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Blasting On CA-41 Passing Lanes Resumes Monday

MADERA COUNTY — The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has released the current schedule for potential construction-related travel delays during work on the CA-41 passing lanes project. Caltrans’ Cory Burkarth says that the next blast on the project is scheduled for Monday, Jun. 6, at an as-yet undetermined time between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. As of today, Burkarth adds, no decision has ...

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Years Of Living Badgerously Pay Off For Mrs. P And Class Of ’16

OAKHURST — Rousing cheers, thunderous foot-stomping and non-stop applause accompanied the Class of 2016 as they entered the gym for their last rally as students at Yosemite High School today. Displaying typical pride as this Year of Living Badgerously comes to a close, the senior class stormed, skipped, ran and leapt across the floor in a blue parade of bright ...

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Music In The Meadow Festival Saturday

COARSEGOLD – Grab a blanket and chairs, a hat and sunglasses, and prepare to truly enjoy an afternoon of Music in the Meadow, as the Coarsegold Historical Society hosts its 12th annual festival on the Coarsegold Museum Grounds. The action takes place on Saturday, Jun. 4 from noon to 4 p.m., and the cost is $10 per person, with proceeds ...

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Sierra National Forest Still Open For Reservations

CLOVIS – Due to the tree mortality issues the Sierra National Forest (SNF) is experiencing, there are various campgrounds that have been closed until tree removal projects can be completed by the Forest Service and their partners. Campers that had reservations in campgrounds that are now closed have been contacted and will be refunded. If you have not been contacted ...

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Mountain Cooling Center Locations This Summer

MADERA COUNTY — The County of Madera has established the following locations in the mountain area as Cooling Centers during times of extreme heat. The Centers will be open the days and times of the week as indicated on the list provided below. Other Centers may be opened on an “as needed” basis and will be announced through the Sheriff’s ...

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Motorcycle Blessing And Run for Helping Hands

OAKHURST — Bikers for Christ’s tenth Annual Bike Blessing and Run will be held Saturday, Jun. 4 at Mountain Christian Center. The Bike Blessing will begin at 10 a.m. and includes a free pancake breakfast that starts an hour earlier at 9 a.m. The Blessing is followed by a Benefit Run at 10:30 a.m. ending at Bass Lake. There is ...

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County Elections Resends Undelivered Absentee Ballots

MADERA COUNTY — Following reports yesterday that some residents are still awaiting the arrival of their absentee ballots, which have yet to show up in their mailboxes, Registrar of Voters Rebecca Martinez stated today that additional vote‐by‐mail ballots were issued to voters in light of the mix-up. “The County’s longtime printing vendor mistakenly addressed a number of ballot envelopes with ...

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Scam Alert – Five Things The IRS Will Never Do

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has issued a warning to taxpayers about bogus phone calls from IRS impersonators demanding payment for a non-existent tax, the “Federal Student Tax.” Even though the tax deadline has come and gone, scammers continue to use varied strategies to trick people, in this first case — students. In this newest twist, they try to ...

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Sheriff’s Log Through Sunday, May 29

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Sunday, May 22 to Sunday, May 29, 2016: Coarsegold theft On Sunday, May 22 at 10:19 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 46000 block of Stone Creek Drive in Coarsegold regarding a report of theft of lawn equipment and quad. Report taken, arrest ...

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Blasting Continues On CA-41 Passing Lanes Project

MADERA COUNTY — Blasting continues this week on a section of CA-41 where construction is ongoing to add passing lanes. The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced last week that the project  is progressing ahead of schedule, with about half as many blast days required originally thought. 40 days were once planned for what is turning out to look more like ...

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