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Supervisor Wheeler to hold 2nd Virtual Town Hall

Madera County Mountain Communities – Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be hosting a second virtual Town Hall Thursday, July 30th from 6-8pm. County staff and community partners will join Supervisor Wheeler to help keep the community informed about what is happening in Madera County. Madera County Deputy CAO, Joel Bugay will update the community on the County’s COVID-19 Relief Fund (CRF) ...

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Realtor: Area Home Prices Rise Average 43% Since 2010

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Real estate prices in and around eastern Madera County have continued their slow but steady climb over the past decade, according to Ed Bailey of Ed Bailey Realty in Oakhurst. Between 2010 and 2019, the overall gain in the median price of an area home rose 43 percent, Bailey reported this week. The price tag on properties ...

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Beppe Gambetta Returns to Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE – Coolwater and the Redwoods presents an evening of Italian bluegrass with the incomparable Beppe Gambetta. The concert will take place on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Coolwater Ranch. Starting from the early studies of his American mentor Doc Watson, Beppe brought his flatpicking approach to a more modern development of plectrum guitar style, based on complex strumming, cross picking ...

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Local Boy Participates in Pioneering Muscular Dystrophy Study

AHWAHNEE — When Ahwahnee resident Rick Hamilton’s 6-year-old son, Kalel, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) just over a year ago, the family’s world was turned upside down. “DMD is a fatal genetic muscle-wasting disease,” Hamilton said. “Currently there is not a cure, but we have been pursuing therapies over the last year that we think will preserve our ...

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Wheeler Outlines Top Priorities for 2020

AHWAHNEE — District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler thinks 2020 is going to be “another up year” for eastern Madera County. “The last two or three years have been really good ones for us,” Wheeler said this week from his ranch in Ahwahnee. “Our budget’s been up. Our economy is up. Unemployment is low. We’re among the top ten counties in ...

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David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach Coming to Coolwater Ranch

Picture of Bob Beach and David Jacobs-Strain.

AHWAHNEE — On Friday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m., the Redwoods and Coolwater Ranch present David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach – two musicians who have become favorites of Coolwater patrons over the years. David Jacobs-Strain is a fierce slide guitar player and a song poet from Oregon. He’s known for both his virtuosity and spirit of emotional abandon. His live ...

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New Year’s Hit-and-Run Sends One Man to Hospital, Another to Jail

AHWAHNEE — A New Year’s morning hit-and-run accident involving a blue Honda and maroon Jeep sent the driver of the Jeep to the hospital with minor injuries — and the driver of the Honda to jail after he tried to flee the accident scene. EMS responded to the accident along with the California Highway Patrol and Madera County Sheriff’s deputies, ...

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2019: An Eventful Year for Eastern Madera County

MOUNTAIN AREA — From progress on major new public and commercial projects to prosecution of high-profile criminal cases, 2019 was an eventful year in eastern Madera County. As 2020 dawns, here’s a look back at some of this year’s key stories. North Fork’s new roundabout: After several years of heated debate, Madera County’s first public roundabout was approved by the ...

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End of an Era: Fleming Out as Madera County CAO

MADERA — Madera County’s chief administrative officer resigned Friday amid escalating accusations by County employees of a hostile work environment at the County Government Center. Fleming’s resignation was announced Friday afternoon following a closed session of Madera County’s board of supervisors, which Fleming did not attend. “The board has approved Eric Fleming’s resignation agreement and release,” said Board Chair Brett ...

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