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Hey, There’s A Bear In The Garden

NORTH FORK — Depending on your perspective, there was either a bear in Sue’s garden today or a Sue in the bear’s backyard. Sue and Larry Langley live in the shadow of Peckinpah Mountain on a beautiful swath of land which she has carefully cultivated with natives over the many years they’ve been here. Today dawned with beauty, just like ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Apr. 28

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Apr. 22 to Sunday, Apr. 28, 2019. Raymond coroner’s report On Monday, April 22 at 4:23 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 33000 block of Road 613 in regards to a welfare check. Upon arrival, the subject in question was located ...

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Madera Sheriff Warns Of The Latest Phone Scams

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of several phone and email scams circulating throughout Madera County. Though specific details may vary, these scams typically contain one or more of the following characteristics: Requesting people provide or confirm their Social Security number Informing people they are eligible to receive a financial grant/payment, but must pay ...

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New North Fork Water Treatment Plant Plan Moving Forward

NORTH FORK — A plan to build a new water treatment facility to service the North Fork area continues to flow forward. “We’ve been making pretty good progress,” says Ray Gutierrez, an engineer in Madera County’s Public Works Department, which is overseeing the project known as the North Fork Consolidation Plan. A joint venture between the Chawanakee Unified School District ...

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Free Community Meals At Public Coffee House

NORTH FORK – Public Coffee House once again invites the community to join in and break bread together as they return to a month-end tradition and serve two free hot meals: a dinner on Friday and a breakfast on Saturday morning. The events are planned with the help of Manna House and all are welcome to attend. On Friday, April ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Apr. 21

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Apr. 15 to Sunday, Apr. 21, 2019. Oakhurst report of fraud On Tuesday, Apr. 16 at 10:22 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the Oakhurst substation in regards of a theft of funds from a bank account. A report was taken by ...

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Boot Camp Training To Become A Red Cross Shelter Volunteer

MARIPOSA – The American Red Cross of the Central Valley is hosting another pre-fire season Shelter Boot Camp training on Wednesday, May 1, through Friday, May 3, at New Life Christian Fellowship Church, 5089 Cole Road in Bootjack, Mariposa County. Anyone interested in training as a Red Cross disaster volunteer is encouraged to attend. This multi-evening offering of courses is ...

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Greenlight For Roundbout? Local Businessman Says Bad Idea

NORTH FORK — Supervisors are expected to vote next month on a plan to create Madera County’s first public roundabout. The circular intersection in which traffic flows in one direction around a central island could be built at the junction of Roads 225 and 274 in North Fork. The project has been the subject of many presentations and public meetings ...

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Growing Tomatoes In The Hot, Dry Sierra Foothills — Part Two

By Bob Labozetta —  Whether you sowed seeds in late February/early March or you purchase plants from a nursery or the Mariposa Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale, make sure your transplants are young, stocky seedlings instead of larger plants. They will establish more quickly and suffer less transplant shock, soon catching up in growth to larger plants. “Harden off” your ...

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