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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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Delays Expected on State Routes 49 and 140

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct various work next week on State Routes 49 and 140. Work is scheduled to occur as follows: Route 49 • One-way traffic control from the Madera/Mariposa County Line to Varain Road In Mariposa for road striping operations from 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. beginning Sunday, August 1, through Friday, ...

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County Residents to Receive Official Ballots for Upcoming Recall Election

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MADERA COUNTY — Rebecca Martinez, County Clerk-Recorder & Registrar of Voters announced today that all registered voters in Madera County will be sent their Official Ballots for the upcoming September 14, 2021, California Gubernatorial Recall Election in the mail. Ballots will be mailed to voters beginning August 16th. Allow 2-5 days for delivery. You can track your ballot! Ballot tracking ...

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Robert Macaulay Seeks District 5 Supervisor Office

OAKHURST – Robert Macaulay wants your vote. In January 2020, Macaulay filed paperwork to pursue a candidacy for County Supervisor of Madera County District 5, the seat Tom Wheeler has held for the past fifteen years. That paperwork was approved in February. But that decision wasn’t made just then. “The first time it really crossed my mind was after I won ...

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Update: Convicted Arsonist Kenneth Allan Jackson Scheduled for Release Next Tuesday from Prison

Tuesday afternoon we received confirmation that Kenneth Allen Jackson’s release has been pushed back to January 15 of 2022. This happened because of the quick response of the YLP community to our request for signatures and victim services requests. Although no reason has been given for this change it seems likely that the support of Senator Anna Caballero who assisted ...

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September 11th Remembrance Day Legislation Signed into Law by Governor

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SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 254, introduced by Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno), was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday, July 16, 2021. Senate Bill 254 encourages public elementary and secondary schools to observe a moment of silence when September 11th falls on a school day. This effort originated last year when Senator Borgeas introduced SB 911. September 11, ...

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Missing Yosemite Hiker’s Body Found Near Mount Clark

YOSEMITE  – Mr. Fred Zalokar, 61, of Reno, Nevada, was found deceased and his body recovered on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, near the summit of Mount Clark. Missing since Saturday, July 17, from Happy Isles to the summit of Mount Clark – Mr. Zalokar used an off-trail route from Bunnell Point. He did not return to Yosemite Valley. If you ...

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A Life Well-Lived, Gone Too Soon

At the age of 20, Eben Hammond achieved more than many adults reaching into their 70s, 80s, and 90s. But on the night of July 7, 2021, a hit-and-run driver cut that life short and destroyed at least two futures: Eben’s and their own. That driver couldn’t have known if the person hit was alive, critically injured or dead. That ...

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Homicide Confession to Elderly Shooting Victim in Coarsegold

On Sunday, July 18, 202 at approximately 11:20 am, Madera County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported gun shot victim in the 35000 block of Wells Rd in Coarsegold. Deputies discovered an adult male victim at the location, who was ultimately pronounced deceased at the scene. Madera County Sheriff’s Detectives have identified a person of interest in yesterday’s homicide that ...

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Forest Service Announces Cause of 2020 Creek Fire

CLOVIS, Calif. — The Forest Service announced the results of the investigation into the cause of the Creek Fire, a wildfire that began on September 4, 2020, and burned approximately 379,895 acres, destroyed 853 structures, and damaged an additional 64 structures on the Sierra National Forest below Big Creek. Despite an exhaustive investigation, the cause of the fire is officially ...

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