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Roadways Reopen As Firefighters Gain Upper Hand On School Fire

NORTH FORK — Roads 274 and 225 in North Fork will reopen at 9 p.m. after a 3-hour closure to allow access to equipment and firefighters battling the School Fire. All mandatory evacuations have been lifted, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Road 230 in to the Rec Center will also reopen, but this is still an active fire, and heavy ...

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Madera County Cops Carry Torch For Special Olympics

MADERA – Law enforcement agencies throughout Madera County are gearing up for the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Tuesday, June 12. The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run is to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics movement. This year’s Opening Ceremonies will be hosted at 7 a.m. at Courthouse Park in Madera. The ...

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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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Meet Your Local First Responders At North Fork Fire Dept. BBQ

NORTH FORK – One of the most anticipated events of the spring in North Fork is the annual Tri-tip BBQ, put on by the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. It is scheduled this year for Saturday, Apr. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the North Fork School. This is the major fundraiser for the Auxiliary, who work ...

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Sheriff’s Office Investigates Officer-Involved Shooting

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation into the officer-involved shooting that occurred on Sunday, Aug. 20, in the area of Avenue 12 and Highway 41. The shooting occurred just after 3 p.m. during a pursuit that followed a carjacking at gunpoint near the Chevron on Avenue 15. Just before 2 p.m. on Sunday, CHP ...

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Sheriff Honors Three Retiring Search & Rescue Volunteers

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team bid a fond but reluctant farewell to three long-time members this past week. At a luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 2, Sheriff Jay Varney honored three retiring Madera Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers — Mike and Brenda Perreira, and Ron Vargas — for their years of service. “These three demonstrated ...

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Stolen Vehicle Pursuit Ends In Arrests

NORTH FORK – Two mountain area men led sheriff’s deputies and CHP on a nearly hour-long chase through the backroads near North Fork last night, and finally ended up behind bars. Just before 11 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, Sergeant Mike Pace was patrolling the area of Road 200 when he saw a 1993 green colored Jeep Wrangler that had ...

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