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Postal Service To Stop Saturday Mail Delivery

WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service announced plans today to transition to a new delivery schedule during the week of Aug. 5, 2013 that includes package delivery Monday through Saturday, and mail delivery Monday through Friday. The Postal Service expects to generate cost savings of approximately $2 billion annually, once the plan is fully implemented.

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Birding at Eastman Lake Through April

MADERA COUNTY – Birding enthusiasts or nature lovers in general are invited to head over to Eastman Lake on the second Saturday of each month through April for a chance to spot numerous species of birds. Eastman Lake, located in the foothills of Madera County almost equidistant between the city of Madera and the town of Coarsegold, is home to ...

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Board Of Supervisors Consider Raising Dump Fees

MADERA – The Madera County Board of Supervisors will be discussing increasing fees at the North Fork and Fairmead Landfills at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers in the Madera County Government Center, 200 West Fourth Street in Madera, at 10 a.m.

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Road Projects Include New Bridge On Road 425B

MADERA COUNTY – The project to replace the bridge on Road 425B, just off Road 426, is about to get underway. “We have the funding in place, the bridge is designed and ready to go,” said County Road Comissioner Johannes Hoevertsz. “We are awaiting a single audit to receive the state and federal funding, which we anticipate will take about ...

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Camarena Health Annual Scholarship Fundraiser

MADERA – Camarena Health will be holding its 19th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Luncheon and Raffle on Friday, Feb. 8. The purpose of this event is to raise money to support a longstanding scholarship program within local communities. Camarena Health is offering a Tri-Tip lunch with all of the fixins’ from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Italo-American Club Hall ...

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Rural Fire Fee – Lawmakers Fight It, Governor Budgets The Revenue

CALIFORNIA – There are currently three bills in the California Legislature, seeking to overturn what has become known as the Rural Fire Fee, which requires property owners in designated State Responsibility Areas to pay up to $150 annually per habitable structure, to the State Board of Equalization for fire prevention. Assembly Bill (AB) 124, whose co-sponsors include newly elected Assemblymember ...

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Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk

With all the recent tragedies in the mountain area attributed to drivers under the influence, the idea of making a plan for traveling safe on Super Bowl Sunday should be foremost in everyone’s mind. It certainly is for the NFL and the CHP.

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Drug Stats Suggest Supply On The Rise

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson today announced the arrest of 28-year-old Jesus Santiago Mendoza, following the execution of a search warrant carried out by agents with the Madera County Narcotic Enforcement Team (MADNET). Shortly after dawn on Tuesday, Jan. 29, MADNET agents, with assistance from sheriff’s deputies and officers with Madera Police, served a warrant at a home located ...

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Stolen Truck Recovered Thanks To Facebook

NORTH FORK – When Bob McKee returned home from work on Thursday, Jan. 24, he found his house had been broken into, his pickup stolen and his gate smashed as the thieves made their get-away from his property. Bob called SierraNewsOnline to get the word out, and we posted the story and the photo of his stolen truck on the ...

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