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Public Comment For Improvements To Bridalveil Fall Facilities

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park announces the release of the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment (Bridalveil Fall EA). The public comment period for the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment is currently open and will be open until Mar. 14. The Bridalveil Fall EA describes and analyzes two action alternatives to improve visitor services and facilities located near Bridalveil Fall. The ...

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YUSD Superintendent Greenberg On Paid Leave

OAKHURST — As of Friday, Feb. 9, Yosemite Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Cecelia Lynn Greenberg is on paid administrative leave from YUSD, according to a statement from the Board of Trustees. “All school business will continue and YUSD staff will be working together with Madera County Superintendent of Schools to assist with daily operations. Fred Cogan, Administrator on Special ...

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Scammers Go Door To Door Posing As PG&E Workers

CENTRAL CALIFORIA — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is alerting customers in the Central Valley and surrounding areas to be aware of scam activity with criminals posing as PG&E workers. Law enforcement officials in the area have received reports of individuals claiming to work for PG&E going door to door to investigate outages of electric and phone service but ...

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Yosemite Unified Superintendent On Leave, Community Group Seeks Change

OAKHURST — Even as the Superintendent has reportedly requested leave from her assigned duties, a group is rallying to effect change within the struggling Yosemite Unified School District. Community members have organized for regular meetings, and they want more people to get involved. On Monday, Feb. 5, at a Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees, the most-recently-hired Superintendent requested ...

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New Snow: None. Yosemite Winter Rangers’ Report

YOSEMITE — The summary of Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski’s latest blog post from the field is — don’t forget the sunscreen. New snow: None Total settled snow depth: 9 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 56°F (February 2) Low temperature: 16°F (January 31) Ski Conditions and Weather The daily high temperature for the past nine days has been over 50°F. The snow has ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Feb. 4

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 29 to Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. Oakhurst domestic dispute On Monday, Jan. 29 at 4:47 a.m. deputies responded in regards to a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, an investigation was conducted and a report was written to document the incident. Case can be ...

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Chawanakee Unified Breaks Ground On New TK-8 School

MADERA COUNTY, CA – More than 100 educators, school leaders, students, business and community leaders celebrated the official groundbreaking on Thursday, Feb. 1, of Hillside School, Chawanakee Unified’s newest school, planned to open in the 2018-19 school year to serve students in transitional kindergarten through 8th grade. “We are thrilled to welcome Hillside School to our Chawanakee Unified family,” says ...

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North Fork Mourns The Loss Of Artie Hernandez

NORTH FORK — Friends, family and an entire community are mourning the loss of Arthur “Artie” Hernandez, 65, who lost his life lost yesterday in a tragic accident on Bonnie B Road in North Fork. A GoFundMe account has been set up by Sandy Dew to help the family, including Artie’s beloved wife Rachel and his two sons, as they deal ...

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Cameras Capture Image Of Suspect In North Fork Break-In

NORTH FORK — Do you recognize this man? That’s the question being asked by North Fork resident Bob McKee after his home was broken into on Wednesday. Fortunately, his surveillance cameras captured the man’s image. “Amazingly I have found nothing missing except some outdated Vicodin,” says Bob. “It appeared the culprit was aware of my surveillance camera system or he ...

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Fatal Accident Involving Motorcycle In North Fork

NORTH FORK — An accident involving a vehicle and a motorcycle has left one person deceased this afternoon. Just after 2:30 p.m. a North Fork resident was northbound on Bonnie B Road in a Ford Edge, approaching Wilcox Drive, according to CHP.  At the same time, a motorcycle rider from North Fork was southbound approaching the same location. The driver ...

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