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Defendant Testifies At YLP Arson Trial

Waterman testified at trial that she had been going in and out of the house, had her soccer uniform in the dryer, and that Jackson and his father were in the pool when they saw the smoke. Waterman said that she hurried to move her truck out of the driveway so she could leave for her soccer game before the ...

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Wildfire Preparedness Day Is May 3

CALIFORNIA – Are you ready for wildfire? The National Fire Protection Association is inviting everyone to participate in their Inaugural Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on Saturday, May 3. Everyone is urged to commit a couple of hours, or the entire day, and watch as your actions positively contribute to reducing your community’s wildfire risk.

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Cal Fire Thanks Community For Hazard Reduction Work

MARIPOSA – The Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) would like to say thank you to all the residents who have been working on your defensible space projects. While traveling in the Unit we have noticed your hard work in eliminating brush and pruning up trees. We are pleased you are taking advantage ...

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Take Back Drug Event Hailed A Success

MADERA COUNTY – The numbers are in and Sheriff John Anderson says this past weekend’s Take Back Drug event was a great success. On Saturday, Apr. 26, the Sheriff’s Office collected 127 pounds of unwanted drugs. The purpose of the event is to collect unused, unwanted or expired medications and destroy them in a non-hazardous manner, making sure none of ...

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Get To Know The Candidates

OAKHURST – Candidates for the office of Madera County District 5 Supervisor, Auditor/Controller and Assessor will share their views at a public forum on Thursday, May 1, at 6 p.m. at the Oakhurst Elks Lodge. The event is sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce and the public is encouraged to attend.

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Update On EMC SPCA Animal Shelter

From the Eastern Madera County SPCA’s Pet Scoop Animal Shelter Progress – Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA) has been working for many years to fulfill its dream of building a no-kill animal shelter. That dream is close to becoming a reality. Over the past couple of years, SPCA members have worked closely with its architect Alan Hendry, and Madera ...

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Vegetation Fire Burns 25 Acres

MADERA COUNTY – A vegetation fire between Ahwahnee and Raymond yesterday kept firefighters busy out on the lines, as others moved up to cover at stations whose engines had been dispatched. At 3:19 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 23, Mariposa Command Center received a report of a vegetation fire burning in the area of Road 800 and Road 810 in rural ...

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Arts And Crafts Show Benefits Two Charities

MADERA – Catholic Daughters of the Americas invite the community to their 4th Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Unique and unusual gifts for all occasions will be on sale at the dual-charity fundraiser, inside St. Joachim’s Holy Spouses Hall, located at 310 North I Street. Organizers say more than ...

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Town Hall Meeting In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD – Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host the next in his series of Town Hall meetings in Coarsegold on Thursday, Apr. 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Coarsegold Community Center, 35540 Highway 41. Residents are invited to take this opportunity to get information and ask questions about issues affecting their community and Madera County. The agenda for ...

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Sheriff Candidates Debate In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – With the large field of candidates running for the job of Madera County Sheriff, many residents took advantage of the opportunity to get up close and personal with them at the Oakhurst Community Center on Apr. 17. The position of top cop, soon to be vacated by long-time Madera County Sheriff John Anderson, is being sought by six ...

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