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Be Prepared as Bears Emerge From Hibernation

The US Forest Service is reminding visitors to the the Sierra National Forest and locals who live near to be aware and prepared as bears emerge from hibernation Clovis, CA., – The Sierra National Forest (SNF) provides important habitat to black bears and other wildlife. It is important to always be “Bear Aware” and wary. Learning about bears helps you ...

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Tesoro Viejo Wins Two National Awards

Tesoro Viejo wins two national awards in prestigious awards program MADERA, CA – Tesoro Viejo – Madera County’s newest master-planned community – was recently awarded two Silver Awards at The National Sales and Marketing Awards (known as “The Nationals”) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).  The community was recognized for Best Master Planned Community of the Year and ...

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New Expanded Vaccination Eligibility

Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) Ready to Vaccinate Under New Expanded Eligibility Guidelines MADERA COUNTY – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines effective Monday, March 15, 2021. Under the new expansion, these additional groups are now eligible: Those who live, work, or volunteer in any congregate residential setting such as an incarceration/detention ...

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Small Business Fairness Act SB430

SACRAMENTO – The Small Business Fairness Act (SB 430), introduced by Senator Andreas Borgeas (R–Fresno), was approved by the Senate Governmental Organization Committee. The Small Business Fairness Act is part of Senator Borgeas’ Economic Recovery Package, which includes SB 74 and SB 265. Senate Bill 430 requires state agencies to work with small businesses and establish policies to waive or ...

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Creek Fire Disaster Relief Bill

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 462, introduced by Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno), was approved by the Senate Governmental Organization Committee today. Senate Bill 462 would allow for the state to share up to 100 percent of total eligible costs related to the Creek Fire. Currently, the state’s share is only 75 percent. The Senate Governmental Organization Committee has jurisdiction over bills ...

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Heavy Snow Expected Above 3000 Feet

Today’s expected storm will bring much needed snow to the higher elevations in the Central Sierra Foothills, Southern Sierra Foothills and Central Sierra. Including Bass Lake, Fish Camp, Wawona, Devils Postpile, Florence Lake, Lake Thomas Edison, Tuolumne Meadows, and Shaver Lake. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for elevations above 3000 feet starting at 4pm today ...

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34th Annual Kids Day Benefitting Valley Children’s Hospital

MADERA – The 34th Annual Kids Day benefiting Valley Children’s Hospital is today – Tuesday, March 9. Protecting the health and well-being of our community continues to be Valley Children’s top priority. So for the second year in a row, Kids Day will be a digital event. Since 1988, Kids Day has raised more than $10.1 million for the “Children’s Fund.” ...

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Tesoro Viejo Welcomes De Young Properties

MADERA COUNTY – Tesoro Viejo Development is honored to announce that De Young Properties is joining the highly regarded homebuilding team at Madera County’s newest award-winning, master planned community. De Young Properties will widen the selection of homes available for homebuyers at Tesoro Viejo with their Verano neighborhood – a VIP list is forming now offering the best priority homesite ...

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Chawanakee Positions Needed for Reopening

The Chawanakee Unified School District is looking to hire additional staff to accommodate the return of students with safety precautions in place. Several postings are coming out or are already posted on edjoin.org. Chawanakee Unified School District has been running in person learning for Elementary students for several months now. This has been a great success as safety and student ...

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Wilderness Permit Reservations Upgrade

Wilderness permit reservations for the Sierra National Forest (SNF) moves to Recreation.gov making the reservation process for overnight visitors much easier with move. Launching on March 09, 2021, overnight visitors to the SNF wilderness areas will be able to make their wilderness permit reservations using the website Recreation.gov. This replaces the current system, by which reservations were submitted by mail, or in person, ...

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