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Madera Wine Trail Wineries Honored With Award-Winning Wines

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MADERA — Each summer season the California wine world is abuzz with news from the prestigious Sunset International Wine Competition. More than 2,900 vintages vie for the annual accolades, and this year, two of Madera County’s most beloved wineries took home Double Gold! To earn a Double Gold medal, the judges must award a score higher than 95 points. This ...

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Local Primary Election Results

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MADERA COUNTY — Madera County had a very low voter turn out for the June 7th primary. With 71,961 registered voters in Madera County only 13,417 ballots were cast in yesterdays primary for a turnout of 18.64%. The eastern portion of Madera County that makes up District 5 has 18,697 registered voters. The most anticipated race was for District 5 Supervisor ...

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Updates to Oakhurst COVID-19 Testing Services

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) is pleased to announce that the “Test to Treat<https://aspr.hhs.gov/TestToTreat/Pages/default.aspx>” program is now available at the OptumServe COVID-19 testing site at the Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Fresno Flats Rd, Oakhurst, CA 93644. Test to Treat facilities give individuals the opportunity to get tested for COVID-19, speak to a health care provider about ...

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Two Madera County Vote Centers Open Saturday

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Madera and Oakhurst Vote Centers Will Be Open For 11 Days In A Row  MADERA — Two Madera County Vote Centers will open Saturday morning offering voters the opportunity to vote in person, turn in vote by mail ballots or get assistance voting. Both the Madera Central Vote Center in the County Government Center and the Oakhurst Vote Center at ...

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$2,000 Reward: Information Wanted by the Madera Area CHP

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MADERA — On May 10, 2022, at 11:35 a.m., there was a hit and run traffic crash resulting in one fatality on Avenue 9, just west of State Route 99 in Madera County. The California Highway Patrol Madera Area is seeking public assistance with the ongoing investigation into the identity of the driver of the 2005 – 2010 Volkswagen Jetta ...

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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Multiple Counties

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MARIPOSA — California has already experienced an unusually early start to fire season amidst an ongoing drought and historically low rainfall and reservoir levels. While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, the fire season in California and across the west is starting earlier and ending later each year. Warmer spring and summer temperatures, reduced snowpack, and earlier spring ...

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Breaking News – CAL FIRE Responds To Fire Near Tollhouse

TOLLHOUSE , CA. – On May 11th, 2022 around 12:30 pm, the fire, located in the area of Tollhouse and Pittman Hill Roads near Humphreys Station, is being fueled by wind and dry grass, according to Cal Fire officials. The Sheriff’s Office, Cal Fire and Forest Service are on scene and more resources are on the way. Evacuation Warnings are ...

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Fears of Voter Intimidation in Eastern Madera County

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MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Registrar of Voters Office has been made aware of social media posts that seem to originate in the Eastern Madera County area and are suspected to be criminal in nature. Encouraging or conspiring with others to interfere with the voting process or harass voters who are engaging in their constitutional right to vote is ...

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John C. Fremont Hospital Residents Test Positive for COVID

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MARIPOSA — The first cases of COVID-19 in patients at the John C. Fremont Hospital Ewing Wing were confirmed on Friday, May 6, with five residents testing positive. Over the weekend an additional five residents were confirmed positive for a total of ten. All residents were vaccinated and boosted. Five staff members have also tested positive and are at home ...

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Motorcycle Fatality on Road 222 East of Auberry Road

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NORTH FORK — On May 5, 2022, at approximately 11:40 a.m., the Merced Communications Center (MCC) broadcast a call of a traffic collision with a motorcycle down and an ambulance responding in the area of Road 222 and Road 221 (11-79). CHP Oakhurst Area Units responded to the scene. It was determined the true location of the collision was Road ...

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