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Yosemite Adult School to expand offerings



Yosemite Adult School will offer a Pre-Apprenticeship program in the Building Trades in January and February. The Yosemite Unified School District program is free of charge for students 18 and over. Photo by Kellie FlanaganAfter a few years in the planning stage, Yosemite Adult School announced great news last week, saying educators there will soon offer a valuable program designed […]

Pines Resort to hold celebration for the holidays — with conditions



The Pines Resort will host a modified holiday celebration with a drive-through CAR-nival featuring a free-standing parade. Submitted photoAs the year that was comes to a close, the Pines Resort has embraced the holiday spirit and will host the 29th consecutive Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting on Saturday, Nov. 28 with — you guessed it — some modifications due to […]

Madera Sheriff’s Office swears in 10 new officers

Above, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office welcomed 10 new deputies to the fold when they were sworn into their duties by Sheriff Tyson Pogue. MCSO noted that the group of deputies brought home five prestigious awards including Deputy Sara Vind (below) who was awarded Best All Around Student. Submitted photosThere’s a new sheriff in town. Well, new deputies. Madera County […]

Madera sheriff responds to state stay at home order



The Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) responded to the state’s recent “limited Stay at Home Order” issued on Nov. 19, with county Sheriff Tyson Pogue conveying the following message to residents: “The Madera County Sheriff’s Office does not have the capacity to respond to complaints or proactively enforce the Limited Stay at Home Order,” said Pogue. “We will continue to […]

Fire department awarded grant to buy ‘jaws of life’



Madera County Fire has responded to 22 incidents already this year in which hydraulic extrication was required. Now a grant provides $74,000 for new equipment. Submitted photoSo far this year, Madera County Fire Department has responded to 22 crashes in which extrication was required, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). Now the state safety agency has awarded […]

Tioga Peak’s endless views

FREE OUT AND ABOUT

My wake-up alarm has just sounded for the beginning of another exciting day. I reached over to shut off the alarm and glanced at the time which displayed: 3:30 a.m. What is this; did I make a mistake setting my alarm? As my head cleared I remembered I’d be meeting my hiking buddies at 4:30 a.m. for our three-hour drive […]

Lone Wolf Designs to hold a ribbon cutting



These are just a few examples of Matheson’s handcrafted sterling silver, gold and semi-precious stonework. Submitted photosRinging in the holiday season this year, the Lone Wolf Designs jewelry store will be holding its ribbon cutting opening event on site at 11 a.m. on Dec. 4 for both online and in-person attendees. What once used to be Weigles Jewelry Store managed […]

Burn suspension lifted for region

The burn suspension in Madera, Mariposa and Merced counties has been lifted. CAL FIRE Madera Mariposa-Merced Unit Chief Mike van Loben Sels has canceled the burn suspension and advises those possessing current and valid residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissive burn days. Burn permits will be required. While cooler temperatures have helped to diminish the threat of […]

Applications being accepted for position of county sheriff


The search is now underway for a new sheriff of Mariposa County. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors voted last week to begin the process of hiring a new sheriff following the recent announcement by Sheriff Doug Binnewies that he is retiring at the end of the year. Just over a month ago, the board approved a new policy for […]

CODE OF CONDUCT

FREE Supervisors alter course on compliance issue after massive public outpouring

The people spoke and the elected officials listened. That’s what came out of a meeting held last week by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors which focused on code enforcement in the county. The meeting came on the heels of a similar meeting three weeks ago in which the board took the first steps in implementing new code enforcement rules. […]


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