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Vaccinations Open to Everyone 16 and Older

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County Department Public Health (MCDPH) is expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to everyone 16 and over effective Friday, April 2, 2021. Under this new expansion, anyone age 16 and over who lives or works in Madera County may register for and receive a vaccine. Those eligible may register for a variety of appointment choices next week ...

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Woodcutting Season Opens April 1st

Woodcutting Season on the Sierra National Forest to Open April 1st.  Clovis, CA. – As the impacts from COVID-19 continue to be felt across the country, the Sierra National Forest (SNF) remains committed to providing services on our public lands and doing what we can to help those in need. The SNF Woodcutting Season will open its annual window beginning April ...

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Create Your Defensible Space

CAL FIRE reminds us to “Create Your Defensible Space” as fire season approaches.  Madera-Mariposa-Merced- Recent rains were a welcome sight to drought parched California, but the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) firefighters are not letting their guard down. CAL FIRE’s Defensible Space Inspectors (DSI) will be conducting inspections within the State Responsibility Area (SRA) and enforcing the ...

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Community Town Hall Meeting

District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler Will be Holding Another Town Hall Meeting Thursday, April 1st. 2021. NORTH FORK – Supervisor Wheeler’s office has received a number of questions from individuals about Madera Counties transition from purple tier to red tier. Director of Public Health, Sara Bosse, will be the first speaker at tomorrow’s town hall meeting. She will be available ...

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CAL FIRE Grants Available

CAL FIRE Announces Availability of Funding for Projects that Proactively Address Fire Prevention and Forest Health Sacramento – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) announced the availability of up to $317 million for Forest Health, Fire Prevention, Forest Legacy and Forest Health Research grant projects. CAL FIRE is soliciting applications for projects that prevent catastrophic wildfires, ...

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Madera County In Red Tier

Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) is pleased to announce the County of Madera has met criteria set by the State of California to move into the less restrictive Red Tier. MADERA COUNTY – MCDPH Director Sara Bosse says, “After an extended time in the Purple Tier, it is so encouraging to be able to announce expanded activities allowed ...

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Fresno State In-Person Commencement

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Fresno State Plans In-Person Commencement Due to Improving COVID Numbers FRESNO — Fresno County’s COVID-19 improved ranking to the state’s red tier category will allow Fresno State to offer smaller-scale, in-person commencement ceremonies May 14, 15, and 16 in Bulldog Stadium for graduates of the Classes of 2020 and 2021. “With the expectation that Fresno County will be in a ...

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Small Business Fairness Act

SACRAMENTO – The Small Business Fairness Act (SB 430), introduced by Senator Andreas Borgeas (R–Fresno), was approved by the Senate Business and Professions Committee with a 12-0 vote. The Small Business Fairness Act is part of Senator Borgeas’ Economic Recovery Package, which includes SB 74 and SB 265. Senate Bill 430 requires state agencies to work with small businesses and ...

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State Invests $491 Million for Transportation Improvements

SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $491 million to address transportation needs throughout the state. This investment, which includes $273 million generated from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, will repair highways and bridges and improve California’s growing network of mass transit, bicycle and pedestrian routes. “These critical investments will help improve ...

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Fundraiser For Creek Fire Recovery

Central Valley Community Bank Raises over $83,000 for Central Sierra Resiliency Fund, Established in September 2020 while the Creek Fire was raging through the Central Sierra mountains, The Fund is dedicated to restore, revitalize and reforest the region. FRESNO – Central Valley Community Bank President and CEO, James M. Ford, announced that the Bank raised over $83,000 for the Central ...

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