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Caltrans Work Will Cause Delays On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY — Travelers and commuters take note: one-way traffic control is scheduled to last a week on a portion of Highway 41 near Oakhurst starting Monday, Apr. 16, while portions of Highway 41 being striped in Madera County will be subject to nighttime closure for up to two months. Caltrans, in cooperation with Michels Pipeline Construction, announced today that ...

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Proposed Bike Paths And Lanes In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY –  Would you like to see a bike path around all of Bass Lake? How about bike lanes from the lake to North Fork? Along Raymond Road, and Highways 41 and 49? The Madera County Transportation Commission (MCTC) has released the Draft Active Transportation Plan (ATP) and related environmental documents for public review and comment, and they want ...

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Sheriff And FBI Investigating Email Threat To Mariposa School

MARIPOSA —  The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office learned this morning that the Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent’s Office (MCUSD) received an email from an unknown person who threatened to bring a gun and bombs to school to harm students and staff. The email received by MCUSD was generic and did not include specific school site details, says the Sheriff’s ...

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Yosemite Valley To Reopen at Noon Today

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Valley will open to all vehicles and visitors at noon today, say park officials. Yosemite Valley has been closed to the public since Friday due to anticipated impacts to roads and infrastructure from high water. Water levels in the Merced River crested at 13.73 feet at Pohono Bridge, which is approximately 4 feet over flood stage. Park ...

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Volunteer Now To Be A Fire Lookout On Miami Mountain

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Volunteers are now being recruited for the season to serve as fire lookouts on Miami Mountain. Miami Mountain is a lookout tower located northwest of Nippinawasee and is staffed throughout the fire season by Forest Service Volunteers. The tower is a great asset to our mountain community because it is situated in a prime location and ...

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Yosemite Schedules Reopening After Significant Storm

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park experienced significant impacts from a strong storm that came in from the Pacific, including two to four feet of water on roads within Yosemite Valley, impacts to the electrical system and to water systems. As water levels recede, the park will assess conditions throughout this evening and into tomorrow morning. If conditions permit, all roads ...

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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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