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Frank Bigelow Named Assistant Republican Leader

SACRAMENTO — Assemblyman Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals) was named Assistant Republican Leader by Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes. “I’m honored to be named an Assistant Republican Leader for the 2017-2018 legislative session,” says the lifelong local rancher. “The Leadership Team shows the diversity of California and highlights our members’ real-world experience. We look forward to tackling tough issues and working to ...

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Bass Lake Comedy Show

BASS LAKE — Three well-known comedians and a hilarious host voted one of the top Bay Area comics of the year will perform at the Bass Lake Event Center on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Torio Van Grol will hold the stage as host, introducing headliner Ahmed Bharoocha, and featuring Kevin Tienken, Mark Smalls. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the stand-up starts at 8 ...

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IRS Warns Of Recent Schemes During Tax Season

WASHINGTON — As tax season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service, the states and the tax industry reminded taxpayers to be on the lookout for an array of evolving tax scams related to identity theft and refund fraud. Every tax season, there is an increase in schemes that target innocent taxpayers by email, by phone and on-line. The IRS reminds taxpayers ...

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Nevada Earthquakes Felt Locally

MOUNTAIN AREA — Residents and visitors were rattled just after midnight on Wednesday, Dec. 28 as an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 near Hawthorne, Nevada, was discernible throughout the region. The first quake was felt at approximately 12:18 a.m., with multiple aftershocks reported and confirmed through the USGS Nevada Seismological Laboratory. According to experts, the initial quake’s epicenter was ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 25

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 19 to Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016: North Fork family disturbance On Monday, Dec. 19 at 5:40 a.m. deputies were dispatched to a family disturbance in the 31000 block of Road 222. Upon arrival, one adult female was arrested for being under ...

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New DMV Laws For 2017

SACRAMENTO — With the new year just around the corner, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to inform the public of several new laws or changes to existing law that, unless otherwise noted, take effect on January 1, 2017. The following are summaries of some transportation-related laws taking effect, according to the DMV. Use of Electronic Wireless Devices ...

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New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — In just a little over two weeks, the sky at Bass Lake will be illuminated by a spectacular firework show to celebrate the New Year. Generous donations made by the owners of the Pines Resort and other businesses have made it all possible. “Fireworks are always a major hit,” says Mark Choe, Sales & Marketing Director at ...

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Chain Control In Place On Mountain Roads

CENTRAL SIERRA – Anyone taking to the mountain highways over the weekend should avoid any unwanted delays by making sure there are traction devices in their vehicle. Chain control is now in place on Highway 41 about 3.5 miles north of Cedar Springs. The location could change as conditions warrant. Chains are required on all vehicles except 4-wheel-drives with snow tires ...

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Holiday Winter Storm Warning

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service has upgraded the winter storm watch to a winter storm warning for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, beginning Friday, Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. The winter storm watch continues through 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24. According to the NWS, snow will begin above 6,000 feet in the Yosemite area ...

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County Collects $90 Million Plus In Property Taxes

MADERA COUNTY —  “Over ninety million dollars in property tax payments were collected and posted from the December tenth property tax deadline,” reports Tracy Kennedy, Madera County Treasurer-Tax Collector. All payments were posted and balanced by Friday, Dec. 16. “That’s amazing, given that we had an extra day for taxpayers to make their payments on Monday, December 12th. All posted and ...

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