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Alleged Squatter Arrested After House Fire

MADERA COUNTY – A wanted fugitive was captured this morning following a fire that broke out inside a repossessed residence in the Madera Ranchos, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. On Wednesday, Apr. 2, firefighters responded to a blaze reported at a home on Loren Way, between Cloverleaf Avenue and Berkshire Drive. Shortly after arriving on scene, crews called ...

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Cal Fire Begins Inspections Of Defensible Space

SACRAMENTO – Cal Fire inspectors have begun conducting Defensible Space inspections throughout the 31 million acres of State Responsibility Area (SRA) in California. “Creating and maintaining Defensible Space is critical for the protection of homes,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, Cal Fire director. “It has never been more critical to strengthen our fire prevention efforts in light of the elevated fire ...

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Cal Fire Staffs Up As Fire Threat Expands

SACRAMENTO – Despite recent rainfall, Cal Fire continues to respond to a significant increase in wildfires across much of California. While March rain totals were higher than this winter, the rain has done little to combat drought conditions. Starting Monday, Mar. 31, Cal Fire will begin hiring additional seasonal firefighters in Central California, the Bay Area region and the Sacramento ...

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Supervisors Extend Permit Fee Reduction

MADERA – The Madera County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday, Mar. 25, to extend the two-thirds reduction in County permit fees until Dec. 31. The fees were reduced by 66.7 percent in September 2011 as part of an effort to boost the economy in Madera County by reducing more than two dozen fees associated with construction and development, ...

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Master Gardeners Glorious Garden Tour

Submitted by Madera County Master Gardeners MADERA COUNTY – Madera County Master Gardeners announce their 8th annual Glorious Garden Tour, Saturday April 19, 2014, featuring four beautiful Madera, Madera Ranchos and Rolling Hills home gardens for the public to visit and enjoy. In addition, during the tour the public will be able to shop for plants and garden accessories at ...

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The History Mystery #16

This month instead of a photograph about which we have questions, we are in need of a photograph! The North Fork History Group is searching for a high quality photograph of Judge Marcia Putney. Marcia Putney was instrumental in starting the Women’s Club of North Fork. She was also the first woman judge in Madera County. As a distinguished member ...

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Join Historical Society On Trip To France

Submitted by the Coarsegold Historical Society Prepare to be amazed…save over $1,000 by acting now! 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 Apr. 3, 2015, and returning Apr. 14, 2015, (note that’s next year) the trip includes 10 ...

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Give A Cookie To A Soldier

EVERYWHERE, U.S.A. – After Sunday, Girl Scout Cookies will be gone for another year. With March coming to an end, so is the season for these perennial favorite treats, but you can still share a box with a soldier. While Sunday is the last day Girl Scouts can be selling in front of local grocery and retail stores, cookies can ...

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Fallen Soldier Finally Laid To Rest With Honor

MADERA COUNTY -“You served your country through a war, or through peacetime,” the message says. “You expected to receive a military burial, recognition by our government of your commitment to our great country. “You expected to have honor and respect paid to you as a result of your service to our great country. Instead, you reside on a shelf in ...

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Apply Now For Statewide Exam For Custodian

CALIFORNIA – The California Highway Patrol has announced an open statewide examination for the position of Custodian. With the new CHP facility in Oakhurst, the local office may be hiring soon, so anyone interested in the position would need to have taken this exam to be on the eligibility list.

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