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Deadline To Register To Vote In November Election

MADERA – Rebecca Martinez, County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters, reminds residents that in order to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election, persons must register to vote by Monday, Oct. 22. In order to be eligible to register to vote, you must be a United States Citizen, live in Madera County and be 18 years old ...

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Daniel R. Francoeur

Daniel R. Francoeur passed away Sept. 26, 2018, in Ahwahnee, Calif. He was born Dec. 18, 1944, in Camrose, Alberta, Canada, to Louis and Edna Francoeur, and was the second of eight children. Dan was a wonderful husband and family man. He is survived by Eleanor, his wife of nearly 55 years; two sons, Dean (Sharon) and Chris (Jodie) of ...

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Suspect Located In Attic By K9, Arrested For Felony Burglary

OAKHURST – A 24-year-old Oakhurst man remains behind bars this morning on felony burglary charges after a Madera County Sheriff’s K9 team found him hiding in the attic of a business in Oakhurst last Saturday. On Oct. 6, at around 5:25 a.m., the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a call for service in the 49000 block of Golden Oak Loop ...

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Native Plant And Wildflower Seed Sale In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District will be holding their annual native plant and wildflower seed sales over two  Saturdays in two locations. On Oct. 27, from 8 a.m. to noon, the sale will be held at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds Ag Building – 5009 Fairgrounds Road in Mariposa. The sale will continue on Saturday, Nov. 3, from ...

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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA – Here’s your opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs. On Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be set up at several locations in Mariposa County allowing for the safe disposal of medications. Bring your unwanted medications to the Mariposa ...

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They Plan To Close Our Courthouse, People Are Pushing Back

MADERA COUNTY – Mountain area residents have recently learned that the Madera Superior Court plans to close the Bass Lake Courthouse as of Nov. 30. Needless to say, people are not happy and they are making their objections known. The Eastern Madera County Bar Association has scheduled a Town Hall meeting for Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Oakhurst Community Center ...

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Madera County Property Tax Bills Are In The Mail

MADERA – “It’s that time of year again,” reports Tracy Kennedy, Madera County Treasurer-Tax Collector. “We have just begun the tax season by printing and mailing our property tax bills.” Over 56,000 tax bills were mailed out, representing over $178 million in property taxes. The various bond charges and direct charges for each area are included on the tax bills. ...

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Developer Talks About Proposed Conference Center In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – What would the building of a conference center and team building facility in Oakhurst mean to the economy of Eastern Madera County? And are the citizens and the Board of Supervisors amenable to a 50 percent revenue sharing agreement on the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) in order to make it happen? Those questions will be addressed at a ...

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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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