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Free And Reduced-Price Meals For School Year 2018-19

MADERA COUNTY — Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary, Chawanakee, Raymond-Knowles Union Elementary and Yosemite Unified School Districts announce their policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the applicable National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and/or Afterschool Snack Programs. Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the household ...

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One-Way Traffic Control On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY — Caltrans is advising commuters of one-way traffic control on State Route 41 this week, between Avenue 15 and State Route 145, for grinding and paving work. The following day-time one-way traffic control will be in effect, weather permitting: On Tuesday June 26 and Wednesday June 27, segments of State Route 41 between Avenue 15 and State Route 145 ...

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Smoke From The Lions Fire Impacts Central Sierra

CLOVIS – Residents of the mountain area have been greeted the past two mornings with an orange haze and the smell of smoke, though there is no active fire in the immediate area. The smoke is coming from the Lions Fire, which started on the Sierra National Forest around June 1 as a lightning strike, and is burning near the ...

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Yep, These Guys Are Good; Hold Fire At Less Than 1/3 Acre

NORTH FORK – Firefighters quickly contained a vegetation fire just off Road 223 this afternoon, stopping it before any structures were damaged. At 5:18 p.m., the lookout at Shuteye reported a column of smoke in the Goat Mountain area. Though the fire was dispatched on Northridge Road, the exact location was called in by neighbors who live along Pine Oak, ...

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Mosquito Season Is Here: Guard Against Zika And West Nile

Everyone I know has been breathing a sigh of relief for the rain that has once again filled our wells and reservoirs, while bracing for the impact of summer sunshine on the landscape. If you haven’t already lined someone up to take care of the weed whacking, you may want to get that on your “to do” list. And while you’re ...

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Day Trip to Wishon And Courtright Reservoirs

With my cousin Beverly from Dodge City, Kansas visiting, we wanted her to experience how great our high country is so we decided to take her on a day trip up into the mountains to see Wishon and Courtright Reservoirs. We loaded up the trusty Chevrolet Colorado with a picnic lunch and drinks, including a water dish for our traveling ...

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All Fireworks Are Illegal In Mariposa And Eastern Madera Counties

MARIPOSA – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) would like to remind Eastern Madera and Mariposa County residents of the fire danger and use of illegal fireworks. All fireworks, including “Safe and Sane,” are illegal in Mariposa County as well as all areas east of the Madera Canal in Madera County. Public displays will be available ...

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We Love Riding And Taking Care Of The Forest

MOUNTAIN AREA — An easy-going group of like-minded, ultra-competent individuals, the Sierra Freepackers unit of the Back Country Horsemen of California (BCHCSFP) is comprised of a small but committed unit of volunteers, currently 50 members strong. Despite their moderate size, the group consistently ranks among the highest per capita for volunteer hours in trail maintenance, public awareness and education, logging ...

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Apply Now To Become A Madera County Sheriff’s Cadet II

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that they are currently recruiting for Sheriff’s Cadet II candidates. The successful candidate(s) will attend a police academy as a County-sponsored attendee, and will ideally commit to becoming a Deputy Sheriff – Basic POST with Madera County after academy graduation. No experience is required. Successful candidates will have their ...

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Local Youth Artists Shine At PCH Art Competition

Written by Cassandra Hepburn-Callis – NORTH FORK – On Saturday, June 9, Public Coffee House (PCH) had its first Youth Art Gallery Opening and Art Competition. Ten youth artists, ranging in age from 8 to 17 years old, competed in various forms of visual art . We saw some amazing artwork from our mountain youth and were impressed with their ...

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