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Don’t Miss The Bus!

MADERA COUNTY — Yes, Madera County does have public transportation, with several options available. MCC and YARTS serve the general traveling public, and there’s also a Senior Bus, and an Escort Service for doctor’s appointments. Your car may be in the shop, you may not want to drive during bad weather, you may not have reliable transportation, or you may ...

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Don’t Fall For This PG&E Scam

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents that once again, the “pay up or we’ll shut off your electricity” PG&E scam is targeting power customers in the area. In one such scam, PG&E customers have told the company that they are receiving calls that show PG&E’s caller ID (1-800-743-5000) on their phones. Customers are told they ...

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Construction Delays On SR-99 At Avenue 12

COUNTY — The State of California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) has issued a Commuter Alert for intermittent delays in Madera County along State Route 99 and Avenue 12. CalTrans announced today that Security Paving will be completing the final stages of asphalt paving on Avenue 12. The traffic patterns will change for paving operations starting Tuesday, Mar. 1 and return ...

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Berryhill And Bigelow Staff Hold Local Office Hours

MOUNTAIN AREA – A staff member from the office of State Senator Tom Berryhill will hold a day of Mobile District Office hours in Mariposa and Oakhurst next week. On Wednesday, Mar. 2, Outreach Coordinator Jenna Welch will be available to hear the public’s opinions on legislation, or to help with problems associated with state agencies, such as the Department ...

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Did You Feel The Earthquake?

CENTRAL SIERRA — The USGS reports a 4.8 earthquake at 3:04 p.m., about 6 miles WNW of Big Pine, California, followed by a 2.9 aftershock about 5 minutes later in very close proximity. That was followed by a 2.8 at 3:23, and a 4.3 at 3:27 p.m. Big Pine is on the east side of the Sierra on Highway 395, ...

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Help For Homeowners With Dead Trees

MARIPOSA —  The Mariposa County Office of Emergency Services will be hosting a Tree Mortality Funding Fair on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Mariposa Board of Supervisors Chambers, 5100 Bullion Street. This will be an all-encompassing event to connect land/homeowners with vital resources to assist in the mitigation of dead or dying trees. Agencies on ...

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Starbucks Kiosk At Madera County Gov’t Center

MADERA COUNTY – Visitors to the Madera County Government Center at 4th and G Streets will soon be able to stop by for a Starbucks coffee, right in the lobby. At their meeting yesterday, the Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to enter into an agreement with Aramark to construct and operate a Starbucks Kiosk on the main floor lobby. Aramark ...

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Supervisors Move Toward Public Safety Tax Ballot Measure

MADERA COUNTY – The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to accept a proposal from VRPA Technologies, Inc. (VRPA) to study the feasibility of placing a public safety tax initiative on the November ballot. On Jan. 26, the Board directed Chief Administrative Officer Eric Fleming and his staff to seek out a consultant and determine what it would cost ...

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Madera County Quietly Loses A Fire Station

Guest Column written by Bill Ritchey — COARSEGOLD – As Madera County struggles to recruit and retain Paid Call Firefighters (PCF), and the Board of Supervisors considers the feasibility of a public safety tax to help fund the fire department, we noticed that Coarsegold’s Station 13 had not been called out for some time. A call to Cal Fire confirmed ...

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Chowchilla Police Officer Arrested For Sex With A Minor

MADERA COUNTY — On Monday, Feb 8, Madera County Sheriff’s detectives arrested 35-year-old Tyler Hormel for having sexual intercourse with a minor, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Hormel is employed by the City of Chowchilla as a police officer, where he was currently assigned as a School Resource Officer. The current investigation involves conduct that occurred at a ...

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