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Sheriff's Office Collecting Toys For Tots

MADERA COUNTY – The Sheriff’s Office is now collecting Toys For Tots in Oakhurst and Madera. Donations bins are stationed at the Sheriff’s main office in Madera and also at the Sheriff’s Substation in Oakhurst just behind True Value Hardware.

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Caller Impersonates Sheriff In Latest Phone Scam

MADERA COUNTY – The latest scam targeting citizens in Madera County involves someone impersonating Sheriff John Anderson. Anderson has issued a fraud alert, warning that you may get a call from someone posing as the Sheriff, and the caller ID will show the Sheriff’s Office main number, 559-675-7770. The caller will tell you he is Sheriff John Anderson, and will ...

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Spend Small Business Saturday In The Sierra

MADERA COUNTY – Mom always said good things come in small packages, and she was right. Before setting up plans to pitch your tent at a big box store in Fresno for Black Friday this week, consider making it a very happy holiday season for our own friends and neighbors, by dropping your dollars in the mountains on Small Business ...

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Submit Your Ideas For OHV Projects

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest is requesting public input for the 2016 State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHV) funding/proposal submission cycle by hosting an Open House on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Sierra National Forest Supervisors Office, 1600 Tollhouse Road in Clovis. Interested parties can also submit their comments and suggestions by mail.

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Man Posing As Deputy Preying On Residents

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is warning residents about a man posing as a Sergeant with the “Warrants Division,” who is trying to con citizens out of their cash, telling them a warrant has been issued for their arrest. An Eastern Madera County woman received the call today and reported the incident to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office just ...

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Top 20 Scams In Madera County In 2014

MADERA COUNTY – Phone scams, cyber scams, mail scams … they’re a nuisance and especially menacing during the holiday season. Since the beginning of this year, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office has received 150 fraud complaints. During the same time frame last year, Jan. 1 to Nov. 20, they received 216 fraud complaints. The decrease in the number of cases ...

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USFS Fire Staffing Levels Cut For Winter

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The Sierra National Forest Fire Management Officer announced earlier in the week that fire suppression resources would be transitioning from full fire season staffing to winter staffing levels. “With a change in the weather due to rain to date, cooler temperatures, and shorter days, the potential for large fires has been reduced on the forest,” said ...

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Send A Holiday Gift Package To A Soldier

Submitted by Cindy Muehlenbeck OAKHURST – Soroptimist International of The Sierras will be sending free holiday gift packages to men and women who are in the armed services. Included in the packages are homemade goodies, gum, candies, a Sierra Star newspaper and a holiday card from members of the organization to remind our service personnel how much they are appreciated.

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Cal Fire Lifts Burn Suspension

MADERA/MARIPOSA COUNTIES – Following recent rain, Cal Fire’s Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit has lifted the suspension of burning within State Responsibility Area (SRA) within Eastern Madera and Mariposa Counties effective Monday, Nov. 17. Hazard reduction burning in Eastern Madera County will be allowed with a valid San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District permit. While cooler temperatures have helped to diminish the ...

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Time To Get Picked

MADERA COUNTY – If you’ve ever been asked where you got all that junk and your barn doors are bulging out from all the old dusty, rusty stuff you’ve collected in there, your day is about to come. That’s right: it’s time to get picked.

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