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CHP Secures Grant to Increase Motorcycle Safety Awareness

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SACRAMENTO  — To help save lives and reduce the risk associated with riding a motorcycle, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will implement a new, federally funded grant campaign promoting motorcycle safety in California from October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2022. The goal of the Get Educated and Ride Safe (GEARS) IV grant is to decrease the number of motorcycle-involved ...

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Cancelled – Madera County Sheriff’s Office Issues Alert on Potential Public Safety Power Shutoff

Mountain Communities – Update 10/10/21 10:00am- PG&E has notified the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services that Madera County has been removed from the potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event. Power in the areas of North Fork, Bass Lake and Central Camp will not be de-energized as anticipated. Weather conditions will continue to be monitored. Updated information will ...

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Bobby Macaulay Completes Final Bass Lake Cleanup for 2021

Bass Lake – Bobby Macaulay, who is running for Supervisor of Madera County’s District 5, notes that he has been spending free time on efforts like this for years. Now, as he meets and gets to know more people, he hopes to motivate them to participate with him.  “It was just common sense to make it a team effort” he ...

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Jeff Aiello Fights Fire With Information

OAKHURST — Jeff Aiello, creator of the Talk of the Hill Facebook group and page, along with his wife, Jill, saw a need and met it. A lifelong resident of the Oakhurst/Bass Lake area, he is also a television producer, cinematographer and broadcast executive with an intimate knowledge of the Sierra Nevada. including many contacts in media and government agencies. ...

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Yosemite Gateway Partners to Hold Fall Quarterly Meeting and Panel Discussion

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YOSEMITE — On October 14, the YGP Fall Quarterly Meeting will feature a panel discussion with the leaders of your local Destination Marketing Organizations (DMO’s) representing Tuolumne, Madera, Mono and Mariposa Counties. Due to Covid-19, the past two years have been difficult in balancing the opening and closing of regional spaces with the need for visitation to be handled in ...

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North Goat Mountain Fuel Break Project Beginning Soon

Hazardous Fuels Reduction on Sierra National Forest Lands OAKHURST — The North Goat Mountain Fuel Break Project is set to begin on Monday, September 27th, treating the public lands southwest of the Bass Lake Basin, on the Goat Mountain ridge within the US Forest Service Bass Lake Ranger District. In partnership with the Sierra National Forest, Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation and ...

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Caltrans to Begin Culvert Rehabilitation Project in Mariposa County

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MARIPOSA COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform drainage work this month on State Route 140 near Briceburg and traffic delays are expected. Crews will remove and replace two existing failed culverts beneath a rural stretch of Route 140 along the Merced River from Slate Gulch to Sweetwater Creek beginning Wednesday, Sept. 8, through late September and ...

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Beginning Tonight with The Grasskickers, Remainder of Music On The Green’s 2021 Season Cancelled

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MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council has canceled the remainder of the 2021 Music on the Green Summer Concert Series due to public health concerns. This cancelation applies to concerts scheduled for August 20 (the Grasskickers), August 21 (Mike Hammar and the Nails), August 27 (Good Medicine) and August 28 (Roger Perry). The Arts Council is hopeful for a ...

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One-Way Traffic Control Delays Expected on State Route 140

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct utility work next week on State Route 140. One-way traffic control on Route 140 from the Bear Creek Bridge in Briceburg to Foresta Road in El Portal for utility work beginning Monday, August 16, through Saturday, August 21, 2021, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists should expect 10-minute ...

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Ferguson Rock Shed Project Enters Another Important Phase

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has completed the process of dislodging overhanging rocks at the site of the Ferguson rock slide and will begin removing more than 100,000 tons of rocks this month as it continues the Ferguson Rock Shed project on State Route 140 in the Merced River Canyon. Approximately 20 trucks, each with 20 ...

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