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Eminent Domain Action Postponed in Midtown Connector Project

Update: After Madera County Community Development Director Matthew Treber told supervisors Tuesday morning that County officials and the private landowner were still negotiating and hoped to able to reach an agreement soon, the Madera County Board of Supervisors postponed for one week (until May 12 regular meeting) any further action on the proposed eminent domain proceeding detailed in the story ...

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Report: Mountain Area Home Sales Stayed Strong Through April

OAKHURST — Mountain area home sales remained relatively robust during the first four months of 2020, according to Ed Bailey, of Ed Bailey Realty in Oakhurst. “Our mountain area home sales were better during the first trimester — January through April — of this year than last year,” Bailey reported this week. During the first four months of the year, ...

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Burglars Snatch Cash, Condiments from Denny’s

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OAKHURST — Two people entered Denny’s restaurant in Oakhurst early Monday morning but they weren’t there for the Grand Slam breakfast. According to a report from the Madera County Sheriff’s Department, the burglars apparently had some help getting inside the closed eatery when they entered at 6:22 a.m.“It appears to be an inside job, as the door to gain access ...

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Sign of the Times: Drive-Thru Church

OAKHURST — Adapting to changing times spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, many mountain community churches are offering creative alternatives to conventional prayer services. For Christ Church Anglican in Oakhurst, that has meant live-streaming “virtual” services on their Facebook followed by “drive-thru” communion. Madera County eased certain social distancing restrictions last week to accommodate the faith community. Christ Church has been ...

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Report: Sierra Snow Pack Levels Below ‘Normal’

SACRAMENTO — The latest –and final — seasonal state snow pack survey confirmed that California had a drier-than-normal winter. The snow measured just one-and-a-half inches deep at Phillips Station in the Sierra east of Sacramento, and the water content was equivalent to just a half-inch, which is 3 percent of the May average for the location, state Department of Water ...

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Health Department’s New System Speeds Up COVID-19 Tests

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has received its first order of testing cartridges for its GeneXpert molecular testing system, which will allow for more rapid COVID-19 testing beginning today. Rapid tests will now provide results “within one hour,” according to MCDPH officials.MCDPH Director Sara Bosse has been advocating aggressively for Cepheid, the producer of the cartridges since ...

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It’s ‘Virtually’ Yosemite

By Brooke Smith, Visit Yosemite | Madera County BASS LAKE — Across the world, families are looking for educational moments and entertainment for young and old alike. With the humans hibernating and staying home, it seemed like a great time to share a little part of what makes this region unique. So, Visit Yosemite | Madera County is taking the ...

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Police Seek Clues in Suspected Murder of North Fork Man

FRESNO — Area law enforcement investigators are asking for the public’s help in trying to solve the apparent shooting death earlier this week of a North Fork man. Police believe the murder occurred Tuesday in central Fresno.According to Fresno County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Tony Botti, police initially thought that they were responding to a traffic collision when they ...

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Trump to Reopen National Parks Soon?

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Is President Trump poised to re-open some U.S. national parks, including Yosemite?“The Trump administration plans to reopen the country’s national parks and other public lands in line with coronavirus guidelines,” the president said on Wednesday, but gave no other details, according to Reuters.“We will begin to open our national parks and public lands for the American ...

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Camarena Urgent Care in Oakhurst Offering COVID-19 Screening

OAKHURST — Confused about where to go for COVID-19 screening and testing? If a mountain community resident is extremely ill and can’t drive or be driven to a test site or hospital, health officials advise calling 911. Sierra Ambulance responds to all emergency medical calls in the mountain area — and according to CEO and General Manger Ed Guzman, its ...

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