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Audubon Program Features UCM Natural Reserve

MARIPOSA – The University of California at Merced now boasts a newly designated natural reserve. Last month the UC Board of Regents approved the formal addition of UC Merced’s Vernal Pool and Grassland Reserve to the university’s Natural Reserve System. At 756,000 acres, it is the largest university-administered reserve system in the world. The new UCM reserve, one of 39 ...

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Cal Fire Lifts Burn Restrictions

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – Due to the recent rainfall, CAL FIRE has lifted the burn suspension for the State Responsibility Area within Eastern Madera County as of 12 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30. Hazard reduction burning in Eastern Madera County will be allowed with a valid San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District permit. The following guidelines are required when ...

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Help Finish The Fight Against Cancer

Letter to the Editor from Tami Michel Thanks to your support, the American Cancer Society is leading the way in the fight to end cancer, from discovering lifesaving cancer breakthroughs to helping people with cancer receive the support and resources they need to get well and stay well. Every year, the Society provides more than 16,500 cancer patients rides from ...

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Local Drought Emergency Declared In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY – The Board of Supervisors today voted unanimously to declare a local drought emergency in Madera County, following Governor Brown declaration of a statewide emergency on Jan. 17. The resolution will allow the County to apply for state and federal assistance in dealing with the economic hardships expected to result from the ongoing drought.

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Michael Keitz Seeks Re-Election As DA

MADERA COUNTY – District Attorney Michael Keitz has announced his plans to seek another four-year term. Keitz says he is optimistic about the future, although the recent recession, countywide budget cutbacks, and the early release of inmates through prison realignment has brought unprecedented challenges to his office. “Crime did not go down during the recent economic recession, in fact, it ...

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Join This Adventure To French Countryside

MADERA COUNTY – You are invited to join a fabulous trip of history and beauty sponsored by the Coarsegold Historical Society and hosted by experienced travelers Jack and Kay Good. Leaving on Mar. 14, 2015, (not 2014) from Fresno and returning Mar. 25, the trip includes 10 nights on a deluxe river boat with visits to many historic towns and ...

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Cal Fire Asks Homeowners To Prepare Early For Fire Season

Drought conditions lead to early need of Defensible Space around homes SACRAMENTO – In just the first three weeks of January, CAL FIRE has already responded to a significant increase in wildfires this winter due to the extremely dry conditions. As a result, CAL FIRE officials are reminding residents to ensure they are maintaining 100 feet of Defensible Space; a ...

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Prescribed Burn Near Shaver Lake

CLOVIS – The High Sierra Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest has been conducting a prescribed burn in the vicinity of Blue Canyon south of Shaver Lake. The extraordinary dry weather has brought this research burn back to life, creating the perfect opportunity for continuing the research being carried out with the Pacific Southwest Research Station. Prescribed burning is ...

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Scam Targets PG&E Customers

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is issuing an alert to all Madera County PG&E customers about a scam that has surfaced in Central California. Customers are receiving cold calls from people claiming to represent PG&E. The caller informs customers that they are delinquent on their payment and that if the situation is not handled immediately their power will be ...

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Gilbert Marshall Memorial Team Branding

CLOVIS – The 2nd Annual Gilbert Marshall Memorial Team Branding will be held Saturday, Mar. 8, at the Blasingame Ranch. This is an annual event held for the purpose of raising money to give scholarships to graduating seniors in the surrounding mountain area pursuing an education in Agriculture and/or Forestry. The Gilbert Marshall Memorial Scholarship is made available in memory ...

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