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Madera County District 5 Town Hall Meeting Thursday Night

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Please join Madera County District 5 Supervisor Bobby Macaulay tomorrow night for an informative online town hall meeting via Zoom. This meeting will include a discussion on insurance and resources available to help you harden your home against wildfire. Supervisor Macaulay will be joined by, among others, Justin Macomb from Cal Fire and Richie M. Sayavong from ...

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FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Madera County

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITES — FEMA has just announced the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center in Madera County for those affected by the recent winter storms. Both homeowners and renters can meet with recovery specialists face-to-face if they need help applying for FEMA assistance. They can also get answers to questions or follow up on their applications. Recovery specialists can also ...

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Upcoming Events with UC Master Food Preservers

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Get ready everyone! UC Master Food Preservers of Mariposa County is offering three awesome and highly informative classes over the next couple of months. You don’t want to miss out on any of them. Check out what’s coming up! BBQ, Potluck & Condiments, Oh My! Delicious & Safe Summer Gatherings! Join the UC Master Food Preservers for ...

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Caltrans to Offer Dump Day This Saturday for Local Residents

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Time to get a head start on your spring cleaning because this Saturday Caltrans will have be having a dump day with staff on site to accept household waste and approved debris at no charge. Open to Madera and Fresno County residents only. Date & Time: Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. All loads ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Heritage Roses & Mariposa History

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By UCCE Master Gardener, Christina Oborn. The just-concluded Coulterville Heritage Rose Tour in North County is a good time to remind us South County folks that we too have this tangible link to pioneer history. Mariposa County’s legacy roses have been found in abandoned homesteads, next to old miner’s cabins and ranch homes, on town historic home sites and empty ...

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More Counties Affected by Storms Now Eligible for FEMA Aid

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Madera, Mendocino and Mono counties were added to the major disaster declaration for California’s severe storms and flooding that began on February 21, 2023.  They join the counties previously designated for Individual Assistance: Kern, Mariposa, Monterey, San Benito, San Bernardino, Santa Cruz, Tulare and Tuolumne. In addition, Amador, Butte, Del Norte, Glenn, Inyo, Madera, Modoc, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz counties are now eligible for FEMA’s Public ...

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Valley Air District to Pay Residents to Upgrade Their Homes

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District offers Valley residents the opportunity to save up to $5,000 on a new home heating and cooling system when decommissioning their fireplace and installing an electric heat pump system. The District’s Fireplace & Woodstove Change-Out program provides incentives for residents to reduce emissions from their wood burning stove or ...

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Sierra National Forest Announces 2023 Fuelwood Permits

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – The Sierra National Forest resumed selling Personal Use Wood Cutting Permits for the April 17th through November 30th period. The North Fork and Prather Forest Service offices began selling permits on Monday April 17th. All permits will be valid only for the Sierra National Forest lands and do not include private property. The forest will be offering ...

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Assistance Available for Mariposa County Storm Survivors

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MARIPOSA COUNTY — A Disaster Recovery Center has opened at the Greeley Hill Community Center in Coulterville (see map below), where residents who were affected by the severe storms and flooding that began on February 21, 2023, can get information on disaster assistance. Those affected by the disaster can meet with recovery specialists face-to-face if they need help applying for Federal ...

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SBA and SBDCs to Help Businesses Recover From Fork Fire

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The United States Small Business Administration’s and their California resource partners, such as the California Small Business Development Center (SBDC), are now offering the following services to help businesses recover from the effects of the Fork Fire, with no charge for any of the services. • Counseling for financial, accounting, marketing and other post-disaster challenges. • Management ...

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