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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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Matt Watson Is New Assistant Fire Chief For Madera County

MADERA COUNTY – Cal Fire MMU Unit Chief Nancy Koerperich appeared before the Board of Supervisors today to officially announce the appointment of Matthew Watson to Assistant Chief of Madera County and Madera City Fire Departments. Chief Watson took over the position on Mar. 1. Chief Watson has spent his entire career serving the citizens of the Madera-Merced-Mariposa Cal Fire ...

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Send Your Receipt, Get Money Back: Water Efficiency Rebates

MARIPOSA – Water Efficiency Rebates have been extended through July 31, for all Mariposa County residents and all customers of Lake Don Pedro Community Services District. Since program launch in August, the Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) has provided 287 cash rebates worth over $53,000 for the purchase and installation of specific water-efficient products. Once installed, these new water ...

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Madera County Still Processing Ballots, Two Very Tight Races

MADERA COUNTY – Ballots for the June 5 primary are still being processed at the Madera County Elections Division. The new totals released today did not change the outcome of the unofficial results from Tuesday night (see updated totals below) but everyone is keeping an eye on two very tight races. Incumbent District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler still holds onto ...

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District Attorney David Linn Concedes The Election

MADERA COUNTY – A hard-fought race for Madera County District Attorney has ended with incumbent David Linn losing out to his two challengers. Former Madera County Senior Deputy District Attorney Sally Moreno captured over 44 percent of the vote, followed by the current holder of that position, Paul Hornick, with just over 33 percent. D.A. Linn, who has been caught ...

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Missing At-Risk Man Safely Located Thanks To Citizen Tip

MADERA COUNTY — A missing at-risk man has been located thanks to a tip from an alert citizen, says the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Earlier in the day, the office requested the public’s help in located the man. Mr. Montejano, 41, was last seen on foot around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, in the area of Avenue 14 and Road ...

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Sheriff’s Office Seeks Help Locating Missing At-Risk Man

UPDATE: 3:45 p.m. “Thanks to a tip from an alert citizen, missing at risk adult Juan Luis Montejano has been safely located by Madera County Sheriff’s Detectives. He is being reunited with his family in Chowchilla. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for their assistance and widespread sharing of information to bring attention to this ...

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Madera County Election Results June 2018

MADERA COUNTY – One hundred percent of the precincts have reported in Madera County and the votes have been counted. Here are the results: MADERA COUNTY OFFICIALS District Attorney David Linn                              22.29%     3,744 Paul Hornick                          33.29%     5,592 Sally Moreno                          44.34%     7,449 District 5 Supervisor H. Nokomis Hernandez           3.55%          257 Marc Sobel                             45.69%      3,308 ...

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Former Bank Manager Charged With Embezzlement Released From Jail

BASS LAKE – The former Yosemite Bank manager who has been charged with 32 counts of embezzlement was released from jail today on his own recognizance. Donald Eaves, 53, is accused of embezzling $115,000 from the Oakhurst bank over a 2-year period. He has been behind bars on an $800,000 bond since his arrest on May 15, and appeared in ...

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