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Oakhurst Midtown Connector Project Breaks Ground

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Midtown Connector project will construct a new roadway connecting from SR 41 (near Teddy Bear Lane) to Indian Springs Road off of School Road. The project is expected to start construction this month with an expected completion date of December 2021. The construction will include a new bridge over Nelder Creek and installation of a traffic ...

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Free Emotional Support for Yosemite Unified Students and Families

OAKHURST – Nov 2, 2020 – In partnership with Governor Newsom, Parents Anonymous® Inc. recently launched the California Parent & Youth Helpline and Online Parents Anonymous® support groups. The need is in response to Coronavirus issues in order to provide free trauma-informed, evidenced-based emotional support to Parents, Children and Youth. For access to support in many languages via calls, text, ...

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The Next Step After Applying for Creek Fire Disaster Assistance

SACRAMENTO – If you have uninsured or underinsured losses from the recent Creek Fire in Fresno and Madera counties and have registered with FEMA, the next step is the home inspection. All inspections will be conducted by phone due to COVID-19 and the need to protect the safety and health of survivors and our workforce. Remote inspections are comparable to ...

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American Pickers to Film in California

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to California! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout your area in December. We understand that with the proliferation of COVID-19, we are all facing very uncertain times. We at American Pickers are taking the pandemic very seriously and will be following all guidelines ...

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Hiker Injured at Willow Creek/Angel Falls

BASS LAKE – Nov 1, 2020 – A male hiker, age unknown fell 17 feet on Willow Creek and suffered a head injury. Madera County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue responded to the scene at approximately 5 pm. Skylife was requested  and airlifted victim to the hospital at approximately 5:15 pm. No further information available at this time. We will update as ...

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Creek Fire Update

NORTH FORK – Nov 1, 2020 – The Creek Fire has now charred more than 380,000 acres with 70% containment. Full containment is not expected until the middle of November. The devastating fire has destroyed 853 structures and damaged another 64. The ignition source of the Creek Fire is still under investigation. There remains a crew of nearly 1000 men ...

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California Fire Updates

CALIFORNIA – Nov 1, 2020 – Over 4,600 firefighters continue to battle 22 wildfires in California. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 37 new wildfires, all of which were quickly contained. As favorable weather conditions remain, firefighters are gaining the upper hand on these fires with containment numbers increasing. California will be under the influence of a strong high pressure system, with ...

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Fatal Accident in North Fork

NORTH FORK – CHP is investigating a deadly D.U.I. crash in Madera County. At approximately 1:27 a.m. on Nov. 1, a fatal accident occurred on Road 200 just before Bonnie B Road in North Fork. Per Sgt. Ethan Jackson, 28-year-old Joshua Ghizouna was involved in a solo crash. When he stepped out of his vehicle, Ghizouna was hit and killed ...

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Stacey Montalto | Yosemite Unified School District Board of Trustees Area 4

I’m Stacey Montalto, the incumbent candidate for Yosemite Unified School District Area 4 (covering Bass Lake to Route 41, North of Road 426).    You can read my candidate statement at www.facebook.com/smontalto4yusd, but today I want to address critical issues facing our District.  My opponent Steven Myer recently sent a mass email campaign, highlighting his four major concerns and urging a ...

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