The Madera Police Department will hold a DUI/DL Checkpoint tonight, from 7:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., at an undisclosed location within the Madera city limits. Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired. During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs a
Wendy Alexander/the Madera tribune Madera’s Alexis Galvan throws a pitch during Tuesday’s win over Clovis West. She has a 1.71 ERA over her last four games. After struggling to get things going to open the season, the Madera Coyotes softball team has started to right the ship after a 3-2 victory over the Clovis West Golden Eagles at Zimmerman Field. The Coyotes previously lost to the Golden Eagles by the same score on March 30. Since taking almost two weeks off from games and
For The Madera Tribune Representatives from SOX Erosion Solutions stand with Madera County Sheriff Tyson Pogue to show the fencing used for the slope stabilization project in North Fork. Madera County Sheriff and Office of Emergency Services Director Tyson Pogue announced the partnership between the Madera County Office of Emergency Services and SOX Erosion Solutions to implement a slope stabilization project in North Fork following the devastating Creek Fire, which burned 37
For The Madera Tribune Alexis Palacios. Alexis Palacios was recognized at a Madera County Board of Supervisors meeting as MCSO’s 2020 Dispatcher of the Year. She was awarded this distinction based on her superior performance above and beyond normal expectations during a ceremony at the Board of Supervisors in March. Throughout the last year, Palacios was involved in several critical incidents, most notably an officer-involved shooting and the catastrophic Creek Fire. During t
A big night of MAVTV-televised stock car action with fans in the grandstands is set for the Madera Speedway with the Nut Up Pro Late Models, 51FIFTY Jr. Late Models, and Mini Cups vs. Bandoleros ready to race. The third round of competition for each series will be joined by the Legends of the Pacific with their second Madera Speedway stop of the 2021 season on Saturday. Ticket information can be found at: http://racemadera.com/ticket-info.html with online sales available thro
Courtesy of Sara Hansen Bill Baratta stands proudly behind a banner announcing his 100th birthday. Bill Baratta has hit one of life’s seldom reached milestones. Tuesday, he turned 100-years-old, and not only has he lived to be 100; with the exception of three years fighting for his country in World War II, he has lived all those 100 years in Madera. Bill first drew breath in a little house that was located where Sierra Vista School is now located. His father, Guiseppe (Joe) B
Exercising the authority granted under Government Code section 68115 and the April 15, 2021 order of Chief Justice Tani G Cantil-Sakauye, Chair of the Judicial Council of California, issued in response to the April 13, 2021 request for an emergency order made by the Superior Court of Madera county, the court hereby finds and orders as follows: 1. On order of the presiding judge or his designee, session of his court may be held anywhere in the county, including correctional an
Tyler Takeda/The Madera Tribune The Madera South baseball team celebrates with the Central Valley Diamond Classic championship plaque after a 6-1 victory Saturday over the Sanger Apaches. Murf Gray tossed a complete game three-hitter while delivering two hits on offense in the victory. SANGER — Behind the right arm and hot bat of Murf Gray, the Madera South Stallions defeated the Sanger Apaches to win the Central Valley Diamond Classic and improve to a school record-best 9-0.