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One-Way Traffic Control Next Week

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct the following one-way traffic control next week on State Route-49 (SR-49) and SR-140 for maintenance and construction operations. Work is scheduled as follows: STATE ROUTE 49 • One-way traffic control from Shilling Road to Crown Lead Road for sign work beginning Monday, February 26, through Thursday, February 29, from ...

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Homeowner Assistance Available for Defensible Space

MADERA COUNTY–The Eastern Madera County Fire Safe Council (EMCFSC) is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for Defensible Space Assistance, chipping, and hazard tree removal. EMCFSC has resources available to assist low-income, tribal, elderly, or otherwise disadvantaged residents. Residents identified as vulnerable in Eastern Madera County (EMC) with establishing defensible space in compliance with regional code ordinances. ...

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One-Way Traffic Control This Week

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct the following one-way traffic control this week on State Route-49 (SR-49) and SR-140 for maintenance and construction operations. Work is scheduled as follows: STATE ROUTE 49 • One-way traffic control at Joe Howard Road for utility work beginning Saturday, February 10, through Sunday, February 11, 2024. Traffic control will ...

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Now Playing at Yosemite Cinema February 9-February 13

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Showtimes for Friday, February 9th – Tuesday, February 13th Argylle PG-13 · 2 hr 15 min When the plots of reclusive author Elly Conway’s fictional espionage novels begin to mirror the covert actions of a real-life spy organization, quiet evenings at home become a thing of the past. Accompanied by her cat Alfie and Aiden, a cat-allergic spy, Elly races ...

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Storm Watch Early February 2024

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–Keep reading 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! Updated 2.8.2024 9:30AM Madera County 2/08/24 – Update! This is Robert Dias, MOT Director for Bass Lake School District informing you that after ...

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Alert: Madera County Sheriff Issues Evacuation Warning

COARSEGOLD–The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has issued an evacuation warning for Zone 431 (Cavin Lane, Mattie Fhy Road, and Holly Lane) due to potential high rainfall amounts from the incoming Atmospheric River Storm. Last year, winter storms left the area at high risk for further mud slides. Monitor the situation and be prepared to take action immediately. Don’t wait for ...

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Alert: Rock and Mud Slide Road 200

O’NEALS—The California Highway Patrol is reporting that a rock and mudslide is covering both lanes of Road 200 and Finegold Creek. The Madera County Roads Department is enroute. Avoid the area if possible. We will update this article when more information is available.   Updated: The road has been cleared.

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Palettes & Pathways: A Celebration of Artistic Journeys

OAKHURST – The Yosemite Gateway Art Center is thrilled to announce the upcoming art exhibit, “Palettes & Pathways: 9 Artists’ Perspectives.” This captivating showcase features the works of nine exceptionally talented artists: Shannon Grissom, Mary Beth Harrison, Carolyn Hartling, Barbara Liss, Gina Mims, Sandra Lee Scott, Teresa J Sharp, Lura Schwarz Smith, and Lisa Zylstra. The exhibit marks a celebration of ...

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Frank Bigelow Jr. Receives Cal Fire Appointment

SACRAMENTO—The Cal Fire Office of the State Fire Marshall is excited to announce the appointment of Frank Bigelow to Deputy Director of Community Wildfire Preparedness & Mitigation with the Office of the State Fire Marshal. 20 Years of Experience 2004 Chief Bigelow began his CAL FIRE career as a Fire Fighter I at the Ahwahnee Station in the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU), ...

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End of Fire Season Declared for MMU

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The end of fire season will be declared, in the CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU), on Monday, December 18th at 8 a.m. Burning is allowed, but burn permit requirements vary between counties. Burn permit information in Mariposa County: CAL FIRE burn permits are not required in Mariposa County until May 1st. Residents must contact the Mariposa County burn day ...

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