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Did You Overpay Your Property Taxes?

MADERA – Staff has been busy at the Madera County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office processing property tax payments, including a surprising number of over-payments by many taxpayers. “We collected over $79 million, consisting mostly of first installments and some second installments of property taxes,” reports Madera County Treasurer-Tax Collector Tracy Kennedy Desmond.

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Just Keep Ballroom Dancing

MARIPOSA – Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for a good time, as two ballroom events – one in Oakhurst and one in Mariposa – are coming to the mountain area in January. On Friday, Jan. 10, the Elks Lodge Oakhurst will host their monthly dinner and dance, open to anyone who likes to “cut a rug.” Dinner ...

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Shop Local Inspires Mountain Bucks

OAKHURST – There’s a new currency in town, expected to become a valuable asset to consumers and local vendors alike. Mountain Bucks Gift Certificates are easy-to-use and designed to keep shopping dollars in Eastern Madera County. Anyone can purchase Mountain Bucks gift certificates, available from the Oakhurst Area Chamber Office with payment in cash or by check. The certificates can ...

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Mariposa Grove Alternative Chosen

YOSEMITE – The National Park Service (NPS) at Yosemite National Park has announced that the Record of Decision for the Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Final Environmental Impact Statement (Mariposa Grove Final EIS) was approved by the Regional Director on Dec. 10, 2013.

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Smooth Cold Fun At Curry Village

YOSEMITE – The Curry Village Ice Rink is open now through March 2, 2014. Located in the heart of Yosemite Valley, the Curry Village Ice Rink is a winter destination and holiday favorite for park visitors. Families enjoy this outdoor winter activity suitable for all ages in one of California’s most spectacular winter landscapes.

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New Season Pass Benefits At Badger

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park’s Badger Pass Ski Area has announced new season pass benefits for the 2013-14 season. Adult season passes for California’s original ski area start at $149 and the new season pass benefits include discounts on lodging, meals, retail items and summer activities. In addition, new hotel packages include two free lift tickets with a midweek, two ...

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Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over

SACRAMENTO – As Californians ready for their holiday travels, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) plans to make sure yours aren’t ruined by a drunk driver. CHP is set to begin its annual Christmas Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP). The two-day holiday enforcement effort is designed to help ensure the safety of the motoring public during a time when celebrations are in ...

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Hazard Burning Allowed, Permit Required

MARIPOSA – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has announced that effective Friday Dec. 6, hazard reduction burning in Eastern Madera County will be allowed with a valid San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District permit. The following guidelines are required when conducting a hazard reduction burn:

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