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Cal Fire Increases Staffing Over Memorial Day

SACRAMENTO – Cal Fire is increasing its firefighting staffing as windy conditions are predicted to elevate fire danger across many areas of California. With many Californians planning to recreate outdoors for the Memorial Day weekend, Cal Fire is asking the public to take steps to prevent sparking a new wildfire. According to the National Weather Service many parts of California ...

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Update On Yosemite Road Closures

YOSEMITE — A call to the Yosemite Road Conditions phone number this morning reveals one big change. As of Wednesday, May 25, at 10 a.m., Tioga Pass — which was opened on May 18 and closed again last weekend due to weather — remains closed just east of Crane Flat. However, Glacier Point Road has been reopened, according to the ...

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Clovis Woman Pleads Not Guilty In Fatal Crash

MADERA COUNTY — The Clovis woman accused of causing the death of Frederico Nunez Silva while driving intoxicated was arraigned today in Madera Superior Court. She pleaded not guilty to all three felony counts and one misdemeanor charge. Candice Ooley, 23, was arrested on Friday, May 20, after she crashed into the back of a Hummer in which Silva, 47, ...

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CA-41 Passing Lane Construction Ahead Of Schedule

COUNTY — Those who commute on CA-41 from the foothills to Fresno and beyond will be pleased to learn that construction to add passing lanes is progressing efficiently, and the number of construction-related days of significant delay may be about half of what was originally suggested. “Blasting on State Route 41 is currently ahead of schedule,” says Cory Burkarth of ...

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Dead Trees Keep Some Campgrounds Closed Over Holiday Weekend

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Memorial Day is next week, and due to the unprecedented number of hazard trees present, and the associated risk to the public, the Sierra National Forest (SNF) will delay the opening of a number of campgrounds. Keeping things in perspective, forces have been working virtually non-stop since last fall on this problem, and the majority of ...

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Temporary Closure Of Yosemite Roads

YOSEMITE — As a safety precaution, Yosemite National Park Officials have announced that the Tioga Road and the Glacier Point Road will close tonight, Friday, May, 20 due to a forecast of snow and freezing conditions. The Tioga Road will close at 8 p.m and the Glacier Point Road will close at 9 p.m. The roads will reopen as soon ...

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Tree Mortality Workshop In Ponderosa Basin

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The public is encouraged to attend a Tree Mortality Workshop / Resource Fair in Ponderosa Basin at County Fire Station #32, 5618 Creel Road on Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to  2 p.m. The event is being hosted by the Mariposa County Office of Emergency Services. This will be an all-encompassing event to connect land/homeowners with ...

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We Honor Those Who Are Called To Care

“Every day, you’re called upon to help others through one of the most frightening times of their lives. Every day, you’re called upon to provide a sense of security and relief during chaotic and challenging situations. Every day, you’re called upon to do the work that only a select few can do. Every day, you’re Called to Care.” That is ...

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Coarsegold Caltrans Crew Takes Care Of Business

COARSEGOLD — A sinkhole that rather suddenly revealed itself in the southbound lane of CA-41 across from the Coarsegold Market on Tuesday night has been repaired. The lane will reopen this evening, about 24 hours after it was initially reported. Caltrans spokesperson Corey Burkarth confirms that the sinkhole was first reported by a pedestrian to CHP at about 8 p.m. ...

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Biomass Plant To Be Built In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Mariposa Biomass Project (MBP), a 501(c)3 corporation, has been awarded a USDA U.S. Forest Service 2016 Wood Innovations grant in the amount of $244,080 to use wood residues primarily from forests for electricity production. This will be accomplished by constructing a biomass power plant in Mariposa. The grant funds will be used to finalize site selection, ...

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