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10 Winter Safety Tips for a Propane-Fueled Home

Winter is a perfect time to think about renovations that bring coziness and warmth to your home. For homeowners who live off the natural gas line, propane is an earth-friendly option that can reliably and efficiently deliver warmer air all season long. When homeowners upgrade to propane during a remodel, they transform a dream home to include comfort and performance ...

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Staying Warm and Safe This Winter

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — We made it! The past two weeks have been very busy with the holiday season and a rare winter storm with very low elevation snow.  There have been traffic collisions, hazards and many disabled vehicles on our roads.  There were also some power outages sprinkled in too.  For me this has meant that I’ve been furiously posting ...

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A Mission to Help Others

OAKHURST — There are those who see a need—despite perhaps having limitations themselves—and determine to meet it. Michele Gonzales is one of those. She regularly participates in the Sunday meals offered by Soup 4 Friends and also joins up with Mountain to Mountain Support Crew, both grassroots support groups who make it their mission to serve the needs of those ...

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Stagnant Conditions, Colder Weather and Residential Wood Burning Leading to Deteriorating Air Quality

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Current poor dispersion conditions and a stable atmosphere across the Valley has led to an increase in PM2.5 (particulate matter 2.5 microns and smaller) concentrations across the region, which is more common during the cooler weather of the fall and winter seasons. Lingering smoke from wildfires in the region and residential wood burning activity in the cooler ...

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River Fire Evacuation Center In Mariposa

MARIPOSA – On Sunday, July 11, the Red Cross of the Central Valley opened a Resource Center at New Life Christian Fellowship (5089 Cole Rd, Mariposa, CA 95338) for evacuees affected by the River Fire in Mariposa and Madera counties. Red Cross volunteers continue to be on site providing safe shelter, meals, water and health services to evacuees impacted by this ...

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Red Cross Opens Temporary Shelter

The Red Cross of the Central Valley has opened a Temporary Evacuation Point for victims of the River Fire. NORTH FORK – The Red Cross of the Central Valley has opened a Temporary Evacuation Point at New Life Christian Fellowship (5089 Cole Rd, Mariposa, CA 95338) for residents affected by the River Fire in Mariposa, CA. Red Cross volunteers will ...

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Sierra National Forest Enters Temporary Fire Restrictions

CLOVIS, Calif. – The Sierra National Forest (SNF) will enact temporary fire restrictions Effective June 24, 2021. Prohibiting campfires, welding, or smoking on all public lands managed by the Forest in non-developed campsites. Campfires will only be allowed in wilderness, developed campgrounds or picnic areas managed by the Forest Service or concessionaire, California Land Management.  The forest is continuing to ...

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PG&E Developing Hybrid Microgrid System

A new hybrid-renewable microgrid system that is in development in Briceburg, CA  – the first of its kind through PG&E’s new Remote Grid Initiative. MARIPOSA COUNTY – PG&E and project developer BoxPower.io recently began construction on the Briceburg Remote Grid. PG&E anticipates the system will be completed and online this month as is noted in a press release that BoxPower ...

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