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Search On for Camper Missing in Sierra National Forest

MADERA COUNTY — More details are emerging about  a woman who went missing over the weekend while camping in the Sierra National Forest. Sandra Johnsen Hughes, 53, was last seen at least three days ago on a trail above Bass Lake. Hughes’ campsite in the Johnson Meadows area between Beasore and Minarets roads was discovered Sunday by hikers, who found her ...

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Search Still On for Camper Missing in Sierra National Forest

MADERA COUNTY — The search continues for a woman who went missing while camping in the Sierra National Forest.  Sandra Johnsen Hughes has been missing for at least three days now. Deputy Sarah Jackson, Madera County Sheriff’s Office public information officer, said Tuesday morning that crews “were still searching” the back country for Hughes. Her campsite in the Johnson Meadows ...

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Madera County Reports Two More COVID-19 Deaths Over Weekend

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) confirmed 135 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, raising the total number of confirmed cases countywide to 713 as of Sunday (July 5). Madera County also registered two more COVID-19-related deaths over the weekend, increasing the total number of fatalities to seven since the pandemic began.One of the victims who died this ...

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Madera County Reports 12 Cases Friday; Total Rises to 578

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) officials reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of cases countywide to 578.As of 4 p.m., MCDPH was reporting a total of 238 currently active cases — and 335 recoveries. Thirteen of the active cases are serious enough to require hospitalization.Health officials also are currently “monitoring” ...

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CHP To Be ‘Out in Force’ Over Holiday Weekend

MOUNTAIN AREA – The California Highway Patrol said it will be stepping up enforcement beginning later Friday afternoon — with increased patrol efforts continuing throughout the long July 4th holiday weekend.“Wherever people choose to observe Independence Day, they can expect the California Highway Patrol to be out in force for a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) from 6 p.m. on Friday, ...

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MCDPH Reports 25 Cases Thursday; Total at 566

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) officials reported 25 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases countywide to 566.As of 4 p.m., MCDPH was reporting a total of 226 currently active cases — and 335 recoveries. Thirteen of the active cases are serious enough to require hospitalization.Health officials also are currently “monitoring” ...

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MCDPH Reports 22 More Confirmed Cases Wednesday

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) officials reported 22 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, raising the total number of cases countywide to 541. As of 4 p.m., MCDPH was reporting a total of 216 active cases — and 320 recoveries. Fourteen of the active cases are serious enough to require hospitalization.Health officials also are currently “monitoring” ...

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MCDPH Reports 31 New Cases Tuesday; Total Jumps to 519

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) officials reported 31 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, raising the total number of cases countywide to 519. As of 4 p.m., MCDPH was reporting a total of 210 active cases — and 304 recoveries. Twelve of the active cases are serious enough to require hospitalization.Health officials also are currently “monitoring” ...

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Surge Continues: MCDPH Reports 73 New Cases; Total Jumps to 488

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) reported 73 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, raising the total number of cases countywide to 488. Monday’s update represents new cases confirmed Saturday, Sunday and today.The surge in new cases at the start of a new week follows Madera County’s worst week since the pandemic began — and appears to ...

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Governor Orders Bars to Close Again in Fresno, Tulare, Kings Counties

SACRAMENTO — Shortly after noon on Sunday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced via Twitter that he was ordering the closure of all bars in Fresno, Tulare and Kings counties immediately because of surging COVID-19 cases. The neighboring Valley counties — as well as five other So. Cal counties — have seen more than 2,000 total cases, including the surge in new ...

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