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‘Fire Resilient Madera’ Progress Updated at Oakhurst Workshop

By Leonard Andrenacci OAKHURST — On Friday afternoon (Feb. 7) at workshop in Oakhurst, a progress report was issued on an ambitious project called “Fire Resilient Madera.” The statewide, $67-million “Fire Resilient” project covers 13 counties — from San Diego to Siskiyou — and involves multiple area agencies joining forces to combat future Wildland fires through a host of preventive ...

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Celebration of Life for Cyrus Lee Burroughs

Picture of Cyrus Lee Burroughs

Cyrus Lee Burroughs, age 46, passed away January 20, 2020. He was born on April 22, 1973, in Fresno. His parents were Dell Stanley and Theresa “Clarice” Burroughs. Cyrus attended school in Coarsegold and Oakhurst, graduating from Yosemite High School. Cyrus loved baseball and started by playing on a Little League team in Friant, coached by his grandfather Lester Burroughs. ...

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North Fork Auditions for HGTV’s ‘Hometown Makeover’

By Sarah Rah NORTH FORK — “We love North Fork!” echoed across Downtown North Fork on February 3. The town is auditioning for a spot on HGTV’s Hometown Makeover show, competing against hundreds of other small towns across America. Recently, Rhonda Salisbury, CEO of Visit Yosemite/Madera County Visitors Bureau, took the first step to apply for the audition. According to ...

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CHP Conducting ‘Maximum Enforcement’ Speeding Crackdown

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Area California Highway Patrol announced late this week that the agency is currently conducting a “maximum enforcement operation.” The initiative, agency officials explained, is a coordinated effort to reduce the amount of high speed drivers on Highway 41. “Our traffic enforcement is not meant to be a secret,” stated a CHP press release issued this week ...

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Firefighters Douse Two Structure Fires in Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Two fire calls within a matter of minutes Friday afternoon taxed CAL FIRE resources as firefighters in multiple engines responded to a large blaze off Highway 49 and a smaller fire along Road 423. The larger fire call came in just after 1:30 p.m. That fire, at a residence off Highway 49 and Covey Court near Sierra Pines ...

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‘Fire Resilient Madera’ Workshop Set for Friday in Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation & Development Council will be hosting a “Fire Resilient Madera” workshop at the Oakhurst Library this week. The event takes place on Friday (Feb. 7) from 1 to 4 p.m. and all mountain area community members are invited to attend. The program, developed under the Madera Strategic Wildfire Mitigation Project, is meant to seek public ...

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French Fire Reforestation Project Wraps Up Near NF

NORTH FORK — After more than three years, work is wrapping up on a project to reforest thousands of acres scorched by 2014’s French Fire. “The French Fire reforestation project ends but the work continues,” according to officials at the Yosemite Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council, which has guided the reforestation effort. The nonprofit organization, which serves Fresno, Madera, ...

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AAUW Program to Spotlight Rural Health Care Access, Overall Health Determinants

MARIPOSA — AAUW Mariposa (American Association of University Women) is hosting a symposium later this month focusing on access to rural health care, including some of the issues that impact local residents’ overall health. The “Rural Access to Health Care Part 2 – Social Determinants of Health” program is scheduled to take place Feb. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. ...

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Attention Employers: CalWorks Expands Subsidized New-Hire Program

MADERA — The Madera County Department of Social Services is currently recruiting public and private agencies in Madera County to participate in the CalWorks Employment Program (ESE). The Madera County Department of Social Services has launched a new subsidized employment program which reimburses employers for the wages of newly-hired employees from our program at varying levels during the first six ...

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Pet of the Week: Gladys the Dog

Hi, I’ll bet you have never met anyone as cute as me! It could be my heritage. Humans might say McNabb-Border Collie-Queensland! For this 11-week old girl, that is a mouth-full! I already know a crate is my safe place, I love other dogs and cats, and I adore toys! I have been told I am really smart and I ...

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