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Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties Burn Suspension Lifted

MARIPOSA – Effective Monday, November 23, 2020 at 8:00 am the burn suspension in Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit Chief Mike van Loben Sels is formally cancelling the burn suspension and advises that those possessing current and valid residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissive burn days. Burn permits will be ...

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Madera County Fire Department Awarded Grant for New Emergency Response Equipment

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Fire Department was awarded a $74,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for new extrication equipment. Known as the “jaws of life,” first responders use these specialized tools to reach crash victims trapped inside a vehicle. So far this year, Madera County Fire has responded to 22 crashes in which extrication ...

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Fundraiser for Kalel

AHWAHNEE  – Calling on all community members to come out Saturday Nov. 14 from 11 am to 4 pm (rain or shine) to support Kalel. 7-year-old Kalel has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  Duchenne is a rare fatal muscle wasting disease that currently does not have a cure, but we have been pursuing therapies that we think will preserve our son’s muscles ...

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Playing Baseball During COVID for Minarets

By Caden Shows – Student Journalist at Minarets Press Although baseball season for Minarets is still months away, steps are already being taken to ensure that when practices and games begin, players and coaches will be safe. According to head varsity baseball coach Jesse Darrah, the practice season may start as soon as the county and school district allows. Due ...

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Minarets Volleyball Adapts to Covid-Friendly Conditioning

By Delaeny Stevenson and Stevi Valenzuela – Student Journalists from Minarets High School Though their season has been pushed back several months, the Minarets volleyball program is still finding ways to adapt and move forward together as a team. Coach Karra Zamora explained the new schedule, saying, “Practices start Dec.9. This date is dictated to us by CIF (California Interscholastic ...

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Success at the Minarets Meat Market

By Cassidy Gibbs – Student Journalist for Minarets Press On Saturday, Oct. 17, the Minarets FFA program held its very first Meat Market, an event in which students that have been raising livestock get to show and sell their animals. This project was called a “cooperative,” where all of the students work together in raising the livestock as a team ...

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PG&E Installs More Than 300 Weather Stations and 130 Fire Watch Cameras So Far in 2020; More Planned Before End of Year

SAN FRANCISCO — A rapidly growing network of weather stations and high definition cameras across High-Fire Threat Districts provide Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) meteorologists and analysts, weather-watchers and first responders with detailed, real-time information that’s crucial during California’s wildfire season. So far in 2020, PG&E has added 300 weather stations and 137 fire watch cameras this year as it ...

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Madera County Department of Public Health to Offer Covid Testing in Madera County Mountain Communities

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Oct. 8, 2020 – The Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) will be offering 3 more dates for mobile testing and flu vaccinations in the Madera County Mountain Communities. Friday Oct.9 at the Mountain Christian Center from 9am to 12 noon located at 40299 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst, CA. 93644 Thursday Oct.15 at the North Fork ...

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Census Takers Follow Up With Nonresponsive Households in Madera County Mountain Communities: Not Too Late to Self-Respond

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Oct. 6, 2020 – The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it will continue its follow up with households in the Bass Lake and all Madera County Mountain Communities that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. The current self-response rate in Madera County is 62.2%, below the state’s 69.3% rate. The Census Bureau will ...

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County Clerk-Recorder Offers Saturday Vote in-Person Option

MADERA COUNTY – Oct. 2, 2020 – Rebecca Martinez, County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters announced today, that prior to the opening of two Vote Centers on October 24, she is providing voters with an additional opportunity to vote in-person, on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Between the hours of 9am and 1pm, voters can visit the Elections Division, located in ...

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