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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

COARSEGOLD – Yosemite Drug  will be holding COVID-19 vaccine clinics around the Madera County and Madera County Mountain Communities. The following vaccines are available: Pfizer- Ages 12+, Moderna -Ages 18+, and Johnson and Johnson- Ages18+ The first clinic will be tomorrow, Tuesday May 18, 2021 from 4-6 pm at Hillside Elementary School, 800 Treasure Hills Dr. Madera, CA. 93636 There will also be ...

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Madera Community Hospital Upgrades Surgical Services Equipment and Instruments

Madera, CA  – After nearly five months of upgrades to our Surgical Services Department, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) approved Madera Community Hospital’s installation of new autoclaves and sterilizers. The project was started during the COVID-19 pandemic when all elective surgeries were halted in hospitals.  The two new autoclaves, using only steam to disinfect, are located in our central ...

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2021 Community Wildfire Prevention Progress

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 The Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has released its 2021 Community Wildfire Prevention Progress for customer and community safety NORTH FORK – We are continuing to evolve our Community Wildfire Safety Program to improve and strengthen our electric system. Keeping customers and communities safe from wildfires and reducing the impact of Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events are our ...

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Coarsegold Resident Arrested For Murder

Multi-Agency Efforts Lead to Arrest in Fresno County’s First Murder of 2021 Homicide detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office have arrested 40 year old Brandon Engelman, a.k.a. Milkweed, of Coarsegold. He has been booked into the Fresno County Jail on a charge of murder, which carries a bail of $1 million. He is also facing a kidnapping charge, which ...

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Message from the Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Coordinator for John C. Fremont

For National Wildfire Awareness Month, Nanette Wardle, our Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Manager, asks, when a disaster strikes are you ready? For the past seventy years, John C. Fremont Healthcare District has provided critical emergency and medical care to Mariposa County residents. As the only hospital in the county, we are prepared to address all types of emergencies and disasters. ...

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Oakhurst Stabbing Suspects Arrested

MADERA – On Thursday May 13, 2021 around 6:30pm, Madera County Sheriff’s Detectives from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) arrested 19 year old Destinee Annette Harner and 19 year old Nehemiah Everett Dick without incident. Both Harner and Dick were booked into the Madera County Jail. Harner was booked on felony charges of attempted murder and criminal conspiracy. Dick ...

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Suspect Identified In Oakhurst Stabbing

Madera County Sheriff’s Detectives have identified a suspect in yesterday’s (May 12,2021) stabbing incident.  OAKHURST – The investigation of a stabbing incident that took place in the early morning hours of May 12, 2021 in the area of Road 427 and Road 426 in Oakhurst has yielded a suspect and person of interest. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) has ...

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Madera Firewise Program

Madera Firewise® Program Empowering neighbors to work together to get wildfire ready NORTH FORK – The Madera Firewise® Program provides guidance and a framework for neighbors to work together to become wildfire ready.  With Title III funding from Madera County, Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation & Development Council (YSRCDC) has partnered with Coarsegold Resource Conservation District (CRCD) to re-establish a Firewise® program ...

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Live Fire Training

MADERA/MARIPOSA – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will be conducting a live fire training at Eastman Lake in cooperation with Madera County Fire, and Army Corp of Engineers on May 19 and 20. If conditions are conducive, approximately 200 acres of grass and oak understory will be burned from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each ...

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Madera Community Hospital Receives An “A”

Madera Community Hospital Receives an “A” for Patient Safety  From The Leapfrog Group, A National Nonprofit Health Care Ratings Organization Madera, CA  – The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades on April 29, 2021. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based ...

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