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Wawona Property Owners Update

This is a message from Yosemite National Park. Update Jan. 22 at 3:30 pm Wawona Residents: COMMUNITY MEETING. There will be a community meeting tomorrow, January 23, at 10:00 am at the Wawona Community Center hosted by the NPS. Community members are encouraged to attend to get first-hand information on the status of the situation in Wawona and what progress ...

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Travel Discouraged During Weekend Storm

The National Weather Service is forecasting several large winter storms to impact Madera County this weekend. Snow is expected to reach as low as 1500-2000 feet, and rain is projected from Friday through next week. The Madera County Office of Emergency Services encourages local residents to begin preparing for the upcoming storm now. Current power outages are expected to be ...

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Mono Winds Wreak Havoc Across Mountain Community

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Our mountain community was warned the Mono Winds would begin around 7 p.m. on Monday evening the 18th of January as PG&E planned PSPS in the areas that held the greatest risk. The night sky was clear, stars sparkled as the winds began to blow through the mountain slopes and canyons with a fierce rage ...

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Updated Acreage and Containment on the Manzanita Fire

NORTH FORK — The Manzanita Fire started early in the morning of Jan. 19, near Lake Drive and Road 222, in North Fork. The fire is currently at 45 percent containment and has charred 23 acres. While the Mono Winds raged, first responders were battling a blaze at the mill site near Road 225 and Douglas Ranger Station in North ...

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Wawona and Yosemite West Residents: REMAIN SHELTERED IN PLACE

A “Yose Alert” has been issued. Wawona and Yosemite West Residents: REMAIN SHELTERED IN PLACE. Continued hazardous wind conditions, downed power lines, downed and weakened trees make it unsafe to be outside. There will be no access in or out of these communities for at least the next 24-48 hours. Yosemite National Park will be closed today, Tuesday, January 19, ...

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Power Outage Update from PG&E

We are responding to two types of outages related to the strong wind storm that is moving through our service territory. First, we have initiated a targeted Public Safety Power Shutoff for select areas of several counties locally. In total, this event The PSPS event will affect approximately 5,200 customer accounts including 282 Medical Baseline customers in seven counties in ...

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Update: Mill Fire Contained

The Mill Fire started at 11:32 pm on Monday night. Update 1:00 pm | Fire contained at 7 acres with 24 hours for full control. Update 11:40am | Advisory evacuation order for the North Fork Mobile Home Park. Update 11:33 am | Madera County Sheriff: Fire Informational Alert has been issued for Douglas Ranger Station Road. Emergency Personnel are responding ...

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California Highway Patrol Goes on Tactical Alert

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Amanda Ray today issued the following statement announcing the CHP would go on tactical alert ahead of the upcoming Presidential Inauguration:   “For many months, the CHP has worked closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure the outcome of the election will be respected and that any protests which ...

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Mariposa County S.C.O.P.E. Member Arrested for Embezzlement & Grand Theft

MARIPOSA – A former S.C.O.P.E. (Sheriff’s Community Organized Policing Effort) member Ronald Glenn was arrested Friday January 15th on felony charges of Embezzlement & Grand Theft. Mr. Glenn had been a long time SCOPE member and was the Treasurer for the volunteer organization for the last 9 years. In early 2020 the SCOPE organization went through a structure change and ...

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