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Suspect Arrested And Charged In Random Highway Shootings

FRESNO — A 42-year-old suspect is in custody and charged with a string of random shootings along highways in Fresno and Madera Counties during November and December. ABC30 is reporting that the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office has filed charges of five counts of assault with a deadly weapon against Jorge Gracia of Kerman. Ten random shootings took place between ...

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Wilderness Intern Ranger Positions On Sierra National Forest

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Do you have what it takes to be a Wilderness Intern Ranger? Now is the time to apply if you’re up for the adventure. Wilderness Intern Rangers are integral members of the wilderness team. Working in the Sierra National Forest’s spectacular wilderness areas, interns have the opportunity to take on most or all of the same ...

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Yosemite’s Tuolumne Winter Rangers Say, “Think Snow”

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski’s latest blog post from the field: Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions Update for January 24, 2018 New snow [as of Jan. 24): 6 inches Total settled snow depth: 10 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 45°F (January 23) Low temperature: -5°F (January 21) Ski Conditions and Weather This was the first week ...

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District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler Elected LAFCO Chairman

MADERA COUNTY — Last night, at a monthly Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), Supervisor Tom Wheeler, a longtime serving board member, was entrusted by his peers with a 4-0 vote (one absent) to serve as the 2018 Chair. LAFCO is an autonomous agency that is responsible for coordinating logical and timely changes in local government boundaries and to implement the ...

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Public Review Of Sheriff’s OHV Grant Request

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is preparing to submit the department’s annual Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant request. The application will be available for a 30-day review by the public beginning on Mar. 6, and ending on Apr. 2. Those who wish to participate in the Grant Request Public Review and Comment may do so by either ...

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New Superintendent Named For Yosemite National Park

WASHINGTON, DC — A new superintendent will soon take over the leadership of Yosemite National Park. Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that he has selected Michael T. (Mike) Reynolds to be the superintendent of Yosemite. Reynolds, a 31-year NPS veteran and a third-generation NPS employee, grew up in Yosemite and later returned to the park as ...

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Supervisors Support Widening Of Highway 99 To Six Lanes

Madera — During their regular board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 23, the Madera County Board of Supervisors approved a letter in support of the Madera County Transportation Commission (MCTC) Trade Corridor Enhancement Program Grant Application request for funding for the construction phase widening State Route 99 from four lanes to six lanes from Avenue 12 to Avenue 17 in the ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Jan. 21

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 15 to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Oakhurst commercial burglary On Monday, Jan. 15 at 7:11 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 49000 block of road 426 in regards to a commercial burglary. Statements were collected, photos were taken of scene, items ...

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Yosemite Returns To Normal After Gov’t Shutdown Ends

YOSEMITE — National Park Service employees will be back on the job in Yosemite National Park now that congress has agreed to fund the government for a few more weeks. All NPS services were halted on Saturday morning, including the staffing of the Visitors Centers, entrance gate fee collection and information, campground reservation management, trash collection, and maintenance of such ...

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Cal Fire Lifts Burn Permit Requirement For Mariposa County

MARIPOSA — Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has announced that the burn permit requirement in Mariposa County has been lifted as of Monday, Jan. 22, at 8 a.m. Open burning will be allowed on “Permissive Burn Days” as established by Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District, without a Cal Fire burn permit. Permits are still required in Madera County. MMU would ...

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