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Creek Fire Update: 36% Containment With More Than 3,000 Firefighters and Personnel

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 25, 2020 –  Weather conditions are expected to change with a high-pressure system moving across the area starting Saturday. This will shift winds to the northeast which will produce a light to moderate down-sloping wind. Temperatures are also expected to climb this weekend and into next week with a return of day-time high temperatures in the ...

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Yosemite National Park to Reopen on Friday, September 25, 2020

YOSEMITE – Sept. 23, 2020 – Yosemite National Park will reopen to all park visitors on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 9:00 am. Some visitor services will be available and other visitor services will open incrementally over the weekend. The park has been closed since September 17 due to smoke impacts and hazardous air quality throughout the park. Campsites in ...

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Indoor Operations for Nail Salons are Now Permitted With Modifications

Effective immediately, indoor operations for nail salons are permitted with modifications in California. For counties that are in the purple tier (widespread) such as Madera County: Nail services and physician-ordered electrolysis may now be performed indoors Tattooing, piercing, and non-medical electrolysis must close and cannot be performed outdoors All other personal services must be performed outdoors only with modification The updated guidance for expanded ...

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CHP Officers Arrest Two for Suspected Mail Theft

MARIPOSA – On September 20, 2020, at approximately 12:00 am, Mariposa CHP Officers S. Kohout , and S. Mullen conducted an enforcement stop on a black 2007 Ford Mustang for a mechanical violation, on SR-49, at Worman Road. After identifying the driver (Amanda Barrera) and passenger (Israel Vega Silva) it was determined both had active felony warrants, from Merced County. ...

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PG&E Has Created The Safety Action Center

OAKHURST – When customers are allowed to return home, PG&E wants to ensure they stay safe so they have created the Safety Action Center (www.safetyactioncenter.pge.com) with information about what customers can do to keep their family, home and business safe during emergency situations. We continue to make repairs following damage from the Creek Fire. About 850 customers remain out due ...

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Dog Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic

MARIPOSA – All of those interested in teaching your dogs rattlesnake avoidance are invited to a clinic to be held on Sept. 26, and possibly Sept. 27, 2020 if there is enough interest. The clinic will be from 9 am to 4 pm. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The cost will be $85 per dog and only cash or check ...

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Creek Fire Nearing 250,000 Acres

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 17, 2020 – Very dry air began moving into the region yesterday, along with increased winds and the weakening of the inversion that has kept the smoke from leaving. These factors have allowed for increased fire growth along the north and northeastern flanks of the Creek Fire. Containment lines on the west flank were extended north ...

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26 Major Fires Still Burning in California

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 17, 2020 – Over 17,400 firefighters remain on the frontlines of 26 major and three extended attack wildfires in California. The weather pattern over much of California should be similar to yesterday with higher temperatures and fairly clear skies. While progress was made on a number of fires, several others saw growth due to increased fire behavior ...

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Yosemite Fire Update

YOSEMITE – Sept. 11, 2020 – There are multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park Wilderness. Each fire is burning in a fire adapted ecosystem. There are trail closures for the Lukens Lake-Yosemite Creek and Yosemite Creek Campground trails from Tioga road to the north rim of Yosemite Valley. All fires may be visible from Tioga Road, Glacier Point, and ...

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Progress for the Mariposa Creek Parkway

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors gave its final approval on Tuesday to acquire the last major piece of land needed to build the northern extension of the Mariposa Creek Parkway. The 187-acre property, located between the Mariposa County Jail and Fournier Road in Mariposa, provides direct access to Mariposa Creek and is anticipated to also be used ...

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