Breaking News
Home » Headlines » County (page 80)

County

The Difference Between Life and Death

In two minutes you can ride an elevator to the top of the Empire State Building or make a pot of coffee. It’s also the amount of time it takes to get out of your house alive in a fire. Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once ...

Read More »

New CHP Commander Sets High Standards

MADERA COUNTY – The Oakhurst office of the California Highway Patrol has a new Commander. Lieutenant Jason Daughrity stepped into the job on Jan. 2 when Lt. Sandra Adams retired after serving in the post since 2003. Daughrity, 41, comes from a law enforcement family, and knew from a very early age that this was his calling. “I had a ...

Read More »

Madera County Gets New Look At State Capitol

Submitted by Kim Lawson OAKHURST – Madera County, also known as California’s Gateway to Yosemite, has a new look at the Capitol. At the heart of Sacramento, the California State Capitol Building, often referred to as the “People’s Building,” is home to both a museum and the state’s working seat of government. The Capitol serves as a Mecca for school ...

Read More »

2015 Academic Decathletes On Energy, Ingenuity And Innovation

MADERA COUNTY – The 33rd Annual Madera County Academic Decathlon competition begins on Friday, Jan. 30, when students from Madera County will compete in the interview and essay competitions at Madera County Office of Education. Yosemite High School has dominated the elite 10-event competition for more than two decades with Señor Steve Browning at the helm. The winner of Madera ...

Read More »

Fire Season Predicted To Be Worse Than Last Year

OAKHURST – A Town Hall meeting in Oakhurst last Thursday was a chance for Cal Fire and Firewise Madera County to let residents know just how dire the situation is for this year’s fire season. “I would like to say that I’m not here to scare you, but it’s actually quite the opposite,” said Cal Fire Battalion Chief Troy Cheek. ...

Read More »

Construction Slated For Highway 41 Passing Lanes

MADERA COUNTY – Those who drive Highway 41 in and out of the foothills have something to cheer about, as long-anticipated plans to add a passing lane north of Highway 145 near the 22 Mile House are scheduled to get underway later this year. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will construct a passing lane in the northbound and southbound ...

Read More »

Emadco To Offer Curbside Recycling

MADERA COUNTY – Emadco Disposal Service has announced they plan to implement residential curbside recycling for customers beginning this summer. Ashley Smith is Recycling Operations Manager for the Oakhurst-based company, and explains the new curbside recycling program will be available at existing pick-up locations every other week starting July 1, 2015.

Read More »

New Citizens On Patrol Sworn In

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has six new reasons to be proud of the department’s nationally recognized Citizen On Patrol (COP) Unit. Sheriff Jay Varney swore in the six volunteers last night in Yosemite Lakes Park. COPs make a big difference in the way law enforcement makes its presence known in our community, says Varney.

Read More »

AT&T Service Restored To Three Counties

MADERA COUNTY – 3 P.M. FINAL UPDATE – Phone and Internet services have been restored to AT&T customers throughout Madera County and beyond, reports company spokesperson Georgia Taylor. For over 24 hours, land lines and cell phones were affected in three counties, and 911 emergency calls were temporarily re-routed from Madera County to Chowchilla as AT&T repair crews worked to ...

Read More »
Sierra News Online

Sierra News Online