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Yosemite National Park Officials Declare ‘Stage 2’ Fire Restrictions

YOSEMITE — Citing “high fire danger” and “enhanced risk to the public, employees and first responders” during the COVID-19 pandemic, Yosemite National Park is enacting park-wide fire restrictions “to reduce the threat of human-caused wildfires,” stated a press release issued late this week by park officials.Yosemite begins its “phased” reopening today (June 5), allowing access to the Yosemite Wilderness to ...

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Capping Worst Week So Far, County Reports 14 New Cases Friday

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, capping the single-worst week for new cases since the pandemic began. Since Monday, county officials have confirmed 49 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases countywide to 155.Testing of county residents for coronavirus has increased substantially in the past two weeks, ...

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Beasore Rd Work Set to Begin; Chiquito Bridge to be Replaced

MOUNTAIN AREA — Construction work on Beasore Road above Bass Lake will begin on Wednesday (June 10), with paving planned to take place on the road beginning approximately one mile past the Upper Chiquito Bridge. Motorists can expect up to two-hour traffic delays during the project — “and a lot of construction equipment traffic traveling along Beasore Road,” said a ...

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YHS Student to be Recognized for COVID-19 Fundraising Efforts

AHWAHNEE — Avery Bunnell, a 16-year-old sophomore at Yosemite High School, is doing his part to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the crisis began, Bunnell, who lives in Ahwahnee, has raised $41,000 for the Madera County Food Bank and $7,000 for Manna House of Oakhurst. He has also collected some 3,000 KN95 surgical masks for area health care workers and ...

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Spike: Madera County Reports 24 New Cases in Past 48 Hours

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) confirmed 12 more new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, adding to the dozen cases reported Wednesday — with the past 48 hours seeing the single-largest two-day spike of new cases since the pandemic began in March.The county has now reported a total of 141 cases, with 49 of those cases currently ...

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Madera County Reports 12 New Cases; Total Up to 129

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) confirmed 12 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday afternoon just 24 hours after reporting the county’s third coronavirus-related fatality, a woman in her 80s who died Monday night at Saint Agnes Hospital. Wednesday’s latest victims — five males and seven females — all contracted the virus through person-to-person contact, according to ...

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Update: State Supreme Court Hears Mono Casino Appeal

SACRAMENTO — The California State Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday (June 2) in the long-running case known as the United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria v Newsom.While the Auburn Indians and a number of other California casino tribes continue to oppose the Mono’s 20-year effort to build a casino and hotel off Highway 99 near Madera, since ...

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Yosemite to Start ‘Phased’ Reopening

Yosemite Valley

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Wilderness fans rejoice — the official reopening process starts Friday at Yosemite National Park.NPS officials announced today that beginning Friday (June 5), “YNP will reopen access to the Yosemite Wilderness to those with existing wilderness permit reservations and to those with an existing Half Dome permit.”Yosemite National Park has been closed to all park visitors since ...

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Madera County Confirms 3rd COVID-19 Death; 3 New Cases

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) reported Tuesday afternoon that a third Madera County resident has died due to complications related to COVID-19. The female in her 80s suffered from underlying health conditions and passed away at Saint Agnes Hospital Monday night, according to MCDPH. The woman tested positive for COVID-19 while at the hospital on May ...

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SNF Bans Campfires Outside of Developed Recreation Sites

MOUNTAIN AREA – Sierra National Forest (SNF) officials issued an order Friday banning campfires outside of developed recreational sites. The campfire restrictions are meant “to protect the health and safety of employees and communities,”  said a statement released this afternoon by the agency.The restrictions are “effective immediately and until further notice,” the release stated. “Outside of developed recreation sites and ...

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