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Cal Fire Suspends Outdoor Residential Burning

MARIPOSA – As drought conditions continue to increase fire danger in the region, Cal Fire has suspended all burn permits for outdoor open residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties. This suspension takes effect June 1, and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris including branches and leaves. “With record-setting drought conditions we ...

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Local Summer Camps & Activities

MOUNTAIN AREA – It’s summer camp time! Perhaps you’re one of those parents that already have the family’s summer camp experience completely organized already. If not, you may be the type who’s walking happily down the street and is suddenly thunderstruck by the maddening thought: school is almost out and the kids want stuff to do! The first kind of ...

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Oh Captain, Where Are You?

UPDATE – June 5, 2 p.m.: Captain has been found! Just before noon on Friday, June 5, the errant Heeler was spotted in the vicinity of Calvin Crest and Sugar Pine, heading up a dirt road. Faithful volunteers were able to corral him long enough for his humans to be contacted in Madera. The Martinez family is overjoyed and taking ...

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Final Drive for Tax Collections

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Tax Collector’s office is initiating the final drive for collections of taxes owed the County, and all entities for whom they collect, in preparation for the fiscal year-end closing on June 30. The Tax Collector’s office has instituted rigorous collection methods for both secured and unsecured taxes in order to realize the most benefit ...

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Register Now For Sierra High School Reunion

TOLLHOUSE – The Sierra High School Alumni Association invites you to attend the All School Reunion on June 20, 2015. The gates on the football field open at 3 p.m. Meet up with classmates and relive the fun. You may tour the campus on a bus, walk the campus and visit the Eastern Fresno County Historical Society, located in the ...

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Can Firefighters Defend Your Home?

AHWAHNEE – As residents prepare for what is sure to be a challenging fire season, knowing what firefighters need in order to defend their homes may prove invaluable. Over two days last week, the men and women tasked with that crucial job were put through their paces during training drills at Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park. Each year, crews are presented ...

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Too Hot For Spot

COUNTY – With temperatures just starting to heat up in the foothills and elsewhere, it’s a good time to remember that parked cars can be a deathtrap for dogs. According to experts, a moderately warm day of about 78 degrees outside can result in the temperature inside a parked car soaring to as high as 120 degrees in just minutes. ...

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Mariposa Pioneer Wagon Train Makes History

COUNTY – Since 1975, the Mariposa County Pioneer Wagon Train has made its historic trek from the Goat Meadow campground in Fish Camp to the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, following many of the old stage coach roads from the 1800s. This 40th anniversary year, the ride takes place Wednesday, June 10 – Saturday, June 13, and everyone is invited to come ...

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Crash During Morning Commute On Hwy 41

MADERA COUNTY – A three-vehicle accident at the Rocky Cut on Highway 41 closed the roadway in both directions for over an hour this morning. CHP, EMTs and fire department personnel responded to reports of a crash just north of the 22-Mile House at 7:41 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27. According to CHP, one vehicle apparently hit the rock wall, ...

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