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Moreno plans to enter 2018 DA race

Sally Moreno, a veteran of Central Valley prosecutor’s offices since 1996, has announced she will challenge incumbent David Linn for the seat of Madera County District Attorney.

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Human remains discovered at Chukchansi Crossing site

The bone fragment found at the construction site of Chukchansi Crossing at the corner of Highway 41 and Lucky Lane has been determined to be human. The bone was found Wednesday and work on a fueling station owned by the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians was temporarily halted.

Education

Search underway for new Yosemite superintendent

The bar is set high, but if you have a strong work ethic, are creative and innovative, can lead with integrity and honesty, and have the courage to deal with difficult issues while maintaining a sense of humor, then the Yosemite Unified School District has a job for you - Superintendent.

Crime

Warrants, drugs, and arrests: Madera County Sheriff’s Log, Feb. 27 - March 5

On March 3, around 4 p.m., a Madera County Sheriff’s deputy responded to Road 222 in North Fork, where a juvenile male, who had been drinking, was jumping up and down on cars, yelling and screaming. He was placed under a welfare hold for his mental state, and was transported to Madera Community Hospital, with the deputy requesting that charges be forwarded to the Madera County Juvenile Probation Department.

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Sierra National Forest seeks public input on off-highway motor vehicle grants

The Sierra National Forest is requesting public input for the 2016/2017 State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHV) grant funding application cycle. As part of the grant process, the Sierra National Forest is requesting public input or project ideas for what individuals and organizations would like to have included in this application cycle. This public feedback will be considered as development of the preliminary grant application continues and final applications are prepared.

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8-4-16 Assemblyman Patterson Adjourns in Memory of Robert Reagan

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Jim Patterson adjourned the State Assembly in memory of a Friant man killed while working on the Soberanes Fire in Monterey County on July 26. “Thirty-five year old Robert Oliver Reagan III wasn’t a firefighter but he shared their spirit and was driven to serve others in their time of need. He was killed when the bulldozer he was operating as an independent contractor for Cal Fire rolled into a ravine. “Friends remember Robert as being someone they could call on when they needed help. They say he would give anyone the shirt off his back if they needed it. Years after graduating from Yosemite High School, Robert is still fondly remembered by teachers as someone who loved anything mechanical and especially working with his hands. “He was devoted to the love of his life, Morgan and their two young daughters Aubrey and Colbie. Robert’s death touched our District office as well. He is the cousin of one of our Field Representatives. “Please join me in adjourning in his memory and keep his family and all the men and woman working on wildfires in your prayers.”
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