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Madera County Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony Today

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County will be holding its 6th annual Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday, May 8, at Courthouse Park in Madera at 12 noon. Madera CHP Commander David Paris is hosting the event which will consist of remarks from local law enforcement and government leaders, as well as an honor guard and a 21-gun salute. The assembly ...

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Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Queen Competition

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Mountain Riders, along with the Mariposa Friends of the Fair Foundation, are proud to announce the return of the Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Queen Competition. Entries are due June 1. There are three divisions: Junior Princess, Princess and Queen. This contest is open to young ladies 6-21 years of age who are residents of Mariposa, Madera, ...

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Resources Questioned At Gold Fire In O'Neals

To the Editor: This was a great news article. The pictures and narrative captured the rangeland resources burned and suppression resources used to control and mop up the fire. But what was the cost-benefit to the taxpayers of California? The rangeland annual grazing value for the area is near $15.00 per acre. Cal Fire reports about 274 acres burned. The ...

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Case Against Accused Killer Dustin Gran On Hold

MADERA COUNTY – The homicide case against Dustin Gran suffered a setback today according to Madera County District Attorney Michael R. Keitz. Gran is charged with first degree murder in the 2008 death of Krista Pike. The venue for the trial was changed to Stanislaus County by the Madera Superior Court in December 2011.

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Anette Poplarchick To Be Honored At H.O.W. Dinner

OAKHURST – Helping One Woman (H.O.W.) will be honoring Anette Poplarchick at their monthly dinner at Di Cicco’s in Oakhurst on Wednesday, May 15, at 6 p.m. Anette suffered severe injuries in a head-on collision near YLP on Easter Sunday morning. She is recovering at home, with husband Rod taking time off work to be with her.

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Familiar Faces Proudly Serving Madera County

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson has announced six significant personnel changes in the Sheriff’s Office. Six native sons, all familiar faces, were sworn in or promoted to new positions on Wednesday, May 1. Four men were sworn in as deputies, one deputy moved to the ranks of detective, and a mountain detective was promoted to rank of Sergeant.

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Glacier Point Road Opens, Tioga Scheduled

YOSEMITE – Visitors to Yosemite National Park will once again have access to what is arguably one of the most spectacular vistas in the park as the Glacier Point Road opens for the season on Friday, May 3, at 12 noon. There will be limited visitor services available at Glacier Point, with vault toilets on-site, but no running water.

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North Fork Clean Up Day This Saturday

NORTH FORK – Bring your tools and your gloves to the North Fork Chamber of Commerce’s second annual North Fork Clean-Up Day on Saturday May 4. Everyone is invited to meet downtown at 9 a.m., and spend the day working on various projects and giving the town a face lift. The Chamber will serve up a BBQ and provide beverages ...

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Fraud Alert! Don't Click On That Text Message!

Sheriff Issues Credit Card Fraud Alert – MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is issuing a credit card fraud alert to all cell phone users. Sheriff Anderson was advised by local bank officials today who reported that at least two customers so far have received one of two text messages on their cell phones: “Visa Cards has been blocked,” or ...

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Meet the "Magnificent" Musicians; Kids Free!

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s Apr. 27 and 28 Spring Concerts in Mariposa and Yosemite will offer two very accomplished guests: Violinist Ann Miller and Cellist Ira Lehn. Described by MSO Founder/Conductor Les Marsden as “magnificent” musicians, one is well-known to Mariposa audiences and the other will make her area premiere with the orchestra.

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