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Sierra NF Planning Vincent Fuel Break Prescribed Fire

CLOVIS  – The Sierra National Forest (SNF), High Sierra Ranger District, Fuels and Fire Management staff are planning to ignite a prescribed fire on the Vincent Fuel break on Tuesday, May 23, as part of an ongoing hazard fuels reduction plan. Smoke will likely be visible around the mountain area and the Valley. “Using the advantage of favorable weather conditions, ...

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New Fire Truck Demonstrated At Board Of Supervisors Meeting

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Board of Supervisors learned first-hand the capabilities of the new T-Rex, the articulating platform ladder fire truck, soon to be put into service at Station 8 in Coarsegold. During today’s regular Board meeting, MMU Cal Fire Division Chief Dave Allen gave the supervisors a close-up look at the new truck, which was acquired to ...

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YARTS Bus Service Resumes On Highway 41 For Summer

MADERA COUNTY — YARTS buses will start rolling up Highway 41 to Yosemite National Park starting Monday, May 15, thanks to funding from the Fresno Council of Governments (COG) and the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS). Now that YARTS has resumed service on the busy corridor, residents and visitors alike will be able to access round-trip public transportation to and ...

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Register Now For Alerts This Fire Season

CENTRAL SIERRA – In light of the disastrous tree mortality and the profusion of vegetation (fuel!) after the winter rains, it is imperative for all people who live or work in Madera County – especially those in the foothills – to register or update their information for emergency contact. Madera County’s Emergency Alert System, also known as MCAlert, allows residents ...

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Search Continues For Missing Man In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park Rangers continue to search for Alexander Joseph Sevier, 24 years old, who was last seen in Yosemite Valley on Wednesday morning, May 3. Sevier, an active member of the U.S Navy, traveled to Yosemite alone, and arrived in the park on Monday, May 1. He was staying at Housekeeping Camp and neighbors in the camp ...

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Mountain Lion Attacks Deer Near Oakhurst Home

OAKHURST — Our friend Kevin Musso, Chief Meteorologist at ABC30, was visiting his parents at their home near Oakhurst today, when everyone was reminded once again of the very real danger posed by mountain lions, even in the middle of the day. “My daughter was video taping deer outside the window of my parents’ home near Oakhurst, when suddenly a ...

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Caltrans Suspends Work On Highway 41 At Rocky Cut

MADERA COUNTY — As of today, Thursday, May 4, Caltrans has suspended work on Highway 41 north of Road 208 near the area known as the Rocky Cut. According to Caltrans spokesman Cory Burkarth, “heavy traffic volume during the day and the nature of the work doesn’t allow for the ability to quickly move traffic through the work zone.” Burkarth ...

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One-Way Traffic Control on Hwy. 41

MADERA COUNTY — Motorists who travel the Highway 41 corridor in Madera County to and from the foothills can expect intermittent delays of up to 20 minutes on at least a handful of occasions in the coming weeks. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces that one-way traffic control will be in effect for several days over the next two weeks on ...

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Erosion Control Replacement On Hwy. 41 Near Yosemite

FISH CAMP — While erosion control measures were compromised following heavy rain in the days after Highway 41 was reopened to traffic en route to Yosemite National Park, Caltrans says the road itself remains safe. The roadway just south of the snow play area on Highway 41 suffered collapse and failure requiring closure in late February, and reopened on Mar. 12 ...

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Children’s Blvd. On/Off-Ramp Will Close Temporarily On Hwy. 41

MADERA COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has announced a pair of ramp closures on State Route 41 in Madera County that are scheduled for Friday, Apr.28. Maintenance crews will be paving and slurry sealing during this closure. The following on-ramp and off-ramp closure will be in effect, weather permitting: The Children’s Boulevard on-ramp and off-ramp on southbound State Route ...

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