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Supervisors Expected To OK $730K in Improvements to Government Center

UPDATED: At the July 16 meeting, this project was pulled from the board of supervisors’ agenda to allow county officials to make some slight changes in project funding details. Madera County Deputy CAO Joel Bugey said Tuesday, July 16, that he expects the project to be back up for supervisor approval in early August. MADERA — The second and third ...

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County ‘Officially’ Opens New Tesoro Viejo Fire Station

MADERA — The county’s newest fire station had its formal grand opening celebration Thursday, July 11. But Madera County Station #7 — already nicknamed “Lucky 7” — officially went online last fall. Located at 4150 Town Center Blvd., just off Highway 41 and Tesoro Viejo Blvd. via the development’s roundabout, it’s the first new fire station to be built in ...

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Structure Fire Near North Fork On Pine Tree Lane

NORTH FORK – Crews are on scene of a structure fire burning near the east end of Pine Tree Lane in the Leisure Acres area. Just before 3:30 p.m., firefighters were called out to reports of smoke near Duke Road. The first unit on scene found one structure involved with spread to the surrounding vegetation. Cal Fire, Madera County Fire, ...

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Solo-Vehicle Accident On Highway 41 Near Road 406

MADERA COUNTY — Traffic was backed up and a woman was transported to the hospital on Wednesday, July 10, following an accident on Highway 41 south of Road 406 in the O’Neals area. Just before 2 p.m. a Fresno resident, reportedly in her mid-seventies, was traveling south on Highway 41 in a late-model Dodge Journey. The driver experienced the effects ...

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Moye Formally Charged in Lee Homicide, Bail Set At $3.75 Million

MADERA — A 46-year-old North Fork man was formally arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Madera County Superior Court, charged with the Saturday night murder of Gaylen D. Lee, a widely respected Elder in the Mono Indian tribe. Lee, 70, died July 6 after being shot at his home just off Cascadel Drive (Road 233) in North Fork. Robert Eugene Moye, Jr., ...

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O’Keefe Murder Trial Now Set For August 12

MADERA — A formal trial date has finally been scheduled for Mary O’Keefe, accused of murder in the 2016 death of North Fork resident Bonnie Hale. On Tuesday, Madera County Superior Court Judge Dale Blea set O’Keefe’s trial for August 12. At this morning’s proceedings in Department 22, Judge Blea also received a brief update on the long-running case from ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through July 7

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 1 to Sunday, July 7, 2019. Oakhurst coroner’s case On Tuesday, July 2 at 10:56 p.m. a deputy responded to a coroner’s case on Nelder Heights Drive. Man Drowns While Boating On Bass Lake Coarsegold found property On Wednesday, July 3 ...

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Recent Earthquakes And (Lack Of) Rockfalls In Yosemite

By Greg M. Stock — YOSEMITE — Recent earthquakes centered near Ridgecrest, CA, were strongly felt in and around Yosemite Valley. The largest of these, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake at 8:19 p.m. on Friday, July 5, caused shaking of the floor of Yosemite Valley that lasted ten seconds. Despite this shaking, it seems that there were not any rockfalls triggered ...

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