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Sentencing Delayed In YLP Arson Case

MADERA COUNTY – All parties were back in court today for the sentencing of a Coarsegold couple found guilty on May 8 of arson and conspiracy. Kenneth Jackson, 41, and Alice Waterman, 47, were scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, June 6, after he was found guilty of 21 counts of arson, resisting arrest, assault on a peace officer and ...

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Marcia Hall Resigns After Election Defeat

MADERA COUNTY – Following her defeat in Tuesday’s primary, Madera County Auditor Controller Marcia Hall has tendered her resignation and will not serve out the balance of her term, according to a statement from the County Administrative Office. Madera County Board of Supervisors Chairman Tom Wheeler issued the following statement:

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Clampers Dedicate Monument At Dixieland School

MADERA – The Grub Gulch Chapter 41-49 of E. Clampus Vitus is dedicating a monument to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Dixieland School in Madera on Friday, June 6, at 10 a.m. Dixieland School was built in 1913 in the Dixieland Farming District and was originally named Munich which came from the group of residents who migrated from the town ...

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Primary Election Results 2014

MADERA COUNTY – The voters have spoken and the stage is set for the November election. Incumbent Michael Keitz will face off against David Linn for the job of District Attorney, and in the crowded race for Sheriff, Chowchilla Chief of Police Jay Varney and Undersheriff Michael Salvador will go head-to-head to replace the retiring John Anderson.

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Sierra Freepackers Ride And Restore

MADERA COUNTY – Warning: be careful what you read about Sierra Freepackers. You may just want to become one. The Backcountry Horsemen of California Sierra Freepackers Unit is comprised of a cross-section of volunteers who work in concert with the Forest Service and others to keep public riding trails open and safe for horses and their humans. Many of the ...

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Free Event For Home Gardeners

MADERA – The summer gardening season has arrived, and the Madera County Master Gardeners are here to help you with all your gardening and landscaping questions. The Master Gardeners will host a free event for home gardeners and plant lovers on Saturday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The History Mystery #17

Written by Roger Mitchell Gold and silver were found on the southeastern flank of Mammoth Mountain in 1878. News of the discovery immediately sparked a “Gold Rush.” A young man by the name of John French, knowing that Mammoth Mountain is in a very remote part of the state and difficult to reach, scouted a route for a horse trail ...

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Vote By Mail Ballots Available Saturday

MADERA COUNTY – Rebecca Martinez, County Clerk-Recorder & Registrar of Voters has announced that the County Clerk’s office will be open Saturday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the issuance and acceptance of vote by mail ballots. The County Clerk’s office is located in the County Government Center, First Floor, 200 West 4th Street, Madera.

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Support The Red Cross This Fire Season

FRESNO — American Red Cross Central Valley Region is responding to an above normal number of events this week, including the ongoing Hunters Fire in Mariposa County, and six homes burned in Merced displacing several families on Wednesday afternoon.

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