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Madera County SAR Teams Train For Winter Rescues

MADERA COUNTY — Madera Snow Search and Rescue volunteers, ‪Madera Sheriff OHV‬, ‪‎Madera County Sheriff deputies‬ and two Sierra National Forest officers conducted snow training Saturday, Jan 16. The teams trained on snowmobiles, tracked ATVs, tracked UTVs and a snow cat. Teams also conducted GPS and avalanche beacon training. Training started off at 8 a.m. and it rained on the ...

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Sandbags Available At These Locations

SIERRA FOOTHILLS — With more rain on the way, some residents of the foothills are asking where they can get sandbags to help protect their property. The Madera County Office of Emergency Services has a comprehensive list of places where sand is available. For complete information, visit http://madera-county.com/index.php/office-of-emergency-services and click on “Countywide Sandbag Locations.” Please note that some locations have ...

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Yosemite National Park To Change Historic Names

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher announced today that the names of several buildings and facilities within the park will be renamed to eliminate potential trademark infringement issues with the current concessioner of Yosemite, DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc. (DNCY), a subsidiary of the Delaware North Companies. The name changes will impact several iconic buildings and ...

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Caltrans Repairing Potholes On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY — Motorist have likely seen Caltrans crews out along Highway 41, most recently near Lucky Lane in Coarsegold, and may have experienced short delays due to the repair work. Recent storms have caused potholes to open up in the roadway, and crews are out working to do temporary repairs. According to Gloria Rodriguez, Public Information Officer for Caltrans ...

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Madera County Collects $82 Million In Property Taxes

MADERA COUNTY — Tracy Kennedy, Madera County Treasurer-Tax Collector, reports that over $82 million in property tax payments were collected and posted from the Dec. 10 property tax deadline. “All payments were posted and balanced by Thursday, Dec. 17,” says Kennedy. “That’s amazing given that we had a new electronic posting system that we had to become familiar with, together ...

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North Fork Mono Casino Project Moves Forward

MADERA COUNTY – It has been more than a year since a California ballot referendum delayed the groundbreaking on the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians’ planned casino on Highway 99 just north of Madera. The project is once again moving forward after the State of California chose not to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that the State has failed ...

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Two Deputies Sworn In, Three Promotions At Sheriff’s Office

MADERA COUNTY — Sheriff Jay Varney is pleased to announce the promotion of three Sheriff’s Office employees and the swearing in of two new deputy sheriffs. Joseph Wilder was promoted to Sergeant. He has been with the Madera County Sheriff’s Office since April of 2004, and had also been an Explorer with the Sheriff’s Office from 1997 until 2004. Rainbow ...

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Chukchansi Casino To Reopen New Years Eve

COARSEGOLD — More than 14 months after a federal judge ordered the closing of the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino over public and employee safety concerns, the doors will be reopened and employees will return to work, according to District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler. Thursday, Dec. 31, at 10 a.m. has been announced as the first day of business at ...

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Santas With Badges Save Christmas For Kids

MADERA COUNTY — A family who was about to spend Christmas Eve with no gifts under the tree had their holiday wish list filled by two officers with big hearts. At about 8 o’clock on Christmas Eve morning, Madera Sheriff’s deputy Josh Cushing responded to a residence located on Pickford Drive for a call for service. Once at the location, ...

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Sheriff’s Deputies Commit Random Acts Of Kindness

MADERA COUNTY — If you got pulled over by a Sheriff’s deputy today, you may have gotten a boost of Christmas cheer, rather than a citation. That’s what happened to Melinda Kerby of North Fork, who was on her way to bible study, when she was stopped for a burned out license plate light. Instead of a ticket, she was ...

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