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Storm Related Highway Closures in Mariposa County

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STOCKTON – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is performing the following highway closures due to storm-related activity. Closure updates and locations are below as of Thursday, March 16, 2023, as of 8:00 a.m. MARIPOSA COUNTY: • One-way traffic control on SR-49 at Bagby Vista Point for slide removal. There is no ETO. • Full highway closure of SR-140 from ...

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Prohibition Night Coming to The Cellar Bar in Oakhurst

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OAKHURST — A “Prohibition-style” evening awaits you! The Cellar Bar, located at Château du Sureau in Oakhurst, will be transformed into a speakeasy where you can order specialty cocktails and soak up this unique atmosphere. With its stone clad walls and rich wood accents, the cozy Cellar Bar provides the perfect setting to enjoy classic cocktails and inventive beverages. An ...

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Alert: Evacuation Warning Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD–The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has issued an EVACUATION WARNING for the following areas: *Cavin Lane Area, to include: – Cavin Lane – Shadow Creek Road – Vinnard Drive – Deer Path Circle – Venado Drive – Venado Court – Quail Mountain Way – Mattie Fhy Road – Winners Circle Drive – Mattie Fhy Court – Holly Lane The Madera ...

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Merced River Fest Coming to Mariposa County

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — In honor of the 35th anniversary of the designation of the Merced Wild and Scenic River, the Upper Merced River Watershed Council is organizing the Merced River Fest on April 15th. Board member Kristina Rylands shares that “This will be a day-long celebration where the community can come together to care for the Merced River, discover new stories ...

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Celebration of Life for Ronald Peter Giorgi

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Ronald Peter Giorgi May 9, 1936 – March 4, 2023 It is with profound sadness the Giorgi family announces the passing of Patriarch, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather, Ronald Peter Giorgi. Ron was born on May 9, 1936 in Oakland, CA, and left us on March 4, 2023, peacefully and surrounded by family in Coarsegold, CA. He was son of Italian ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Using Conifers for Fire Restoration

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Ron Allen, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa County The Oak Fire (July 2022) devastated large parts of the ponderosa pine forest in the mountains east of Mariposa. Wooded landscapes on private properties and substantial areas of the adjoining Sierra National Forest were affected. This article explains how to plant conifer seedlings for post-fire forest restoration. The conifer plant materials for reforestation ...

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Another Atmospheric River is Headed Our Way

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The National Weather Service Hanford Office is warning residents that more rain, flooding, and high winds are on the way for our area and most of Northern California. Combined with all the snow and rain, we’ve already received, we can expect more problems, including flooding, power outages, and traffic issues. Precipitation will begin Monday night and increase in intensity ...

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Alert: Mariposa County Shelter in Place and Evacuations

MARIPOSA COUNTY–The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has announced the following Evacuation Warning and Shelter in Place orders: Yosemite West An EVACUATION WARNING has been issued for the Yosemite West Area. At this time there is the potential for roadway hazards that may impact residents’ ability to leave the area. Should you choose to stay, be aware that rescue or lifesaving ...

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North Fork Community Development Council Annual Meeting

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NORTH FORK — The North Fork Community Development Council will be holding its annual meeting at the North Fork Rancheria Community Center on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. At this meeting will be elections as well as two special guest speakers, including Madera County District 5 Supervisor Robert “Bobby” Macaulay and North Fork Rancheria Indian Housing Authority Executive ...

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Alert: Shelter in Place Ahwahnee

AHWAHNEE–A Shelter in Place has been issued for the following locations: MDC-E019-B: Road 620 – Carter Creek Area MDC-E011-C: Femmon Ranch Road. This is due to Road 620 being flooded in two places:  Before Femmon Ranch Road on Road 628 and Carter Creek on Road 62. Go to maderaaware.com for an interactive map with current evacuation status and road closures. ...

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