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Highways And Ski Area Closed In Yosemite Due To Heavy Snow

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park officials have announced that due to weather conditions, Highway 120 West (Big Oak Flat Road) is temporarily closed, Highway 41 (Wawona Road) is closed from the south entrance to Wawona, and the Glacier Point Road is closed, as is the Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. UPDATE 12:47 p.m. – Highway 41 has reopened. R2 chains ...

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Flash Flood Warning For Parts Of Mariposa County

MARIPOSA – The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Flash Flood Warning for northwestern Mariposa County and southwestern Tuolumne County until 1:30 p.m. At 11:59 a.m., Doppler radar indicated a line of thunderstorms providing very heavy rain across the warned area. Radar estimated half- to three-quarters of an inch per hour. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. ...

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Highway 140 Reopens In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY – As of 10 a.m. today, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has reopened State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar. The preemptive closure was implemented at 3 p.m. yesterday and extended for approximately 17 miles from Bear Creek near Midpines to Foresta Road in El Portal. The highway remained closed for about 19 ...

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Planning Commission Votes To Recommend RV Park On Sky Ranch Road

OAKHURST – After a three-hour public meeting of the Madera County Planning Commission last night at the Oakhurst Community Center, the Commission voted unanimously to recommend that the Madera County Board of Supervisors approve a nearly 40-acre RV and camping park on Road 632 (Sky Ranch Road). Red Tail Acquisitions has requested a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) from the County ...

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Highway 140 To Close West Of Yosemite Ahead Of New Storm

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Once again, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning a preemptive closure of State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar ahead of a major storm. The highway will be closed beginning at 3 p.m.on Wednesday, Feb. 13. “This closure is being prompted by an ongoing storm that could impact the roadway, and ...

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PG&E Warns Bass Lake Could Reach Spill Levels This Week

FRESNO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is cautioning those who live or work near rivers and streams to be aware of higher flows brought on by recent rains and potentially spilling reservoirs. It is possible that PG&E’s Bass Lake/Crane Valley Dam will reach spill levels Wednesday or Thursday as heavy warm rains melt recent snowfall. Currently the water ...

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David Linn Drops Lawsuit Against County And Board Of Supervisors

MADERA – The Madera County Counsel’s Office has announced that former District Attorney David Linn has voluntarily dismissed his lawsuit against the County “and all individually named defendants, including the members of the Board of Supervisors.” Linn filed suit in August 2018 against the County of Madera, the Board of Supervisors, the County’s Chief Administrative Officer and two contracted County ...

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Sheriff Seeks Public’s Help Finding Woman Who Left Newborn Baby In The Road

MADERA – Madera County Sheriff’s detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding yesterday’s discovery of an abandoned newborn baby girl in the 35000 block of Avenue 13 ½ in Madera. The baby girl, just hours old, was found by a newspaper delivery man at about 4:30 a.m. yesterday morning. She was lying in the middle of the road ...

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Newborn Baby Abandoned In The Middle Of The Road

Written by DJ Becker/The Madera Tribune MADERA RANCHOS –  A newborn baby girl with her umbilical cord still attached was found at about 4:30 a.m. this morning, abandoned in the middle of Avenue 13 1/2. Law enforcement is asking for the public’s help in locating the birth mother who left the baby in the middle of the road about halfway ...

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Exposure To Deadly Fumes Prompts Rescue Mission At Beasore

BASS LAKE – Nearly two-dozen sheriff’s deputies, firefighters, CHP, SAR volunteers and EMS personnel were called out to rescue six individuals from the Beasore Meadows area yesterday after several of the group suffered the effects of carbon monoxide exposure. The 911 call came in at about 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, after someone at Beasore was able to make ...

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