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Highway 41 Sinkhole Closes One Lane In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – The Coarsegold Caltrans maintenance crew is on the scene of a sinkhole that opened up in Highway 41 near Hodges Hill Road in Oakhurst, and it appears this will be a “fairly major repair job,” says Caltrans spokesman Cory Burkarth. Just after 1 p.m., reports came in about what was described as a “very deep hole” near Yosemite ...

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Measure C Passes, Oakhurst Community College Benefits

MADERA COUNTY — Voters across the State Center Community College District (SCCCD) have thrown their support behind Measure C, which will address District needs at Oakhurst Community College Center, Fresno City College, Reedley College, Clovis Community College, and Madera Community College Center, and improve its aging school facilities. The measure was approved by voters in Tuesday’s primary election, garnering about ...

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Follow Madera County Election Results

MADERA COUNTY — The voters of Madera County have spoken, and though all the votes have yet to be counted, you can follow along as results are tallied on the Elections Division’s website votemadera.com. Measure C, the bond to raise $485 million for State Center Community College District is current coming in at 65 percent across the counties voting on ...

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CA-41 Updated Blasting & Nighttime Schedule

MADERA COUNTY — The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has released the most recent blasting schedule for the passing lanes construction project on CA-41. For Wednesday, Jun. 8, Caltrans spokesperson Cory Burkarth says three blasts will take place. The first blast is scheduled to take place shortly after 9 a.m. Motorists should be prepared for delays that may last up to ...

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$25 Million At Stake For Oakhurst In Tuesday’s Primary

MADERA COUNTY — There’s a lot at stake for the foothills when citizens head to the polls on Tuesday, June 7. One of the big issues on the ballot for this primary is Measure C. If at least 55 percent of voters mark their ballots “yes” on Measure C, the proposed bond will generate $485 million to address improvements and other needs for community ...

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Blasting On CA-41 Passing Lanes Resumes Monday

MADERA COUNTY — The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has released the current schedule for potential construction-related travel delays during work on the CA-41 passing lanes project. Caltrans’ Cory Burkarth says that the next blast on the project is scheduled for Monday, Jun. 6, at an as-yet undetermined time between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. As of today, Burkarth adds, no decision has ...

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County Elections Resends Undelivered Absentee Ballots

MADERA COUNTY — Following reports yesterday that some residents are still awaiting the arrival of their absentee ballots, which have yet to show up in their mailboxes, Registrar of Voters Rebecca Martinez stated today that additional vote‐by‐mail ballots were issued to voters in light of the mix-up. “The County’s longtime printing vendor mistakenly addressed a number of ballot envelopes with ...

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Blasting Continues On CA-41 Passing Lanes Project

MADERA COUNTY — Blasting continues this week on a section of CA-41 where construction is ongoing to add passing lanes. The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced last week that the project  is progressing ahead of schedule, with about half as many blast days required originally thought. 40 days were once planned for what is turning out to look more like ...

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Have You Received Your Absentee Ballot Yet?

MADERA COUNTY — With the June 7th election fast approaching, and the desire to participate at record highs across the state, some residents are still awaiting the arrival of their absentee ballots, which have yet to show up in their mailboxes. A call to the Madera County Elections Division shed some light on the issue, and offered solutions for those ...

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Update On Yosemite Roads For Memorial Day

YOSEMITE — As folks head for Yosemite National Park this weekend, they’re wanting to know about road closures, so we made the call. As of 10 p.m. on Thursday evening, May 26, we can report that all roads in the park are open without restrictions, according to the NPS website, with the exception of the Mariposa Grove Road, which is ...

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