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Oakhurst Midtown Connector Project Breaks Ground

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Midtown Connector project will construct a new roadway connecting from SR 41 (near Teddy Bear Lane) to Indian Springs Road off of School Road. The project is expected to start construction this month with an expected completion date of December 2021. The construction will include a new bridge over Nelder Creek and installation of a traffic ...

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The Next Step After Applying for Creek Fire Disaster Assistance

SACRAMENTO – If you have uninsured or underinsured losses from the recent Creek Fire in Fresno and Madera counties and have registered with FEMA, the next step is the home inspection. All inspections will be conducted by phone due to COVID-19 and the need to protect the safety and health of survivors and our workforce. Remote inspections are comparable to ...

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American Pickers to Film in California

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to California! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout your area in December. We understand that with the proliferation of COVID-19, we are all facing very uncertain times. We at American Pickers are taking the pandemic very seriously and will be following all guidelines ...

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Creek Fire Update

NORTH FORK – Nov 1, 2020 – The Creek Fire has now charred more than 380,000 acres with 70% containment. Full containment is not expected until the middle of November. The devastating fire has destroyed 853 structures and damaged another 64. The ignition source of the Creek Fire is still under investigation. There remains a crew of nearly 1000 men ...

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Fatal Accident in North Fork

NORTH FORK – CHP is investigating a deadly D.U.I. crash in Madera County. At approximately 1:27 a.m. on Nov. 1, a fatal accident occurred on Road 200 just before Bonnie B Road in North Fork. Per Sgt. Ethan Jackson, 28-year-old Joshua Ghizouna was involved in a solo crash. When he stepped out of his vehicle, Ghizouna was hit and killed ...

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Supervisor Wheeler to Hold Town Hall Meeting via Zoom

NORTH FORK – Oct. 29. 2020 – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be holding another Town Hall Meeting via Zoom tonight at 5pm. The Town Hall Zoom meeting will start with the County hosting a Creek Fire Town Hall in conjunction with Cal OES and FEMA from 5-6pm then followed by Supervisor Wheeler. The first hour of the Town ...

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California Fire Update

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 27, 2020 – Firefighters across California continue to be on high alert as Red Flag Warnings due to strong winds persist today over much of the State. Over 5,000 firefighters are battling 22 wildfires in California. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 42 new wildfires, even under Red Flag Warning conditions, all but three have been contained. Fanned by ...

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Oakhurst Vote Center to Remain Open During Public Safety Power Shutoff

Madera, CA – The Madera County Registrar of Voters has announced that the Oakhurst Vote Center will remain open during all public safety power outages.  PG&E has notified County officials that the public safety power shutoff throughout Eastern Madera County will likely last through midday Tuesday. “We always have a contingency plan in place,” explained Rebecca Martinez, Madera County Clerk-Recorder and ...

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Covid-19 Holiday Guidelines

MADERA – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released guidance for a safer Halloween and Día de los Muertos Celebrations during COVID-19. This guidance outlines safe alternative ways to celebrate Halloween and Día de los Muertos during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 continues to pose a severe risk to communities and requires all Californians to follow necessary precautions ...

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