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Madera County Reports 5 New Cases Tuesday; Total Countywide Up to 90

MADERA — The total number of COVID-19 cases in Madera County rose to 90 Tuesday as county health officials reported five new cases.Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) said the county’s latest virus victims include two men and three women ranging in age from their 20s to 50s. All but one is believed to have contracted the virus via ...

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Mariposa County Reports First New Case in Weeks

MARIPOSA — County health officials on Tuesday reported a new case of COVID-19 — boosting the total cases countywide to 16.The latest virus victim, a 64-year-old man, is currently isolating at home. Health officials say he was infected through community transmission “outside of the county.”Tuesday’s latest case is the first new case in Mariposa County in weeks.Mariposa County didn’t record ...

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4-Year-Old Boy Injured Monday in Accidental Electrocution

OAKHURST — A four-year old boy was severely injured Monday night in Oakhurst after being electrocuted while playing with a power inverter.The accident happened about 5 p.m. at a home on the 40000 block of Road 425a, according to a report from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.Emergency responders were called to the residence after the child was injured.MCSO deputies, CAL ...

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‘Avenue of Flags’ Event Honors Nation’s Fallen Heroes

OAKHURST — In an annual mountain area tradition, the Marine Corps League #1121 together with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8743 hosted the ‘Avenue of the Flags’ Monday at Oakhill Cemetery.The group of community volunteers — one as young as three years old — teamed with members of the local 4H Club to place dozens of flags throughout the ...

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Deputies Revive Oakhurst Overdose Victim

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OAKHURST — Friday night just after 6 p.m., MCSO Deputy Michael Lewis was flagged down near the Oakhurst Central Valley Community Bank by a man who reported a woman was overdosing on heroin under a nearby bridge.Deputy Lewis quickly made his way down a dirt path and found a 25-year-old woman under the bridge who was unresponsive.Corporal Chris Williams (also ...

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CHP: Pandemic Having Impact on State Roadways

MOUNTAIN AREA – CHP officers will be out in a “maximum enforcement” operation this three-day weekend. “Take a moment to reflect on those who gave all for our freedom,” said a post on the agency’s website. “Remembering the fallen military is what this weekend holiday is about.” Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this Memorial Day weekend will be like no ...

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Chukchansi Gold Resort, Casino Reopening June 1

COARSEGOLD — The Chukchansi Economic Development Authority (CEDA) and the management team at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino announced Friday the property will implement its first phase of reopening on June 1.CEDA temporarily closed the property on March 20 due to public and tribal health precautions surrounding COVID-19. Since then, according to tribal officials, CEDA has continued to monitor the ...

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County Library Branches Continue ‘Phased’ Reopening

MOUNTAIN AREA — All Madera County Library locations, including the branches in Oakhurst and North Fork, are now offering curbside services for the community as the next phase of the system’s reopening plan. Library announced this week that patrons can place holds on books, DVDs and other materials via the Library’s mobile app, online catalog, or by phone. Staff will prepare ...

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Longtime Leader at Devils Postpile National Monument Retiring

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN — Deanna Dulen, longtime superintendent of Devils Postpile National Monument, has announced that she is retiring from the National Park Service at the end of May. Dulen started her career in 1979 as a seasonal firefighter with Olympic National Forest — a job that sparked her passion for the great outdoors and public service. She’s also worked as ...

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Madera County Gets Greenlight to Move to Stage 2.5

MADERA — Madera County has approval from the state to move to Stage 2.5 on the governor’s Roadmap to Re-opening. Local health officials submitted documentation to the state on this week (May 19) confirming the county’s ability to meet the readiness criteria set by the governor — and the County’s “attestation” was approved by the state Wednesday morning.At a press ...

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