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County Considers Putting Public Safety Tax On The Ballot

MADERA COUNTY – With homeowners being hit with huge increases in their insurance rates, and concerns over aging fire equipment and the diminishing ranks of Paid Call Firefighters, the Board of Supervisors is considering ways to address this growing problem. To that end, the Board voted 5-0 today to approve a resolution directing staff to explore the feasibility of putting ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Jan. 24

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Jan. 17 to Jan. 24, 2016: Raymond Lost Keys On Sunday, Jan. 17 at 6:49 a.m., a deputy conducted a transport from Raymond with a male subject who advised his car was broken down and needed a ride to Ahwahnee. After transporting the ...

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O’s Badger Sports Bulletin: Rocks And Rain

O’s Badger Sports Bulletin, Vol. 1, Issue 2, by Yosemite High School Athletic Director Rusty Oetinger This past week, our Yosemite Badgers not only dealt with their opponents, but also the elements, as well. Early in the week, on Tuesday, Jan. 19, the lady Badgers soccer team had a game canceled at Liberty High School because of the rain. The ...

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New Passing Lane Construction On CA-41

MADERA COUNTY – Construction is underway now on both sides of CA-41, north of Highway 145 near the 22 Mile House, as a project eight years in the making finally gets its start. Caltrans spokesperson Gloria Rodriguez confirmed that construction has commenced to add passing lanes in both directions along 1.7 miles of State Route 41 just north of Highway ...

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Love Yosemite? Volunteer Here!

YOSEMITE — Share your passion for Yosemite National Park, connect with other nature-lovers, and make a lasting impact by becoming a volunteer with Yosemite Conservancy. Yosemite volunteers provide crucial services welcoming visitors and working hard to preserve Yosemite’s natural beauty. Volunteers experience the beauty of the park, camaraderie with like-minded people, enjoy inside information from the National Park Service (NPS), ...

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Eastern Madera County Job Fair In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Whether you’re looking for employment or hiring for staff positions, make note of the upcoming job fair in Oakhurst to find the latest information and best new career opportunities all under one roof. The Madera County Workforce Assistance Center invites individuals seeking jobs and businesses seeking employees to participate in the upcoming Eastern Madera County Job Fair, set ...

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Double Murder Still Unsolved After 28 Years

NORTH FORK — For nearly three decades, the brutal murders of Velma Avdeeff and Stella Rea have remained unsolved – but not forgotten. Each year as the holidays come and go, the family wishes for only one thing – the answer to the question of who murdered these two women and why. The crime took place on New Year’s Day ...

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O’s Badger Sports Bulletin: Rivalry In Full Swing

By Yosemite High School Athletic Director Rusty Oetinger This week the YHS Basketball and Soccer teams took on their closest rivals. In the past, the Sierra rivalry has been a storied one with a lot of rich history, but this generation of Badgers are writing a new chapter with their Minarets rivalry. As well as playing our rivals, the Girls Soccer ...

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More Rain And Snow In The Mountain Forecast

MOUNTAIN AREA — Rain and snow are in the picture again this week, depending on your elevation, starting with an 80 percent chance of precipitation in the foothills on Monday, Jan. 18, becoming heavy at times. The high temperature in Oakhurst on Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, is expected to be around 55 degrees, according to the National Weather ...

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Yosemite Girls Softball League Sign-Ups

MOUNTAIN AREA – Are you ready for some softball? Online registration is now open for Yosemite Girls Softball League (YGSL), and all girls ages 5 – 15 are invited to participate. No experience is required and Opening Day is Saturday, Mar. 12 at Yosemite High School (YHS). Interested players are encouraged to sign-up online by clicking here. The cost for ...

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