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Mariposa Museum Offering Free Admission During Holiday Sale

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Museum & History Center will be having their annual Holiday Extravaganza beginning Sunday November 29 and occurring every Sunday until December 20. Winter hours are 9am – 4pm daily with free admission. Come do your Christmas shopping, with lots of great gift ideas. Choose from a nice selection of books and gorgeous jewelry, many made by ...

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CHP Emphasizes Safe Thanksgiving Travel Amid Pandemic

SACRAMENTO – As Californians plan for the Thanksgiving holiday during the ongoing pandemic, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reminds everyone the rules of driving safety are just as crucial as ever. To encourage safe travel, the CHP will enact a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) beginning at 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November ...

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USDA Forest Service Announces Key Changes to NEPA Procedures

The USDA Forest Service announced the publication of a final rule implementing key changes to its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations. The changes include new tools and flexibilities to tackle critical land management challenges as part of a broader agency effort to better serve the American people through timely, high-quality management decisions affecting infrastructure, permitting and restoration of natural ...

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Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties Burn Suspension Lifted

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MARIPOSA – Effective Monday, November 23, 2020 at 8:00 am the burn suspension in Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit Chief Mike van Loben Sels is formally cancelling the burn suspension and advises that those possessing current and valid residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissive burn days. Burn permits will be ...

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Madera County Fire Department Awarded Grant for New Emergency Response Equipment

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Fire Department was awarded a $74,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for new extrication equipment. Known as the “jaws of life,” first responders use these specialized tools to reach crash victims trapped inside a vehicle. So far this year, Madera County Fire has responded to 22 crashes in which extrication ...

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Ten Key Facts About Federal Disaster Assistance

SACRAMENTO – Federal assistance can be an important resource for Californians with uninsured or underinsured property damage due to the recent wildfires. Survivors in Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sonoma counties have until Dec. 16, 2020, to register for federal disaster assistance. Here are 10 facts about the help that may be ...

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Wildfire Survivors Have One Month Left to Register for FEMA Aid

SACRAMENTO – Individuals and households with losses due to the wildfires in Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sonoma counties have one month left to register for assistance from FEMA. The deadline is Dec. 16, 2020. FEMA monetary awards help eligible survivors pay for rent, home repair/replacement and many other serious disaster-related needs, ...

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Join Supervisor Wheeler For His Virtual Town Hall Meeting

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be holding another virtual Town Hall Meeting via Zoom Nov. 19, 2020 at 6 pm. Supervisor Wheeler has some great speakers on deck, including Britta Dyer with the American Forest, California Dept. of Insurance, Madera County Veteran Affairs, Madera County Public Health, Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau, and Sierra National Forest. The ...

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Creek Fire Survivors: FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center Open in Madera County

SACRAMENTO – A FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center opens in Madera County Tuesday, Nov. 17, for five days to serve wildfire survivors. The intake center is part of the ongoing response and recovery mission for FEMA and the state of California to assist survivors with disaster information. It is located at Mountain Christian Center Church, 40299 Highway 49, Oakhurst, CA ...

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Alaska Type 2 Incident Management Team Departs California After Two Weeks Managing the Creek Fire

Editor, As the Alaska Type 2 Incident Management Team departs California after two weeks managing the Creek Fire, we would like to extend our thanks to the residents of Fresno, Madera and Mono counties who were impacted by the fire and our presence managing it. Your support, cooperation, patience and resilience has been appreciated and inspiring. We would like to ...

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