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Madera County EDC Wins Award For Website And App

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County Economic Development Commission (MCEDC) was recently recognized for their accomplishments in the field of economic development promotions. The California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) presented MCEDC with an Award of Merit at their annual conference last month held in Riverside.

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The Bahá’í Faith

The Bahá’í Faith is the youngest of the world’s independent monotheistic religions. Founded in Iran in 1844, it now has more than five million adherents in 236 countries and territories. Bahá’ís come from nearly every national, ethnic and religious background, making the Bahá’í Faith the second most-widespread religion in the world. Bahá’ís view the world’s major religions as a part ...

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Escaped Burn Pile Near Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Firefighters responded to reports of an escaped control burn this afternoon on Road 426 near Road 423. At about 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, engines were dispatched to an incident that started when a burn pile got out of control about 2 miles east of Oakhurst.

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OCI Burglary Suspect Arrested

OAKHURST – Less than one week after being assigned to a newly created Problem Oriented Policing (POP) position, Sergeant Larry Rich arrested a suspect for a burglary at Oak Creek Intermediate School as well as for possession of methamphetamine. Sgt. Rich was assisting patrol deputies and a detective searching for another burglary suspect in the Bass Lake area when he ...

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Western Leaders Discuss Forestry And Fire

SAN FRANCISCO – On Thursday, May 14, the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC), in partnership with the Council of Western State Foresters (CWSF) concluded their 2015 Spring Meeting hosted by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). This event brought together leaders on Western forestry issues to learn about the future of forestry in a changing climate, ...

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Crash On Road 415 Ends In DUI Charges

COARSEGOLD – After wrecking her Ford Escape on Road 415 this afternoon, a Coarsegold woman will be charged with suspicion of Driving Under the Influence, according to the CHP. Tracy Goddard, 36, was westbound on Road 415 near City View just before 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, when she ran off the right side of the road, crashed into ...

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Sheriff Opens New Headquarters

MADERA COUNTY – County officials and law enforcement from several different agencies gathered at the new Madera County Sheriff’s Office facility on Falcon Drive this morning for the official ribbon cutting. The new 27,000-square-foot headquarters building was made possible through a public-private partnership with Spencer Enterprises, Inc.The state-of-the-art facility allows for the consolidation of all Sheriff’s Office functions under one ...

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Police Search For Suspect Near YHS

OAKHURST – The search for a man who was trespassing and reportedly carrying a hatchet in the vicinity of Yosemite High School this morning caused concern among parents and residents. Just before noon on Tuesday, May 12, sheriff’s deputies responded to a call that a male adult was on the property of a church near Road 426 and Hangtree Lane. ...

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ELK Adventure Comes To Madera County

Submitted by Julie Fullmer, Director of Sales & Operations, Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau MADERA COUNTY – Coming to Madera County, the E.L.K. (Everybody Loves Kids) Charity Challenge is truly a one-of-a-kind event that brings charity, motorsports, and history to life in an interactive entertainment series adventure; pitting philanthropic vehicle enthusiasts against one another in a seven-day journey. Their goal, to ...

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Arts Council Forms Mariposa Theatre Alliance

The Mariposa County Arts Council is pleased to announce a new program, the Mariposa Theatre Alliance – an association of producing theater artists formed to foster and promote theatre throughout Mariposa County. In addition to staging productions, the Mariposa Theatre Alliance will provide theatre classes and workshops open to members of the community at large.

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