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Share Your Photos With America

Invitation from Tim Fullerton AMERICA – The U.S. Department of the Interior manages some of America’s most breathtaking national parks, national wildlife refuges and other public lands. That is why I am excited to invite you to join our new photo project, Summer in America’s Great Outdoors. Our goal is to create a large photo collection of all the fun ...

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Free Guided Tour Of Nelder Grove

MADERA COUNTY – The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association is leading another beautiful and informative tour of one of the many scenic wonders in our own back yard. Explore the Secrets Of Nelder Grove on Saturday, Aug. 10, as 2013 National Forest Service Volunteer of the Year, Brenda Negley shares well known and secret places in Nelder Grove.

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Scenic Byway Free Photographic Tour

MADERA COUNTY – Take advantage of this opportunity to not only spend time on the beautiful Sierra Vista National Scenic Byway, but to learn from the pros about the best way to photograph to amazing vistas, flora and wildlife. Join local photographers Roger Robinette and Gay Abarbanell, with a little help from Joanne Freemire, as they conduct a free photographic ...

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Crews Handle Four Fires In One Day

MADERA COUNTY – Firefighters were busy on Thursday, June 20, with four small fires that were all quickly extinguished, one by a passing motorist. Crews were first called out to a vehicle fire on Deadwood, on Highway 41 just south of Oakhurst. Engines then responded to a small fire on Road 415 near Sesame Street.

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Cause Of Two Area Fires Determined

MADERA COUNTY – Cal Fire has learned the cause of the nearly 500 acre fire along Highways 41 and 145 on Sunday, June 16, that consumed a barn and two haystacks before being brought under control. According to Cal Fire spokesperson Karen Guillemin, the fire was started by the metal end of a racheting tie-down strap that had come loose ...

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Carstens Fire Update

MARIPOSA – Extensive mop-up operations are underway at the Carstens Fire that burned 1,660 acres in the Midpines/Jerseydale area. The fire is 75% contained as of 7 p.m. Friday, June 21, and patrol of the fire lines continue.

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Marijuana Gardens Raided Near North Fork

MADERA COUNTY — Residents of North Fork were worried that there was a fire in the Cascadel Woods area on Thursday, due to all the helicopter activity. Though there was no fire, Task Force agents did spend the entire day in the Sierra National Forest, ripping out more than 20,000 marijuana plants and hauling out nearly six thousand pounds of ...

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More Areas Reopen For Evacuees Of Carstens Fire

MARIPOSA – Sheriff Binnewies announces the following areas are scheduled for re-entry for those who have been evacuated due to the Carstens Fire: Beginning at 4 p.m. this afternoon, Thursday, June 20, the Carter Road and Buckingham Mountain Road areas will open to residents only.

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Yellow Fever Mosquito Found In Madera

MADERA – The yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) was identified this week in a several block area on the west side of the city of Madera. This aggressive day-biting mosquito is not native to California; however it is a common mosquito in urban areas of the southeastern United States.

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Update On Carstens Fire Re-Entry Schedule

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has released new information on the schedule for re-entry for those who have been evacuated due to the Carstens Fire. Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, June 19, the Jerseydale/Mariposa Pines area and Triangle Road between Highway 140 and Darrah Road will open to residents only.

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