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Additional California Counties Eligible for FEMA Assistance

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SACRAMENTO — Additional California counties affected by the severe winter storms, flooding, landslide, and mudslides that took place December 27, 2022, to January 31, 2023, are now eligible to apply for funding from FEMA’s Public Assistance program. The counties include Amador, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa, Napa, Nevada, San Diego, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, Stanislaus, ...

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SNF Announces Continued Prescribed Burning Conditions

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The High Sierra Ranger District announces the arrival of continued prescribed burning conditions. The prescribed fire work is a proactive approach to fire and vegetation (fuels) management in the SNF and Sierra Nevada. SNF Fire managers expect to begin Prescribed Fire ignitions in the week of February 14th-18th. Active ignitions may continue through the weekend and into ...

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Tesoro Viejo Wins National Community of the Year Award

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MADERA – Tesoro Viejo was honored with ten Nationals Awards at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 31, 2023, including the nation’s most prestigious award of all: Community of the Year, as well as Best Graphic Continuity, Best Overall Advertising Campaign, Best Digital Campaign; and silver awards in six other categories. “Our goal has always been ...

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Arrest Made in Coarsegold After Suspect Attempts To Flee

COARSEGOLD—The Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is reporting that an arrest was made yesterday, Monday, February 6th, following a warning of police activity taking place in the area of Road 415 and Rivercrest Road. The activity prompted MCSO to advise advise residents in the area to remain indoors until further notification, as reported here. MCSO stated that on February 6, ...

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Madera County’s Mock Trials Helps Prepare Students for Court

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MADERA COUNTY — Jordan Franks will be charged with robbery and battery during this year’s Honorable Edward P. Moffat Madera County Mock Trial on February 8, 9, 15, and 16. The Mock Trial is a simulation of a court case with high school students acting as attorneys, witnesses, clerks and bailiffs.  This year students will try the fictional case People vs. ...

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GHSC Repeats as Madera County Academic Decathlon Champions

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MADERA COUNTY — For the second consecutive year, Glacier High School Charter prevailed, making them the champions of the 41st Madera County Academic Decathlon. Glacier High will advance to the state competition March 24-26. They earned a score of 27,282.10 and will advance to the California Academic Decathlon and compete against the best teams in the state. Seven schools competed ...

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Wild Cast of Characters Welcomes its Newest Member, Ranger!

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OAKHURST —  The Welcoming Committee of Visit Yosemite | Madera County has been known to act like animals, that’s because they are a wild cast of characters. This animated bunch has been welcoming visitors to Madera County since 2019, and their crew is growing! Meet Ranger, the California Mule Deer and mascot of North Fork, the geographic center of California and newest stop on the Fossils to ...

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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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