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Madera County Breaks Ground On Health & Social Services Office Complex

MADERA – Sunny skies and pleasant weather brought a crowd of local officials, community members and staff to a groundbreaking ceremony hosted by the Madera County Board of Supervisors last Friday. The gathering marked the start of construction of a $53 million office complex which will house the Departments of Public Health and Social Services. “After several years of planning, ...

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One-Way Traffic Control On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY — Caltrans is advising commuters of one-way traffic control on State Route 41 this week, between Avenue 15 and State Route 145, for grinding and paving work. The following day-time one-way traffic control will be in effect, weather permitting: On Tuesday June 26 and Wednesday June 27, segments of State Route 41 between Avenue 15 and State Route 145 ...

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All Fireworks Are Illegal In Mariposa And Eastern Madera Counties

MARIPOSA – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) would like to remind Eastern Madera and Mariposa County residents of the fire danger and use of illegal fireworks. All fireworks, including “Safe and Sane,” are illegal in Mariposa County as well as all areas east of the Madera Canal in Madera County. Public displays will be available ...

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Apply Now To Become A Madera County Sheriff’s Cadet II

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that they are currently recruiting for Sheriff’s Cadet II candidates. The successful candidate(s) will attend a police academy as a County-sponsored attendee, and will ideally commit to becoming a Deputy Sheriff – Basic POST with Madera County after academy graduation. No experience is required. Successful candidates will have their ...

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Will You Be Notified In The Event Of A Wildfire?

CENTRAL SIERRA – In light of the disastrous tree mortality, the profusion of vegetation (fuel!) after the winter rains, and the large number of fires already this season, it is imperative for all people who live or work in Madera and Mariposa Counties – especially those in the foothills – to register or update their information for emergency contact. Madera ...

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Cal Fire Suspends Burn Permits In Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties

MARIPOSA  – After another wet winter, warming temperatures and winds are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting Cal Fire to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Madera, Mariposa and ...

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The Final Results Are In For The June 5th Primary Election

MADERA – All the ballots from the June 5 primary election have now been counted and Tom Wheeler holds onto his position as District 5 Supervisor by earning more than 50 percent of the vote against challenger Marc Sobel. Brian Austin has been elected Superior Court Judge in a very tight race, defeating opponent Carol Moses by just 367 votes. ...

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Portion Of Road 407 Closed Due To Fire Damage To Bridge

RAYMOND – Road 407 east of Road 600 was closed due to the Raymond Fire, and will remain closed until repairs to the bridge can be completed. The Raymond Fire, which appears to have been started when a vehicle crashed (no official cause has yet been released) burned 40 acres along Road 407 and according to reporting from CHP, also ...

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Expect Delays With One-Way Traffic Control On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY — Heads up, commuters — expect delays as long as 20 minutes on SR-41 north of Oakhurst next week. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in cooperation with Michels Pipeline Construction, announces one-way traffic control on State Route 41 near the community of Oakhurst in Madera County for five working days as part of a culvert repair project ...

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Madera Sheriff Receives Grant To Combat Underage Tobacco Use

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded $942,525 in state grant funding from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to combat illegal sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to minors. The grants, $37.5 million in total, were distributed to 71 local entities throughout the state. “Tobacco remains a very serious public health concern,” said Attorney General Becerra. “These ...

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