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CHP: Pandemic Having Impact on State Roadways

MOUNTAIN AREA – CHP officers will be out in a “maximum enforcement” operation this three-day weekend. “Take a moment to reflect on those who gave all for our freedom,” said a post on the agency’s website. “Remembering the fallen military is what this weekend holiday is about.” Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this Memorial Day weekend will be like no ...

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Chukchansi Gold Resort, Casino Reopening June 1

COARSEGOLD — The Chukchansi Economic Development Authority (CEDA) and the management team at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino announced Friday the property will implement its first phase of reopening on June 1.CEDA temporarily closed the property on March 20 due to public and tribal health precautions surrounding COVID-19. Since then, according to tribal officials, CEDA has continued to monitor the ...

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Fresno State Offers Job-Search Webinars for Recent Alums

FRESNO — Recent Fresno State grads have graduated in a difficult economy and, according to university officials, entered a “bold new world” of job hunting.To aid recent grads in their job search, the Fresno State Career Development Center will offer a series of interactive webinars just for the Class of 2020 titled “Graduating in the NEW Normal.”The series, which will ...

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County Library Branches Continue ‘Phased’ Reopening

MOUNTAIN AREA — All Madera County Library locations, including the branches in Oakhurst and North Fork, are now offering curbside services for the community as the next phase of the system’s reopening plan. Library announced this week that patrons can place holds on books, DVDs and other materials via the Library’s mobile app, online catalog, or by phone. Staff will prepare ...

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Madera County Reports 1 New Case; Total Cases Now at 82

Editor’s Note: This story was posted before County officials announced that one of the recent cases reported last week was a “false positive,” lowering the number of total cases countywide to 82 as of Friday (May 22). MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) officials reported one new COVID-19 case on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases ...

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50th Annual Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow Canceled

NORTH FORK – The board of directors at the Sierra Mono Museum and Cultural Center has made the “difficult” decision to cancel the 50th annual Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow. “The event, planned for August 1-2, 2020, is canceled due to the public health emergency, COVID-19,” said a press release issued Thursday by tribal officials. “Planning a large event ...

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Longtime Leader at Devils Postpile National Monument Retiring

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN — Deanna Dulen, longtime superintendent of Devils Postpile National Monument, has announced that she is retiring from the National Park Service at the end of May. Dulen started her career in 1979 as a seasonal firefighter with Olympic National Forest — a job that sparked her passion for the great outdoors and public service. She’s also worked as ...

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Madera County Gets Greenlight to Move to Stage 2.5

MADERA — Madera County has approval from the state to move to Stage 2.5 on the governor’s Roadmap to Re-opening. Local health officials submitted documentation to the state on this week (May 19) confirming the county’s ability to meet the readiness criteria set by the governor — and the County’s “attestation” was approved by the state Wednesday morning.At a press ...

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