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North Fork Roundabout Construction Starts ‘Smoothly’

NORTH FORK — Work on Madera County’s first public roundabout, a $1.9-million project that will dramatically transform the intersection of Roads 225 and 274 in North Fork, kicked off this week. Ahmad Alkhayyat, Madera County’s public works director, reported the construction work, which began Monday, is starting out “smoothly.” “No issues thus far,” Alkhayyat said Thursday afternoon. One of a ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through June 9

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 3 to Sunday, June 9, 2019. Coarsegold report of rape On Tuesday, June 4 at 3:13 p.m. a deputy took a report of rape. The case was forwarded to detectives. Wishon assault On Tuesday, June 4 at 2:56 p.m. a deputy ...

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Three Camps, Three Themes, Three Weeks: Vision Academy

OAKHURST — This year, Vision Academy of the Arts Summer Camps presents Making the Band, An Express Musical for Young Voices, as the first in their three-week series of creative and affordable summer programs for youth starting Monday, June 17. The trio of camps are designed to stand alone or as a group, taking place at Oakhurst Elementary School where ...

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Higher Temps, Swift Currents, Icy Waters Make Rivers Dangerous

MOUNTAIN AREA — The return of much warmer weather Sunday through Tuesday will cause an increase in snowmelt over the higher elevations of the Sierra — leading to a rise in water levels on rivers and streams during the early part of the week, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The normal water rises each night will heighten the ...

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North Fork Roundabout Construction Begins

NORTH FORK — Construction activity will soon begin at the intersection of Road 274 and Road 225 in North Fork, the site of Madera County’s first public roundabout. According to a message posted on the Madera County Public Works Department’s Facebook page and electronic signs near the site, construction will begin on the project starting Monday, June 10. “Barring any ...

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$3,000 In Cash Prizes For Celebrate Ag Arts Competition

MADERA COUNTY — The call to artists is out for an exhibit with deep roots, so now is the time to submit entries for the Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts Competition and Exhibition, taking place this fall from Sept. 12 through Oct. 25, at the Madera County Arts Council’s (MCAC) Circle Gallery. Created to promote understanding of agriculture while showcasing ...

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County Plans To Post Restaurant Inspection Reports Online

MADERA — Madera County plans to begin posting health department food inspection reports online beginning early next year. At their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 4, the Madera County Board of Supervisors OK’d a plan that will allow a county employee in the Environmental Health division to set up and manage software for the new online reporting system. There are ...

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Night Of Riches: Senior Scholarship Awards Total $135,650

By Casper Nelson — O’NEALS — As the countdown continued toward graduation, Minarets seniors were graciously awarded $135,650 in scholarships during Senior Scholarship Night last month. 36 recipients earned scholarships from organizations in our local community. It was night filled with glee as each senior was awarded and recognized for hard work over their high school career by receiving financial ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through June 2

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 27 to Sunday, June 2, 2019. North Fork found property On Tuesday, May 28 at 12:26 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 34000 block of Road 274 regarding found property. A report was written and the case was closed. Oakhurst ...

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Latest Cal Fire Burn Restrictions For Madera County

MADERA — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has announced effective 8 a.m. Friday, May 31, hazard reduction burning in Eastern Madera County is restricted below 2,000 feet in elevation. Hazard reduction burning above 2,000 feet is allowed with a valid permit from San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. Burn permits may ...

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