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Thanks to the EMCSPCA, Lucky is One Lucky Dog!

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OAKHURST — Although we have seen a low incidence of positive COVID-19 cases among Eastern Madera County residents, the pandemic has undoubtedly had a negative effect on everyone. Then came the Creek Fire with evacuations and devastation to many areas. One thing for sure, 2020 has not been easy! Due to concerns for their volunteers and supporters, all of the ...

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Coarsegold 4-H is Alive and Well!

COARSEGOLD – On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. Coarsegold 4-H held its first meeting on Zoom. A special guest joined us. Alex Schaefer is a trapper for all of Madera county. He told us about his job and how he helps people with animal predator problems. If you have problems with predators such as coyotes, bobcats, raccoons, bears, ...

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Grand Re-Opening Today for Grace Community Thrift Store

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NORTH FORK — Grace Community Thrift Store would like to thank the North Fork community for the tremendous support you have given them over the years. After necessary utilities are paid, every penny derived from the thrift shop is returned to the community in some way. Everyone on their staff is a volunteer. Join them for their grand reopening today, Thursday, ...

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Mariposa County Hosting Community Workshops to Seek Public Input on Wildfire Planning Priorities

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MARIPOSA — Through a CAL FIRE grant received by the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council and Mariposa County funding, the Mariposa County Fire Advisory Committee is updating the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP.) This plan assesses local wildfire risk and creates prioritized actions to improve public and first responder safety, manage forests and watersheds, protect critical infrastructure, and reduce property ...

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CHP Encourages Parents to be Role Models for Their Teen Drivers

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SACRAMENTO – Teen drivers can face challenges with every new experience. During National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 18-24, 2020, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to encourage parents and guardians to discuss driver safety with their young drivers. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, ...

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Phony Amazon Callers Using BBB Phone Number To Scam People

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The COVID-19 pandemic has more people than ever ordering from Amazon, and of course, scammers are finding ways to cash in on the trend. Con artists are posing as Amazon employees, calling people and claiming to need information about their account. And if that wasn’t tricky enough, scammers are spoofing the Better Business Bureau’s phone number to do ...

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PG&E Installs More Than 300 Weather Stations and 130 Fire Watch Cameras So Far in 2020; More Planned Before End of Year

SAN FRANCISCO — A rapidly growing network of weather stations and high definition cameras across High-Fire Threat Districts provide Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) meteorologists and analysts, weather-watchers and first responders with detailed, real-time information that’s crucial during California’s wildfire season. So far in 2020, PG&E has added 300 weather stations and 137 fire watch cameras this year as it ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Gilded Age Mansions

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By Sal Maccarone During the years following 1870 America was beginning to enjoy a bustling industrial economy. As with some of the phenomena of today’s world, a few remarkable individuals became very wealthy during this short lived era. This time period is now referred to as “The Gilded Age”, a name first coined through the title of a book which ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Lyell Canyon Trail

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For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to: One of the hiking gems in Yosemite’s high country is the Lyell Canyon Trail, which extends for almost eight miles from the Yosemite Valley Lodge to the base of Donohue Pass at the southeast border of the park.  The most amazing aspect to this unique wilderness trail is that it’s almost ...

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Visit Yosemite Madera County

10.08.20 Daily Conditions Report          Weather Report 20201008 Preservation Work Continues On Two Yosemite Bridges Through November Starting Monday, October 12, crews will commence repair work on the El Capitan Bridge in Yosemite Valley and on the East Fork of the Cascade Creek Bridge on the El Portal Road. The work will continue through the end of ...

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