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Mobile Registration Intake Center Will Re-open in Oakhurst (Madera County)

SACRAMENTO – A FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) serving wildfire survivors in Madera County will re-open Tuesday, Dec. 1, for five days. FEMA representatives will be onsite to help assist and support wildfire survivors. At the MRIC survivors can expect to register with FEMA for disaster aid, upload/drop off important documents needed for their application and check their application ...

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Keep Your Family, Pets Safe When Using Generators During Power Outages

SACRAMENTO – As California continues to recover from wildfires, FEMA urges everyone who experiences a power outage to be safe when using portable generators. Do not use generators inside your home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. Keep them outside of your living spaces and away from doors, windows and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come ...

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Federal Assistance for Wildfire-Damaged Private Bridges and Access Roads

SACRAMENTO – Survivors of the 2020 California wildfires who have wildfire-caused damage to their privately owned bridge or access road may be eligible for financial assistance from FEMA under the Individuals and Households Program (IHP). The assistance is intended to restore access to a primary residence. The following conditions must be met to be eligible for Home Repair Assistance awards ...

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Sierra National Forest Continues Closures

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest (SNF) Continues closures.  With the Creek Fire now at 85% containment, it has low potential for growth given the current winter conditions. The fire activity on the Forest has significantly decreased and the Creek Fire management team has since transitioned to a Type 3 organization, local to the Sierra National Forest. Although fire activity ...

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Final Notice of Reduction of Clerk’s Office Hours

MADERA – On September 23, 2020, the Madera County Superior Court released a public notice pursuant to Government Code Section 68106 and the California Rules of Court, Rule 10.620, outlining plans to permanently reduce Clerk’s Office hours. See original story here: Public Notice of Reduction of Clerk’s Office Hours The sixty (60) day notice and public comment period concluded at ...

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Mariposa Museum Offering Free Admission During Holiday Sale

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Museum & History Center will be having their annual Holiday Extravaganza beginning Sunday November 29 and occurring every Sunday until December 20. Winter hours are 9am – 4pm daily with free admission. Come do your Christmas shopping, with lots of great gift ideas. Choose from a nice selection of books and gorgeous jewelry, many made by ...

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CHP Emphasizes Safe Thanksgiving Travel Amid Pandemic

SACRAMENTO – As Californians plan for the Thanksgiving holiday during the ongoing pandemic, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reminds everyone the rules of driving safety are just as crucial as ever. To encourage safe travel, the CHP will enact a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) beginning at 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November ...

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USDA Forest Service Announces Key Changes to NEPA Procedures

The USDA Forest Service announced the publication of a final rule implementing key changes to its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations. The changes include new tools and flexibilities to tackle critical land management challenges as part of a broader agency effort to better serve the American people through timely, high-quality management decisions affecting infrastructure, permitting and restoration of natural ...

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New Assistant Principal at YHS

Submitted by Jane Irion YHS sophomore in Journalism. See original story here: YHS Blueprint #1 OAKHURST – This year we welcomed a new vice principal, Mr. Todd Partin. He is from Winchester, Indiana and was in the Air Force. He joined the military right out of high school and stayed for 23 years. He started as a Hebrew Linguist for ...

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Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties Burn Suspension Lifted

MARIPOSA – Effective Monday, November 23, 2020 at 8:00 am the burn suspension in Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit Chief Mike van Loben Sels is formally cancelling the burn suspension and advises that those possessing current and valid residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissive burn days. Burn permits will be ...

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