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County Audit Completed Before Deadline

MADERA COUNTY – Recently elected Madera County Auditor-Controller Todd Miller announced today to the Board of Supervisors that for the first time in at least 15 years, Madera County financial statements were filed with the State before the required March 31 deadline. Madera County has been criticized in past years for not completing the annual audit on time. In some ...

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The History Mystery #27

We welcome E. Clampus Vitus as our newest contributing partner in the History Mystery Series. This submission for April is a continuation of a project they have been working on at the bottom of Hensley Lake. In the 1850’s Major James Savage of the California Militia erected a trading post along the Fresno River at the North West section of ...

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Rebecca “Becky” Tracy Beling

Becky Tracy Beling, 53, of Coarsegold, Calif., entered into eternal peace on March 15, 2015 in Fresno, Calif. Becky was a resident of the mountain area for 45 years. She and her family moved from Fresno to Coarsegold, Calif. in 1970, where she attended Coarsegold Elementary and graduated Yosemite High School in the class of 1979. She worked as a ...

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Area Students Shine At Academic Pentathlon

MADERA COUNTY – The 2015 Madera County Academic Pentathlon culminated with an awards ceremony on Saturday, Mar. 21, naming Mountain Home School Charter’s 7th grade team and Ranchos Middle School’s 8th grade team winners of the competition. More than 400 students participated in this year’s five-event, two-day academic competition. Math and essay tests were held on Friday, Mar. 13 at ...

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Three Teams Represent Madera County In Academic Decathlon

MADERA COUNTY – Three Madera County academic teams will be traveling this weekend to compete in state competitions. Yosemite High School’s Academic Decathlon team, who won the Madera County Academic Decathlon in February, will travel to Sacramento to compete against 66 County Champion teams, comprised of 570 students from throughout the state.

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Town Hall Meeting In Raymond

MADERA COUNTY – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will hold a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, Mar. 19, at the Raymond-Knowles Elementary School from 6 to 8 p.m. Topics for discussion will include the upcoming fire season, with a presentation from Cal Fire and from Roger Maybee, Coordinator for Firewise Madera County.

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Adopt A Ponderosa Pine Tree

SIERRA FOOTHILLS – With the massive loss of ponderosa pines across the mountain area, this is the perfect time to “adopt” a few seedlings for planting. Foothill residents from North Fork to Mariposa can become participants in the spring planting program by planting a few seedlings on their property. The Forest Service now has bare root one-year-old ponderosa pine seedlings ...

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Cal Fire Grants For Hazardous Fuel Removal

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) has awarded over $9.5 million in grants throughout the state for a variety of projects aimed at reducing the elevated threat of wildfires due to the ongoing drought. A total of 83 grant applicants will receive funding for projects that contribute to fire prevention efforts around homes. The ...

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Coarsegold 7th Grade Wins County Math Tournament

MADERA COUNTY – Coarsegold Elementary School’s 7th grade and Thomas Jefferson Middle School’s 8th grade teams won the Madera County Academic Pentathlon Math Tournament on Friday. Sixteen schools and nearly 175 students participated in the Math Tournament hosted by the Madera County Office of Education.

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Deputies Honored At Real Heroes Event

FRESNO — Four Madera County Sheriff’s deputies are among those to be honored during the American Red Cross Central Valley Real Heroes Event next Friday, for their efforts during the Courtney Fire last summer. The annual event recognizes local heroes in the Central Valley who are seemingly ordinary people but have touched the lives of community members through their selfless ...

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