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Academic Decathlon Tackles The Transformational 1960s

COUNTY — Yosemite High, Chawanakee Academy, and Glacier High Charter School decathletes will join students from throughout California for the Madera County Academic Decathlon Lecture Day on Thursday, Oct. 25. Valley experts will lecture on six subject areas to more than 600 students from throughout the state. “We are excited to offer this event to all decathletes for the 12th ...

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Public Comment Period On Madera Sheriff OES Emergency Plans

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services is placing three County Emergency Plans out for public comment. The three plans are described as follows: Emergency Operations Plan: This plan is a framework document which outlines how the County will respond to an emergency. The EOP sets guidelines to manage a disaster in an effective, efficient, and timely ...

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Earthquake Rattles Nerves Near Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Foothill residents may have been awakened last night by the jolt of an earthquake not far from Oakhurst, which was alternately described by readers as a crack, a boom, rolling, rumble, shock, shake and a jerk. We heard it was felt from Mariposa to Prather, if not farther. Now, the U.S. Geological Survey says that a 3.1 magnitude earthquake has ...

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Unsigned Ballot Envelope Means Your Vote Can’t Be Counted

MADERA COUNTY – Rebecca Martinez, County Clerk-Recorder & Registrar of Voters, wants to remind voters who Vote by Mail to return your ballot early and most importantly remember to SIGN your blue return identification envelope. A Vote by Mail ballot cannot be counted without a signature. If you already returned your ballot, and the signature was missing or does not ...

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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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Spooktacular Spider Painting At Children’s Museum

OAKHURST — All girls, boys and good little ghouls are welcome to come out and play this Saturday at the Children’s Museum of the Sierra (CMOS). Volunteers will be hosting a fall craft class on Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. – noon. Children are invited to paint clay spiders and animals, while enjoying “hands on learning,” say organizers. This class is ...

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Get Your Pink Patch From Madera Sheriff, Support Breast Cancer Research

MADERA COUNTY  – Have you noticed the pink patches on the uniforms of Madera County Sheriff’s personnel this month? It’s time to get one of your own! The Sheriff’s Office is excited to be officially partnering with the @pinkpatchproject this year to sell their patches to the public, and will be donating proceeds to the Clovis Cancer Institute (https://www.communitymedical.org/cancer). Lt. ...

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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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Cal Fire Increases Staffing In Preparation For Strong Winds

SACRAMENTO – Cal Fire firefighters are preparing for the potential of extreme fire weather across many parts of California in the coming days. The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting gusty winds and low humidity this weekend in much of northern California. On Monday, parts of southern California could experience many of the same conditions. The NWS is forecasting that ...

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Deadline To Register To Vote In November Election

MADERA – Rebecca Martinez, County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters, reminds residents that in order to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election, persons must register to vote by Monday, Oct. 22. In order to be eligible to register to vote, you must be a United States Citizen, live in Madera County and be 18 years old ...

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