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Expect Delays As Work Continues On Highway 140 To Yosemite

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is continuing work on an emergency project that is rehabilitating and repairing eastbound and westbound State Route 140 from Briceburg to Yosemite National Park. Motorists should expect delays of up to 20 minutes when traveling east into Yosemite. The work is needed after the Ferguson Fire burned through the region in ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Sergeant Awarded Purple Heart

MADERA – Sergeant Mike Pace of the Madera County Sheriff’s Office was honored on Thursday with the Purple Heart during a special ceremony to swear in new hires and promotions at the Sheriff’s Headquarters in Madera. Sgt. Pace was shot during an hours-long standoff at a home near Madera on Nov. 11, 2018, that began as a domestic disturbance – ...

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Section Of Highway 140 To Close Due To Weather Concerns

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning a pre-emptive closure of State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16. This is due to an ongoing storm that could impact the roadway, and the closure is scheduled for the sake of public safety, says Caltrans. The ...

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Sheriff’s Office Promotes Three In Special Ceremony

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office will hold a Promotional and Awards Ceremony at the Sheriff’s Headquarters in Madera on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce the following internal promotions, effective Jan. 1, 2019: Tyson Pogue – Undersheriff Patrick Majeski – Commander Jason Clark – Lieutenant ...

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Brittany Dyer Takes Job As State Director For American Forests

MADERA – Brittany Dyer has been Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s Chief of Staff since Feb. 2014, and is now moving on to serve as California State Director for American Forests. American Forests is a 143-year-old national non-profit based out of Washington D.C. They have completed natural resource projects including reforestation for many years in California but due ...

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Tree Mortality Work In Madera County Update Jan. 12

Written by Sarah Bolton – Hello Madera County Residents! Welcome to the Tree Mortality Community Column. Our company, Blue Ridge Services (BRS), is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project. Throughout the life of this project, we have dedicated a lot of time and energy to making sure that our workers and members of ...

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Brett Frazier New Chairman Of Madera County Board Of Supervisors

MADERA – The Madera County Board of Supervisors’ chamber was filled with staff and family this morning as new and returning public servants were administered the oath of office. District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler began his fourth four-year term by passing the chairman’s gavel to Brett Frazier, who serves the residents of District 1. Frazier was elected to a second ...

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Sally Moreno Takes Over As Madera County District Attorney

MADERA – When Sally Moreno raised her right hand to take the oath of office as the new Madera County District Attorney, it was to loud and sustained applause from the packed Board of Supervisors’ chamber. Moreno, 51, was sworn in this morning, along with several other County officials who won reelection in the November 2018 general election. After having ...

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Tree Mortality Work In Madera County Update Dec. 14

Written by Sarah Bolton – MADERA COUNTY – Hello Madera County Residents! Welcome to the Tree Mortality Community Column. Our company, Blue Ridge Services (BRS), is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project. We want to highlight one of our tree mortality safety officers, Kevin J. Kenyon. Kevin has lived in the Oakhurst/ Coarsegold ...

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Cal Fire Transitions into Winter Preparedness, Reduces Staffing

MARIPOSA – Cooler weather and recent rains have prompted the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) to transition into winter staffing levels as of Monday, Dec. 17, at 8 a.m. The transition to winter preparedness allows Cal Fire to release some seasonal firefighters, reduce staffing on fire engines and close certain wildland fire stations. ...

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