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Scam Claims You Owe Unpaid Property Tax

MADERA COUNTY – If you’ve been contacted and threatened with losing your property in a tax auction, the County wants to hear from you. Madera County Treasurer/Tax Collector Tracy Kennedy is warning residents about a scam being perpetrated on people by threatening homeowners with having their homes sold at auction. “It has come to our attention that individuals are contacting ...

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Ceremony Honors Those Lost In The Line Of Duty

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County will honor the Peace Officers who have died in the line of duty in 2015 at the 9th annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony on Tuesday, May 10, at noon. Sheriff Jay Varney will host the event, which will include the California Highway Patrol and other regional law enforcement agencies, and include the laying of a ...

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Madera County Receives Cal Fire Funds To Plant Trees

SACRAMENTO – Cal Fire along with California ReLeaf, has announced that community groups across the state will receive $385,000 in funding for tree planting projects through the California ReLeaf 2016 Social Equity Tree Planting Program. Individual grants range from $18,500 to $70,000 and were funded by a grant awarded by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) ...

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Sold Out Crowd At Madera State Of The County Event

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Economic Development Commission (MCEDC) held their annual State of the County Luncheon on Mar. 31. A record crowd of over 220 people listened to commentaries on Eastern Madera County, the City of Chowchilla, the City of Madera and the County of Madera. Darin Soukup and Joelle Leder representing the Eastern Madera County Chamber Alliance ...

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Blasting Scheduled For CA-41 Passing Lane Project

MADERA COUNTY — As the construction project to widen a stretch of Highway 41 in the foothills continues to move along, officials say blasting will begin soon, along with anticipated delays. According to Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Project Manager Anand Kapoor, contractor Teichert Construction plans to start blasting during the day beginning Monday, Apr. 25. “The blasting is expected to ...

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More Mountain Lion Attacks Near North Fork

NORTH FORK — Residents in the North Fork area are once again reporting the loss of pets and livestock due to mountain lion predation. Kat Rudd, a resident of Three Springs, contacted Fish & Wildlife due to a brazen attack on Apr. 3, as several people were enjoying an evening just outside a home on the organic farm on Road ...

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Rural Fire Fee Funds Local Prevention Projects

SACRAMENTO – Some of the monies collected from property owners in the mountain area through the yearly “rural fire fee” are slated to return to the community as grant funding for local projects. On Monday, Apr. 4, Cal Fire announced it had awarded an additional $3 million in grants throughout the state for a variety of fire prevention projects aimed ...

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Tree Mortality Resource Fair In Eastern Madera County

A Message from District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s Office —  MADERA COUNTY —  Supervisor Wheeler has been working non-stop on the tree mortality issues that we face in Eastern Madera County. Now, he is organizing a Tree Mortality Resource Fair for constituents to get one-on-one time with key partners that may be able to provide resources or educational information. The ...

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One-Way Traffic Control On SR-41

COUNTY — The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in cooperation with Teichert Construction will commence one-way traffic control on State Route 41 in Madera County, as part of the ongoing passing lanes installation project near the 22 Mile House. The following one-way traffic control will be in effect starting next week, weather permitting, Caltrans reports. Beginning Sunday, Apr. 3 at 9 ...

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