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Collect Trading Cards From Visit Yosemite Madera County

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MADERA COUNTY —  Great news, everyone! You can now collect trading cards from your animal friends at Visit Yosemite Madera County’s Welcoming Committee. These awesome cards can be found at various locations around Madera County. Mr. Mead the Saber Toothed Cat MR. MEAD can be found at Fossil Discovery Center, located at 19450 Ave. 21 1/2, Chowchilla, CA. Saber-toothed cats, also known ...

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CAL FIRE Madera Division Chief Matt Watson to Retire

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MADERA COUNTY — Whenever you see a sign that says “THANK YOU, FIREFIGHTERS,” it’s a person like Division Chief Matt Watson from CAL-FIRE’s Madera Division whom they are thanking. Matt is retiring from his service in Madera County at the end of 2022. Matt was honored with a Certificate of Recognition by the Madera County Board of Supervisors. He will ...

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2023 Academic Decathletes Ready for Competition

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MADERA COUNTY — The 41st Annual Madera County Academic Decathlon speech, interview, and Super Quiz competitions will be held on Saturday, February 4 at Madera South High School. See map below. The 2023 topic is “The American Revolution and the New Nation.” “We are so excited to be back in person this year after hosting the event online these past ...

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Take Madera County’s Fossils to Falls Four-Day Road Trip

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MADERA COUNTY — Enjoy the best of Madera County on the Fossils to Falls Trail, a four-day road trip! On your trip, collect the Welcoming Committee’s trading cards at ten destinations and discover the best attractions in Yosemite’s Southern Gateway. Participants can use their trading cards to enter the Yosemite Adventure Contest grand prize drawing. Day 1 Start your journey ...

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Madera County Superior Court Launches New Jury Summons

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MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Superior Court is pleased to announce that effective immediately, Madera County residents will receive a juror summons postcard. The postcard will include QR codes to easily direct jurors to the Court’s online portal where they can receive general information about jury service, update their personal information, request a disqualification or excusal, complete the juror ...

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Final Election Results for Madera County Districts 1 and 5

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MADERA COUNTY — All eight Madera County vote centers have finished reporting, with Jordan Wamhoff and Bobby Macaulay (in a very close and heated race) winning their respective races for District Supervisor. See below for school board election results. Joining the board will be Bobby Macauley, who is currently serving as current District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s Chief of Staff. ...

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Madera County Holds Second Battle of the Books

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NORTH FORK — The Flying Books from North Fork Elementary School won the second annual Battle of the Books 3rd-4th grade competition for Madera County. The Reading Ravens, from Sherman Thomas STEM Academy were named champions of the Battle of the Books 5th-6th grade competition. The top three teams battled it out in a winner-take-all Grand Challenge. Rivergold Readers came ...

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Eat, Drink & Be Merry in Madera County This Winter

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MADERA COUNTY — Welcome to Madera County, the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park. A fun-filled region of outdoor adventures, wine tasting, fishing, historic museums, and that is just the tip of the iceberg. Bass Lake is a family vacation must, with something to entertain everyone. Discover fishing, hiking, biking trails, wakeboarding, kayaking, paddle boarding, camping, you name it! Whether you’re ...

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Two Late Season Fires

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit found themselves responding to two late-season fires today, Tuesday, November 15th, 2022. One fire was near North Fork in Madera County and the other fire was near the town of Mariposa in Mariposa County. Flat Fire The first fire started at approximately 11:15 am near the intersection of North Fork Road and Flat Lane. ...

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Macaulay and Wamhoff Leading District Supervisor Races

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MADERA COUNTY — With all eight Madera County vote centers reporting, Bobby Macaulay and Jordan Wamhoff are leading their respective races for district supervisor, with absentee ballots still being counted. As of Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at 10:44:29 p.m., the results for Madera County District Supervisor are as follows: County Supervisor District 1 Jordan L. Wamhoff:     57.59%     2,334 ...

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