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Highway 140 Reopens In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY – As of 10 a.m. today, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has reopened State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar. The preemptive closure was implemented at 3 p.m. yesterday and extended for approximately 17 miles from Bear Creek near Midpines to Foresta Road in El Portal. The highway remained closed for about 19 ...

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Planning Commission Votes To Recommend RV Park On Sky Ranch Road

OAKHURST – After a three-hour public meeting of the Madera County Planning Commission last night at the Oakhurst Community Center, the Commission voted unanimously to recommend that the Madera County Board of Supervisors approve a nearly 40-acre RV and camping park on Road 632 (Sky Ranch Road). Red Tail Acquisitions has requested a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) from the County ...

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Highway 140 To Close West Of Yosemite Ahead Of New Storm

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Once again, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning a preemptive closure of State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar ahead of a major storm. The highway will be closed beginning at 3 p.m.on Wednesday, Feb. 13. “This closure is being prompted by an ongoing storm that could impact the roadway, and ...

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David Linn Drops Lawsuit Against County And Board Of Supervisors

MADERA – The Madera County Counsel’s Office has announced that former District Attorney David Linn has voluntarily dismissed his lawsuit against the County “and all individually named defendants, including the members of the Board of Supervisors.” Linn filed suit in August 2018 against the County of Madera, the Board of Supervisors, the County’s Chief Administrative Officer and two contracted County ...

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Winter Driving And Power Outages; Are You Prepared?

CENTRAL SIERRA – With winter weather presenting challenges for motorists and knocking out power to some areas, PG&E reminds everyone to be prepared. If you check out their online outage map, you will see that the blanket of snow last night caused outages affecting about 35,000 customers in area between the Yosemite and Sierra Divisions, which stretch from Madera north ...

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Portion Of Highway 140 To Close For Safety During Storm

**UPDATE: 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 3: the highway has been reopened.** UPDATE: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3: Highway 140 reported by CHP to be temporarily closed in the vicinity of Crane Creek Road in El Portal due to a rock slide. **UPDATE: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 2: Highway 140 has been reopened MARIPOSA — Due to the impact of an ongoing ...

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Meeting To Discuss Proposed RV & Camping Park On Road 632

OAKHURST – Developer Red Tail Acquisitions LLC will host a public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Pavillion Building of the Oakhurst Community Center to get public comment on the RV and camping park proposed for Road 632 (Sky Ranch Road). Red Tail Acquisitions has requested a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) from the County ...

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Madera County Supervisors Continue “On The Road” Meetings

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Board of Supervisors is excited to announce that they will continue to conduct several regular meetings “on the road” this year. These meetings are part of an ongoing effort to increase transparency and encourage public participation, say Board members. “Look for us in a community near you for a chance to participate in the ...

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Work Begins On Yosemite Plaza At Highway 41 And Yosemite Springs Parkway

Written by William Miller – COARSEGOLD – After years of ground preparation, a long-planned business venture is about to begin at the corner of Highway 41 and Yosemite Springs Parkway. Work is set to begin next week on a service station and 3,000 square-foot convenience store, said property owner Hershel Noonkester during a site visit on Tuesday. He said that ...

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Update On Tree Mortality Work In Madera County Jan. 25

Written by Sarah Bolton – MADERA COUNTY –  Hello Madera County residents and welcome to the Tree Mortality Community Column. Our company, Blue Ridge Services (BRS), is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project. Throughout the life of this project, we have dedicated a lot of time and energy to making sure that our ...

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