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New Case Sunday Brings County Total to 41

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health reported a new COVID-19 case on Sunday — a man in his 40s. Health officials are still investigating how the latest victim, now in home isolation, contracted the virus. A woman in her 40’s was confirmed with the virus on Saturday and local health officials are trying to determine how she contracted ...

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Sierra National Forest Issues Update on Recreation Closures

CLOVIS — The Sierra National Forest Closure Order, issued by Regional Forester Randy Moore on March 25 for all developed recreation sites across all National Forests in the area, is in effect through April 30, and will “likely remain in lace through the middle of May,” according to a press release issued today (April 29) by forest officials. Additional details ...

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Local Composer Wins Prestigious ‘Artist Vision’ Award

COARSEGOLD — Local composer Barbara Ulman’s composition “One Loon’s Afternoon” for chorus, flute and clarinet just won the Akademia 2020 Artist Vision Award — a prestigious honor in the composing world. Akademia Film Awards support musicians by streaming their music online all over the world. (Here’s a link to the video on YouTube.) According to its website, Akademia supports “excellence ...

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CAL FIRE: Burn Permits Required in Madera County as of May 1

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MARIPOSA — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) encourage residents to continue their hazard reduction burning in Eastern Madera County. Valid San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District permits are required and can be obtained by contacting San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control (APCD) at 559-230-6000. CAL FIRE stations will not be ...

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Officials Report 1 New Case Saturday; Total Cases Now 40

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health confirmed another new COVID-19 case on Saturday — a female in her 40s. Health officials are still investigating how the latest victim, now in home isolation, contracted the virus.Madera County now has had 40 confirmed COVID-19 cases — and two deaths. The two county residents to die from COVID-19 were a man ...

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Police Seek Clues in Suspected Murder of North Fork Man

FRESNO — Area law enforcement investigators are asking for the public’s help in trying to solve the apparent shooting death earlier this week of a North Fork man. Police believe the murder occurred Tuesday in central Fresno.According to Fresno County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Tony Botti, police initially thought that they were responding to a traffic collision when they ...

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Madera County District Attorney Opposes Planned Inmate Release

MADERA — From the desk of Madera County District Attorney Sally Moreno: Here in Madera I will continue to work with local law enforcement agencies to keep Madera as safe as we can. But state officials aren’t making it easy… As we continue to shelter in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom directed the Chief Justice ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Starting a Home Garden in Uncertain Times

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By UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County With “stay at home” orders in place, more people are starting a home garden. For the novice gardener, knowing where to begin can be a challenge. A few tips and steps will get you gardening in no time! If this is your first vegetable garden, start small. You will want to get the ...

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Mariposa Arts Council Launches Snapshot Project

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council is launching a “This Must Be the Place” snapshot project for the Creative Placemaking Master Plan, a partnership project with the Mariposa County Planning Department that captures Mariposa’s community members in their favorite local places or at their most-loved events. The project asks community members to submit one photo of themselves in their ...

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3 New Cases Confirmed Thursday; Countywide Total Now 39

MADERA — County health officials confirmed three new COVID-19 cases locally on Thursday — two females in their 20s and a third woman in her 40s. All three of the latest victims contracted the virus via person-to-person contact according to the Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH).So far, Madera County has reported 39 confirmed COVID-19 cases — and two ...

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