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Flash Flood Warning In Western Mariposa County, Roads Closed

MARIPOSA – CHP, Caltrans, County Roads, Sheriff’s deputies, Cal Fire, PG&E and other first responders are racing to keep up with the rapidly developing situation in Mariposa County as rain continues to fall, and waters continue to rise. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has just issued the following warning: FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR western Mariposa County, including the Detwiler Burn ...

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Severe Weather, Flash Flood Warnings Remain

MOUNTAIN AREA – Communities are on alert this afternoon as rain continues to bear down on the foothills, and the possibility of flash floods remain present, particularly in areas with burn scars. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has issued the following alert: The National Weather Service is forecasting significant weather between 1 and 6 p.m. this afternoon, with current models ...

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Sierra National Forest Offers Free Pine Seedlings To The Public

NORTH FORK  – The Bass Lake Ranger District is set to begin its 2018 reforestation program. During the next two months, contract and Forest Service crews will be planting approximately 350 acres focusing on the areas of the 2014 French and Courtney Fires. Approximately 250 to 320 seedlings per acre will be planted on the district, totaling up to 100,000 ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Mar. 18

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 12 to Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018. Oakhurst missing person found On Monday, Mar. 12 at 12:40 p.m. a deputy was dispatched for a report of a missing elderly adult with medical issues. Multiple units were assigned to assist in the search for ...

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Spring Arrives With Storm Warning, Flood Watch

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 5 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 20 through 11 p.m. Thursday. The Storm Warning is for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon and Tulare County Mountains above 8,000-feet, and takes the place of a previously issued Storm Watch. The Flash Flood warning remains in ...

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Eastern Madera County Job Fair 2018

OAKHURST — The Workforce Development Board of Madera County invites individuals to participate in the upcoming Eastern Madera County Job Fair. The job fair is on Thursday, Mar. 22, from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Oakhurst Community Center, located at 39800 Road 425B. This event is open to all job-seekers. Those interested in going through the process will want to: ...

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Hazardous Weather Forecast Includes Flood Watch

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the high country above 8,000-feet midweek, and a Flood Watch for areas in elevations below 8,000-feet, particularly areas with burn scars. Winter Storm Watch The Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon and Tulare County Mountains, for the ...

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MSO Is Calling All Young Master Superhero Composers

MARIPOSA – With the clock ticking and time rapidly running out, young composers from Mariposa County can still save the day, but only if they act fast. The deadline for the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra and Mariposa County Arts Council’s 2018 Young Master Composers Celebration is nearly here, with all entries due by 4 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 30. The Young ...

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Slide Prompts One-Lane Traffic Control On Hwy. 49 North

MARIPOSA — Highway 49 North (SR-49) is subject to one-lane traffic control near the Bagby Recreation Area for the foreseeable future, as crews work to clear the roadway and keep it safe in the aftermath of a slide. “CalTrans is continuing to work on SR-49 near the Bagby Recreation Area,” says Mariposa CHP. “Roadway repairs and debris removal are projected ...

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New Storm Warning For Bass Lake, Fish Camp, Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon. The Warning is in effect from 5 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 15 to 5 a.m. on Saturday, Mar. 17. Heavy snow is expected, with the possibility of total snow accumulations of 12-to-16-inches, and localized amounts up to 28-inches. ...

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