200

O’NEALS – Two drivers are under arrest for DUI this evening after both crashed their trucks near Minarets High School during a failed passing maneuver. Just before 7 p.m., Elijah Johnson, 27, of Coarsegold was eastbound in a GMC pickup on Road 200 about a mile east of Highway 41. Right behind him, in a Chevy pickup, was Bo Lewis, ...

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Maxine Louise Brogdon

Maxine Louise Brogdon – March 19, 1929 – October 3, 2018 Maxine Louise Brogdon, nee Kindall, was born in Ontario, Oregon on March 19, 1929 to parents John Thomas Kindall and Lucile May Kindall. She was the second child, born one year and one day after her brother Harold. She passed away peacefully at the home of her son and ...

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Yosemite National Park Honors Outstanding Volunteers

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park has announced the 2018 recipients of the park’s Volunteer of the Year awards. These prestigious awards are bestowed annually to outstanding volunteers in nine different categories for exemplary service to Yosemite National Park. In 2017, Yosemite National Park hosted over 10,734 volunteers who donated over 139,500 hours to help with a wide variety of volunteer ...

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Cause Of The Ferguson Fire Released

VALLEJO — U.S. Forest Service investigators have determined the cause of the Ferguson Fire to be vehicle-related. Specifically, investigators believe superheated pieces of a catalytic converter came into contact with dry, roadside vegetation, igniting the fire. The Ferguson Fire started on the evening of Friday, July 13, along eastbound Highway 140 near Savage Trading Post at 8:30 p.m. (South Fork ...

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Grants Available From Cal Fire For Fire Prevention Projects

SACRAMENTO –  The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) has announced the availability of up to $155 million for Fire Prevention and Forest Health projects. Cal Fire is soliciting applications for projects that will “help prevent catastrophic wildfires and restore forest health while also sequestering carbon and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” Cal Fire’s Fire Prevention Grants Program ...

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Prescribed Burns Planned For High Sierra Ranger District

PRATHER – Residents in Eastern Madera County may see smoke from prescribed burning over the next few months as the High Sierra Ranger District implements their fall/winter prescribed burn program, set to be completed before the end of the year as cooler weather and moisture arrives across the area. Fire activity throughout the state and across the country has moderated, ...

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