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Homeowners and Renters May Apply for Federal Assistance due to Creek Fire

SACRAMENTO – The FEMA Individuals and Housing Program is available to all eligible renters and homeowners in Fresno and Madera Counties who have suffered due to the Creek Fire. Federal monetary awards may help pay for temporary housing and other needs not covered by insurance. The initial rental award is for two months and may be reviewed for further assistance. ...

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California Fire Updates: Red Flag Warnings Have Been Lifted Across California

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 28, 2020 – Red Flag Warnings across the state have been lifted, providing some relief in weather conditions. Nearly 5,000 firefighters continue to battle 22 wildfires in California while responding yesterday to 23 new wildfires, and despite Red Flag Warning conditions, all were contained. Seasonable weather conditions will persist across California today, as Red Flag Warnings have ...

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CHP Ramps Up Efforts To Reduce Impaired Driving

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is launching a new education and enforcement campaign to reduce the number of crashes caused by impaired drivers in California. Efforts associated with the yearlong Safer Highways Statewide grant will continue through September 30, 2021. The Safer Highways Statewide grant provides the CHP with funding to conduct additional driving under the influence ...

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California Fire Update

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 27, 2020 – Firefighters across California continue to be on high alert as Red Flag Warnings due to strong winds persist today over much of the State. Over 5,000 firefighters are battling 22 wildfires in California. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 42 new wildfires, even under Red Flag Warning conditions, all but three have been contained. Fanned by ...

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Cicely Muldoon is Yosemite National Park’s New Superintendent

WASHINGTON – Oct. 27, 2020 – The National Park Service has selected Cicely Muldoon, a 35-year veteran of the National Park Service, as the new permanent superintendent of Yosemite National Park. Muldoon has been serving as the acting superintendent since January. “Cicely is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding and compassionate leaders across the National Park Service. I’m ...

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Mariposa County HHS Awarded State Funding for Project Homekey Program

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MARIPOSA — Mariposa County Health and Human Services has been awarded state funding as part of the Project Homekey program. This is an opportunity to keep residents safe and slow the spread of COVID-19. Mariposa County Health and Human Services will be bringing Project Homekey in front of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Project Homekey is a ...

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Oakhurst Vote Center to Remain Open During Public Safety Power Shutoff

Madera, CA – The Madera County Registrar of Voters has announced that the Oakhurst Vote Center will remain open during all public safety power outages.  PG&E has notified County officials that the public safety power shutoff throughout Eastern Madera County will likely last through midday Tuesday. “We always have a contingency plan in place,” explained Rebecca Martinez, Madera County Clerk-Recorder and ...

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