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The Week’s Events – March 1 to March 6

OAKHURST–This week’s list of events features a little bit of everything from shades of the Scottish Highlands to the hoof-stomping dust of a cattle drive. There’s truly something for everyone this week. TUESDAY, MARCH 1 Meditation & Yoga Classes – Sunday through Friday Vary – See Schedule Metta Yosemite – Gifts – Meditation – Yoga 40359 Highway 41, Suite 1, ...

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Stay Safe As You Stay Warm During This Cold Snap

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With the drop in temperatures, we here at PG&E know that many of our customers will be turning their heaters back on. We also know that increases in gas commodity prices have caused increases in energy costs this year. PG&E customers pay what we pay for natural gas, but the commodity prices have increased 90% this year compared to last ...

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Wildfire Wednesday: Emergency Alerts – Part 3

This is the third in a series of articles SNO will be doing called “Wildfire Wednesday.” To begin, there will be 8 articles presenting “The 12 Step Guide to Help Plan in Advance for Evacuation.” This guide was put together by Katie Hepler and the members of the California Fire Support Group on Facebook. The California Fire Support Group is ...

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Warming Center Location in the Mountain Communities

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Watch for the San Joaquin Valley for sub-freezing low temperatures Tuesday night, Wednesday night, and Thursday night. The County of Madera, the City of Madera, and the City of Chowchilla have established the following locations as Warming Centers during times of extreme winter cold. The Centers will be open ...

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End to Dry Spell in Sight

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Do you remember the last time we had any measurable rain or snow in our area? It was near the end of December. In fact, The National Weather Service Climate Data shows that the last time Fresno received any precipitation was December 29, 2021. For the past seven weeks, most of California has been experiencing a warm, ...

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Wildfire Wednesday: Evacuation Plan – Part 2

This is the second in a series of articles SNO will be doing called “Wildfire Wednesday.” To begin, there will be 8 articles presenting “The 12 Step Guide to Help Plan in Advance for Evacuation.” This guide was put together by Katie Hepler and the members of the California Fire Support Group on Facebook. The California Fire Support Group is “intended ...

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CAL FIRE Accepting Wildfire Resilience Grant Applications

CAL FIRE NOW ACCEPTING WILDFIRE RESILIENCE BLOCK GRANT APPLICATIONS $10 million in funding available to support private forestland owners SACRAMENTO – CAL FIRE is announcing up to $10 million in funding available for Wildfire Resilience Block Grants. Funding to support private forestland owners is provided through the Budget Act of 2021 and supports California’s goals of improved forest health, resilience ...

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Prescribed Burn in SNF

Sierra National Forest continues with the winter/spring prescribed burning on the Bass Lake Ranger District Mountain Communities — The Sierra National Forest (SNF) will continue prescribed burning within the Bass Lake Ranger District, beginning Tuesday, February 15th thru Sunday, February 20th as weather and air quality is optimal to start ignitions. These treatments will consist of understory burning removing fuels ...

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Valentine’s Day Balloons Need a Weight

Mountain Communities –  With  Valentine’s Day festivities taking place next week, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reminds customers that nothing puts a damper on a romantic evening faster than a widespread power outage.  If your holiday celebration includes metallic balloons, make sure they are securely tied with a weight to keep them from floating away. Metallic balloons that contact ...

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Update from PG&E on Fire Risk

As More Cameras, Weather Stations and Grid Devices Were Installed, Re-engineered Circuit Settings Cut Ignitions. The Path Begins to Put 10,000 Miles of Powerlines Underground Mountain Communities — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reached major milestones in 2021 in reducing the risk of wildfires to improve the safety of the electric system. The safety work was a part of ...

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