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  1. Hwy 49 could get national statusRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | The Union Democrat

    ... Thursday of the city of Sonora's Vision Sonora Committee meeting. Highway 49 stretches about 295 miles from Madera County to Plumas County, traversing Tuolumne, Calaveras and seven other counties along the way. Also referred to as the "Golden Chain ...

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  2. Retired teachers of Madera County hold scholarship fundraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Fresno Bee

    Retired teachers of Madera County will hold their annual scholarship fundraiser on Feb. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the John Well Center, 701 E. Fifth St. in Madera. The community is invited to join in the live and silent auctions that generate money for scholarships to seven high schools in Madera County.

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  3. Police investigating attempted kidnap in OakhurstRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Fresno Bee

    The Madera County Sheriff's Office is searching for two men who attempted to kidnap a teenage girl in Oakhurst on Thursday evening as she was taking pictures of a sunset. The two men, both described as white, 6 feet tall and dressed in black clothing, rushed and grabbed the girl along Highway 41 near the High Sierra RV Park.

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  4. Attempt Kidnapping in OakhurstRead the original story

    Saturday | KSEE-TV Fresno

    Madera County Sheriff's are searching for two men attempted to kidnap a teenage girl along Highway 41 near the High Sierra RV Park in Oakhurst. The girl had stopped to take pictures of the sunset, when two men rushed her from a nearby area where they had been hiding.

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  5. Madera County EDC honored by Oakhurst Area Chamber of CommerceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | The Fresno Bee

    The Madera County Economic Development Commission was presented the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Executive Director's Award earlier this month. The award, which honors recipients for professional expertise and extensive contribution to the Oakhurst group, was presented by Darin Soukup, the chamber's executive director, to Bobby Kahn, executive director of Madera County EDC.

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  6. Fresno County records lowest unemployment rate for December in seven yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | The Fresno Bee

    In an August 2014 file photo, Jennifer Deniston, a registered nurse, checks the blood pressure of Johnny Guajardo at PACE Fresno County, a program for chronically ill seniors. Fresno County added 7,600 jobs in 2014, led by the education/health services sector, which added 2,900.

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  7. Highway 99 closure in Madera County to continueRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Fresno Bee

    Both directions of Highway 99 near Avenue 12 in Madera County will close, each for a two-night stretch, next week as part of continued construction. The southbound lane closure begins Sunday night, Jan. 25 and is also on Monday night, Jan. 26. The northbound lane closure begins Tuesday night, Jan. 27 and is also on Wednesday night, Jan. 28. The Fresno Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.

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  8. AT&T Land line Outage After Construction Crews Cut CableRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | KMPH-TV Fresno

    ... If they were calling on a cell phone they may not have been able to call out," says Lt. Bill Ward, with the Madera County Sheriff's Office. "We routed our 911 calls to Merced CHP, who in turn routed them to Chowchilla PD, and they forwarded them to ...

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  9. High-Speed Rail Authority Hosts Official Groundbreaking CeremonyRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 20 | EERE Network News

    The California High-Speed Rail Authority on January 6 officially broke ground on the nation's first high-speed rail system. The first phase of the planned 800-mile line connects Madera County to Fresno County in California's Central Valley.

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  10. AT&T phone, Internet service out in Madera CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The Fresno Bee

    AT&T service is malfunctioning throughout Madera County, affecting land lines, cell phones, 911 lines and Internet service, Sheriff Jay Varney said Wednesday afternoon. Varney said the main Madera County Sheriff's Office phone number, 675-7770, is the only sheriff number currently working - but only one call at a time can be answered.

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  11. Feds want Chukchansi tribe to have new election to reopen casinoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The Fresno Bee

    ... or it could take two or three months." Regardless, he said, the casino closure has significantly affected Madera County's economy and the nearby communities. The day after an Oct. 9 raid of the casino office by representatives of the McDonald group, ...

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  12. Attempted kidnapping reported in Madera RanchosRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The Fresno Bee

    Madera County sheriff's deputies are looking for a black mini-van in connection with an attempted kidnapping of a girl in Madera Ranchos on Tuesday night. Spokeswoman Erica Stuart said the incident took place near Manon Avenue and Road 35 1/2.

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  13. Caught On Camera: Woman Steals Laptops From Madera Co. Elementary SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | KMPH-TV Fresno

    School administrators at Madera County's Spring Valley Elementary School say last Wednesday at 10:10 a.m. a woman came into the office. While administrators were getting the packet together, they believe she swiped the cell phone of the secretary and then ripped off 3 laptop computers from an empty classroom.

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  14. Town meeting planned in Madera to discuss child traffickingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | The Fresno Bee

    Madera County Supervisor Rick Farinelli will host a community meeting to address the dangers of child trafficking at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the VFW Post 1981 at 2026 N. Granada Drive in Madera. Child victims of human trafficking are often taken through Madera on the way to bigger cities, Farinelli's legislative aid Robert Jeffers said.

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  15. Workshops focus on high-speed rail junction options near ChowchillaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | The Fresno Bee

    ... by way of the Inland Empire (San Bernardino/Riverside). Residents in the Chowchilla and Fairmead areas of Madera County will learn about possible high-speed rail routes through and around their area in a pair of open-house presentations next week by ...

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  16. Valley Gas Prices Continue to DropRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | KSEE-TV Fresno

    ... $2.79 a gallon last month and $3.50 this time last year. David Salter's- the owner of Salter's Distributing in Madera County- drives goods to 1,100 stores across the valley. He says falling gas prices have saved him about $4,000 a month; $3.000 in ...

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  17. Retired Madera County sheriff Anderson takes job with state senatorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | The Fresno Bee

    State Sen. Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres announced Friday that he hired retired Madera County Sheriff John Anderson as his 12th District field representative and law enforcement liaison, representing Madera and Fresno communities. "I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with John for several years, and throughout that time, he has repeatedly shown himself as a dedicated public servant committed to protecting the Madera communities," Cannella said in a statement.

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  18. Workshops focus on high-speed rail junction options near ChowchillaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | The Fresno Bee

    ... by way of the Inland Empire (San Bernardino/Riverside). Residents in the Chowchilla and Fairmead areas of Madera County will learn about possible high-speed rail routes through and around their area in a pair of open-house presentations next week by ...

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  19. Sheriff: Couple tried to sell stolen bicycles to Oakhurst bike shopRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | The Fresno Bee

    A man and a woman are in custody after the man tried to sell two stolen bicyles to a bike shop in Oakhurst, the Madera County Sheriff's Office reported. Sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart identified the couple as James Cutter Randrup, 27, of Coarsegold and Kara Nicole Raynor, 29, of Ahwahnee.

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  20. More properties eyed for California high-speed rail condemnationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

    (Source: Fresno Bee, January 12, 2015) FRESNO, Calif. - Twenty-eight more pieces of property in Fresno and Madera counties are in line for condemnation by the state to make way for California's high-speed train project following a vote Monday in Sacramento. Full story: Fresno Bee

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