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Highway 41 Reopens Through Oakwood Fire Area

MADERA COUNTY — Highway 41 will be reopened through the Oakwood Fire area at 6 a.m. this morning, after a 13-hour closure. The roadway was closed between Road 200 and Highway 145 at about 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon after the fire jumped the highway and smoke reduced visibility to about 40 feet. The Oakwood Fire started just before 1:30 p.m. ...

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Oakwood Fire Jumps Highway 41, Burns Past Rocky Cut

MADERA COUNTY — The Oakwood Fire, that started just before 1:30 p.m. this afternoon on the west side of Highway 41, has now jumped to the east side of the roadway, forcing the closure of the highway. Cal Fire confirms that the fire is now 600+ acres with 25 percent containment. At about 4:45 p.m., CHP implemented a hard closure, ...

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Oakwood Fire Still Growing In Size In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — The Oakwood Fire, burning just west of Highway 41 off Road 209, is now estimated at 100 acres with 50 percent containment. The nearest address is 40988 Oakwood Road. (see map below) The fire was dispatched at 1:22 p.m., and reported at about 20 acres when the first firefighters arrived at scene. There are currently 22 engines, ...

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North Fork Town Hall Meeting At Rancheria Community Center

NORTH FORK — District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, June 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. in North Fork. On the evening’s agenda will be updates from the North Fork Rancheria, Cal Fire and Madera County Fire, and the Sheriff’s Office. Also making presentations will be Dexter Marr of the Environmental Health Department, ...

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The History Mystery #53

By Roger Mitchell — A few years ago, I was attending a wedding reception, talking to a gentleman who seemed to be very knowledgeable regarding Madera County history. Somehow the subject of the oldest dwelling structure in what is now Madera County came up. I had researched that very subject once, and I felt confident when I expressed the view ...

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Madera County ArtsFest: A Joyful Success

MADERA COUNTY — Hundreds of Valley residents showed up for the fourth annual Madera County ArtsFest on Saturday, May 13.  Madera County Schools Foundation and Madera County Office of Education hosted the free family-friendly event promoting art in Madera County. ArtsFest was held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Madera County Office of Education. “This is such a fun ...

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Madera County To Sell Parcels With Delinquent Taxes

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Tax Collector’s office is in the process of the final drive for collections of taxes owed to the County, and all entities for whom they collect, in preparation for fiscal year-end closing. “Last month we sent out over 4,000 delinquent notices, and we have been putting bank levies on unpaid unsecured taxes,” said Tracy ...

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4th Annual ArtsFest Celebrates Art In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — Families are invited to attend the fourth annual Madera County ArtsFest on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event will promote art in Madera County in a carnival-type atmosphere. Madera County Schools Foundation and Madera County Office of Education are hosting the event at Madera County Office of Education. Children will be ...

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Last Chance To Register For Reforestation Workshop

OAKHURST — There are still a few spots open for the Reforestation Workshop, available to private forest land owners and foresters on Thursday, Apr. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oakhurst Community Library. Cal Fire, the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and UC Extension, in partnership with Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s office, will be hosting ...

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County Staff Explore Vision For The Future At Annual Workshop

BASS LAKE — Last week, the County of Madera hosted its two-day Management Workshop in Bass Lake, Calif., which was titled, “United into the Future.” The annual workshop, held this year on Apr. 5 and 6, gives County staff a chance to share the challenges and successes of the past year, and plan the way forward in providing better service ...

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