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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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Free Soccer Clinics For Madera County Youth

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County Soccer Fest 2015 is geared up to provide free soccer clinics for kids ages 6 to 19, with youth development coaches from the LA Galaxy and Fresno Fuego. Three clinics will be offered, one at Liberty High School on Tuesday, June 23, and two at MUSD Memorial Stadium the following Wednesday and Thursday, June 24 ...

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Ribbon Cutting At New Sheriff's Office

MADERA COUNTY – County officials and law enforcement from several different agencies gathered at the new Madera County Sheriff’s Office facility on Falcon Drive on Tuesday for the official ribbon cutting. The new 27,500-square-foot headquarters building sits on two-and-a-half acres and was made possible through a public-private partnership with Spencer Enterprises, Inc. The state-of-the-art facility allows for the consolidation of ...

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Bosnians Learn About U.S. National Parks

On May 17, Amarildo Mulić welcomed visitors to Una National Park in northwestern Bosnia I Herzegovina for the European Day of Parks. They had returned only a few days earlier from a two week international study tour of Yosemite and Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Forest & Monument.

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NFL Quarterback Speaks About Depression

FRESNO – Former Detroit Lions Quarterback Eric Hipple will be sharing his personal experiences with depression, stigma and surviving his son’s suicide on Friday, May 28, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. This free event is taking place as part of the Department of Behavioral Health’s outreach recognizing May as Mental Health Matters Month and is funded through Mental Health Services ...

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Yosemite Western Artists Show & Reception

MADERA – The Madera County Arts Council will be hosting their 43rd Tri-County Show & Reception on Friday, May 29, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Circle Gallery in Madera. The exhibition is open to the public through May 30, with 40 pieces representing award winners and artists from the 43rd Tri-County Art Show, which opened with over 100 ...

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Rare Albino Hummingbird Spotted Nearby

NORTH FORK – Patti Cottington has been feeding a unique little friend recently, and she wants to share her experience with the community. Patti and her husband have been repeatedly visited at home of late by what appears to be an albino hummingbird.

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Madera County EDC Wins Award For Website And App

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County Economic Development Commission (MCEDC) was recently recognized for their accomplishments in the field of economic development promotions. The California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) presented MCEDC with an Award of Merit at their annual conference last month held in Riverside.

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