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Response To Fires On Deadwood Includes Locals

OAKHURST — Just before noon today, Jennifer Christenson was traveling south on Highway 41, leaving Oakhurst and heading up Deadwood toward Coarsegold. Just south of Victoria Lane, she saw what none of us ever wants to see. “There was a big plume of smoke and I thought, ‘Gosh what an idiot! Who’s doing the burn pile right now?” Jennifer was about ...

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County Renews Contract For Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program

MADERA COUNTY – On Tuesday, Sept. 19, the Madera County Board of Supervisors approved renewing a contract between the County’s Animal Services Department and HOPE Animal Services of Fresno for low-cost spay and neuter services, a program that the County says has saved constituents from higher costs over the past seven years. HOPE, or Halt Overpopulation with Prevention and Education, ...

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Public Meeting To Focus On Shared Goals Of County And Cities

MADERA COUNTY — On Saturday, Sept. 30, the County of Madera will host a special joint meeting with the City of Chowchilla and City of Madera to talk about shared goals and how they can be put into action. The meeting is open to the public and will take place at the Madera Municipal Golf Course, 23200 Avenue 17 in Madera. ...

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Letters Requested In Opposition To YLP Arsonist’s Release

MADERA COUNTY — The District Attorney’s Office has extended the deadline for anyone wishing to submit letters in opposition to the release of Alice Waterman, convicted in 2014 for her part in a string of fires in the Yosemite Lakes Park area. Waterman was found guilty on six counts of arson and one count of conspiracy after more than 30 ...

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Madera County Invites Input On Hazard Mitigation Plan

MADERA COUNTY — The public is invited to participate in updating the plan to deal with the next disaster in Madera County. The County is partnering with incorporated communities, districts and others to develop an update to their 2011 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Floods, drought, wildfires, earthquakes and severe weather are just a few of the natural hazards we face, ...

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Public Invited To Test New County Voting System Before Purchase

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters Rebecca Martinez has announced a series of community workshops that will allow the public to try out new voting equipment. “Our current primary voting system is nearly 30 years old,” explained Martinez. “While the current system has served all of us very well, it has gone beyond its useful life ...

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D.A. Files Opposition To Pending Release Of Convicted Arsonist

MADERA COUNTY — Madera County District Attorney David Linn announced today that on Sept. 1, his office filed an opposition to the pending parole release from the Central California Women’s Facility, of Alice Waterman. Waterman was convicted in May 2014 of six counts of arson, and one count of conspiracy, and sentenced to 10 years and 8 months in prison for ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Aug. 20

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Aug. 14, to Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. Ahwahnee residential burglary On Monday, Aug. 14, at 6:38 p.m., a deputy was dispatched to the 59000 block of Road 601 regarding a residential burglary. Due to the lack of investigative leads, witnesses, and suspect(s) ...

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Suspect Killed By Officer After Carjacking Near Madera Ranchos

MADERA COUNTY — One man is dead and two others are in custody following a reported carjacking that ended with a chase through the orchards in the Madera Ranchos area this afternoon. Just before 2 p.m., CHP officers and Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports that three Hispanic males had held a motorist at gunpoint near Avenue 15 at Highway 41, ...

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Oakhurst CHP Conducts DUI/License Checkpoint Saturday

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY — Those planning a night out this Saturday need to be certain they have designated a sober driver, as should always be the case. The Oakhurst Area of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will conduct a driving under the influence (DUI) and driver license safety checkpoint on Saturday, Aug. 19, somewhere within the unincorporated area of northeastern ...

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