Home » Headlines

Headlines

Tribal Volunteers Can Earn up to $250 for 7-Month Pilot

SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is recruiting volunteers who reside and travel in rural and tribal communities to participate in the latest testing phase of a “road charge” pilot. Up to 500 volunteers will participate in a seven-month simulated road charge system, which charges drivers based on the number of miles they travel rather than the amount ...

Read More »

All Lanes Of SR-140 Near Briceburg Now Open

MARIPOSA COUNTY—The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has concluded its work on State Route 140 (SR-140) near Briceburg to clear away debris and repair the road after a rockslide on Sunday, January 15, 2023, forced its closure. All lanes are now open. Crews made safe and fast progress clearing the area and making needed repairs after the closure. Once a ...

Read More »

Bass Lake Ranger District Plans To Initiate Pile Burning

NORTH FORK—Sierra National Forest (SNF) – Bass Lake Ranger District fire personnel are looking to start burning the piles in the Madera County Roads project around the Bass Lake area, with a total of 567 acres. We are planning to start some test fires on January 30, 2023. If ignition proves to be successful, we will continue lighting the piles. ...

Read More »

Icy Roads Cause School Delays And Traffic Alerts

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–Hazardous conditions due to icy roads are causing school delays this morning. Also, traffic collisions and hazards are being reported. Please use caution on the roads and give yourself extra time to reach your destination.   We will update this article throughout the day as more information is available.   Traffic Collisions 12:35 pm Type: Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt Location: ...

Read More »

Storm System Expected Sunday And Monday

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The National Weather Service Hanford Office predicts a storm system will drop southward through California on Sunday and Monday, bringing a chance of light rain and mountain snow to the area. Freezing temperatures are likely across the San Joaquin Valley Monday and Tuesday nights, with upper 20s in rural areas. This will bring a chance of generally light precipitation, ...

Read More »

Mother Lode Job Training Helps Oak Fire Survivors

MARIPOSA COUNTY–Was your job negatively impacted by the Oak or Ampine Mill Fires? Mother Lode Job Training (MLJT) is here to help!  Participants do not have to reside in Amador or Mariposa Counties to receive assistance. Did the Oak or Ampine Mill Fires negatively impact your job? Did you, your spouse, or a family member providing for you lose employment? ...

Read More »

CAL FIRE Madera Division Chief Matt Watson to Retire

Image of Madera County Supervisor and Chief Matt Watson

MADERA COUNTY — Whenever you see a sign that says “THANK YOU, FIREFIGHTERS,” it’s a person like Division Chief Matt Watson from CAL-FIRE’s Madera Division whom they are thanking. Matt is retiring from his service in Madera County at the end of 2022. Matt was honored with a Certificate of Recognition by the Madera County Board of Supervisors. He will ...

Read More »

Traffic Alert: Hwy 41 And Yosemite Springs Parkway Collision

YOSEMITE LAKES—The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reporting a traffic collision has taken place on Highway 41 near Yosemite Springs Parkway. The incident is reportedly a head-on collision with 3 vehicles involved. Injuries are unknown at this time, and an ambulance is en route. There is some lane blockage, so please avoid the area if possible. We will update this ...

Read More »

Round-the-Clock Traffic Control on State Route 140

Image of Caltrans workers.

MARIPOSA COUNTY— The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues to make progress in clearing a rockslide that occurred on Sunday, January 15, 2023, temporarily closing State Route 140 near Briceburg in Mariposa County. One-way traffic control currently is in place 24 hours a day through the area. There is no limit to vehicle type. Motorists are advised to expect delays. ...

Read More »

Mariposa Named Finalist for USA Today 10Best

MARIPOSA–The charming town of Mariposa, Ca. is in the national spotlight again for a cultural scene that residents and returning visitors alike know is among the best in the United States. On Monday, January 23, Mariposa was named as one of 20 finalists for the 2023 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award in the category of Best Small-Town Cultural ...

Read More »
Sierra News Online

Sierra News Online