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Madera County Re-Offers Unsold Parcels

MADERA – The Madera County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office will conduct an online tax sale from July 30 to Aug. 2, at www.bid4assets.com. This sale will be re-offering unsold parcels from the previous online tax sale conducted on May 23. “Our annual online tax auction concluded Monday, May 23, 2016,” says Madera County Tax Collector-Treasurer Tracy Kennedy, “but unfortunately not all ...

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“Night At The Museum” In Mariposa

MARIPOSA — Explore mining tunnels, browse the stunning display of gems and minerals, and enjoy appetizers and refreshments, all while supporting a state treasure in Mariposa. Everyone is invited to experience a “Night at the Museum” on Wednesday, June 22, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. as the California State Mining and Mineral Museum opens its doors for what is sure ...

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Special Sunday Show At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE — Richard Smith will be playing a Sunday evening show, June 12, at the ranch to close out the Coolwater Season. If you’ve seen a Richard Smith show, you already know he is one of the the absolute greats. If you have not, don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Richard started playing the guitar at age 5 and ...

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Reserve Your Parking Spot In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park announces a pilot program where visitors will be able to reserve a guaranteed parking space on two upcoming weekends. Visitors to the park will be able to reserve a parking space in Yosemite Valley for the weekend of June 25-26 and July 2-4. The reserved parking program is intended to benefit visitors by ensuring access ...

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Breakfast With Local Law Enforcement Saturday At Miller’s

BASS LAKE — Get to know your local law enforcement while enjoying breakfast overlooking the lake at Miller’s Landing this Saturday. Sheriff Jay Varney and deputies from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, along with officers from the CHP, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Forest Service will be available on Saturday, June 11, from 8 to ...

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SCCCD Chancellor Thanks Measure “C” Voters

To the Editor: I would like to thank the voters for supporting Measure C in the June 7, 2016 election. You are true champions for higher education and access to a quality community college education. With the passage of Measure C, State Center Community College District (SCCCD) will invest in keeping our technology, educational and training facilities up to date ...

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The Making Of A Paid Call Firefighter Pt. 3 — Into The Smoke

Written by Bill Ritchey —  “Structure Day” — It had been an intense 200 hours, spread over the last three months for twelve recruits of Madera County Fire Department’s (MCFD) Basic Skills Academy for Paid Call Firefighters (PCFs). On April 10, the recruits gathered at Madera City Fire Station 6, where they would undergo their last training drill, simply called ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through June 5

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Sunday, May 29 to Sunday June 5, 2016: Oakhurst vandalism On Sunday, May 29 at 6:16 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 50000 block of School Road regarding a report of a fire on the baseball field. Report taken, evidence obtained, no ...

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Measure C Passes, Oakhurst Community College Benefits

MADERA COUNTY — Voters across the State Center Community College District (SCCCD) have thrown their support behind Measure C, which will address District needs at Oakhurst Community College Center, Fresno City College, Reedley College, Clovis Community College, and Madera Community College Center, and improve its aging school facilities. The measure was approved by voters in Tuesday’s primary election, garnering about ...

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