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North Fork Rancheria Indian Housing Authority to build 26 new housing units for community

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The ‘North Fork LIHTC Homes #1’ Project is groundbreaking, in many ways.  NORTH FORK – The North Fork Rancheria Indian Housing Authority (NFRIHA) held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, January 22, 2021 for a new $16.4 million affordable housing development on tribal lands in North Fork, CA. The project, called ‘North Fork LIHTC Homes #1’, will include 19 structures, made up ...

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Upcoming Changes To Trash Services

District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler Will Be Holding A Town Hall Tonight, May 6th to Discuss Trash Service Changes NORTH FORK – Supervisor Wheeler will be hosting a town hall tonight to review upcoming changes to trash services in the district. Supervisor Wheeler will be joined by Madera County Public Works as well as Cal Recycle to discuss the changes ...

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May is Bicycle Safety Month

CHP Emphasizes the Shared Responsibility of Bicycle Safety  SACRAMENTO – May is National Bicycle Safety Month. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) takes the opportunity each year to remind bicyclists and motorists to share the road and remember traffic safety saves lives. “Thousands of Californians ride their bicycles every day for exercise, leisure, and commuting,” said CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray. “Keeping ...

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Murder Suspect Vehicle Last Seen Near North Fork

FRESNO – Homicide detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s help to try and find a vehicle tied to a murder that occurred between 1:00 am – 2:00 am on April 13th, 2021. Detectives obtained a photo of a white Chevy Tahoe, with black door handles and 22 inch rims. It was last seen in the ...

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Visit Yosemite Madera County

Mariposa Grove Open with no Shuttle Bus Operation.  OAKHURST – The Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park is open for the season. Please note the following: – There will be no Shuttle Bus operation this season. – Visitors may park their cars at the Mariposa Grove Welcome Plaza and then hike/walk up either the Washburn Trail or the Grove Road, ...

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Tacos and Vaccination Drive-Thru

Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) Host Tacos and Vaccination Drive-Thru COVID-19 clinic on Cinco de Mayo MADERA – The Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a tacos and COVID-19 vaccination drive-through clinic today, May 5, 2021. All those vaccinated during the clinic will be served two free tacos. The event is ...

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Motorcycle Safety Month

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By Recognizing May as Motorcycle Safety Month, CHP Reminds Us That It Takes Everyone’s Attention SACRAMENTO – The warming weather and increasing number of vehicles traveling on California’s roadways offer a timely reminder of the importance of motorcycle safety awareness for motorcyclists and motorists alike.  By recognizing May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) emphasizes safe ...

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Burn Day Restrictions

Burn Day Restrictions Effective May 1st for Madera and Mariposa Counties  Mariposa – Effective Saturday, May 1, at 8:00 AM, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit suspended all burning below the 2,000-foot elevation in Madera and Mariposa County. Burning is allowed above the 2,000- foot elevation with valid permits only. Burn Permits can be ...

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Mariposa Pedestrian Safety Project

Mariposa Pedestrian Safety Project Scheduled To Begin On State Route 140/Route 49 to 12th Street In Mariposa MARIPOSA – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin work to improve pedestrian safety and traffic conditions from the State Route 140/ Route 49 south junction to 12th Street in the beautiful town of Mariposa. Work is scheduled to begin in May ...

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Wildfire Preparedness Week

CAL FIRE Urges Personal Responsibility in Protecting Against Wildfire – Do Your Part to Protect Your Community – Create Defensible Space and Harden Your Home “Wildfire Preparedness Week” is May 2-8” Sacramento – Being proactive and prepared for wildfire is crucial to making our communities more resilient to the impacts of wildfire. You can dramatically increase your safety and the ...

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Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested

Attempted Murder Suspect, Robert Wayne Long of Coarsegold Arrested in North Fork NORTH FORK – On April 30, 2021, shortly before 5:00pm, Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) received reports of a stabbing in the 40000 block of CA-HWY 41 in Oakhurst.  When deputies arrived on scene, they discovered an adult man who had sustained a stab wound to his neck. ...

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