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Solo Car Accident in O’Neals Results in Fatality

NORTH FORK – At approximately 8:40 am on Thursday Dec. 17th a solo car accident on Road 200 / Walker Grade in O’Neal’s, claimed the life of 53 year old George Sanchez of North Fork. Sanchez, driving a 2002 Toyota was travelling westbound on Road 200 at approximately 60 MPH. There was heavy rain fall with light traffic as Sanchez was ...

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Small Local Businesses Raise Over $26,000 for Creek Fire Victims

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – A mix of mountain folks came together to raise relief funds for those who lost their homes in the Creek Fire. Spearheading the fundraiser was local business owners Heather & Kim Lawson of Get Deerty/Lawson Studios LLC, and local artist Kirsten Casey of Blue Lotus, along with a mix of mountain folks from Shaver Lake, ...

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Mariposa County CAL FIRE Burn Permits Not Required

MARIPOSA – On Monday, December 21 at 8 a.m. CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) will lift the burn permit requirement in Mariposa County. CAL FIRE burn permits will NOT be required. Open burning will be allowed on “Permissive Burn Days” as established by Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District. MMU would like to remind residents that creating and maintaining 100 ...

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Sierra National Forest to Host a Public Meeting, Seeking Input for the 2022 California Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Funding Program

CLOVIS — The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is requesting public input for the California 2022 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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Mariposa County Sheriff’s Can Now Accept Emergency 911 Text

MARIPOSA – Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office now has the ability to accept emergency text messages. Residents can text 911 instead of calling, if they are unable to do so in the case of an emergency. This technology is available to use from their cell phones when speaking on the phone is not an option or could put the caller in ...

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Sierra National Forest Extends Sierra – Creek Fire Closure Order and Recreation Sites Through January 6

Clovis Calif., – The Sierra National Forest announces the extension of the Sierra – Creek Fire Closure Order through January 06, 2021. The purpose of Creek Fire Order No. 05-15-00-20-22 is to protect public and employee health and safety, along with protection of natural and cultural resources on the Sierra National Forest from December 10, 2020 – January 06, 2021. ...

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Cardiologist Hardik Patel, MD, joins Adventist Health Medical Offices

OAKJURST – Board-certified cardiologist Hardik Patel, MD, has joined the medical staff at Adventist Health Medical Office in Oakhurst, as well as Fowler and Selma. Patel specializes in general cardiology and cardiovascular disease. He provides diagnosis and treatment for patients with a wide range of cardiac conditions, including coronary artery disease, vascular heart disease, arrhythmias (arterial fibrillation) along with preventative ...

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PG&E Offering More Than 120 College Scholarships Totaling Nearly $300,000

SAN FRANCISCO—Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that scholarship applications are now being accepted for college-bound high schoolers as well as current college and continuing education students with a primary residence that’s a PG&E customer in Northern and Central California. More than 120 awards totaling nearly $300,000 are being made available through PG&E’s employee resource group (ERG) and ...

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Wildfire Survivors Should Call FEMA Helpline or Visit DisasterAssistance.gov by Dec. 16

SACRAMENTO – Individuals and households with losses due to the wildfires in Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sonoma counties have just five days left to register for federal aid. These counties are included in federal Disaster 4569, declared initially Oct. 16 for seven counties and expanded later. The deadline is Dec. 16 ...

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Local Health Institutions Collaborate to Increase Seasonal Flu Vaccination

MADERA – Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH), in collaboration with Madera Community Hospital and Camarena Health, encourage everyone, 6 months and older, to get their annual flu vaccine. Since COVID-19 and the flu can spread simultaneously, healthcare leaders are using National Influenza Vaccination Week to remind people that there is still time to get their seasonal flu vaccine. ...

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