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Madera County Sheriff’s Sergeant Awarded Purple Heart

MADERA – Sergeant Mike Pace of the Madera County Sheriff’s Office was honored on Thursday with the Purple Heart during a special ceremony to swear in new hires and promotions at the Sheriff’s Headquarters in Madera. Sgt. Pace was shot during an hours-long standoff at a home near Madera on Nov. 11, 2018, that began as a domestic disturbance – ...

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Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s Town Hall Meeting Schedule 2019

MADERA COUNTY – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will once again be holding a series of Town Hall meetings throughout Eastern Madera County, and has announced the schedule for 2019. Supervisor Wheeler hosts these meetings to discuss the current issues faced by the County and its citizens, and encourages residents to take the opportunity to share their concerns and ask ...

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Sandbag Locations In Madera County; Bring Your Own Shovel

MADERA COUNTY – As another storm approaches, Madera County residents may want to prepare and protect property with sandbags. Below is the list of locations that have sand and sandbags available for residents depending on where they live. For all locations, you must bring your own shovels, and please note that the County has a limited supply of sandbags. If ...

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Park Rangers And CHP H40 Rescue Hikers Stranded In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Two lost hikers likely owe their lives to the skilled efforts of Yosemite National Park rangers, Search & Rescue personnel and the CHP after they were unable to find their way in the snow and had to call for help. At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, Yosemite National Park Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call ...

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Highway 140 And Roads In Yosemite Reopen After Storm Closure

YOSEMITE – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Highway Patrol re-opened State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar just after 6:30 a.m. this morning. SR-140, which was shut down just after 7 p.m. last night, was closed for more than 11 hours. This was due to an ongoing storm that impacted the roadway. ...

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Update On Yosemite Road Closures Ahead Of Major Storm

YOSEMITE – The Wawona Road, El Portal Road and the Big Oak Flat Road will close no later than midnight tonight because of the expected winter storm, say park officials. The Wawona Road will be closed northbound at Chilnualna Falls Road, and southbound at Bridalveil Fall. The El Portal Road will be gated at the park line and at the ...

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Section Of Highway 140 To Close Due To Weather Concerns

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning a pre-emptive closure of State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16. This is due to an ongoing storm that could impact the roadway, and the closure is scheduled for the sake of public safety, says Caltrans. The ...

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Sheriff’s Office Promotes Three In Special Ceremony

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office will hold a Promotional and Awards Ceremony at the Sheriff’s Headquarters in Madera on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce the following internal promotions, effective Jan. 1, 2019: Tyson Pogue – Undersheriff Patrick Majeski – Commander Jason Clark – Lieutenant ...

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Brittany Dyer Takes Job As State Director For American Forests

MADERA – Brittany Dyer has been Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s Chief of Staff since Feb. 2014, and is now moving on to serve as California State Director for American Forests. American Forests is a 143-year-old national non-profit based out of Washington D.C. They have completed natural resource projects including reforestation for many years in California but due ...

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California WIC Remains Open During Federal Shutdown

MADERA – Madera County Department of Public Health WIC would like to assure the Madera Community members participating in our Supplemental Nutrition Program WIC of the following facts, as confirmed by State WIC: WIC state agencies have enough reserve funding to remain open during the shutdown if it does not become protracted. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has ...

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