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Mountain Area Warming Centers Are Open

MADERA COUNTY – The County of Madera has established three different Warming Centers in the mountain area, for those seeking comfortable sanctuary during times of extreme winter cold. In Oakhurst, the Sierra Senior Center, located at 49111 Cinder Lane, just behind the Oakhurst Community Center, will be open as a warming center Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 1 ...

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Burglary Suspect Arrested In Oakhurst

MADERA COUNTY – An Oakhurst man believed to be linked to several burglaries in the Oakhurst area is behind bars. Deputies say video surveillance helped them identify the suspected thief. John William Cotey, 30, was captured Monday morning, Dec. 10, outside a gas station in Oakhurst.

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Rescue Operation Saves Hiker At Lewis Creek

OAKHURST – A Fresno man is recovering from injuries sustained after falling roughly 50 feet from the Lewis Creek Trail on Sunday. Larry Ross Teixeira, 38, was hiking with friends when he reportedly lost his footing, tumbled down the side of the trail and ended up wedged between moss covered boulders, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.

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Have A California Gold Rush Christmas

COLUMBIA – A trip back in time to Christmases of long ago is drawing revelers to Columbia State Historic Park. The Park is decorated for the Christmas season and will host a variety of events throughout the month of December. The Columbia City Hotel Restaurant will host the 30th Annual Victorian Feast from Dec. 14 through 16, beginning at 6 ...

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Madera County Weighs Water Issues

MADERA COUNTY – What would happen if the County were to sell your water district to a private company? Madera County has been exploring all the options to help improve service and upgrade systems in the County’s special water districts. To assist in developing a plan for the best course of action, the Board of Supervisors appointed a special committee ...

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Sheriff Searches For Next Of Kin

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is hoping the public can help locate relatives of a 50-year old Madera man who passed away on Dec. 5. Dale Jenkins, a white adult male, had no known address in Madera County. It’s believed that he spent his adult years living as a transient in Madera County, but also spent time ...

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Agency Receives Help To Assist Crime Victims

MADERA COUNTY – Victims of crime in Madera County will have some more financial support thanks to a donation from the California Prison Industry Authority (CalPia). The Community Action Partnership of Madera County has received a major donation from CalPia, a joint venture, operating at the Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) in Chowchilla, announced District Attorney Michael R. Keitz.

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Log Trucks Roll Down Highway 41

FISH CAMP – Where are all those logging trucks coming from? Or going to for that matter? All guessing aside, many of them are carrying logs from the Sugar Pine Fuels Reduction Project, along Highway 41 between Sugar Pine and Fish Camp.

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Midpines Man Arrested For Murder

MARIPOSA – One man is dead and another is in custody after a shooting in the community of Midpines on Saturday, Dec. 1. At about 9 p.m., Mariposa County sheriff’s deputies and detectives responded to a disturbance call at a residence on Rancheria Creek Road. Emergency Medical Services was also called to the scene.

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If I Were A Thief, You Would Now Be A Victim

MADERA COUNTY – With less than two-dozen shopping days left to make this season merry and bright for family and friends, thieves are finding opportunities at every turn to relieve you of your holiday cheer. With the hustle and bustle of shopping, and the chaos of stores and parking lots, there are many times when just a moment of inattention ...

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