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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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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: 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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Letter To The Editor: Paul Hornick Is The Public Servant We Need

I have had the genuine pleasure of knowing, working, and collaborating with Paul Hornick since 2012. Paul and I became acquainted during our mutual service as new officers in the Army Reserve. It was barely a moment before Paul and I began working on projects together. As is common, people of like minds begin associating and exchanging ideas, thoughts, and ...

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Open Letter From Paul Hornick, Candidate For District Attorney

Dear Neighbors, I am Paul Hornick, Senior Deputy District Attorney in Madera County. I am writing to set the record straight. My opponent paid to create an untruthful radio advertisement/ YouTube video. Sheriff Jay Varney made a statement that I disagree with and I want to share my version of events. Additionally, Deputy Jessica Martinez inaccurately characterized my actual statement ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through October 14

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Oct. 8, to Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Coarsegold assault On Monday, Oct. 8 at 7:32 a.m. deputies responded to the 31000 block of Blackfoot Road regarding an assault. A report was taken. Coarsegold warrant arrest On Monday, Oct. 8 at 8:38 a.m. ...

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Free Library Workshop: Android Smartphone Training

OAKHURST — If you’re having difficulty hearing or seeing on your Android smartphone, or it’s tricky for you to operate easily, a representative from California Phones will be available at the Oakhurst Branch Library on Saturday Oct. 27 to walk Android owners through the basic functions of their smartphone. The free workshop is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon in ...

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