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Sierra National Forest Continues Closure Order With Select Closed Recreation Sites, Roads and Trails

Clovis Calif., – The Sierra National Forest (SNF) announces the closure extension of select recreation sites, roads and trails. Closure Order No. 05-15-00-21-02 SNF Recreation Site, Road and Trail Closure supersedes previous Closure Order No. 05-15-00-21-01 SNF Developed Recreation and Trail Closure. For clarity and simplification we’re issuing this order to protect the public from hazards within the SNF as ...

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Supervisor Wheeler February Town Hall to Discuss Emergency Services

NORTH FORK – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting via Zoom to discuss, Emergency Services, “what to expect in an emergency.” Joining supervisor Wheeler will be a host of Madera County Emergency Services Representatives including, Sheriff Pogue, Fire Chief Beery, Katrina Poitras from Red Cross and many others. Everybody should zoom in to learn and ...

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40 Teachers … $100,000 dollars … an O’Neals Winner

O’NEALS – Teachers in California were asked to submit their innovative teaching ideas the week of January 11 for an opportunity to win State Farm ® Teacher Assist grants. Two hundred submissions were accepted and reviewed. Forty California teachers were selected based on the programs they described and will each receive a $2,500 grant to implement or support their classroom ...

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Yosemite: Hwy. 41 (Wawona Rd.) Closure Update

Wawona Road (continuation of Highway 41) from Yosemite West to South Entrance is open ONLY to the following: -Residents of the community of Wawona (Section 35) as defined below -Residents of the community of Yosemite West as defined below -Contractors hired by residents of Wawona or Yosemite West who possess documentation showing that they have been retained to provide a ...

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Sierra National Forest to hold Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grant Review virtual meeting

Clovis, CA – The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is requesting public input by way of virtual meeting on February 10th, 2021, for the California 2021 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program application cycle. The purpose of this meeting is for the public to comment on the Forest’s OHV preliminary 2021 grant cycle application (funds are for 2022). Feedback ...

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North Fork Rancheria Indian Housing Authority to build 26 new housing units for community

Picture of the North Fork Rancheria emblem/sign

The ‘North Fork LIHTC Homes #1’ Project is groundbreaking, in many ways.  NORTH FORK – The North Fork Rancheria Indian Housing Authority (NFRIHA) held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, January 22, 2021 for a new $16.4 million affordable housing development on tribal lands in North Fork, CA. The project, called ‘North Fork LIHTC Homes #1’, will include 19 structures, made up ...

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Mariposa County Soliciting Input For County Budget Process

MARIPOSA – As the most recent stay at home order is lifted across the state, there is hope on the horizon. Vaccines are being distributed, pandemic case numbers are dropping and businesses are beginning to reopen. We must remain vigilant—we’re not out of the woods just yet—but there is hope that we will be able to move to the next ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Snow Update

Image of Bridal Veil Falls in Yosemite.

YOSEMITE — As many of you are aware, Yosemite has been closed for the past two weeks. A huge wind storm (Mono winds) on Jan. 19 caused significant damage and extended power outages. Several days later, a series of winter snow storms began, which are expected to continue into early next week. Snow accumulation in the high country was recently ...

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Madera Community College Announces Classes Starting February 22

Emergency aid available to students MADERA – There is still time for community members to enroll in college classes for the Spring 2021 semester. Short-term classes are starting February 22 and March 15. The application and advising process is simple, and counselors are available to help students select courses. Follow this link for more info and to sign up: https://www.maderacollege.edu/ ...

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