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Bobby Macaulay to Explore Possible run for Madera County Supervisor District 5 Currently Held by Tom Wheeler

OAKHURST – Bobby Macaulay is excited to announce he has received approval from the State of California to explore a run for Madera County District Five County Supervisor, the seat currently held by Tom Wheeler.  He has put together a team of local leaders to advise and help him make that decision. Supervisor Wheeler has said this will be his ...

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Expert Tips for Welcoming a Kitten

Image of a man with a kitten.

Fostering kittens and cats has risen in popularity during these unprecedented times, and many pet lovers are becoming fosters to help overcrowded animal shelters. Fostering a kitten can be a fun and exciting time, but it may also come with a learning curve. Among the 43% of respondents to a Royal Canin survey who have fostered a pet, 6 in ...

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Vaccines Open in Madera County with Expanded Eligibility

NORTH FORK – Vaccines are available with expanded eligibility in Madera County. If you or someone you know is interested in being vaccinated or in need of more information please visit the Madera County Department of Public Health website at  www.maderacounty.com/covid19vaccine. Appointments are required and only available to those eligible.  See the “REGISTER HERE” button on the website. When clinics ...

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Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) Creates a Pathway for Upcoming Vaccine Eligibility Expansions, Asks for Help from Local Employers

MADERA – In anticipation of expansions in vaccine eligibility from the state, MCDPH is looking to prepare a way to deliver those vaccines. “The bottom line is, we want to prevent hospitalizations and death,” says Director Sara Bosse. “We are prioritizing those most at risk for hospitalization and death and creating a pathway for them to get the vaccine.” That ...

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Sierra National Forest Plans to Initiate Winter/Spring Prescribed Burning in the Bass Lake Ranger District

North Fork, Calif., – Sierra National Forest (SNF) fire officials plan to implement their winter/spring prescribed burning program within the Bass Lake Ranger District (BLRD). The projects are on Bass Lake Recreation Sites, Carmen Pasture, Cedar Valley, Creek Fire Double-gate, Ferguson Fire, Greys Mountain, Sugar Pine, Sonny Meadows Timberloft, as well as; administrative sites at Batterson, Clearwater, Jerseydale, North Fork ...

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Yosemite Sierra Artists Launch Ground-Breaking Art Show

OAKHURST – Yosemite Sierra Artists (formerly Yosemite Western Artists) will be launching an exciting new all-women show. The first of its kind in the Mountain Area, Vision of Self will portray both the internal and external landscapes of women’s lives. Some of the images will be literal self-portraits; some will be imaginative representations of emotion, environment, and aspects of women’s ...

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PG&E to Lovebirds: Make Sure the Only Sparks You Generate Are with Your Valentine, and Not from Metallic Balloons in Power Lines

Prevent power outages by securing metallic balloons with a weight SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— Valentine’s Day is only a few days away and couples across California are busy making elaborate romantic plans that entail . . . staying at home. But if those Covid-19-friendly, stay-at-home plans involve metallic balloons, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is reminding all of its customers ...

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Highway 41 Opens From South Gate Entrance to Yosemite Valley

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – Wawona Road (continuation of Highway 41) is now open from the South Entrance gate to Yosemite Valley with no chain restrictions. Winter weather including snow is in the forecast. If traveling to Yosemite be prepared with chains as they may be required at any time. Call 209/372-0200 (then 1, 1) to check on road conditions. Remember ...

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