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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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5th Annual ArtsFest Celebrates Art In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — Families are invited to attend the fifth annual Madera County ArtsFest on Saturday, May 12 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  This free event will promote art in Madera County in a carnival-type atmosphere. Madera County Schools Foundation and Madera County Superintendent of Schools are hosting the event at Madera County Superintendent of Schools. Children will be able to ...

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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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Tom Wheeler Hosts Town Hall Meeting In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host a Town Hall meeting on Thursday Apr. 26, at the Coarsegold Community Center, 35540 CA-41, from 6 to 8 p.m. Residents are encouraged to attend. Dylan Stone, Regional Planner for the Madera County Transportation Commission will discuss the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy. There will be an update from ...

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Madera County In-House Tax Sale Postponed

MADERA — Due to unforeseen circumstances, Madera County’s in-house tax sale scheduled for Wednesday, Apr. 25, has been postponed, according to Tracy Kennedy Desmond, Madera County Treasurer – Tax Collector. Consistent with Revenue and Taxation code 3701, a postponed sale must be established within 90 days of its original sale date, says Desmond. Therefore the next scheduled date has been ...

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District Attorney Debate Draws Full House In North Fork

NORTH FORK – Interest in the 2018 election is running high, as was evidenced by the packed house at the North Fork Town Hall debate last Friday between the candidates for Madera County District Attorney and District 5 Supervisor. North Fork Citizen of the Year Tom Burdette moderated the debate, which was hosted by Sierra News Online and the North ...

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District 5 Supervisor Debate – Here’s What They Had To Say

NORTH FORK – It was a packed house at the North Fork Town Hall on Friday as more than 150 people gathered to hear from the candidates running for Madera County District 5 Supervisor and District Attorney. North Fork Citizen of the Year Tom Burdette moderated the debate, which was hosted by Sierra News Online and the North Fork Boosters. ...

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