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Supervisors OK Snow Line Liquor License, Oakhurst Bar Could Reopen By May

OAKHURST – Plans to reopen Oakhurst’s iconic Snow Line Depot took a giant step forward Tuesday when Madera County supervisors unanimously OK’d a so-called Letter of Public Convenience and Necessity required for the new owner to obtain a liquor license. North Fork’s Jennifer McMillan, who purchased the Snow Line in September 2018, is trying to bring the popular local watering ...

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Hillview Water Completes Major Upgrades, Customers Balk At Rate Increase

OAKHURST – Hillview Water has just completed major upgrades to its water system — but some of the company’s customers are having a hard time swallowing a new 10.2 percent rate hike just floated by the Oakhurst-based utility. The company’s recent upgrades — along with the proposed surcharge — were outlined in a letter sent to customers last week. The ...

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Expect Delays During Caltrans Culvert Repair On Highway 41

OAKHURST — Caltrans has announced that the one-way traffic control we’ve been expecting on State Route 41 is planned for the next two weeks, as part of a culvert repair project in cooperation with Agee Construction. The work was previously scheduled, then postponed due inclement weather. The following daytime one-way traffic control will be in effect, weather permitting: Beginning Monday, ...

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Highway 41 Reopens Through Rocky Cut

MADERA COUNTY – Highway 41 between Road 200 and Highway 145 has been reopened after a rock slide two days ago closed the road in both directions. Late Wednesday afternoon, Mar. 6, geologists were called in to assess the stability of the steep rock walls along the roadway after about 10 cubic yards of debris slid into the northbound lane. ...

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Highway 41 To Remain Closed Tonight, Likely Most Of Tomorrow

MADERA COUNTY – Highway 41 between Road 200 and Highway 145 will remain closed throughout the night, and likely most of tomorrow as geologists work to assess the situation at the Rocky Cut. The road was shut down late Wednesday afternoon after about 10 cubic yards of rock slid into the northbound lane. Caltrans spokesperson Elizabeth Yelton acknowledged the inconvenience, ...

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Highway 41 Remains Closed As Officials Assess The Danger

MADERA COUNTY – Highway 41 remains closed through the Rocky Cut area between Highway 145 and Road 200, and will likely remain so throughout the day as the hillside is assessed. The road was closed late yesterday afternoon after large boulders came crashing down into the northbound lane following weeks of heavy rain. As of 9 a.m. this morning, Caltrans ...

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Highway 41 Closed Through Rocky Cut Area Due To Rockslide

MADERA COUNTY – Caltrans is on scene of a rockslide on Highway 41 at the area known locally as the Rocky Cut, about halfway between the 22 Mile House and Road 200. The roadway is being closed in both directions as crews work to clear the rocks and debris. A hard closure is being put in place northbound at Highway ...

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Storms Delay Emergency Repairs Of Road 800, Elderly Residents Cut Off

RAYMOND – Emergency repair work on Road 800 north of Raymond has been halted by the latest series of storms battering the area, creating increasing problems for both anxious area residents and county officials. Work crews had to be pulled from the reconstruction sites yesterday because of the ongoing heavy rains in the area. “We’ll get the work going back ...

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Highway 140 Reopens From Midpines To El Portal

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A stretch of Highway 140 that was closed for about seven hours due to the recent storm has reopened, according to Caltrans. Caltrans had announced a preemptive closure of State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar beginning Wednesday, Mar. 6 at approximately 12:30 p.m. due to an ongoing storm they believed could impact ...

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