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Important Information Regarding Upcoming November Election

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MADERA — A General Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The following offices are scheduled to appear on that ballot: FEDERAL AND STATE OFFICES President and Vice President of the United States U.S. Representative in Congress, Districts 4 & 16 Member of the Assembly, District 5 SCHOOL OFFICES Madera County Board of Education, Areas 1, 2 (ST), 4, ...

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Arrests Made in Suspected North Fork Hit and Run/Homicide

North Fork – At 3:10 am on Thursday, July 23rd, a witness called 911 to report a man lying in the roadway on Road 224 (Bonnie B Road) near Grandma’s Place. Upon arrival the CHP officer discovered a 31-year-old deceased man who was identified as Travis Balthazar of O’Neals. During the initial investigation the CHP officer discovered evidence that appeared ...

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Survey Response Needed for Pedestrian/Bicycle Path in North Fork

North Fork – Madera County is partnering with the North Fork Rancheria and Chawanakee School District to apply for a competitive Caltrans grant (Caltrans Active Transportation Grant Program). If awarded, the project would build a Class-I pedestrian/bicycle path in North Fork. The proposed pedestrian/bicycle path would extend from the intersections of Road 222 and Road 225 to the new roundabout ...

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Supervisor Wheeler to hold 2nd Virtual Town Hall

Madera County Mountain Communities – Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be hosting a second virtual Town Hall Thursday, July 30th from 6-8pm. County staff and community partners will join Supervisor Wheeler to help keep the community informed about what is happening in Madera County. Madera County Deputy CAO, Joel Bugay will update the community on the County’s COVID-19 Relief Fund (CRF) ...

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Phoenix Energy CEO Blasts NF Biomass Project Patent Lawsuit

WALNUT CREEK – Phoenix Energy, the company building a new 2-MW biomass-fueled power plant in North Fork, has responded publicly to a lawsuit filed against the company late last week by a Tennessee firm claiming patent infringement. Greg Stangl, Phoenix Energy’s CEO, called the lawsuit filed by Aries Clean Energy “meritless” and “totally bogus.”“Phoenix Energy remains puzzled about the lawsuit ...

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North Fork Man Dies Tuesday Night in Suspected DUI Crash

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NORTH FORK – A 62-year-old North Fork man died Tuesday in a single-vehicle traffic accident on Road 221 south of Road 226.According to CHP, the victim, identified as Robert Bates, was driving a 1991 Toyota sedan southbound on Road 221 at approximately 50 mph when he made “an unsafe right turn.”The Toyota veered off the left edge of the road, ...

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Patent Lawsuit Filed Against North Fork Biomass Project Partners

NORTH FORK — A lawsuit was filed late last week against North Fork Community Power and the two private companies planning to build a new 2-MW biomass plant in North Fork.The suit, filed July 9 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, alleges that the private equity partners in the North Fork Community Power project — Phoenix ...

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Mono Casino Partner’s President Killed in Boating Accident

NORTH FORK — Red Rock Resorts, a partner with North Fork’s Mono Indian tribe in a proposed casino/resort project in Madera, announced Sunday that Richard J. Haskins — president of the company — died in a July 4 “watercraft” accident while vacationing in Michigan. Haskins was 56 and had been with Red Rocks for 25 years.On Sunday, the company said ...

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History Group to Install Interpretive Signs at Old Mill Site

By Michael Olwyler — Special to Sierra News Online NORTH FORK — Three interpretive signs will be installed at the site where the North Fork Associated Box and Lumber Company mill was once located. The signs, part of a project spearheaded by the North Fork History Group, will address the 50-year history of the sawmill. Today, the old mill site ...

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