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Oakhurst Community College Center Announces Name Change To Madera Community College at Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Oakhurst Community College Center has announced a change of name to Madera Community College at Oakhurst.  The State Center Community College District Board of Trustees voted to adopt the name change at its October 6, 2020 meeting. State Center Community College District includes Madera Community College, Oakhurst Community College Center, Clovis Community College, Reedley College and Fresno City ...

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Madera Sheriff | Evacuation Order Partially Lifted

Madera County – Evacuation Orders for the following areas have been reduced to Evacuation Warnings. Residents in the area need to be aware that there is still a potential for evacuations and need to be prepared to evacuate at a moments notice. Citizens need to monitor the situation and be prepared to take action immediately.These areas are being opened to ...

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Statement from Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino

At approximately 12:30 p.m., our fire alarms sounded, and we quickly and safely evacuated guests and team members from the property; no injuries have been reported. We’re grateful for the support of our firefighter teams who responded to this situation swiftly. The source of the fire is currently under investigation and is unrelated to the Creek Fire. The location has been ...

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Mountain Area Home Sales in August 2020

August 2020 was another great month for home sales in our mountain area! We had 77 homes sold, and the median price was $355,000 following 75 home sales in July with a median price of $340,000. Homes were on the market an average of 109 days, and the purchase price, ranging from $180,000 to $567,000, averaging 97% of asking price. ...

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Governor Newsom Unveiled Blueprint for Loosening Restrictions on Activities

SACRAMENTO –  Governor Newsom unveiled a new blueprint that allows a more gradual progression for loosening restrictions on activities. This new color coded, 4-tier system replaces the monitoring list and is for now, still based upon two key criteria: new cases and positivity rate. Counties such as Madera that are on the monitoring list begin in purple. Even at the ...

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California Statewide Fire Summary

CALIFORNIA – Seasonable weather conditions continue to aid firefighters in their efforts towards containment. More than 15,600 firefighters today are battling over two dozen major fires and lightning complexes across California. In the past 24-hours there were over two dozen lightning strikes in Northern California. Firefighters continue to monitor for additional lightning strike wildfires. Firefighters have increased containment at a ...

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Yosemite Daily Conditions and Weather Report

Starbucks at Yosemite Valley Lodge will be closed today Friday, August 7. Apologies for the inconvenience. 08-07-20 Daily Conditions Report      Weather Report Click on the link for the Trimmer fire press release 08.06.2020_Trimmer Fire – Press Release www.YosemiteThisYear.com

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Sunday | Vehicle Fire on Highway 41 Spreads to Vegetation

Oneal’s – Sunday at 11:10 a.m. a vegetation fire started on SR 41 near Rd. 200. The cause of the fire was a vehicle into the vegetation that was contained to 2.88 acres, thanks to the quick work of CALFIRE and Madera County Fire. On hand battling the fire were one air tactical airplane, two air tankers, one helicopter, six ...

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Madera County Reports 82 More Cases; Total Rises to 1136

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) officials reported 82 more cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, raising the total number of cases countywide to 1136. For the second day in a row, county health officials also reported another COVID-related death, raising the county’s death toll to 11 since the pandemic began in March.As of 4 p.m. Thursday, MCDPH ...

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‘Ben’ Fire Now 55% Contained; Evacuation Order Lifted

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Ben Fire south of Mariposa has charred 48 acres and is 55 percent contained, according to the latest update from CAL FIRE, issued at 7 a.m. Thursday.The fire started Wednesday afternoon off Ben Hur and Buckeye roads, prompting a mandatory evacuation for residents with odd number addresses on Ben Hur Road from Green Hills to Silver ...

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