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Caltrans Culvert Repair On Highway 41 Postponed For Weather

OAKHURST — Caltrans has postponed construction on Highway 41 in the Oakhurst area that was scheduled to begin on Monday, Mar. 4. The work is now set to start a week later, on Monday, Mar. 11, and motorists should be prepared for traffic delays at that time as construction work gets underway. Caltrans, in cooperation with Agee Construction, says one-way ...

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Work Continues On Highway 140 In Ferguson Fire Burn Area

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues its work on an emergency project rehabilitating and repairing both lanes of State Route 140 (SR-140) from Briceburg to Yosemite National Park. The project includes the replacement and repair of culverts and underground drainage systems, removal of potentially hazardous trees and branches, and implementing slope stabilization measures after the Ferguson ...

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Big Plans For New Businesses In Downtown North Fork

NORTH FORK – Big changes are coming to downtown North Fork as Bandit Town owner Jennifer McMillan gets busy on the three store fronts and two houses she recently purchased from Doug and Lois Betty. McMillan is the new owner of the building that now houses K&B Auto Parts, plus the shop that used to be Sierra Video which closed ...

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Payless ShoeSource To Close In Oakhurst, Exact Date Unknown

OAKHURST – As Payless ShoeSource prepares to close approximately 2,500 store locations in North America, that, of course, includes the Oakhurst store in the Old Mill Shopping Center. A spokesperson for the company says they don’t have an exact date for the closing of the Oakhurst location, but they expect that Payless store closings will begin at the end of ...

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Flash Flood Warning For Parts Of Mariposa County

MARIPOSA – The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Flash Flood Warning for northwestern Mariposa County and southwestern Tuolumne County until 1:30 p.m. At 11:59 a.m., Doppler radar indicated a line of thunderstorms providing very heavy rain across the warned area. Radar estimated half- to three-quarters of an inch per hour. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. ...

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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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