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Supervisors Vote To Cancel Blackhawk OHV Project

MADERA COUNTY — After two years of trying to navigate the complicated process involved in creating an OHV (Off-Highway Vehicle) park in the O’Neals area, the Madera County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 yesterday to kill the project. District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler was the only “no” vote when District 1 Supervisor Brett Frazier made the motion to cancel the ...

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Mariposa County Water Efficiency Rebates

MARIPOSA – The Lake Don Pedro Community Services District (LDPCSD) has awarded a contract to the Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (RCD) in the amount of $175,260,  to implement a countywide water efficiency education and rebate program. Lake Don Pedro CSD was awarded a $1,001,547 grant from the Department of Water Resources to achieve several goals, including replacement of leaky ...

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Emadco Reverses Plans For Rate Increase, Says Rates Will Decrease

MOUNTAIN AREA — On the heels of a recent announcement that rates would soon increase, the waste disposal service company for Madera County, Emadco Disposal Inc., has announced that customers can instead look forward to a decrease in rates, at least for now. In an article posted on June 16, Emadco advised customers to expect an increase of 6.92 percent ...

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Power Outage In Bootjack Affects Nearly 500 Customers

MARIPOSA COUNTY —  Nearly 500 customers are without power in the Bootjack area of Mariposa County. The outage, which started at 1:53 p.m is affecting 496 households. The reason for the outage is unknown at this time, according to PG&E, but crews are assessing the situation. The estimated time for power to be restore is 5 p.m., but that could ...

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One-Way Traffic Control On Highway 41 This Sunday

MADERA COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces that one-way traffic control will be in effect this Sunday morning on State Route 41 in Madera County. Maintenance crews will be repairing guardrail that was damaged during a recent fire. The following one-way traffic control will be in effect, weather permitting: · On Sunday, June 25 – State Route ...

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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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