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Cody Brown Receives MCSO Award

OAKHURST—On January 9, 2024, Cody Bulow Brown, 19 years old, received the Madera County Sheriff’s Citizen Award from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. MCSO granted the plaque for services he and his company, CB Hauling, rendered during the major snowstorm Madera County experienced in March 2023. Lt. Ian Weaver handed the award to him at the Sunrise Rotary Club meeting ...

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Open Houses to Gather Feedback on Solid Waste Study

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MADERA COUNTY — Madera County officials will be holding two open house-style public engagement events as part of the comprehensive solid waste management study currently underway. They invite residents, businesses, community groups, and others to participate in these events. Open House #1 Wednesday, July 19, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Madera County Government Center | 200 West 4th Street, ...

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Caltrans to Offer Dump Day This Saturday for Local Residents

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Time to get a head start on your spring cleaning because this Saturday Caltrans will have be having a dump day with staff on site to accept household waste and approved debris at no charge. Open to Madera and Fresno County residents only. Date & Time: Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. All loads ...

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Caltrans to Hold Clean California Free Dump Day in Madera

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 6 will hold a Clean California Free Dump Day as part of the Clean California Community Days event. Date & Time: Saturday, March 18, 2023, from 9 a.m. to noon. Hours of operation may vary due to volume of waste received. Caltrans will have staff on site to accept household ...

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On Valentine’s Day, Let Hearts Soar, Not Metallic Balloons

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — More metallic balloons are sold for Valentine’s Day than any other holiday and, not surprisingly, it’s also around this time of year that Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) sees an uptick in outages caused by metallic balloons drifting into overhead power lines. Last year, metallic balloons caused 415 power outages across PG&E’s service area in Northern ...

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Oak Fire And PG&E’s Recycled Dirt Program

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MARIPOSA—Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is currently in the process of implementing The Recycled Dirt Program in the Oak Fire burn scar. The program is a new PG&E community service that provides non-hazardous excavation dirt to recipients located nearby our service centers. The soil comes from the excavation of our construction projects. PG&E is committed to reducing energy, water and ...

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Oak Fire Debris Removal Community Meetings

MARIPOSA–Mariposa County Residents who have been impacted by the Oak Fire and lost their homes will have the opportunity to learn about the next steps to recovery. 127 homes were destroyed in the Oak Fire during July and August, earlier this year. The fire is now 98% contained. Mariposa County has partnered with the State to provide debris removal at ...

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Free Dump Day in Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — Caltrans District 6 will be hosting a Clean California Free Dump Day in Madera County. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 6 will hold a Clean California Free Dump Day. Caltrans will have staff on-site to accept household waste and approved debris at no charge. The following items will not be accepted: NO treated wood waste, ...

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Free Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Coming to Madera County

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MADERA COUNTY — On Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 8 a.m. to noon, there will be a free hazardous waste drop-off at Yosemite High School, located at 50200 High School Road, in Oakhurst, CA. This drop-off is for Madera County residents only. Businesses will not be accepted. Acceptable Items Include AEROSOL CANS AMMONIA-BASED CLEANERS ANTIFREEZE BRAKE FLUID BATTERIES CELL PHONES COMPUTERS DEODORIZERS ...

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Prep for Fire Season With Defensible Spaces Around the Home

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MOUNTAIN COMMNUNITIES — Yosemite National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior want you to prepare for what is very likely to be a long and dry summer. There are many steps you can take NOW to prepare your home for the upcoming fire season. Consider the following ways you can protect you and your family this summer, such ...

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