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Prescribed Burning Ops Resume On Sierra National Forest

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — The High Sierra Ranger District Fuels Management office plans to resume firing again on Sunday, Nov. 4, on the Dinkey South Fall understory prescribed fire project. The office says they expect active firing to continue through Wednesday, Nov. 7. By prescribing the fire under optimum weather conditions, managers simulate the natural role of fire. This reduces ...

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Temporary Emergency Homeless Shelter Opens In Mariposa

MARIPOSA — Guided by a court ruling, a homeless task force, a public health officer’s declaration of a health emergency, and the fast approach of winter, Mariposa County has opened a temporary homeless shelter. On Friday, Nov. 2, Mariposa County Health and Human Services Agency began operating the temporary four-week emergency shelter for homeless individuals in the community. “The Darrah ...

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Sheriff Hosts NWS Winter Weather Workshop

OAKHURST — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office will host representatives from the National Weather Service for an informative Winter Weather Workshop, and the public is invited to attend. The Winter Weather Workshop will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. at Oakhurst Community College, located at 40241 Highway 41 in Oakhurst. Topics will include a winter ...

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Six Per Night, Cabins Move To Fish Camp

OAKHURST — One at a time, six per night for five nights total, guest cabins destined for a popular Yosemite area property are scheduled to on the road, through Thursday night, Nov. 1. The little buildings filling the lot on the west side of Highway 41 just south of 47th Place Carpet One are being prepped for delivery to Tenaya ...

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Identities Of Yosemite Visitors Released In Taft Point Fatalities

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park has identified the people who died falling from Taft Point on Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018. They are Vishnu Viswanath, male, age 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy, female, age 30. Both were citizens of India who were living in the United States. The College of Engineering in Chengannur posted this message on social media Saturday: College of ...

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Sierra NF Requests Public Input On OHV Program

CLOVIS  — The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is requesting public input for the California 2019 State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program application cycle. Each year the State of California makes funding available through the OHMVR Grants Program. This program provides financial assistance to eligible agencies and organizations (federal, city, county, nonprofit, etc.) who develop, maintain, ...

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Recovery Operation Completed For Yosemite Visitors Who Fell From Taft Point

YOSEMITE — The recovery operation is complete for the bodies of two individuals who apparently fell from a high point in Yosemite National Park. Park authorities announced yesterday morning, Oct. 25, that a male and a female visitor died in an apparent fall from Taft Point. Park rangers completed recovery of the bodies on Thursday afternoon. The identities of the deceased ...

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Two Visitors Die After Falling From Taft Point In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Authorities in Yosemite National Park say that a male and a female visitor died in an apparent fall from Taft Point. Park Rangers are recovering the bodies this morning. Park Ranger Jamie Richards told ABC 30 Action News that visitors reported seeing the bodies on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 24, and rangers quickly responded to the area. This incident is ...

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Bass Lake Courthouse Will Close, Safety Over Convenience Say Judges

OAKHURST – Judges, attorneys and interested citizens gathered last night at the Oakhurst Community Center to discuss the impending closure of the Bass Lake Courthouse. Though everyone was there to voice their opposition to the loss of the courthouse, it was apparent early on that the decision was final and would not be changed. Madera Superior Court Presiding Judge Joseph ...

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Sheriff’s Office Locates Missing At Risk Man

UPDATE: 2 p.m. Missing at risk adult Tyler Barr, Jr. has been safely located by Madera County Sheriff’s Detectives. He is being reunited with his family in Madera. Original article: MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing at risk adult. Tyler Barr, Jr., age 23, was last heard from shortly ...

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