Breaking News
Home » Headlines » County (page 4)

County

Two Community Meetings On Ferguson Fire Repair Efforts

MARIPOSA – Mariposa County will host two post-Ferguson Fire community meetings over the next week. If you live in Mariposa, El Portal, Yosemite West, Foresta or any of the surrounding communities affected by the Ferguson Fire, you are invited to attend a community meeting to learn about the Burn Area Emergency Response (BAER) and interagency coordination that has taken place ...

Read More »

Supervisors Meet In Oakhurst, Hearing On Proposed Conference Center

OAKHURST – What would the building of a conference center and team building facility in Oakhurst mean to the economy of Eastern Madera County? And are the citizens and the Board of Supervisors amenable to a 50 percent revenue sharing agreement on the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) in order to make it happen? Those questions will be addressed at an ...

Read More »

Deadline To Register To Vote In November Election

MADERA – Rebecca Martinez, County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters, reminds residents that in order to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election, persons must register to vote by Monday, Oct. 22. In order to be eligible to register to vote, you must be a United States Citizen, live in Madera County and be 18 years old ...

Read More »

They Plan To Close Our Courthouse, People Are Pushing Back

MADERA COUNTY – Mountain area residents have recently learned that the Madera Superior Court plans to close the Bass Lake Courthouse as of Nov. 30. Needless to say, people are not happy and they are making their objections known. The Eastern Madera County Bar Association has scheduled a Town Hall meeting for Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Oakhurst Community Center ...

Read More »

Madera County Property Tax Bills Are In The Mail

MADERA – “It’s that time of year again,” reports Tracy Kennedy, Madera County Treasurer-Tax Collector. “We have just begun the tax season by printing and mailing our property tax bills.” Over 56,000 tax bills were mailed out, representing over $178 million in property taxes. The various bond charges and direct charges for each area are included on the tax bills. ...

Read More »

Developer Talks About Proposed Conference Center In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – What would the building of a conference center and team building facility in Oakhurst mean to the economy of Eastern Madera County? And are the citizens and the Board of Supervisors amenable to a 50 percent revenue sharing agreement on the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) in order to make it happen? Those questions will be addressed at a ...

Read More »

Tree Mortality Work In Madera County, Update Oct. 8

Written by Sarah Bolton – MADERA COUNTY – Hello Madera County Residents! Welcome to the Tree Mortality Community Column #3. Our company, Blue Ridge Services (BRS), is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project. As our teams are out cutting down trees along county roads, they may have to temporarily stop traffic. We do ...

Read More »

Highway 140 Open, Use Caution And Check For Updates

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Caltrans crews have cleared the roadway on SR-140 in Mariposa County and it is now open. Crews will continue to patrol for any obstacles that may fall into the roadway, especially in areas that have recently burned during wildfires. Motorists should slow down and use extreme especially in curvy areas where whatever is around the next corner ...

Read More »

Highway 140 Closed For Public Safety, Flash Floods Expected

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning a preemptive closure of State Route 140 into Yosemite National Park to protect public safety in the Ferguson Fire burn scar area due to a storm event that they say is likely to impact the roadway. The National Weather Service is forecasting 1-3 inches of rain in a one-hour ...

Read More »

Flash Flood Watch Issued For Central Sierra Foothills

HANFORD – A Flash Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for recent burn areas in central California, including the Ferguson, Railroad and Pier burn scars. The Watch has been issued for Mariposa, Madera, Tulare and Fresno County foothills, and the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon. This includes the communities of Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Auberry, ...

Read More »
Sierra News Online

Sierra News Online