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Cal Fire grants for removal of dead and dying trees

Cal Fire recently released guidelines for a grant program that combines the normal State Responsibility Area (SRA) funding with a special Tree Mortality (TM) funding allocation for a total of $15.75 million for projects that focus on supporting efforts to remove dead and dying trees that pose a threat to public health and safety.

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Understanding your property tax bill

Soon property tax bills will be arriving in the mail. Because of Proposition 13, which limits annual increases in property taxes, your bill will not be as frightening as in the bad old days, when increases of 20, 30 or even 50 percent were common.

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New rules for county cats

Madera County Animal Services has adopted innovative programs known as “Best Practices” to help reduce an overwhelming number of healthy cats and kittens at the county animal shelter.

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Fire danger extremely high

Firewise Madera County Coordinator Roger Maybee can’t emphasize enough the need for people to have defensible space around their homes, and to ‘harden’ them from wildfires.

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County responds to home rental dispute

Madera County Counsel Regina A. Garza has sent a response to Fresno attorney Christopher A. Brown who is representing property owners in Cascadel Heights unhappy with absentee neighbors who are making their homes available for short-term vacation rentals.

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Community News - week of August 25

☆ Farm and ranch tour ☆ Heritage Days ☆ Hot Wasuma Nights ☆ Bingo at Fresno Flats ☆ Parade sponsorship ☆ Tri-tip BBQ fundraiser ☆ Book signing ☆ EMC SPCA bake sales ☆ Pokemon Go party

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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.”
8-4-16 Assemblyman Patterson Adjourns in Memory of Robert Reagan 2:07

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

CHP helicopter rescues sick hiker from near Edison Lake 0:52

CHP helicopter rescues sick hiker from near Edison Lake

President Barack Obama celebrates virtues of scenic natural places 13:09

President Barack Obama celebrates virtues of scenic natural places

How to avoid becoming a victim of a credit card skimmer 2:32

How to avoid becoming a victim of a credit card skimmer