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Brief Power Outage For Thousands In Mariposa Area

MOUNTAIN AREA — Earlier today, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reported that a power outage stretching from Mariposa to Bootjack and into part of Madera County was affecting approximately 2,611 customers. The outage occurred just after 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 9. Early reports indicated that power would be restored by 4:30 p.m. as crews were heading to the ...

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Madera Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Three New Deputies

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) officially welcomed three newly sworn deputies to their ranks at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Deputy Sheriffs Michael Lewis, Andre Pena and Johnathan Rodriguez all successfully graduated from State Center Police Academy Class #154 on Friday, Apr. 5. This distinguished group of deputies were sponsored as Cadets by the Madera County Sheriff’s ...

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PG&E Bankruptcy Stalls North Fork Biomass Project

NORTH FORK — PG&E’s bankruptcy has stalled construction of a new biomass plant, a key component in a plan to boost the local economy. “Right now, we’re in a holding pattern,” said North Fork Community Development Council (CDC) President Dan Rosenberg. Rosenberg has been working on the project for seven years. “I used to tell people we’d be operational by ...

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Mountain Area Home Sales For First Quarter 2019

By Ed Bailey — During the first quarter of 2019, members of the of Fresno Realtors Association Multiple Listing Services in the Yosemite Gateway Branch sold 104 mountain area homes (single family residential properties) — coincidentally, the same number as last year. Boundaries for the mountain area include Oakhurst, Ahwahnee, Coarsegold, North Fork, Wishon, Bass Lake, Wawona, Fish Camp, Yosemite ...

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Delays Expected This Month On Highway 41 Near Fish Camp

FISH CAMP — Travelers on a busy corridor leading to Yosemite National Park can expect delays this month due to necessary repair work on the roadway. Caltrans, in cooperation with Agee Construction, has announced one-way traffic control on Highway 41 near the community of Fish Camp in Mariposa County for four weeks as part of a culvert and roadway repair ...

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Commuter Alert For Signal Repair On Road 426

OAKHURST — If you’re traveling in the vicinity of Oakhurst College on Wednesday, Apr. 3, you may want to take a little extra time for your trip as the signal at the intersection of Road 426 and Golden Oak Drive is going to be repaired. This work was previously scheduled for Tuesday, Apr. 2; due to unforeseen circumstances, says the ...

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Madera County Seeking Applicants for 2019-2020 Grand Jury

MADERA – Interested in investigating complaints of misappropriation and malfeasance around Madera County? If so, the deadline to apply for the 2019-2020 grand jury is April 22. California’s Constitution requires every county in the state maintain a grand jury to “investigate citizen-generated complaints or concerns.” To be eligible, a person must be 18, a U.S. citizen and a Madera County ...

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Developer Withdraws Sky Ranch Road RV Park Proposal

OAKHURST – A controversial proposal to build a large RV and camping park off Sky Ranch Road has been withdrawn just days before the plan was set to be voted on by the board of supervisors. County officials confirmed late Friday the developer on the project pulled the current proposal, which included a request for a General Plan Amendment that ...

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YLP Arsonists Back In Court For Resentencing

MADERA – The case of Kenneth Jackson, 46, who was sentenced to 30 years and 8 months in prison on Aug. 8, 2014, for 21 counts of arson, was back before a judge this morning for resentencing after the Fifth District Court of Appeal reversed 8 of the convictions due to “insufficient evidence.” Jackson was arrested along with his wife ...

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