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Oakhurst Vote Center to Remain Open During Public Safety Power Shutoff

Madera, CA – The Madera County Registrar of Voters has announced that the Oakhurst Vote Center will remain open during all public safety power outages.  PG&E has notified County officials that the public safety power shutoff throughout Eastern Madera County will likely last through midday Tuesday. “We always have a contingency plan in place,” explained Rebecca Martinez, Madera County Clerk-Recorder and ...

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Covid-19 Holiday Guidelines

MADERA – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released guidance for a safer Halloween and Día de los Muertos Celebrations during COVID-19. This guidance outlines safe alternative ways to celebrate Halloween and Día de los Muertos during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 continues to pose a severe risk to communities and requires all Californians to follow necessary precautions ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Thomas Hill

Image of Yosemite Valley.

By Sal Maccarone Artists have been rendering their surroundings ever since they began to walk the earth. For instance, primitive cave paintings and pre-historic petroglyphs bear witness to the way things were. Landscape paintings are the only record that we have about where, and how these ancient groups lived. Bodies of water, forests, mountains, valleys, animals and people are just ...

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Thanks to the EMCSPCA, Lucky is One Lucky Dog!

Image of Lucky the dog in front of the vet's office.

OAKHURST — Although we have seen a low incidence of positive COVID-19 cases among Eastern Madera County residents, the pandemic has undoubtedly had a negative effect on everyone. Then came the Creek Fire with evacuations and devastation to many areas. One thing for sure, 2020 has not been easy! Due to concerns for their volunteers and supporters, all of the ...

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Disaster Declaration Offers Federal Aid to Creek Fire Victims/Survivors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – An Oct. 16 federal disaster declaration opens the nation’s aid process to Creek Fire survivors. If you or anybody you know has suffered loss or damage from the Creek Fire you/they may be eligible for federal assistance if you have uninsured losses and live in Madera or Fresno County. This declaration is also referred to as Disaster ...

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Madera County Moves Closer to Red Tier

MADERA COUNTY – On the Way to Red: Madera County Must Meet the Criteria for One Additional Week Before Moving into the Red Tier For the first time since the introduction of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, Madera County meets the state’s criteria for the red tier. Based upon the information released Oct. 20,2020, Madera County’s adjusted case rate ...

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Advisory: Public Safety Power Shutoff for Mariposa County

MARIPOSA – Oct. 23, 2020 – PG&E has notified the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event that is currently forecasted to affect areas of Mariposa County. This event is anticipated to begin on the afternoon of Sunday Oct. 25 and last through the evening of Tuesday Oct. 27 or Wednesday morning Oct. 28 before ...

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PG&E Expecting Public Safety Power Shutoff Due to Extreme Fire Weather for Madera County Mountain Communities

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Oct. 23, 2020 – PG&E has notified the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event that is expected to affect areas of Madera County Mountain Communities. The PSPS is in response to the National Weather Service issuing a red flag warning for extreme fire weather for portions of the Sierra ...

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Creek Fire Fundraiser at Red Barn Coffee Co.

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Boosters, Red Barn Coffee Co. and Hot Shot Coffee Shack will be holding a fundraiser for the victims of the Creek Fire on Saturday Oct. 24. 2020 from 1 pm to sundown. Located at the Red Barn Coffee Co. in the heart of North Fork. (Pizza Factory and Post Office parking lot) The Red ...

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