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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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Alert: Rock and Mud Slide Road 200

O’NEALS—The California Highway Patrol is reporting that a rock and mudslide is covering both lanes of Road 200 and Finegold Creek. The Madera County Roads Department is enroute. Avoid the area if possible. We will update this article when more information is available.   Updated: The road has been cleared.

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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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North Fork Mono Casino & Resort Reaches Another Milestone

NORTH FORK–– The long-planned casino project of the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California (“Tribe” or “NFR”) reached another key administrative milestone with approval of the Management Agreement between the Tribe and its development partner, SC Madera Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Red Rock Resorts, Inc. which owns Station Casinos LLC and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...

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End of Fire Season Declared for MMU

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The end of fire season will be declared, in the CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU), on Monday, December 18th at 8 a.m. Burning is allowed, but burn permit requirements vary between counties. Burn permit information in Mariposa County: CAL FIRE burn permits are not required in Mariposa County until May 1st. Residents must contact the Mariposa County burn day ...

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Hazard Reduction Burning Open Next Week

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has announced effective at 8 a.m. Wednesday, November 15th, hazard reduction burning will be allowed, with a valid CAL FIRE burn permit, in Madera, Mariposa, and Merced Counties. Burn permits can be obtained online by visiting Burnpermit.fire.ca.gov or by visiting your local CAL FIRE station. Burn ...

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Beloved Tradition Returns To The Madera Fairgrounds

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MADERA – Get ready for thrilling fun, oodles of fair food, and a loaded entertainment line-up as the Madera Fair, proudly presented by Valley Children’s Healthcare, returns for another spectacular year of family-friendly amusement on September 7th – 10th. This year’s event, easily considered one of Madera County’s largest parties, is set to be bigger and better than ever, offering ...

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VYMC Debuts Recreate Responsibly Activity & Coloring Book

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OAKHURST — Since its inception, the Welcoming Committee has grown from seven to ten members, and in 2021 they began educating visitors on how to Recreate Responsibly in the outdoors and protect the home of local wildlife. The wild cast of characters have appeared in YouTube videos, in a printable activity kit, at select local restaurants on coloring placemats, around ...

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MCTC Launches New Look and Enhanced Transparency

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MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Transportation Commission (MCTC) is revitalizing its look to reflect the agency’s transformative evolution to meet the changing needs of the region. Established 51 years ago to provide for the regional coordination of land use, transportation, and infrastructure, MCTC serves as the region’s federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization. “Our new logo reflects a more modern ...

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