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Mono Winds Wreak Havoc Across Mountain Community

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Our mountain community was warned the Mono Winds would begin around 7 p.m. on Monday evening the 18th of January as PG&E planned PSPS in the areas that held the greatest risk. The night sky was clear, stars sparkled as the winds began to blow through the mountain slopes and canyons with a fierce rage ...

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Updated Acreage and Containment on the Manzanita Fire

NORTH FORK — The Manzanita Fire started early in the morning of Jan. 19, near Lake Drive and Road 222, in North Fork. The fire is currently at 45 percent containment and has charred 23 acres. While the Mono Winds raged, first responders were battling a blaze at the mill site near Road 225 and Douglas Ranger Station in North ...

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2020 Home Sales for Madera County Mountain Communities

Submitted by Ed Bailey Real Estate Calendar Year 2020: Home Sales Report on Some of our Mountain Communities: Bass Lake: During the 2020 calendar year, Real Estate Agents sold 62 Bass Lake homes, compared to 37 in the previous year. Median price was $570,000, compared to $525,000 in 2019, and prices ranged from $150,000 to $3,204,000. Average time on the ...

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2021 Sierra Tel Directory Focuses on the History of Sierra Telephone

OAKHURST – Sierra Tel, serving both Madera County Mountain Communities and Mariposa County, shared that its 2021 telephone directory is in celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Sierra Telephone, the main building block of the Sierra Tel Family. The 360 page directory tells the story of the beginnings of the company many years ago with the assistance of the local ...

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Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties Burn Suspension Lifted

MARIPOSA – Effective Monday, November 23, 2020 at 8:00 am the burn suspension in Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit Chief Mike van Loben Sels is formally cancelling the burn suspension and advises that those possessing current and valid residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissive burn days. Burn permits will be ...

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Madera County Fire Department Awarded Grant for New Emergency Response Equipment

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Fire Department was awarded a $74,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for new extrication equipment. Known as the “jaws of life,” first responders use these specialized tools to reach crash victims trapped inside a vehicle. So far this year, Madera County Fire has responded to 22 crashes in which extrication ...

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Celebration of Life for Bettie Zane Paul

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Bettie Zane Paul, age 88, passed away on November 10, 2020, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was loved by many and will be sorely missed here on this earth. We look forward to a heavenly reunion. Bettie was born in Taft, California, on March 17, 1932, to Oscar and Nellie Collins. When she was young they moved ...

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Free Legal Help Available for Creek Fire Disaster Survivors

SACRAMENTO – Nov 13, 2020 – Free help with disaster-related legal concerns is available to eligible wildfire survivors in Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sonoma counties. These counties are covered in federal disaster DR-4569 for fires beginning Sept 4. This includes the Bobcat, Creek, El Dorado, Oak, Slater and Valley fires. The ...

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Fundraiser for Kalel

AHWAHNEE  – Calling on all community members to come out Saturday Nov. 14 from 11 am to 4 pm (rain or shine) to support Kalel. 7-year-old Kalel has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  Duchenne is a rare fatal muscle wasting disease that currently does not have a cure, but we have been pursuing therapies that we think will preserve our son’s muscles ...

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