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Red Cross Opens Two Shelters In Oakhurst And Mariposa

OAKHURST — The American Red Cross Central Valley Chapter has opened two evacuation shelters due to flooding in Madera and Mariposa Counties. Red Cross volunteers will provide safe shelter, water, meals, and additional resources to evacuees impacted by these major storms. Shelter Locations: New Life Christian Fellowship (5089 Cole Road, Mariposa, CA 95338) Oakhurst Community Center (39800 Fresno Flats Rd, ...

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Evacuation Order For Bass Lake RV Resort

BASS LAKE — Madera County Sheriff has issued an evacuation order for Bass Lake RV Resort, 39744 Road 274, Bass Lake, due to flooding. There is an immediate threat to life. This is an evacuation order to leave now. The area is closed to public access. Take action immediately. If you require evacuation assistance, call 911. An evacuation shelter is ...

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National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Warnings

HANFORD — The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Flash Flood Warning for East Central Madera County and Northeastern Fresno County Until 2 PM PST. A FLASH FLOOD WARNING is in effect for this area until 2:00 PM PST. This is a dangerous and life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area subject ...

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Shelter In Place Order Issued In Mariposa County

Mariposa County—The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has issued a shelter-in-place order for areas of Mariposa County that were impacted by the Oak Fire last summer. The order came through their everbridge emergency alert system at approximately 10:30 am on Monday, January 9th, 2023, during another onslaught of winter weather for the area. The order is as follows: A shelter-in-place order ...

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Storm Watch January 9th, 2023

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–Check below for weather alerts, road conditions including traffic collisions, closures and hazards, school closures, power outages and other emergencies as they happen. We will continue to update this article throughout the storm – stay safe!   School Closure North Fork school is canceled tomorrow due to weather and road conditions.   Mariposa County All shelter in place orders ...

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Hold the Line, the U.S. Forest Service is Hiring!

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The United States Forest Service is hosting an in-person event to hire 400 wildland firefighters in California. Their goal is to match local candidates with local positions in California. The live event will be held on January 24 & 25, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in Fresno. USFS Hiring Event Flyer (PDF) ...

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Sand and Sandbags Available for Local Residents

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MADERA COUNTY — To prepare residents for the coming storm, the Madera County Sheriff’s Department has released a list of the variety of locations where residents can pick up sand and or bags. Madera County provides 10 bags per resident. If you need additional bags, you can purchase them at a local hardware store. At all locations, you must provide ...

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Unveiling the Top 22 Stories of 2022 at Fresno State

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FRESNO STATE — Stories inspire us. They connect us. They inform us of all the wonderful things — and sometimes challenging things — happening at the Fresno State campus that holds a special meaning to so many in the Central Valley and beyond. Stories are how we relate to one another, and oftentimes stories spark us to take action — whether ...

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It’s Storytelling Time Again at the Sierra Mono Museum

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NORTH FORK — Good news, everyone! Storytelling is back at the Sierra Mono Museum and Cultural Center in North Fork. Enjoy an afternoon of great stories, told by veteran storytellers from the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California. It’s always a great time, so we’ll see you there! This event will be held Saturday, January 14, from 1 – ...

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UCCE to Offer Two-Part Pile Burning Workshop

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Winter can be a great time for pile burning brush and other woody debris around your home. Learning how to construct and prepare hand piles takes skill and an understanding of safety and weather considerations to minimize the risk of escape. The University of California Cooperative Extension invites community members to a 2-part pile burning workshop to ...

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