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Forest Seeks Public Input On OHV Application

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest is requesting public input on the Forest’s 2016 State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHMVR) grant application from Mar. 3 through Apr. 6, 2015. The Sierra National Forest will also host an open house on Thursday, Mar. 5, at the Sierra National Forest Headquarters at 1600 Tollhouse Road in Clovis, between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ...

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Don't Let Odorless Gas Kill You

MADERA COUNTY – With the devastating news out of Ohio that at least three children are dead following carbon monoxide poisoning, and the colder temperatures bringing increased use of heating devices, Cal Fire is warning of the threat of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

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Let Firewise Help You Prepare For Wildfire

Written by Roger Maybee MADERA COUNTY – Are You Ready for Wildfire? The 2015 fire season here in Eastern Madera County looks dire. The coming fire season appears to be on track to be even more severe than the 2014 season. A look to the hillsides and one can’t help but notice the dead and dying trees in the landscape. ...

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Deputy’s Daughter Accidentally Shoots Sister

FRESNO – The 8-year-old daughter of a Madera County Sheriff’s deputy is hospitalized and in stable condition after being accidentally shot by her 10-year-old sister yesterday morning in northwest Fresno. According to Sheriff Jay Varney, the deputy was getting ready for work and his service weapon was lying on the bed. There was no clip in the gun, but there ...

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Pilot Food Facility Grade Program Continues In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY – The Community and Economic Development Environmental Health Division is preparing to review the first round of public comments this spring for a voluntary trial rating program for food facilities in Madera County. Seven facilities are participating county-wide, including three foothill-area restaurants. In Oakhurst, South Gate Brewing Co. on Highway 49 and Pete’s Place on Highway 41 are ...

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New Attorney Joins D.A.’s Office

MADERA COUNTY – Newly hired Supervising Deputy District Attorney Angela Hill brings 15 years of experience as a prosecutor and private attorney to her new job in the Madera County District Attorney’s Office. Hill will supervise line level Deputy District Attorneys in all of the Madera County Superior Court departments. “Ms. Hills years of experience will significantly improve the functioning ...

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Judge Denies Motion For Contempt In Chukchansi Case

FRESNO – Federal District Court Judge Lawrence O’Neill today denied a motion for contempt filed by the Morris Reid Faction of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians against the Lewis/Ayala faction. In documents filed with the court, the Reid faction asked that the judge hold the Lewis/Ayala faction in contempt for issuing per capita payments to some tribal citizens, but ...

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Yosemite High Wins Again At Madera County Academic Decathlon

MADERA COUNTY – For the 22nd year in a row, Yosemite High School has won the Madera County Academic Decathlon. The competition for 2015 was held on Feb. 7 in Madera. The Academic Decathlon team from Yosemite High School will compete in the California Academic Decathlon State Finals on Mar. 20-22 in Sacramento. Yosemite High School scored 35,952.3 points out ...

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Success On Source-Kinsman Fuels Project Burn

Kinsman Flat burn 2015 - photo US Forest Service

NORTH FORK – A prescribed burn of over 60 acres near Kinsman Flats has been successfully completed, accomplishing the goals of reducing fuels near homes in the area, and improving habitat for wildlife. The Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District, Fuels and Fire Management staff, ignited the burns on Thursday, Feb. 5 and Friday, Feb. 6, on the Source ...

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