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Development Approved Near Yosemite Lakes Park

COARSEGOLD – The Madera County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Monday to approve a General Plan Amendment and Rezoning for 20.48 acres on the southwest corner of Highway 41 and Yosemite Springs Parkway. Dennis Jonathan requested the zoning change from AR (Agricultural Residential) to HSC (Highway Service Commercial), CC (Community Commercial) and HDR (High Density Residential) designations in order ...

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Pop A Top For Ronald McDonald House

Pop tops, Do you save them? For many years now, we have been saving pop tops. They don’t just come off of soda cans. There are soup cans and tuna cans; just look around your kitchen. They are easy to collect and clean. Eons ago, when we lived in Orange County, a dear lady at our Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) ...

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County Supervisors Host Water Workshop

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Board of Supervisors will host an informational workshop on Tuesday, Mar. 4, at 10 a.m. to discuss the development of a strategic response to drought conditions as well as future countywide water policies. “We have faced three consecutive years of drought and the impacts are devastating,” said Tom Wheeler, Board Chairman and District 5 ...

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Jay Varney – Candidate For Sheriff

MADERA COUNTY – Jay Varney, 53, has been the Chief of Police for the City of Chowchilla since 2004, and hopes to become the next Sheriff of Madera County. Varney has over 30 years of law enforcement experience, including over 18 years in leadership positions at the sergeant, lieutenant, and chief of police levels. In his current position, Varney oversees ...

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Students Compete In Poetry Out Loud

OAKHURST – They walked onstage in various degrees of readiness, braver than most who fear public speaking above all else. Eleven students from five Madera County schools gathered at Yosemite High on Saturday, Feb. 8, for the regional final competition of Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest, and I was honored to be asked to serve as a judge.

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Drought Conditions Prompt Cal Fire To Increase Firefighter Staffing

Recent Rain Not Enough to Combat Drought Conditions SACRAMENTO – Despite recent rain, California has not received enough rainfall to make up for this winter’s dry weather pattern and the third dry year in a row. As a result, continued drought conditions and wildfires have required Cal Fire to hire several dozen seasonal firefighters earlier than normal across the Central ...

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Stolen Cell Phone? There's An App For That

MADERA COUNTY – It took sheriff’s deputies all of 17 minutes to track down a stolen wallet and iPhone thanks to the free “Find My Phone” app. Find My Phone helps owners track and locate their missing, lost or even stolen cell phones. Once activated, only the owner of the phone can turn it off.

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New Owners Talk About Future Of Urgent Care

OAKHURST – With the news of a new provider taking over Oakhurst’s Rural Health Clinic and Urgent Care from Community Medical Centers, everyone has questions about what the future holds for the facility. Christine Pickering, Director of Marketing and Communications for new owner Adventist Health, says that right now they are in the listening and learning mode.

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Rim Fire Salvage Act Passes The House

From the website of Congressman Tom McClintock, 4th District of California CALIFORNIA – The Rim Fire Emergency Salvage Act by Congressman McClintock was approved today by the House of Representatives as part of a larger bill, H.R. 2954 (The Public Access and Lands Improvement Act). Title IX of that bill compromises the Rim Fire Salvage Act. The salvage language is ...

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History Group Seeks Photo Of Judge Marcia Putney

Submitted by the North Fork History Group NORTH FORK – The North Fork History Group is searching for someone who has a photograph of Judge Marcia Putney who presided over the court in North Fork, CA circa, 1948. Judge Putney was the first woman judge in Madera County. The History Group is looking for information about the judge that could ...

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