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What Is The PG&E Micro-Site On Highway 49 In Oakhurst?

OAKHURST — In response to the recent and dramatically increasing wildfire threat across the state, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has announced that it is accelerating its vegetation management work in the central and southern regions of the Sierra Nevada mountains “to further reduce the risk of wildfire and keep our customers, their families and our communities safe.” The ...

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Tree Mortality Work In Madera County, Column #1

Written by Sarah Bolton – MADERA COUNTY – Hello Madera Residents! Welcome to the first edition of the Tree Mortality Community Column. Our company, Blue Ridge Services, is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project. Several members of our team live in Madera County, and like you, we are well aware of the severity ...

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Construction Delays Continue On Highway 140 Into Yosemite

MARIPOSA – Motorists traveling from Mariposa to Yosemite on Highway 140 should be prepared for delays through the middle of October. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is repairing 3.2 miles, or about 6.4 lane miles of Highway 140 from the junction with Highway 49 North, to Whitlock Road. The project is expected to be finished by mid-October. The mainline ...

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Get A $3,000 Rebate When You Buy Electric Or Hybrid Vehicle

FRESNO – National Drive Electric Week is Sept. 8-16, and the Valley Air District is highlighting the widespread availability, practicality and affordability of today’s plug-in vehicles. The District’s Drive Clean in the San Joaquin program provides residents and businesses with a rebate of up to $3,000 when purchasing or leasing a battery-electric, or plug-in hybrid vehicle. The San Joaquin Valley ...

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Harmful Algal Blooms Reportedly Found In Hensley Lake

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Department of Public Health is warning about evidence of harmful algal blooms found by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board in Hensley Lake. Hensley Lake is located about eight miles southeast of Raymond, and is one of several recreational bodies of water in Madera County. When the hot summer sun combines with ...

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D.A. Linn Files Lawsuit, Blames Supervisors For Election Loss

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County District Attorney David Linn, who lost the June primary when he garnered just 22.29 percent of the vote, has filed suit against the County of Madera, the Board of Supervisors, the County’s Chief Administrative Officer and two contracted County attorneys. Linn is accusing them of trying to stop his investigation into government corruption by conspiring ...

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What’s With All The Orange Fencing On Highway 41 North Of Oakhurst?

OAKHURST – Travelers along Highway 41 between Oakhurst and Sky Ranch Road have likely noticed the miles of orange fencing going in along both sides of the road. Caltrans spokesperson Sam Yniguez says it’s in preparation for a paving operation set to begin on Sunday, Aug. 19. Yniguez says the fencing is to protect “environmentally sensitive areas,” and the contractor ...

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One-Way Traffic Control On Hwy 41 And Hwy 49

MOUNTAIN AREA — Heads up when it comes to construction and paving delays on parts of Highway 41 and Highway 49, expected to last until early fall in some areas. Caltrans, in cooperation with Robert J. Frank Construction, announces one-way traffic control on State Route 41 near the community of Fish Camp in Mariposa County over the next three weeks, ...

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