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Deputies Give Back To Their Communities

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County Sheriff’s deputies are getting back to basics, preparing to donate much needed school supplies to needy students in rural Madera County. Next week, a team of deputies plans to visit a handful of elementary schools on the valley floor and in the foothills of Eastern Madera County to deliver what most of us take for ...

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John C. Fremont Seeks Board Member

MARIPOSA – John C. Fremont Healthcare District is seeking interested persons to fill a vacancy on the Board of Directors. Anyone interested in being appointed to fill the current vacancy should provide a letter of interest to the District in person at 5189 Hospital Road in Mariposa, or by mail to P.O. Box 216, Maiposa, CA 95338-0216.

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Cal Fire Answers Questions On Rural Fire Fee

SACRAMENTO – As the State’s Fire Prevention Fee continues to be implemented, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is providing property owners multiple resources to answer their questions about the fee. This outreach effort is being implemented as a result of Assembly Bill X1 29, which was signed into law July 7, 2011 establishing a fee ...

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Quick-Change Scam Artists Grab $1200

MADERA COUNTY – Like a scene straight out of the Hollywood flick Paper Moon, two hustlers walk into a shop, confuse a cashier during monetary transactions, then exit before the clerk realizes she’s been conned. For that pair of Depression Era grifters, the steal amounted to fives, tens and twenties.

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New Sign Language Services In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park announces several new American Sign Language (ASL) services, now available in the park and at home. New services include a video series on the park’s Youtube Channel, continued ranger programs, and an e-newsletter. This will ensure that visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing have equal access to all program offerings at Yosemite.

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Friday At Fresno Flats Presents "Wild Fire"

OAKHURST – “Wild Fire” will be the topic of the Aug. 9 dinner and program at Friday Nights at Fresno Flats. Jeff May, a volunteer fire spotter and coordinator of all the fire lookouts, will present a computer slide story showing how volunteers work to “Keep the fires small,” protecting our valley from devastating fire destruction.

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Is Your Family Reality-TV Funny? MTV Wants You

CALIFORNIA – Is your family the Mexican version of My Big Fat Greek Wedding? Are you of Mexican descent and come from a big family? Do you laugh a lot and think your family is crazy when everyone gets together? Do some of your older family members embarrass you with the things they say?

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Yellow Fever Mosquito Found In Madera

MADERA – The yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) was identified this week in a several block area on the west side of the city of Madera. This aggressive day-biting mosquito is not native to California; however it is a common mosquito in urban areas of the southeastern United States.

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Search For Missing Hiker In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park Rangers are conducting a search for a missing hiker, 73 year old Kenneth Stensby, who set off on a day hike early Sunday morning, May 5, en route to Vernal Fall. Stensby, an avid hiker from Edina, Minnesota, has been in the park for several days and is staying at the Ahwahnee Hotel. He left ...

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