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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 6

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week of Sunday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. Coarsegold assault On Sunday, Nov. 29 at 2:52 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to a residence located within the 45400 block of Meadow Brook Road regarding a report of an assault. This ...

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Sheriff Reminds Residents To Collect Mail Daily

MADERA COUNTY — Sheriff Jay Varney‬ wants to remind the community that with the holiday season upon us, mail and package thefts increase. Thieves steal mail for identity theft purposes all year long and, near the holidays, the Sheriff’s Office sees an increase in these crimes. This is primarily due to packages and checks being delivered for the holiday season. ...

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Hazard Tree Removal Continues On Road 274

BASS LAKE — Hazard tree removal along Road 274 on the north side of Bass Lake will continue on Wednesday, Dec. 9, according to Burt Stalter, Fuels Management Specialist on the Bass Lake Ranger District, and one of the fallers on the project. Motorists should expect delays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as trees that have to be dropped ...

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Join Madera County Search & Rescue Team

MADERA COUNTY — Madera County’s nationally recognized Search & Rescue Team is currently accepting new applications through the end of the year. Applications can be picked up at either the Sheriff’s main office at 2725 Falcon Drive in Madera, or the Sheriff’s substation at 48267 Liberty Drive in Oakhurst. Interested candidates are urged to complete and submit an application. They ...

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Winter Storm Watch Overnight Wednesday

MOUNTAIN AREA — A set of storm systems arriving this week are expected to bring more than an inch of rain to the foothills and better than a foot of snow to higher elevations. A Winter Storm Watch has already been issued for the southern Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to Kings Canyon from 4 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 ...

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Good Progress On Road 274 Hazard Tree Project

BASS LAKE – Multiple agencies were out in force today clearing hazard trees from Road 274 on the north side of Bass Lake. The 3-day project is a cooperative effort between Cal Fire, the U.S. Forest Service, the Madera County Fire Department, County Roads and the Sheriff’s Office. Some 1,200 trees have been identified as posing a hazard to motorists ...

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Songs Of The Season Concert This Saturday

NORTH FORK – The sounds of Christmas will fill Kennedy Hall this Saturday, Dec. 5, as the Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. presents its annual “Songs of the Season.” As always, the show will feature the North Fork Community Choir, conducted by Gina Clugston, and the Sierra High Mountain Chorale from Sierra High School, directed by Bruce Weinberger. Also on the ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Nov. 22 – 29

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week beginning Sunday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. North Fork domestic violence On Sunday, Nov. 22 at 3:19 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 59000 block of South Cascadel Drive regarding a domestic assault with an intoxicated male subject ...

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Christmas Comes To North Fork Town Hall

NORTH FORK — It’s time to get a good start on your holiday shopping as the Christmas Bazaar returns to the North Fork Town Hall. Dozens of local artisans, vendors, and creators of delicious jams, jellies and other holiday delectables will be set up from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. This is the perfect opportunity to ...

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Artisans Create Grand “Mother Ginger” Costume

Submitted by Susan Joy NORTH FORK — Early in the summer of 2015, Marij Bouwmans, a prominent artist residing in North Fork, had a vision. Inspired to manifest an ambitious project, involving 20+ artisians, she put out a calling for knitters and crocheters. With much foresight, Marij began the journey to hand-craft a magnificent dress of grand proportions. Time was ...

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