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One-Way Traffic Control Next Week

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct the following one-way traffic control next week on State Route-132 (SR-132) and SR-140 for maintenance and construction operations. Work is scheduled as follows: STATE ROUTE 132 • One-way traffic control from East of Mahoney Gulch to State Route 49 Junction for drainage work beginning Monday, June 17. The work ...

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Cal Fire Planning 3 Prescribed Burns Next Week

MARIPOSA–The Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has announced they will be conducting 3 prescribed burns next week. The projects will not affect traffic on nearby roads. Please do not report. Beginning on Monday, June 18, a prescribed burn will take place in the Tesoro Viejo community. If weather conditions permit and resources are available, a total of 100 acres will ...

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Mariposa County Heroes Rescue Missing Hikers

MARIPOSA–The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that on Monday, June 10th, 2024 at 8:30 am, their office received a report of two subjects who were overdue. The subjects were Leah Bernard (34 years old) and Daren Daniels (38 years old) both of Mariposa. The two left on June 7th to go cave exploring in the area and had failed ...

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Alert: Structure Fire Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD–Air and ground firefighters are responding to a structure fire in the Coarsegold area that has also spread into the vegetation. The structure is reported to be a 2000-square-foot workshop that is fully involved with fire. The vegetation fire is 1/2 acre at this time. The fire is visible on the AlertCalifornia wildfire camera here. This is the Douglas Fire ...

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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits

MARIPOSA– After another wet winter and above-average snowpack, warming temperatures and winds are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Madera, ...

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Letter to the Editor-Wildland Fire Standards are Changing

Submitted by Mark Mills Afternoon Folks,  Wildland Fire Standards are changing.  The California WUI Standards (Wildland Urban Intermix) are developing new and updated Recommendations (which many Insurance Underwriters are already adopting) and California’s Legislature has mandated that the State Fire Marshall and Cal Fire develop new and/or update  Defensible Space Requirements. Ignition and Ember Resistance, Home and Property Hardening, and ...

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Alert: Traffic Collision Oakhurst with Road Closure

Update The highway is now open. Original Article OAKHURST–The California Highway Patrol and Madera County Sheriff’s Office are reporting a traffic collision has occurred in the area of Highway 41 and Road 222. This is reported to be a head-on collision involving two vehicles. Emergency medical personnel and tow trucks are en route. Per the Madera County Sheriff’s Office Facebook ...

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Are You Interested in Running for Office?

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the Elections Division MADERA COUNTY–The November 5, 2024, Presidential General Election is quickly approaching and the Madera County Registrar of Voters has scheduled a workshop to help those interested in running for office. “We frequently receive calls from individuals who are interested in running for office,” explained Rebecca Martinez, Madera County’s long-time Registrar of Voters. She continues, “I know that ...

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CAL FIRE to Conduct Prescribed Burn at Grupe Ranch

MARIPOSA–The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit will be conducting a prescribed burn on June 11- 14, 2024. The vegetation management burn will take place on the Grupe Ranch located on Oak Grove Road. The prescribed fire will consist of burning 112 acres of annual grass, oak woodland, and sparse brush. The vegetation management fire ...

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Excessive Heat Expected the Next Few Days

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service Hanford Office (NWS)is warning community members that dangerous high temperatures up to 109 in the valley and 112 in the Kern County Desert will be observed during the three-day heat wave. Overnight low temperatures will stay in the 70s and provide little relief. An Excessive Heat (Wave) Warning will go into effect this morning, Wednesday ...

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