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SNO Wants Your Questions For The Local Candidates Debate

NORTH FORK — Sierra News Online and the North Fork Boosters are hosting a debate on Friday, Apr. 20, and we would like to know what you would ask the candidates for District Attorney and Madera County District 5 Supervisor. Candidates for District Attorney are incumbent David Linn, and challengers Sally Moreno, former Madera County Supervising Deputy District Attorney; and ...

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Yosemite Valley Will Close On Friday, All Reservations Cancelled

YOSEMITE — Yosemite Valley will be closed to park visitors on Friday, Apr. 6, at 5 p.m., as park officials anticipate significant impacts from a storm coming in from the Pacific. All campgrounds and visitor lodging in Yosemite Valley will close Friday afternoon, and reservations for Friday evening, Apr. 6, and Saturday evening, Apr. 7, have been cancelled. Overnight and ...

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Yosemite Cancels Some Campsite Reservations Ahead Of Storm

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park expects significant impacts from a storm coming in from the Pacific. Storm activity is expected to impact Yosemite National Park and the surrounding area on Friday, Apr. 6 through Sunday, Apr. 8. Park roadways, campgrounds, and other facilities may be impacted. Reservations for campsites at North Pines Campground, and some campsites at Lower Pines Campground, ...

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Many Households Will Get A Lower Power Bill This Month

SACRAMENTO – Check your power bill this month to see if it’s lower, due to the “California Climate Credit.” Twice a year, millions of California residents receive a credit on their utility bill identified as the California Climate Credit, the result of a program created by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which also oversees the program’s implementation. The program requires ...

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Cal Fire’s Defensible Space Inspectors Are Visiting Homes

MARIPOSA – Recent rains and warm sunshine have fueled vegetation growth, which fuels wildfires. With fire season fast approaching, failing to manage vegetation around your home can create hazardous conditions. While firefighters are busy performing fire prevention projects and training for this upcoming fire season, it’s critical that residents do their part to prepare for wildfires by maintaining their 100 ...

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A Bounty Of Choices At Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

MARIPOSA – UCCE Master Gardeners of Mariposa County spring plant sale, “Treasures From Our Garden,” is growing like a weed. The annual event is scheduled for Saturday, Apr. 28, from 8 a.m. to sell-out, at the Amigo Picnic Area at the Mariposa County Fairgounds. The Master Gardeners will have more than ever to offer. They have propagated hundreds of edible ...

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Mariposa Sheriff Hosts Drug Take Back Event

MARIPOSA – On Saturday, Apr. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be set up at several locations in Mariposa County allowing local residents to return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. Bring your medications for disposal to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office located ...

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New Businesses, New Projects At North Fork Mill Site

NORTH FORK – The annual meeting of the North Fork Community Development Council (CDC) on Mar. 26, highlighted some of the exciting things happening at the Old Mill Site as new businesses move in and infrastructure continues to expand. The focus of the CDC at the Mill Site is creating jobs, housing, green space and community areas. In the greater ...

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NatureBridge Summer Backpacking Program For Teens

YOSEMITE — NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, leads life-changing backpacking programs for high school students in Yosemite and Olympic National Parks each summer. These one-week and two-week programs offer the perfect mix of backpacking, science, and adventure and give participants the opportunity to conduct field science investigations in two of the most iconic ...

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Sheriff Upgrades Equipment And Technology To Better Serve

OAKHURST – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office says they have made great strides toward assuring that deputies have everything they need to provide the best service possible. Over the past three years, Sheriff Jay Varney has implemented several major upgrades, which were outlined by Commander Tyson Pogue to the Board of Supervisors at their “on the road” meeting in Oakhurst ...

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