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Kings River Closed to Recreational Users

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FRESNO COUNTY - Effective immediately, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is closing the Kings River from Pine Flat Dam to the Tulare and Kings County lines. Sheriff Margaret Mims has made this orde [ ... ]


A Victory for Digital Privacy: AB 165 Halted in California Assembly

SACRAMENTO - Facing staunch coalition opposition, Assembly Member Jim Cooper has pulled AB 165 from consideration by the Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee. More than 60 leading civi [ ... ]


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Edison's Matt Johnson to Lead Madera South's Football Program

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MADERA - Less than a month after the resignation of Dane Cook, former Madera South High School Varsity Football Coach, the Stallions have a new leader. Matt Johnson, former varsity football coach from [ ... ]


Fresno State Announces New Ticketing Option: The Bulldog Pass

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FRESNO - Fresno State Athletics announced the unveiling of the Bulldog Pass on Monday, a new mobile ticketing option exclusively available for Fresno State Young Alumni and Fresno State Faculty/St [ ... ]


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Massive Cash Jackpot Winner Celebrates Table Mountain's 30th Anniversary With Huge Win!

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FRIANT -- Table Mountain Casino Player's Club member Raymond, of Visalia, is celebrating Table Mountain Casino's 30th Anniversary as the latest winner of Table Mountain Casino's totally rand [ ... ]


Twitter Announces Live Streaming Event for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter today announced it is collaborating with Disney and People to live stream exclusively a special Rogue One: A Star Wars Story event. The live stream, hosted by People, will feat [ ... ]


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Be Safe This Saint Patricks Weekend

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EDITORIAL - St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the nation’s favorite holidays to celebrate and party. Unfortunately, too many people are taking to the roads after drinking, making the holida [ ... ]


Madera County Supervisor takes water war to D.C.

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EDITORIAL - During the annual legislative conference in Washington D.C., Madera County Supervisor David Rogers let lawmakers and supervisors from across the nation know he means business when it comes [ ... ]


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One Bad Apple Might Spoil Madera Schools Success Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Saturday, 02 April 2011 18:56

Another Exclusive Big Valley News Editorial

Madera
- Madera Unified’s John Adams Elementary School is being led by a "lame duck" principal who was recently reassigned back to the classroom by the school district. Under his leadership the multiple award winning “California Distinguished School” failed to meet its federal goals last year for the first time. One more failure and the school that was once the “Golden Apple” of the district with the highest test scores, will fall into Program Improvement (PI) status and be on probation.

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Teacher Work Slow Down: MUTA Needs Leadership Without A Personal Agenda Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Monday, 07 March 2011 05:43
Another Exclusive Big Valley News Editorial

Madera - On the front page above the fold of Saturday’s Madera Tribune there was a photo of a smiling lady with the headline, “Teachers call for work slow down”. Why is this lady smiling and what is the story behind her smile?
 
A work slow down will only hurt the students; our children. Grades won’t be recorded in a timely manner. Progress reports won’t get to parents so that a student falling behind can get the help they need. Appropriate time will not be put into the development of lesson plans so that our students get the information they need to learn.

Why is this lady smiling when our children are going to suffer from a work slow down?

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The Real PTA Shuts Down Clandestine Madera PTA Group Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Thursday, 29 July 2010 22:22

An Exclusive Editorial by Big Valley News

Madera
- If you are a fan of Facebook you have probably ran across a group on the web site who claims they are interested in helping the children of our local schools with purchasing supplies for the classroom. Madera Unified District PTA is a Facebook group created by an employee of Madera County Mental Health Department, Lynn Cogdill.

Cogdill is a candidate for the Madera Unified School District Board of Trustees District 2 as he returned his paperwork to the Madera County Clerks Office Friday afternoon. Realtor Edward McIntyre is also a declared candidate for the seat currently held by Phillip Jansen. McIntyre is the husband of former Madera County Supervisor Gail Hanhart-McIntyre.

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Garibay Attacks Public Comments at MUSD Meeting Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 January 2011 01:24
Madera - Oh what a four years it is going to be at Madera Unified with the likes of Lynn Cogdill and Robert Garibay on the board of trustees. During public comment at last night's board meeting I brought up how Trustee Cogdill has been contacting my teenage step-son on Facebook with friends requests; requests that have been ignored and deleted. I questioned why a man of Mr. Cogdill's age would be contacting high school students on Facebook and whether or not that was appropriate.

With the way board president Garibay scolded me following my comments you would have thought I accused Cogdill of cheating on his wife, fighting to not pay his kids child support or saying he had no idea which of his kids were really his. He said my comments were out of line and inappropriate for that forum but where else would they be brought up?

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Buchanan Downs Clovis West in CIF Final Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Friday, 28 May 2010 08:54

Fresno - The Golden Eagle seems to be always a bride’s maid, never a bride. For the third time in the last six years Clovis West has fallen to the Buchanan Bears in CIF Division One baseball Valley Championship.

Despite a first inning that scored seven runs for both teams, Clovis West bats left the building and weren’t able to come back from a third inning three run rocket off the bat of Bears’ Jason Gonzalez.

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