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Winter Storms Lining Up for Christmas

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It’s the week before Christmas and some of you have been dreaming of a white Christmas, right? Looking back a couple of weeks, I mentioned that a white Christmas might be a possibility in an article I wrote. I can now say with a lot more certainty that you might get your wish. However, in my truest “hope for the ...

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Ring in the New Year with Fireworks at The Pines Resort

BASS LAKE– If you’re fixin’ to celebrate the entry of 2022 in style, the place to do it is The Pines Resort at Bass Lake.  There is plenty to choose from, for all ages. Whether noshing is your thing, to watching fireworks grace the Bass Lake night sky (possibly over a blanket of sparkling snow), it’s all happening at The ...

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Dream It, Be It Conference

Oakhurst – It’s that time of year again for the popular Dream It – Be It Conference for girls 8th through 12th grade that live in the mountain area. This will be Soroptimist International of the Sierras 7th year in making the program available to girls who live in Oakhurst, Coarsegold, North Fork, and Ahwahnee. The event is free and ...

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Traffic Control on Highway 49

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Mariposa  – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various operations on State Route 49 next week in Mariposa County. Work is scheduled to be performed as follows: Route 49 One-way traffic control from the Madera/Mariposa County Line to DeLong Creek for pavement marker replacement on Sunday, December 19, 2021, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. One-way traffic control ...

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End of Shift–Ed Guzman Retires from Sierra Ambulance

OAKHURST–You could say that Edward Guzman is the face of Sierra Ambulance. He has worked there since May, 1991, when he started as a paramedic, and in subsequent years he’s moved up to Operations Supervisor and then General Manager/Executive Director since 1997. That’s all about to change. Ed’s retiring as of December 31, 2021. Aaron Sundstrom, Operations Manager for the ...

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SNF Receives Heavy Winter Weather

SNF  – Heavy winter weather has been occurring in the Sierra National Forest (SNF) over the past few days, with more of the same expected in the coming days. The weather system has brought much needed rainfall to the valley, and snow to the Southern Sierra, with snow levels falling to as low as into the foothills. This weather is ...

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Prescribed Burn Planned in Mariposa

Mariposa– Mariposa County in cooperation with Sierra Foothills Conservancy, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation, and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians to begin the next step in the Mariposa Creek Parkway Restoration Project. Mariposa County Planning Department will organize a prescribed burn taking place from January 1-31st to coincide with ...

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Burn Permit Requirements Lifted in Mariposa County

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Mariposa – Effective Monday, December 13 at 8 AM the burn permit requirement in Mariposa County will be lifted and residents will be able to resume burning on permissible burn days. Cooler temperatures, higher humidity and winter weather have helped to diminish the threat of wildfire.  Property owners and residents are asked to use caution while conducting debris burns, follow ...

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Madera County Services Available in Oakhurst

OAKHURST–As chamber administrator for the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, some of the most common questions I receive are about where to contact Madera County or obtain county services, including building permits and public transportation. Did you know that Madera County’s magic number is 311? If you do, you can probably stop reading right now because you may know all ...

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