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Traffic Advisory – Mariposa County

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MARIPOSA COUNTY –  The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various operations next week on State Routes 49, 132, and 140 in Mariposa County. Work is scheduled as follows: Route 49 One-way traffic control from Tiptop-Usona Road to Brooks Road for tree work beginning Monday, July 25, through Friday, July 29, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. One-way ...

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Traffic Advisory – Mariposa County

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One-way Traffic Control on State Routes 41, 49 and 140 MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltans) will perform various operations next week on State Routes 41, 49 and 140 in Mariposa County next week. Work is scheduled as follows: Route 41 One-way traffic control from Fish Camp Lane to Summit Camp for utility work from 8:00 a.m. ...

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Caltrans to Conduct Slope Repair Project With SB 1 Funds

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct a slope repair project on State Route 140 near the community of Briceburg (see map below) in Mariposa County. The $4.5 million project is fully funded by Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. “This important SB 1 project will allow crews to perform ...

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Evacuation Shelter Opens For Washburn Fire

YOSEMITE — The Red Cross of the Central Valley is opening an evacuation shelter at New Life Christian Fellowship (5089 Cole Road, Mariposa, CA 95338) for evacuees affected by the Washburn Fire in Yosemite. Mandatory evacuation order for the community of Wawona and Wawona Campground due to the Washburn fire. Please leave the area immediately. Wawona Road (Hwy 41) is ...

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RCRC Launches Sixth Annual Rural County Photo Contest

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SACRAMENTO — The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) is holding its Sixth Annual Rural County Photo Contest from July 1 through July 31, 2022. The contest invites individuals to submit their photographs capturing life in rural California and showcasing the beautiful scenery, activities, communities, history, and charm of RCRC’s 39 member counties. Photo entries should be sent to photocontest@rcrcnet.org. ...

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County Clerk Rebecca Martinez Certifies Election Results

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Please see the attached election result summary. The results of the June 7 Statewide Direct Primary Election have been certified by Madera County Clerk Rebecca Martinez and are final. If you have any questions, please contact the Madera County Elections Division. Official Summary Certification June 2022 (PDF)

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Air District Board Approves Clean Air Rooms Pilot Program

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Valley Air District Governing Board unanimously voted last week to launch a pilot Clean Air Rooms program. The pilot program, which should open in a few weeks, will provide approximately 1,500 free residential air purifier units with one additional replacement filter to residents throughout Valley disadvantaged communities. The goal of the program is to help mitigate ...

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PG&E Turns on Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) said today that its Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings (EPSS) now protect approximately 3 million people, or more than 1 million customers, who live in high fire-risk areas within the company’s service area. The safety settings turn off power within one-tenth of a second when a fault, such as a tree limb ...

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Madera Wine Trail Wineries Honored With Award-Winning Wines

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MADERA — Each summer season the California wine world is abuzz with news from the prestigious Sunset International Wine Competition. More than 2,900 vintages vie for the annual accolades, and this year, two of Madera County’s most beloved wineries took home Double Gold! To earn a Double Gold medal, the judges must award a score higher than 95 points. This ...

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Local Primary Election Results

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MADERA COUNTY — Madera County had a very low voter turn out for the June 7th primary. With 71,961 registered voters in Madera County only 13,417 ballots were cast in yesterdays primary for a turnout of 18.64%. The eastern portion of Madera County that makes up District 5 has 18,697 registered voters. The most anticipated race was for District 5 Supervisor ...

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