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Madera County Supervisors Forgo Salary Increase

MADERA – In light of the sacrifices made by Madera County employees during difficult fiscal times, the Board of Supervisors has elected to forgo an automatic 1.4 percent salary increase. The automatic increase stems from County policy that ties the Supervisors’ salaries to those of state Superior Court Judges. Last month, the Judicial Council of California announced that judges would ...

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Tioga & Glacier Roads Update

YOSEMITE – The series of storm systems that passed through the Yosemite area over the last several weeks have resulted in heavy snow accumulation throughout the park. Due to snowy and icy conditions, the Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park are closed for the season.

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Missing Hiker Found Alive In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Missing hiker Ann Lory, was found alive this morning, at approximately 11:30 a.m., in Yosemite National Park. She was located by a family member working with Search and Rescue crews in the search area. Lory sustained injuries and has been transported to a local hospital for medical attention. Lory was reported missing by her family on Saturday night, ...

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Sheriff Searches For Missing Mariposa Woman

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A Silver Alert has been issued in Mariposa, Merced and Stanislaus Counties for a woman missing since Friday, Nov. 22, according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. Mary Enebrad, 84, was last seen on Friday at approximately 9:30 a.m. leaving her residence in Mariposa in a tan 2001 Honda Civic, California license 4NOH968.

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Visitors to Yosemite Overwhelmingly Satisfied

YOSEMITE – A recent survey of visitors to Yosemite National Park showed a 98% satisfaction rate with park facilities, services, and recreational opportunities. Park visitors completed the survey in August 2013 in conjunction with the University of Idaho, Park Studies Unit for the National Park Service. Two hundred twenty five visitors responded to the written survey at locations throughout Yosemite ...

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Lamplight Tour Includes "A Merry Mystery"

COLUMBIA — Columbia State Historic Park will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Annual Lamplight Tours this year, and to mark the special occasion, they have themed this year’s Tour “A Merry Mystery”, an interactive way for visitors to experience this tradition. This year’s Lamplight Tours will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7. Tickets are ...

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Sierra National Forest Lifts Campfire Restrictions

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Based on changing weather trends, increases in relative humidity and a decrease in average temperatures, the Sierra National Forest is lifting the fire restrictions that were put in effect July 2. Forest Visitors will still need to obtain a campfire permit when camping outside of designated campgrounds and follow all guidelines when having an open flame ...

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Public Input Sought For Off Highway Vehicles Funding

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest is requesting public input for the 2014 State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHV) funding/proposal submission cycle by hosting an Open House Dec. 5 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Forest Headquarters, 1600 Tollhouse Rd in Clovis. This year the State has funds available for education, operation and maintenance, law enforcement and restoration projects, and the ...

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Sheriff Seeks Public's Help Finding Thieves

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying two men who took part in a brazen weekend burglary that left a Madera Ranchos homeowner injured. At around 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, a white colored 4-door SUV, judged to be either Chevy Suburban or Ford Escape, entered the property of a home ...

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Law Enforcement Honors Their Own

MADERA COUNTY – Two of Madera County’s top public servants were honored Thursday, Oct. 31, at a luncheon sponsored by Madera County Law Enforcement Leaders Association, (MCLELA) at the Madera Golf and Country Club. The MCLELA Board used its monthly “Meeting of the Minds” to pay tribute to Sylvia Rodriguez and Karren Sandusky.

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