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Law Enforcement Torch Run Supports Special Olympics

MADERA COUNTY — Law enforcement agencies throughout Madera County will be participating in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Tuesday, June 12. Registration is still open for runners to sign up for this important cause, say organizers. The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics. Participants ...

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Grand Marshals Chosen For 2018 Loggers Jamboree Parade

NORTH FORK – Two couples with deep roots in the local logging industry have been chosen to serve as Grand Marshals for the 59th annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree. Jon and Judi Norby, and Patrick Emmert and Susan Waters have been selected for the honor by the North Fork Boosters, who will host the popular event the weekend of July 7 ...

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Registration Open For 8th Annual Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon

BASS LAKE – Excitement is building up as preparations are under way and registrations are being accepted for the 8th annual Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon. Bass Lake, located in the Sierra National Forest about 20 minutes south of Yosemite National Park, is a picturesque triathlon rivaled by few. Triathletes are treated to a swim in clear mountain waters, followed by ...

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Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony Honors The Fallen

MADERA – Madera County will honor the Peace Officers who died in the line of duty in 2017 at the 11th annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony on Tuesday, May 8, at noon in Courthouse Park in Madera. Sheriff Jay Varney will host the event, which will include the California Highway Patrol and other regional law enforcement agencies, and include the ...

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North Fork Dedicates New Fire Engine At Annual BBQ

NORTH FORK – Over 425 people showed their support for Madera County Fire Station 11 and all our first responders at the annual North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary BBQ on Saturday, Apr. 28. This yearly event is the biggest fundraiser for the Auxiliary, making it possible for them to purchase much-needed items for Station 11’s Paid Call Firefighters (PCFs) ...

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Mariposa Arts Council Hosts Art And Photography Exhibit

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council invites the public to the opening of both Ann Harris: Celebrating a Life’s Work and Stories and Sequences: Images from F/STOP at the Treetop Gallery on May 3 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Ann Harris: Celebrating a Life’s Work is a retrospective exhibition exploring the rich body of work created by Ann Harris ...

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Meet Your Local First Responders At North Fork Fire Dept. BBQ

NORTH FORK – One of the most anticipated events of the spring in North Fork is the annual Tri-tip BBQ, put on by the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. It is scheduled this year for Saturday, Apr. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the North Fork School. This is the major fundraiser for the Auxiliary, who work ...

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Meet And Greet Sally Moreno For District Attorney

COARSEGOLD – Sally Moreno, candidate for Madera County District Attorney, will host a meet and greet on Tuesday, Apr. 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Yosemite Lakes Park Club House. Sally is an Army veteran, former police officer, and successfully prosecuted the YLP arson case in 2014. On the schedule for the evening is an update on proposed legislation ...

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Choppers Donates Big Check To Valley Children’s Hospital

OAKHURST – Tim Harmon and the crew at Choppers were excited to hand over a very large check to Valley Children’s Hospital (VCH) during Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday. Elizabeth Hermann, Development Assistant at VCH, was on hand to accept the donation of $2,420, raised by collecting donations in exchange for tickets in a drawing for a Husqvarna 550XP chainsaw. “We ...

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Smell The Roses During Earth Day Weekend In Coulterville

Submitted by Lynn Breshears – COULTERVILLE – Celebrate Earth Day weekend by taking a few moments to smell the roses while enjoying a leisurely step back in history. Please join the Coulterville Rose Rustlers on Saturday, Apr. 21, for their annual Heritage Rose Tour through the historic old Gold Rush town of Coulterville. Participants will meet in the courtyard of ...

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