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Creek Fire 212,744 Acres With 10% Containment

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 14, 2020 – Fire activity remains active and intense in heavy fuels above the smoke layer. Under the inversion fire activity was low to moderate in all fuel types creating favorable conditions for the fire crews. Smoke will continue to be a concern as it continues to linger in the valleys. Mid-slopes and ridges will have ...

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Madera Sheriff | Evacuation Order Partially Lifted

Madera County – Evacuation Orders for the following areas have been reduced to Evacuation Warnings. Residents in the area need to be aware that there is still a potential for evacuations and need to be prepared to evacuate at a moments notice. Citizens need to monitor the situation and be prepared to take action immediately.These areas are being opened to ...

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Madera Sheriff | Evacuation Warning Areas Lifted in Zones M58-M87

Madera County – Evacuation Warning Areas Lifted in Zones M58-M87. These zones include the general Hwy 41 corridor between road 200 and Bass Lake Rd (Rd 222). Please see the Evacuation Map for specific details, you will see those zones now in Green. All other Madera County Mandatory Evacuations and Evacuation Warnings remain in effect. To view a map of ...

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Creek Fire Update and Evacuation Centers

Wednesday Sept. 9, 2020 – 10 am – The Red Cross temporary evacuation point at the Oakhurst Community Center has been closed.  If you are in need of an evacuation center please go to the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, 5007 Fairgrounds Rd. Mariposa, CA. 95338 or Clovis North High School, 2770 E. International Ave. Fresno, CA. 93730. The Creek Fire continues ...

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Important Information Regarding Upcoming November Election

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MADERA — A General Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The following offices are scheduled to appear on that ballot: FEDERAL AND STATE OFFICES President and Vice President of the United States U.S. Representative in Congress, Districts 4 & 16 Member of the Assembly, District 5 SCHOOL OFFICES Madera County Board of Education, Areas 1, 2 (ST), 4, ...

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Madera County Libraries Support Students Through Online Learning

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MADERA — As families and schools prepare for online learning, all Madera County Library locations continue offering curbside services for the community. Patrons can place holds on books, DVDs, and other materials via the library’s mobile app, online catalog, or by phone. Staff will prepare items and contact patrons with instructions and scheduled times for contactless curbside checkout. ‘Grab bags’ ...

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History Mystery #89: The Case of the Mystery Mining Machines

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By Karen Morris, CHS President COARSEGOLD — The Coarsegold Historical Society has three pieces of mining machinery on display at the Coarsegold Historic Museum. They were donated quite a few years ago and we need help with the names and how they were used. We think the middle one was possibly some kind of rock crusher. If you can help ...

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Supervisor Wheeler to hold 2nd Virtual Town Hall

Madera County Mountain Communities – Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be hosting a second virtual Town Hall Thursday, July 30th from 6-8pm. County staff and community partners will join Supervisor Wheeler to help keep the community informed about what is happening in Madera County. Madera County Deputy CAO, Joel Bugay will update the community on the County’s COVID-19 Relief Fund (CRF) ...

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Coarsegold Coach, Mediator’s First Book Focuses on ‘Effective Communication’

COARSEGOLD — Communications coach and mediator John Nielsen has authored his first book — “Effective Communication Skills: The Foundations for Change.” The Coarsegold resident’s debut as an author offers a comprehensive guide to “strategically and purposefully” communicating with others, teaching reaches readers how to “connect and disconnect” so that they can collaborate more efficiently.In “Effective Communication Skills,” which retails for ...

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