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Bat Found In Oakhurst Tests Positive For Rabies

MADERA – A bat found near the track at Yosemite High School has tested positive for rabies. Kirsten Gross, Director of Madera County Animal Services, says the bat was found last week lying on the track, not moving, but still alive. It was taken to the Madera County Health Department for testing. This is the second rabid bat reported in ...

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Vote Centers Now Open Every Day Until The Election

OAKHURST – You can fill out a ballot, turn in or replace your mail-in ballot, get help with filling out your ballot, or use the electronic ballot marking device — all at the Oakhurst Vote Center, located at State Center Community College. There is also a voting location at the Government Center in Madera. As of Saturday, May 26, both ...

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County Receives $5 Million To Connect School Road To Hwy 41

MADERA – Next summer, work is scheduled to begin on a road that will connect the Yosemite High School Area with Highway 41 near Denny’s. Last week the California Transportation Commission approved $2.7 billion in SB 1 funding for 61 transportation projects in California that are aimed at “increasing safety, decreasing congestion, and moving goods more efficiently throughout the state.” ...

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Strong Finish For Minarets Track And Field

By Joshua Arroz — O’NEALS — The Minarets Track Team raced to the finish line earlier this month at the Track and Field Event hosted at Fowler High School. This was the last event of the season for the Mustangs and the team included freshmen Cameron Johnson, Benjamyn Bradley, Noah McLaughlin, Ariana Lusk, Kaitlynn McDonald, Alice Cummings, sophomore Nick Roland, ...

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Madera County ArtsFest And Student Art Contest Winners

MADERA COUNTY — Hundreds of Valley residents showed up for the fifth annual Madera County ArtsFest on Saturday, May 12. Madera County Schools Foundation and Madera County Superintendent of Schools hosted the free family-friendly event promoting art in Madera County. ArtsFest was held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the office of Madera County Superintendent of Schools. “ArtsFest is ...

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Madera County Plants A Tree In Celebration Of Major Milestone

MADERA – It was a perfect day for planting a tree in Madera Courthouse Park in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the founding of Madera County. The Board of Supervisors marked the occasion by lending a shovel in the planting of a Raywood Ash tree near the historic old courthouse. Madera County Parks/Grounds Supervisor Joe Hernandez says this is ...

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2018 YHS Community Awards Total $131,650

OAKHURST — The house was packed on Monday, May 14, as the community gathered in the theater at Yosemite High School to bolster local youth. Now celebrating its 40th year, the YHS Scholarship Foundation made another tremendous show of grace and giving, with more than $131,000 in scholarship given out to 81 seniors graduating with the YHS Class of 2018. ...

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Madera County Enters Into Agreement For Tree Mortality Operations

MADERA – Madera County residents will soon see an increase in the work to remove dead trees along county roads and near infrastructure. The Madera County Board of Supervisors has approved an agreement with Blue Ridge Services, Inc. for tree mortality operations management services. This agreement provides for an escalation in the county-wide effort to reduce risk to public infrastructure ...

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Madera County Celebrates 125 Years At The Old Courthouse

MADERA – In celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Madera County, the Board of Supervisors will host their weekly board meeting on Tuesday, May 15, at the historic Madera County Courthouse located at 200 South G Street. In an effort to celebrate the County’s roots and growing future, a commemorative tree will be planted at Madera County Park, 210 W. ...

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Madera County Joins Legal Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

MADERA – Madera County has taken an important step in the fight against the national and statewide opioid crisis, say County officials. On May 1, the Board of Supervisors joined several other counties in retaining a group of law firms, including national law firm Baron & Budd, to initiate litigation against manufacturers and distributors they deem responsible for the opioid ...

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