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Sierra Art Trails Open Studio Tour Features Local Artists

CENTRAL SIERRA – The Sierra Art Trails open studio tour takes place Friday through Sunday, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, throughout more than a dozen Yosemite area communities of Eastern Madera and Mariposa Counties. This is the largest exhibit of its kind and features a variety of media including painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture, fiber art, woodcarving, ceramics, glass and more. ...

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Your Home Can Survive A Wildfire – Here’s How

Here is a classic example of how Owner Mitigation + Firefighter Hard Work = Success. Though the official fire season may be winding down in the next few months, finger crossed, preparation to ensure that your home is fire ready and fire safe is an ongoing task that is best accomplished in the wet and cooler weather. This dramatic photo ...

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State Property Tax Postponement Program Reinstated

CALIFORNIA — The State Controllers Property Tax Postponement Program has been reinstated after being suspended by the Governor in 2009, according to the Madera County Tax Collector’s Office. The Property Tax Postponement program allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind or have a disability to defer their current year property taxes on their primary residence if they meet certain established ...

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Counterfeit Medications Pose Threat To County Residents

MADERA COUNTY – The sale of counterfeit goods, including dangerous medications, has been the focus of recent investigations and arrests in Madera County. The District Attorney is expected to file charges as early as Monday against two men arrested by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Thursday afternoon during the execution of state ...

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Vulcan Takes Community And Environment Seriously

To the Editor: This is an edited version of the letter I sent to the Madera County Board of Supervisors urging them to support the Austin Quarry project with a YES vote on September 12, 2016. After working as a geologist for 20+ years with a California-based environmental consulting company, I was a bit weary of jumping into the industrial ...

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Sheriff Varney Welcomes New Citizens On Patrol Volunteers

MADERA COUNTY — Sheriff Jay Varney and the Madera County Sheriffs Office welcomed seven new Citizens on Patrol (COP) volunteers to the force on Wednesday, Aug. 31. Sheriff Varney administered the Oath of Office to Janice Guthrie, Lloyd Green, Jarrett Dean, Hal Parks, Chris Reese and John Arredondo during a graduation ceremony held at the Sheriff’s Office in Madera. Jon ...

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Calling Local Heroes To Become Paid Call Firefighters

Written by Maureen Walling — MADERA COUNTY — When disaster strikes, be it fire, accident or a medical emergency, we all count on our firefighters to be there in minutes to render aid. But what happens if the nearest fire station has no one available to respond? What if the station in your area is closed because there are no ...

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Applications Available To Run For School Board

MADERA COUNTY — While the eyes of the country may be focused on Washington D.C., note that important local elections will take place during the presidential general elections, held on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. Among them, a total of five school board trustees in two Madera County districts will be up for re-election, and now is the time for any ...

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Firefighters Gain Upper Hand On State Wildfires

CALIFORNIA — While the Broken Fire in Coarsegold is 100 percent contained, there are over 3,600 firefighters battling 10 major wildfires across California. Mild temperatures have given firefighters the opportunity to gain the upper hand on containing five large fires over the past couple of days. Temperatures will continue to remain below normal, but high winds and low humidity is ...

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Coarsegold Fire Now Estimated At 100 Acres

COARSEGOLD — The “Broken Fire,” so-named for its proximity to the long-closed Broken Bit Restaurant on Highway 41 north of Coarsegold, is now 80 percent contained at 103 acres as of 7 a.m. Tuesday. The fire broke out just before noon today on the Veater Ranch, threatening one home before the forward progress was stopped at about 3:20 p.m. Pre-evacuation ...

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