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CRCD Crews Chop Downed Logs Into Shared Firewood

MOUNTAIN AREA — Does someone you know have fallen trees littering their landscape, and really needs help to clear the hazard? Good news: the Coarsegold Resource Conservation District (CRCD) has received a grant to hire crews to cut wood and help with this problem. One condition of the plan is that the person who gets the assistance then donates a portion ...

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Emadco Rate Increase Takes Effect July 1

UPDATE JUNE 27, 2017: Emadco Reverses Plans For Rate Increase, Says Rates Will Decrease MOUNTAIN AREA — Customers of Emadco Disposal Service, Inc., Madera County’s waste disposal service company, will soon be seeing an increase in their monthly rate. Emadco customers will receive this letter in the coming days: The purpose of this notice is to inform you of a ...

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Dangerous Temperatures Predicted, Rising Waters In Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford has upgraded the previously issued heat watch to an Excessive Heat Warning starting at noon on Sunday, June 18 to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20. Meanwhile, in Yosemite, heat will cause snow to melt and waters to rise. The Excessive Heat Warning is for the San Joaquin Valley and Mariposa, Madera, ...

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NWS Issues Excessive Heat Watch

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued an Excessive Heat Watch, which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Monday evening. The warning has been issued for the Central San Joaquin Valley and Mariposa, Madera and Fresno County Foothills including the cities of Oakhurst and Mariposa, and surrounding areas. High temperatures are predicted to be warming ...

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Hillview Isolates Source Of Water Leak, Repairs Underway

OAKHURST — Hillview Water Co. has isolated the source of the leak reported earlier today, and customers can now resume normal water usage in the Oakhurst area. Earlier this morning, customers were asked to conserve water and to be prepared for discoloration and the possibility of running low, due to a significant leak causing the loss of about 600 gallons ...

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Hillview Water Seeks Source Of Major Leak

OAKHURST — Hillview Water customers are being asked to conserve water this morning and to be prepared for discoloration and the possibility of running low, after Manager James Foster announced there is a significant leak in the Oakhurst area and the location is undetermined at this time. According to the company, Hillview’s on-call service technician received a call early this morning about a low level ...

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Nighttime One-Lane Traffic Control On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has announced the schedule for a project to create rumble strips on the Highway 41 corridor from Avenue 15 near Madera Ranchos to Highway 49 in Oakhurst. Caltrans spokesman Sam Yniguez reports that crews will begin the process of creating a center rumble strip on Highway 41 starting Sunday night, June 4 at ...

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Caltrans Project To Install Rumble Strips On Highway 41

UPDATE — Project will begin on Sunday, June 4 at 9 p.m. Nighttime one-lane traffic control will be in place. Read the updated article here. MOUNTAIN AREA — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has scheduled what may be a very welcome project in the foothills, to begin installation soon and last for about three weeks. Sharp-eyed residents spotted work signs ...

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Cal Fire Trains For Upcoming Fire Season At Eastman Lake

MARIPOSA — Over 100 firefighters from the Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit participated in live fire training at Eastman Lake this week, ahead of what is sure to be a challenging fire season. The training was held May 22 and 24 as one component of Cal Fire’s summer preparedness drill, and included 25 engines, 4 crews and 2 dozers, along with ...

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Caltrans Hazard Tree Removal Last Day

MOUNTAIN AREA — Good news for anyone who has experienced delays recently on Highway 41 associated with the massive tree removal project that began last fall. After taking out 15,179 trees at a cost of $5.7 million, Caltrans spokesman Cory Burkarth says the hazard tree removal along the Highway 41 corridor north of Oakhurst will cease for the season. The last day for tree ...

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