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Yosemite Fire🔥Prescribed Burning Notice

Fire crews are planning on burning in Yosemite Valley beginning Monday, March 14, 2022. YOSEMITE –  As conditions allow, burning operations will be conducted along Northside Drive near Eagle Creek toward Woski Pond. A portion of the Yosemite Valley Loop Trail may need to be closed. Smoke will be visible along the road (including Southside Drive) and there are no ...

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Fresno State, Chaffee Zoo Celebrate

Fresno State, Chaffee Zoo Celebrate Expanded Partnership Opportunities FRESNO – To signal a strengthening of ties between multiple Fresno State academic departments and Fresno Chaffee Zoo, leaders of both organizations signed a memorandum of understanding March 4 near the African Adventure exhibit. “Today’s event formalizes our expanded partnership with Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Our partnership with this world-class zoo is exciting ...

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Wildfire Wednesday-Vital Documents-Part 5

This is the fifth in a series of articles SNO will be doing called “Wildfire Wednesday.” To begin, there will be 8 articles presenting “The 12 Step Guide to Help Plan in Advance for Evacuation.” This guide was put together by Katie Hepler and the members of the California Fire Support Group on Facebook. The California Fire Support Group is “intended ...

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PG&E and General Motors Collaborate

PG&E and General Motors Collaborate on Pilot to Reimagine Use of Electric Vehicles as Backup Power Sources for Customers  SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and DETROIT, Mich. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and General Motors (GM) today announced a breakthrough collaboration to pilot the use of GM electric vehicles (EVs) as on-demand power sources for homes in PG&E’s service area. ...

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Mariposa Pedestrian Safety Project Update

Textured Concrete Crosswalk Construction Will be Transferred to Repaving Project MARIPOSA – The textured concrete crosswalk construction that was to take place in 2022 will be transferred to the re-paving project scheduled in 2023 on Route 140 in Mariposa County. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will complete construction of a pedestrian ramp that meets Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) ...

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Local Film Maker Premiere’s Newest Film

The Red Carpet Premiere of the Locally made film “The Girl on the Mountain” will be held at Yosemite Cinema on March 13th at 7pm. OAKHURST – Local director, Matt Sconce, who shot the entire movie in Madera County along with the child lead who is played by local talent Makenzie Sconce took place in areas surrounding Oakhurst and the ...

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Help Promote Safety by Planting a Tree

Help Promote Safety by Planting the Right Tree in the Right Place as Part of California Arbor Week  SAN FRANCISCO – PG&E offers resources for  California Arbor Week, March 7-14, for the whole family. Planting the right tree in the right location helps promote fire safety, natural gas safety, reduces power outages and ensures beauty for years to come. That’s ...

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35th Annual Kids Day

Tuesday March 8th, is the 35th Annual Kids Day Benefiting Valley Children’s Hospital MADERA –  Protecting the health and well-being of our 8,000 volunteers – and the tens of thousands of donors – continues to be Valley Children’s top priority. So for the third year in a row, Kids Day will be a digital event. Since 1988, Kids Day has ...

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Two Mountain Area Schools Win

North Fork Elementary and Rivergold Elementary win the Inaugural Madera County Battle of the Books. MADERA COUNTY – The Courageous Cougars from North Fork Elementary School won the first ever Battle of the Books 3rd-4th grade competition and the Golden Books from Rivergold Elementary was named champion for the 5th-6th grade competition. The inaugural event saw three schools, five teams, ...

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Eben, We Haven’t Forgotten You

OAKHURST – New photos of Eben Hammond – a life lost too soon. Eben Hammond, we’ll miss you forever–and we’ll never forget. It’s been: 20,563,200 seconds 342,720 minutes 5712 hours 238 days 34 weeks 65.21% of a common year (365 days) It’s been much too long for the person who took your life to not come forward and own up ...

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