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Members Only Event Coming Up at the Fresno Art Museum

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On Thursday, Feb. 4, at noon, the Fresno Art Museum will bring you to the Michigan studio of Bonnie Peterson, the fiber artist featured in the current exhibition Another Glorious Sierra Day. Click here to register. Bonnie Peterson is a textile artist investigating environmental and social issues. Recently, she worked with scientists studying fire ecology, atmospheric science, and lake chemistry ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Bare Root Planting Techniques

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By Bob Labozetta (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) December through March is the time to plant fruit and nut trees. Bare root trees are less expensive, transport easily and acclimate best to native soils. Once you’ve chosen your variety of bare root tree, it’s time to plant. Choose a site that gets a minimum of six to eight hours of sunlight ...

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Madera County Department of Public Health Announces Vaccine Clinics

MADERA – A limited number of COVID-19 vaccination appointments are now available through the Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH). Those identified as currently eligible at www.maderacounty.com/covid19vaccine: health care workers, long-term care staff and residents, medical first responders, and anyone aged 75 years or older are eligible to register for an appointment. The vaccination clinics will take place on ...

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Madera County Dept. of Public Health to Host Facebook Live Event to Answer Vaccine Questions

MADERA – Madera County Dept. of Public Health (MCDPH) will be hosting a Q&A Facebook live event featuring Public Health officer, Dr. Simon Paul, and Public Health Director, Sara Bosse. Please join tonight for the opportunity to have any questions answered concerning the Covid-19 vaccine. The live event will be tonight, Jan 26, 2021 at 5:30 pm. Submit your questions ...

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Evacuation Warning for Creek Fire Burn Scar Areas Including Cascadel and Kinsman Flat

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an evacuation warning for Road 225 between Cascadel Road, including the area within Sierra National Forest, due to an incoming storm with possible debris/mud flow concerns. The evacuation warning area includes Kinsman Flat Subdivision, Saginaw Creek Subdivision, and Cascadel Road at Cascadel Heights Drive (Cascadel Woods Subdivision). The National Weather Service ...

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Winter Storm Warning for Central Sierra Foothills

NORTH FORK – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Central Sierra Foothills including the cities of Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Squaw Valley, Auberry, North Fork, Mariposa, Devils Postpile, Florence Lake, Lake Thomas Edison, Bass Lake, Fish Camp, Wawona and Shaver Lake. The warning will remain in effect from 10 pm Jan 26, 2021 through 4 am Jan ...

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PG&E Update on Mono Wind Event and Preparations for Upcoming Severe Weather

Wind event update – PG&E crews continue to work on repairing damage from last weeks mono wind event. In some areas, they are essentially having to rebuild the infrastructure from scratch, particularly near Wawona and Fish Camp. Currently about 800 customers remain out of power. PG&E brought in temporary generation to restore many customers, and may install more in the ...

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Madera County in Purple Tier After Stay-at-Home Order Lifted

MADERA – The San Joaquin Valley Regional stay-at-home order has been lifted effective today, 1/25/2021. Read the full press release from CDPH here. Madera County has returned back to the purple tier. In this tier, many indoor business operations remain closed. Effective immediately in Madera County – Personal services may resume (including hair salons, barbershops, massage services, and nail salons) ...

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Yosemite National Park Will Remain Closed Due to Significant Winter Storm Warning

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – Yosemite will remain closed at least until Saturday, January 30, 2021, conditions permitting. Park staff continue to clear roads and trails, mitigate hazard trees, and work toward restoring safe conditions for employees and visitors due to last week’s Mono wind event. A significant winter storm is forecast to begin Tuesday night. Hazardous conditions, including substantial snow ...

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