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An Open Letter From Madera County Assessor Brett Frazier

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Submitted by Madera County Assessor Brett Frazier.  Subject: Correction of Caption Regarding Madera County Assessor Fee Schedule I am writing in response to an inaccurate caption that accompanied a recent Instagram post regarding the Madera County Assessor fee schedule. I would like to address the error and provide clarification on an important point related to this fee. The caption in ...

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UC Master Food Preservers to Offer Training Classes

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The UC Master Food Preservers of Mariposa County currently serve residents in Mariposa, Merced, Madera, Fresno and Tuolumne Counties. Their volunteers live and reside in those counties and offer demonstrations, workshops, and outreach to these counties. They are a relatively new program, started in 2022. Their program will be holding a volunteer training class from September to ...

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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits

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MARIPOSA– After another wet winter and above average snowpack, warming temperatures and winds are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of ...

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Forensic Anthropology Lab Helps Identify Skeletal Remains

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FRESNO STATE — Forensic anthropologist Dr. Chelsey Juarez of the Fresno State Forensic Anthropology Laboratory analyzes the remains to estimate things like age, sex, stature, ancestry and to investigate the type and timing of traumatic injuries  — whatever the medical examiner needs. Her work, with assistance from about six undergraduate students in the lab, helps find resolutions for missing people ...

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BBQ Fundraiser to be Held for Mountain Crisis Services

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OAKHURST — Oakhurst Lutheran Church is holding a fund-raising BBQ dinner to benefit Mountain Crisis Services in Mariposa. The dinner will include a half-pound of smoked beef brisket, corn pudding, BBQ pasta salad, and dessert. Diners have their choice to either dine in or to drive through and pick up their meals. This is a great deal for such a ...

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More Counties Affected by Storms Now Eligible for FEMA Aid

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Madera, Mendocino and Mono counties were added to the major disaster declaration for California’s severe storms and flooding that began on February 21, 2023.  They join the counties previously designated for Individual Assistance: Kern, Mariposa, Monterey, San Benito, San Bernardino, Santa Cruz, Tulare and Tuolumne. In addition, Amador, Butte, Del Norte, Glenn, Inyo, Madera, Modoc, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz counties are now eligible for FEMA’s Public ...

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Alert: Areal Flood Advisory 3.9.2023

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–An Areal Flood Advisory has been issued for areas in Fresno, Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties. It will expire this evening, Thursday, March 9th, at 8:00pm. WHAT Stream flooding caused by excessive rainfall and snow melt is expected. Where A portion of central California including the following counties: Fresno Madera Mariposa Merced When Until 8:00pm, Thursday, March 9th, 2023 ...

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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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Mariposa County Seeks Information on Storm Damage

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MARIPOSA COUNTY — Mariposa County Office of Emergency Services is seeking information to provide to state and federal partners, in hopes of obtaining financial support for the County and individual residents, following the recent weather event. If you experienced damage due to the 2022/2023 Atmospheric Weather Event (winter storms beginning December 27th, 2022), please visit https://arcg.is/00qijD0 and answer all questions ...

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Caltrans Traffic Advisory: Repair Project on State Route 140

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is conducting a pavement rehabilitation project on State Route 140 from the Mariposa/Merced County Line to approximately one mile east of Trower Road in Mariposa County. To complete this project as expeditiously as possible, crews will work daytime and nighttime hours and employ one-way traffic control between 10 a.m. and 10 ...

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