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Caller Impersonating Madera Sheriff Sergeant, It’s A Scam

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens about a man who has been making phone calls to residents throughout the county impersonating a sheriff’s sergeant regarding outstanding warrants. This is a scam! The Sheriff’s Office will never request funds or personal identifying information over the phone. If you receive a phone call of this nature, please ...

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Highway 41 Reopens Through Rocky Cut

MADERA COUNTY – Highway 41 between Road 200 and Highway 145 has been reopened after a rock slide two days ago closed the road in both directions. Late Wednesday afternoon, Mar. 6, geologists were called in to assess the stability of the steep rock walls along the roadway after about 10 cubic yards of debris slid into the northbound lane. ...

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Highway 41 To Remain Closed Tonight, Likely Most Of Tomorrow

MADERA COUNTY – Highway 41 between Road 200 and Highway 145 will remain closed throughout the night, and likely most of tomorrow as geologists work to assess the situation at the Rocky Cut. The road was shut down late Wednesday afternoon after about 10 cubic yards of rock slid into the northbound lane. Caltrans spokesperson Elizabeth Yelton acknowledged the inconvenience, ...

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Highway 41 Remains Closed As Officials Assess The Danger

MADERA COUNTY – Highway 41 remains closed through the Rocky Cut area between Highway 145 and Road 200, and will likely remain so throughout the day as the hillside is assessed. The road was closed late yesterday afternoon after large boulders came crashing down into the northbound lane following weeks of heavy rain. As of 9 a.m. this morning, Caltrans ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Mar. 3

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 25 to Sunday, Mar. 3, 2019. Oakhurst possession of meth for sale On Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 5:17 a.m. a deputy’s vehicle check on the 40000 block of Highway 41 led to a warrant arrest and an arrest for possession of ...

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Highway 41 Closed Through Rocky Cut Area Due To Rockslide

MADERA COUNTY – Caltrans is on scene of a rockslide on Highway 41 at the area known locally as the Rocky Cut, about halfway between the 22 Mile House and Road 200. The roadway is being closed in both directions as crews work to clear the rocks and debris. A hard closure is being put in place northbound at Highway ...

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Storms Delay Emergency Repairs Of Road 800, Elderly Residents Cut Off

RAYMOND – Emergency repair work on Road 800 north of Raymond has been halted by the latest series of storms battering the area, creating increasing problems for both anxious area residents and county officials. Work crews had to be pulled from the reconstruction sites yesterday because of the ongoing heavy rains in the area. “We’ll get the work going back ...

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Flash Flood Warning For Mariposa County

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Central Mariposa County in central California and Southeastern Tuolumne County in northern California until 5:15 p.m. Doppler radar detected thunderstorms with very heavy rain over northwestern Mariposa county. This area of thunderstorms is moving eastward and will be within the Ferguson burn scar region by 4:30 ...

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Highway 140 Reopens From Midpines To El Portal

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A stretch of Highway 140 that was closed for about seven hours due to the recent storm has reopened, according to Caltrans. Caltrans had announced a preemptive closure of State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar beginning Wednesday, Mar. 6 at approximately 12:30 p.m. due to an ongoing storm they believed could impact ...

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Massive Oak Topples, Blocking Road Near School

OAKHURST — A once-majestic oak tree estimated to be about 100 years old toppled over this afternoon, leaving a road closed and crews working in the rain to clear the scene. At about 12:30 p.m. today, the massive tree, rotted inside and saturated after nearly non-stop storms, fell on Hangtree Lane just west of Road 428, not far from the ...

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