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Tree Mortality Work In Madera County Update October 24

Written by Sarah Bolton – OAKHURST – Blue Ridge Services, Inc., a waste and vegetation management company hired by Madera County to oversee the county’s tree mortality mitigation project, has been making consistent progress to remove dead and dying trees near county infrastructure. Blue Ridge Services (BRS) has sent Right of Entry forms to every private residence with dead trees ...

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Minarets Show Band Rocks

By Katherine Odgers — O’NEALS — Minarets Show Band members had the honor of performing at the Madera Compact Luncheon on Sep. 28 at the Madera Courthouse. They had been working hard on their techniques and songs for the performance and many of the songs performed varied from classic favorites like Hit Me With Your Best Shot, I Love Rock ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through October 21

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Oct. 15, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Coarsegold theft On Monday, Oct. 15 at 4:40 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a business located within the 46000 block of Lucky Lane regarding a report of a theft. This case has been forwarded ...

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Campfire Restrictions Lifted On The Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest Bass Lake and High Sierra Ranger Districts have lifted Forest Order #05-15-18-14 Fire Restrictions, effective Oct. 22. Campfire permits are required on the Sierra National Forest for the use of campfires, charcoal fires or portable gas stoves outside of a designated recreation area even when there are no “fire restrictions” in place. These permits ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Concerts

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra, a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, is excited to announce a series of very special chamber music concerts to be held at the Mariposa United Methodist Church on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27 at 7 p.m., and the Greeley Hill Methodist Church on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. These ...

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Letter To The Editor: McClintock Understands District 4

After reading the articles on Rep. Tom McClintock and Jessica Morse in the Mariposa Gazette and attending the debate on Sept. 23, I will continue to support our Congressman wholeheartedly. When I moved here in 1971 Mariposa was a thriving conservative community. Yes, we had Yosemite and tourism, but we had timber harvesting and our forests were healthy. We also ...

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Tree Mortality Work Update October 18

Written by Sarah Bolton – Hello Madera County Residents! Welcome to the Tree Mortality Community Column. Our company, Blue Ridge Services (BRS), is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project. This week, we want to feature one of our tree mortality staff members. Logan Malavey is the Geographic Information Systems Technician for Blue Ridge ...

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Bear Incidents Drop In Yosemite, Vehicles Still A Big Threat

YOSEMITE — Over the past 20 years, Yosemite National Park officials have achieved notable results in their work to protect bears by reducing the number of incidents between bears and humans. Compared to statistics at this point in 2017 — the lowest year on record — bear incidents in 2018 are down by 50 percent and damage amounts (in dollars) ...

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Letter To The Editor: Sally Moreno Has Support Of Law Enforcement

There are two elected top law enforcement officers in Madera County. They are the District Attorney and the Sheriff. The top reason to elect Sally O. Moreno as District Attorney is that she is endorsed, not only by the current Sheriff Jay Varney, but also by three of his predecessors, former Sheriffs John Anderson, Berk Berkeley, and Ed Bates, as ...

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Letter To The Editor: Paul Hornick Is Motivated By Duty

As highly contested political races near election day, generally the mud comes out: motives are questioned and integrity is challenged. As an outside observer of the Madera County District Attorney race who personally has served in the United States Army Reserves with Paul Hornick in the months leading up to his announcement to run for office, I feel compelled to ...

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