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Mark Reed Wants Your Vote for District 5 Supervisor

OAKHURST–Mark Reed, candidate for District 5 Madera County Supervisor, says his ties go back five decades in Madera County. He, his wife Nina, his three children and his eleven grandchildren all currently live in Oakhurst. He feels a real connection with the area and is committed to serve its citizens. He owns properties in four California counties, including Madera County, ...

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Cancelled – Madera County Sheriff’s Office Issues Alert on Potential Public Safety Power Shutoff

Mountain Communities – Update 10/10/21 10:00am- PG&E has notified the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services that Madera County has been removed from the potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event. Power in the areas of North Fork, Bass Lake and Central Camp will not be de-energized as anticipated. Weather conditions will continue to be monitored. Updated information will ...

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Soccer Teams Forming Now for Upcoming Season

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Many of you have registered for soccer, but teams are starting to form and you need to make sure you are on a team with your classmates. Make sure you upload the birth certificate and picture. Clinic-style soccer for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old and regulation modified soccer for 6 thru 11-year-old, with all-girl and all-boy teams. There ...

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Ponderosa Seeks Local Picture for 2022 Directory

Image of trees with sunlight shining through.

MADERA COUNTY — Ponderosa, a family owned and operated technology provider, is searching for the perfect image to grace their 2022 directory cover. The telecommunications company is on the hunt for pictures that reflect current rural life in the Sierra foothills and mountains. Your image could be in thousands of homes and businesses served by Ponderosa, and online at www.ponderosadirectory.com. The ...

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District Issues Health Caution Due to Gusty Winds and Continuing Wildfires

Mountain Communities – Smoke impacts from wildfires in northern California and in Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties will continue as winds bring smoke into the San Joaquin Valley. The health caution will remain in effect for San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern Counties until the fires are extinguished or until smoke is no longer affecting the Valley. ...

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Update: Convicted Arsonist Kenneth Allan Jackson Scheduled for Release Next Tuesday from Prison

Tuesday afternoon we received confirmation that Kenneth Allen Jackson’s release has been pushed back to January 15 of 2022. This happened because of the quick response of the YLP community to our request for signatures and victim services requests. Although no reason has been given for this change it seems likely that the support of Senator Anna Caballero who assisted ...

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Get Out There! Events HAPPENING This Weekend

By Judi Hussain What a difference a year makes. Last Memorial Weekend we were still reeling to our new circumstances. What had always been the biggest weekend of our year suddenly became either non-existent or virtual. Businesses were mostly shuttered, and outdoor events evaporated. Thanks to constantly lowering COVID numbers and increasing vaccinations, the Weekend (with a capital W) is ...

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Highway 41 Fuels Reduction Project

Coarsegold- The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), in cooperation with California Highway Patrol, CAL TRANS, Pacific Southwest Research Station / Fresno State University, Private Landowners, and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, aim to reduce large conflagrative fires and high suppression costs, to the citizens of California, by conducting a prescribed burn along the Highway ...

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