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$2,000 Reward: Information Wanted by the Madera Area CHP

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MADERA — On May 10, 2022, at 11:35 a.m., there was a hit and run traffic crash resulting in one fatality on Avenue 9, just west of State Route 99 in Madera County. The California Highway Patrol Madera Area is seeking public assistance with the ongoing investigation into the identity of the driver of the 2005 – 2010 Volkswagen Jetta ...

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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Multiple Counties

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MARIPOSA — California has already experienced an unusually early start to fire season amidst an ongoing drought and historically low rainfall and reservoir levels. While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, the fire season in California and across the west is starting earlier and ending later each year. Warmer spring and summer temperatures, reduced snowpack, and earlier spring ...

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Breaking News – CAL FIRE Responds To Fire Near Tollhouse

TOLLHOUSE , CA. – On May 11th, 2022 around 12:30 pm, the fire, located in the area of Tollhouse and Pittman Hill Roads near Humphreys Station, is being fueled by wind and dry grass, according to Cal Fire officials. The Sheriff’s Office, Cal Fire and Forest Service are on scene and more resources are on the way. Evacuation Warnings are ...

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Fears of Voter Intimidation in Eastern Madera County

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MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Registrar of Voters Office has been made aware of social media posts that seem to originate in the Eastern Madera County area and are suspected to be criminal in nature. Encouraging or conspiring with others to interfere with the voting process or harass voters who are engaging in their constitutional right to vote is ...

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John C. Fremont Hospital Residents Test Positive for COVID

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MARIPOSA — The first cases of COVID-19 in patients at the John C. Fremont Hospital Ewing Wing were confirmed on Friday, May 6, with five residents testing positive. Over the weekend an additional five residents were confirmed positive for a total of ten. All residents were vaccinated and boosted. Five staff members have also tested positive and are at home ...

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Motorcycle Fatality on Road 222 East of Auberry Road

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NORTH FORK — On May 5, 2022, at approximately 11:40 a.m., the Merced Communications Center (MCC) broadcast a call of a traffic collision with a motorcycle down and an ambulance responding in the area of Road 222 and Road 221 (11-79). CHP Oakhurst Area Units responded to the scene. It was determined the true location of the collision was Road ...

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Supervisor Wheeler To Hold Public Safety Town Hall Tonight

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Join District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler tonight, May 5th, 2022 for a Town Hall Meeting to discuss Public Safety in Madera County. The Town Hall Meeting will take place from 6pm to 8 pm via Zoom. Information to join is below. All are encouraged to join the Town Hall to receive important information and to engage in ...

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Oakhurst Chamber Presents Candidates’ Forum on Monday

Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce offers the community an opportunity to meet candidates for district 5 supervisor, assessor, sheriff/coroner and superior court judge on Monday, May 2. The event takes place at the Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Road 425b, Oakhurst. Doors open at 5:30 pm, and presentations begin at 6:00 pm. Rotary International District Governor Tim Madden will be the ...

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CAL FIRE Endorses Bobby Macaulay for Supervisor

OAKHURST – Last Tuesday, Bobby Macaulay secured the backing of CAL FIRE Local 2881, attaching their name to a long list of community leaders and local businesses supporting Macaulay. “I am extremely proud to share that I have received the CAL FIRE Local 2881 endorsement,” said Macaulay. “As your supervisor, I plan to work with our local public safety leaders ...

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Public Forum On Measure “O”

Mariposa Chamber of Commerce slates public forum on Measure O MARIPOSA – Set your calendars for April 27 at 5:30pm to hear a public forum on Measure O. It is being presented by the Mariposa Chamber of Commerce and will take place at the Mariposa County Government Center. There will be a short presentation followed by questions from the audience. ...

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