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Oak Fire And PG&E’s Recycled Dirt Program

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MARIPOSA—Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is currently in the process of implementing The Recycled Dirt Program in the Oak Fire burn scar. The program is a new PG&E community service that provides non-hazardous excavation dirt to recipients located nearby our service centers. The soil comes from the excavation of our construction projects. PG&E is committed to reducing energy, water and ...

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California Creates First Military Firefighting Strike Team

Cal OES and California Military Department Partner to Create Nations First Military Firefighting Strike Team. This Partnership Helps Strengthen the State’s Ability to Quickly Respond to Climate-Driven Disasters MATHER, CALIFORNIA — Highlighting the state’s commitment to innovative solutions to tackle climate-induced natural disasters, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the California Military Department today announced the ...

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MOC To Hold A Community Forum In Oakhurst

Oakhurst Community Forum to Promote Discussion About Madera County Policies COARSEGOLD — The Madera Oversight Coalition (MOC) and Sierra Citizens for Sensible Waste Management will hold a community forum on Madera County’s response to organic waste regulations and transportation issues on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, at the Oakhurst Community Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. The community center is located at ...

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Free Veterans BBQ At The Grove

AHWAHNEE — The Grove Church in Ahwahnee is hosting a free BBQ for all Veterans and their families on Saturday, August 27th. If you are a veteran living in or around the area pack up your family or come alone and enjoy an amazing free BBQ at the Grove Church. Pastor Nick Carey is himself a retired Marine and is ...

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Homicide Investigation In Oakhurst

OAKHURST–Shortly before 10pm on August 23, 2022 the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call from a male reporting he discovered his wife deceased at their home. MCSO Deputies responded to the residence in the 40000 block of Highway 49, in the area of Covey Court in Oakhurst and located a deceased female. https://goo.gl/maps/VbTPYbB16cVHYxDu9 Following interviews and extensive processing ...

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Alert Traffic Collision Highway 41 And Road 200

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O’NEALS–A motor vehicle accident has occurred on Highway 41 and Road 200. Two vehicles are involved with one vehicle being engulfed in flames. Firefighters have determined there is no threat to the vegetation in the area. No injuries are being reported however, there is some lane blockage and motorists can expect delays. We will update this article when new information ...

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Rivergold Elementary Hires New Principal

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Allen Riedel has been hired as Principal for Rivergold Elementary School, Pending Board approval on September 12, 2022. COARSEGOLD – Yosemite Unified School District announced at a Press Conference and Staff Meeting that Allen Riedel has been hired as Principal for Rivergold Elementary School, pending Board approval on September 12, 2022. Allen is a lifelong educator from the central coast ...

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Free First-Class Entertainment At The Madera District Fair

“The Madera District Fair, September 8-11, 2022 is Jam-Packed with FREE First-Class Entertainment. Three Bands Per Night on Two Different Stages” MADERA — The Madera Fair has become known for its first-class FREE entertainment with your paid fair admission. This year that tradition continues with two legendary bands from the 60s and 70s and a top country music act with ...

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Major Project Coming To Hwy 41

California Allocates More Than $2.2 Billion for Transportation Infrastructure, $21.5 million allocated to Hwy. 41 In Madera County   SAN JOSÉ — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $2.2 billion to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state at its August meeting. The allocation includes more than $1.6 billion in funding from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act ...

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Two Lightning Caused Fires Being Managed in Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Red and Rodgers Fires are burning in Yosemite National Park in the higher elevations, away from any infrastructure or populated areas. Both fires were caused by lightning and are being managed as suppression fires with confine and contain strategies. Firefighters are working to keep the fires within natural barriers.   Firefighters assigned to the Red  Fire are ...

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