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Deputies Investigate Possible Homicide In Ahwahnee

AHWAHNEE — Madera County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a 68-year-old man in Ahwahnee. On Friday, Oct. 21, at approximately 1:08 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the 41000 block of Road 600 regarding a possible homicide. Deputies arrived and found the Ahwahnee resident dead outside his home. They quickly contained the crime scene and requested detectives and the ...

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Have You Received Your Property Tax Bill?

MADERA COUNTY – Over 56,000 tax bills are being mailed out this week, representing over $160 million in property taxes. The various bond charges and direct charges are included on the tax bills. “It’s that time of year again,” reports Tracy Kennedy, Madera County Treasurer-Tax Collector. “We have just begun the printing and mailing process of our property tax bills. ...

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Master Guitarist Takes Stage At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE — Coolwater Ranch and the Tenaya Lodge present Eric Lugosch in concert on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. The hallmark of this American fingerstylist consists of an elegant, vigorous tone and a twinkling humor while playing. “Lugosch places his tunes within pleasant, folkish guitar settings…. he masterfully exploits his prodigious fingerpicking skills, embellishing his simple, flowing songs with ...

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DSA Raises Over $100,000 For Madera Sheriff K9 Program

MADERA COUNTY — The newly reinvigorated K9 program at the Madera County Sheriff’s Office has just received another major financial boost with the donation of over $24,000. Chief Civil Deputy Mike Motz, president of the Madera County Deputy Sheriff’s Association (DSA), presented a check for $24,300 to the Board of Supervisors this morning, bringing their fundraising total for the K9 ...

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Bass Lake School District Candidate Statement: Julie Greenwood

OAKHURST — There is one seat coming up for election on the Bass Lake Unified School District Board of Trustees for Area 3. Julie Greenwood is challenging incumbent Ron Bucheger for the position. For more information contact the Bass Lake School District. Julie Greenwood Candidate Statement I am so excited for the opportunity to serve those of our school district. You may ...

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Sheriff’s Local Crime Log Through Oct. 16

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Oct. 10 to Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016: Oakhurst minor assaulted  On Monday, Oct. 10 at 9:44 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 49000 block of Road 427 (School Road) regarding a report of a minor being slapped by an adult. Report taken, evidence ...

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Bass Lake School District Candidate Statement: Ron Bucheger

OAKHURST — There is one seat coming up for election on the Bass Lake Unified School District Board of Trustees for Area 3. Incumbent Ron Bucheger is on the ballot with challenger Julie Greenwood. For more information contact the Bass Lake School District. Ron Bucheger  (incumbent) Candidate Statement I’m a retired 68 year old manager and businessperson and an experienced Bass Lake ...

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Don’t Torch Off Those Burn Piles Yet!

SIERRA FOOTHILLS — As cooler weather rolls in, the urge to torch off those burn piles is only natural. However, Cal Fire Battalion Chief Troy Cheek warns that the fire danger has not been mitigated, and a burn ban remains in place. “We don’t foresee the ban being lifted until well into November or December,” says Cheek. “We’re going to ...

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Madera County Considers Vote To Fund Fire And Sheriff

MADERA COUNTY — With a Public Safety Tax proposed for a special election in March 2017, efforts to educate the public and gather feedback are well underway. Last night at a Town Hall meeting in Ahwahnee, Georgiena Vivian of VRPA Technologies, made a presentation about the proposed tax, why it is needed, and how the funds would be collected, administered ...

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Tree Mortality Poses Threat During Coming Storms

CENTRAL SIERRA — As the first storm of the season moves toward Northern and Central California packing rain and gusty winds, PG&E is urging all their customers to be prepared, have a plan and prepare for potential power outages, and above all, be safe. With the severe tree mortality in the Central Sierra, residents in foothill communities face serious dangers ...

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