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Madera County Sheriff Launches Service Update Messaging

MADERA COUNTY–The Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is pleased to announce it will be introducing a new messaging service to better communicate with and serve people needing law enforcement or emergency services. MCSO is partnering with Versaterm Public Safety to utilize SPIDR Tech, a digital customer service engagement tool. The tools design is to keep crime victims, reporting parties, and ...

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Noma Resort: Hidden Oasis on Yosemite’s Doorstep – Part 2

NORTH FORK—This article is a continuation of last week’s “Noma Resort: Hidden Oasis on Yosemite’s Doorstep.”   Noma Resort sits near the entrance to the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, at the historic apple orchard near Clearwater Fire Station. It’s one of the loveliest areas of the Byway, especially since the devastating forest fires of the last several years. The Leyva Brothers, ...

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Madera County Elections Office Prepares for Storm & Voting

MADERA COUNTY–After consulting with Madera County Office of Emergency Services and the National Weather Service, the Madera County Registrar of Voters, Rebecca Martinez, is preparing for extreme weather in the Eastern Madera County areas that could interrupt voting over the weekend and week. “Voting by mail is still the most efficient, secure and safe way to vote,” explained Martinez.  “In ...

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Ahwahnee Resident Publishes First Book

AHWAHNEE—Ahwahnee resident Michael Decker has just published his first novel entitled A Fitting Epitaph. That alone is reason for applause. Even more, he did it at 82 years of age. Michael first wrote A Fitting Epitaph in the 1970’s during the time when he worked as a journeyman typographer while raising his family in the San Francisco Bay Area. He ...

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Atmospheric River Set to Hit Us Hard

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting a powerful atmospheric river driven storm will bring strong and damaging winds, excessive rainfall, and up to 6 feet of new snow to our communities over the next few days. A Wind Advisory for the San Joaquin Valley, Sierra Foothills, and the Coastal Range will begin tonight (Saturday, February 3) at ...

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Alert: Madera County Sheriff Issues Evacuation Warning

COARSEGOLD–The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has issued an evacuation warning for Zone 431 (Cavin Lane, Mattie Fhy Road, and Holly Lane) due to potential high rainfall amounts from the incoming Atmospheric River Storm. Last year, winter storms left the area at high risk for further mud slides. Monitor the situation and be prepared to take action immediately. Don’t wait for ...

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Madera County Sheriff Unveils Oakhurst Logistics Facility

OAKHURST–Earlier this week, Madera County Sheriff Tyson Pogue hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially unveil the Madera Sheriff’s Logistics Facility. The facility is a 16,000 square foot warehouse with a design to exclusively house and maintain emergency equipment. It will also facilitate future disaster management. This building is more than just a storage space; it is a beacon of ...

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Cody Brown Receives MCSO Award

OAKHURST—On January 9, 2024, Cody Bulow Brown, 19 years old, received the Madera County Sheriff’s Citizen Award from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. MCSO granted the plaque for services he and his company, CB Hauling, rendered during the major snowstorm Madera County experienced in March 2023. Lt. Ian Weaver handed the award to him at the Sunrise Rotary Club meeting ...

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Be On the Lookout for Missing/Runaway Juveniles

OAKHURST–The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to be on the lookout for two missing juveniles.  The two brothers were reported as runaways on 10/23/23 and have been in the Oakhurst area. They have been in contact with their parents but have not returned home. UPDATE 11/1 3:45pm – Both boys have been located and returned home safely. ...

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Whittier Man Dies in Whiskey Fire

NORTH FORK—The Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is reporting that a 65 year old Whittier man has died as a result of the ongoing Whiskey Fire. MCSO states that at approximately 1:30pm on July 3, the man was driving a tractor on his property in the 59000 block of Road 225 in North Fork, when it is believed a brake ...

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