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Hillview Water Completes Major Upgrades, Customers Balk At Rate Increase

OAKHURST – Hillview Water has just completed major upgrades to its water system — but some of the company’s customers are having a hard time swallowing a new 10.2 percent rate hike just floated by the Oakhurst-based utility. The company’s recent upgrades — along with the proposed surcharge — were outlined in a letter sent to customers last week. The ...

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Get A $3,000 Rebate When You Buy Electric Or Hybrid Vehicle

FRESNO – National Drive Electric Week is Sept. 8-16, and the Valley Air District is highlighting the widespread availability, practicality and affordability of today’s plug-in vehicles. The District’s Drive Clean in the San Joaquin program provides residents and businesses with a rebate of up to $3,000 when purchasing or leasing a battery-electric, or plug-in hybrid vehicle. The San Joaquin Valley ...

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Mariposa Board Of Supervisors Hires New Director of HR

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the unanimous selection of Ms. Kimberly Williams as the County’s next director of human resources. The Board reports that Ms. Williams impressed them with her extensive experience, intelligence, warm interpersonal skills and specific interest in coming to Mariposa County. She will begin her duties on Sept. 4. The director ...

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Library Workshop: Mosquito Awareness 2017

OAKHURST — Trinidad Reyes, an assistant biologist with the Madera County Vector Control District, says part of his job is “promoting public awareness about mosquitoes in an effort to make our communities safer.” On Saturday, Aug. 12, Reyes will present a workshop at the Oakhurst Branch Library about the lifestyle and habitats of mosquitoes. His presentation is scheduled from 10:30 ...

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Supervisors To Consider Raise For Volunteer Firefighters

MADERA COUNTY — The Board of Supervisors will be considering a resolution to establish a new salary structure for Paid Call Firefighters (PCFs) at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Currently, PCFs, or Volunteer Firefighters, are only paid the minimum wage of $10.50/hour and are only compensated when responding to fires and motor vehicle accidents. They are not paid ...

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Sheriff Varney Welcomes New Citizens On Patrol Volunteers

MADERA COUNTY — Sheriff Jay Varney and the Madera County Sheriffs Office welcomed seven new Citizens on Patrol (COP) volunteers to the force on Wednesday, Aug. 31. Sheriff Varney administered the Oath of Office to Janice Guthrie, Lloyd Green, Jarrett Dean, Hal Parks, Chris Reese and John Arredondo during a graduation ceremony held at the Sheriff’s Office in Madera. Jon ...

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