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Prescribed Burns On The Bass Lake Ranger District

NORTH FORK –Residents and visitors on the Bass Lake Ranger District may see smoke in the coming months as Sierra National Forest fire managers implement their 2018/2019 fall/winter/spring burning program. The projects will consist of two activities: pile burning and understory burning. These burn projects are widely dispersed throughout the Ranger District, with many located at the higher elevations. Some ...

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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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Ghosts On The Water: Bass Lake Halloween & Fall Carnival

BASS LAKE — Looking for a way to celebrate the spooky season that provides entertainment for little ghouls and big ones, too? Stop by the Pines Village on Sat. Oct. 27 from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. and join in on a fun, free community event: it’s the 3rd Annual Bass Lake Halloween & Fall Carnival, a safe and family-oriented alternative to ...

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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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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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ACT Dog Of The Week: Fun-Loving Kaleo

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week is gorgeous and fun-loving German Shepherd mix, Kaleo. Weighing about 45-pounds at one year old, Kaleo does great in a crate, as well as with other dogs. Kaleo is neutered, microchipped and ready for adoption. If you think this is the pup for you, please fill out an online adoption ...

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Eagles Field Trip To Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove

By Jeannie Harsha — OAKHURST — On a cool, misty day in early October the second graders from Oakhurst Elementary School embarked on a field trip to Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Intrepid chaperones and students headed up the fog-enshrouded trail gathering information on Sequoias, forest ecology and factors that make a healthy forest. The mist was short lived and ...

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