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Helicopters To Stage At Old Mill Site

NORTH FORK – Residents in the area will be hearing the sounds of helicopters taking off and landing at the Old Mill Site over the next few weeks. The Community Development Council (CDC) has entered into an agreement with the US Forest service to allow them to use the property for staging helicopters for use on the Aspen Fire burning ...

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Aspen Fire Grows to 6,693 Acres

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – There are now a total of 1,012 personnel fighting the Aspen Fire, burning near Mammoth Pool on the east side of the San Joaquin River. The lightning caused fire, which was discovered just after midnight on Tuesday, July 23, has grown overnight to 6,693 acres, and is 10% contained.

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Aspen Fire Grows, Progress Made On Containment

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – The Aspen Fire has now burned 4,789 acres and is 5% contained as of 7 p.m. on Friday, July 26. The lightning-caused fire started on Tuesday, July 23, and is burning in very steep, difficult terrain, moving generally north and east, with the most activity on the northern part of the fire.

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Aspen Fire Now At 4,500 Acres

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – The Aspen Fire, which was discovered on Tuesday, July 23, has now reached 4,500 acres with 0% containment. The fire is burning on the Sierra National Forest High Sierra Ranger District on the east side of the San Joaquin River near Mammoth Pool Reservoir in steep, rugged, inaccessible terrain, which has hampered suppression efforts for both ...

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Three-Time Officer Of The Year Honored

MADERA COUNTY – Deputy Sheriff Richard Gonzales was honored by his peers for the third time as Officer of the Year during Madera County’s annual Law Enforcement Appreciation banquet held at the Elk’s Lodge in Madera on Thursday, July 25. Sheriff John Anderson proudly introduced Deputy Gonzales as Madera County Sheriff’s Deputy of the Year. “It’s unprecedented,” noted Sheriff Anderson ...

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HJTA Wins Partial Victory Against Fire Tax

SACRAMENTO – Attorneys for the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) had their day in Superior Court on Friday, July 19, to argue against the State’s response to their lawsuit fighting the so-called Rural Fire Fee. HJTA has always held that the fee is actually an illegal tax, requiring a two-thirds vote of the Legislature, and filed suit to have it ...

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Search For Missing Hikers In The Sierra

HUNTINGTON LAKE – The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is currently involved in the search for four women near Lake Italy, approximately 20 miles northeast of Huntington Lake. On Tuesday, July 23, shortly after 9 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 cell phone call from one of the hikers who advised that she, her mother, and two other females lost ...

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Quick-Change Scam Artists Grab $1200

MADERA COUNTY – Like a scene straight out of the Hollywood flick Paper Moon, two hustlers walk into a shop, confuse a cashier during monetary transactions, then exit before the clerk realizes she’s been conned. For that pair of Depression Era grifters, the steal amounted to fives, tens and twenties.

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Update On The Aspen Fire

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – The Aspen fire, located seven miles northwest of Big Creek, Ca, continues to be very active and has now consumed over 2,500 acres. According to reports, the fire moved to the north during the night, and is about 1,000 feet above the shoreline on the east side of Mammoth Pool Reservoir Campgrounds from Fish Creek and ...

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