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WASTE NOT: Hazardous Waste Disposal in Oakhurst

Free Hazardous Waste Drop Off Scheduled For Yosemite High School OAKHURST, CA. – While we endured a year-long hiatus, some of us gained a few things, many of them unwanted. Like pounds. Like waste from all those projects we suddenly found time to complete. Only you can rid yourself of the pounds, but Madera County has rushed to our rescue ...

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China Wells Road Bridge On The Bass Lake Ranger District Temporarily Closed

China Wells (6S017) road bridge located on the Bass Lake Ranger District closed to replace damaged deck components found during routine inspection CLOVIS, CA., –  During our routine bridge inspections, the Sierra National Forest (SNF) bridge inspection team lead found that some deck components of the China Well Bridge were severely damaged.  Out of concern for public safety a need ...

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Power Outages from Wayward Balloons Can Put the Damper on Commencement Fun

Make Sure the Celebration for Your Graduate is As Bright as Their Future by Keeping the Lights on this Graduation Season SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— It is graduation season in California and an important reminder for the public about the safety risks associated with helium-filled metallic balloons. If your graduation celebration involves balloons, make sure they are secured with a weight. ...

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Traffic Advisory For State Routes 49 and 140

One-Way Traffic Control, Delays Expected On State Routes 49 and 140 MARIPOSA COUNTY,CA.  – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct one-way traffic control next week on State Routes 49 and 140. State Route 49 • Crews will perform grinding operations from the Madera/Mariposa County line to Varain Road from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. beginning Wednesday, June 2 ...

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Live Oak Fire Update

MARIPOSA – LIVE OAK FIRE UPDATE 4pm– The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and CAL FIRE have lifted all fire advisories for the Live Oak Fire in Mariposa County. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. There is not an update for acreage. Yaqui Gulch Rd will remain closed from Hwy 140 to Guadalupe Creek Rd. To view current ...

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Memorial Day Weekend CHP Saturation Enforcement

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“Drive and Stay Alive Central Valley” Memorial Day Weekend Saturation Enforcement State Route 41 and State Route 46 The mission of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service and Security. We achieve success in saving lives as a Department, through education, enforcement, engineering and through the support and compliance of the motoring public. ...

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CAL FIRE Suspends Residential Burn Permits

CAL FIRE Suspends Residential Hazard Reduction Burn Permits in Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties and Increases Fire Engine Staffing to “Peak” staffing levels Mariposa – The increasing fire danger posed by dead grass along with hotter and drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE Madera, Mariposa, Merced Unit (MMU) to suspend all burn permits for residential hazard reduction ...

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Public Asked To Take Steps To Prevent Wildfire!

Sacramento – As we roll into the official start of summer, CAL FIRE is urging Californians to be extra cautious this Memorial Day weekend and take steps to help prevent wildfire, drownings, and other accidents. Since January 1st, CAL FIRE has responded to 2,265 wildfires and more than 195,000 other incidents. “Approximately 95% of all wildfires in California are caused ...

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Live Oak Fire, Mariposa

MARIPOSA, CA. – The Live Oak Fire that started on May 27th, 2021 off of  Live Oak Rd in the Yaqui Gulch area west of Mormon Bar in Mariposa County is being reported at 25% containment as of 8:00 am this morning. The fire has burned approximately 250 acres with the cause still under investigation.  No evacuations have been ordered ...

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US Forest Service Reminds Visitors To Recreate Responsibly

USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region Reminds Visitors to Recreate Responsibly this Memorial Day Weekend This Monday, Memorial Day, as we honor all the heroes who gave their lives in military service to this nation, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region would also like to remind all visitors to plan ahead before visiting one of our 18 National Forests in California. ...

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