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Central Sierra Foothills Wind Advisory in Effect From 10pm Saturday to 10am Sunday

NORTH FORK – The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Central Sierra Foothills, including the cities of Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Squaw Valley, Auberry, North Fork, Mariposa, Devils Postpile, Florence Lake, Lake Thomas Edison, Tuolumne Meadows, Bass Lake, Fish Camp, Wawona, Lake Wishon, Huntington Lake, Shaver Lake and Lodgepole. Expect northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts around ...

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Governor, Senate Democrats and Senate Republicans Join Together to ‘Keep California Working’

SACRAMENTO – Thanks to bipartisan efforts, struggling small businesses and non-profits received a much-needed boost today. Senate Republicans and Senate Democrats joined them in passing an early action budget measure that will provide more than $2 billion in immediate economic relief to job creators and non-profits that have been affected by the state’s confusing closing and re-opening guidelines. Members of ...

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Senator Borgeas Applauds Legislative Approval of Small Business Relief Funds in Emergency Budget

SACRAMENTO – Last week the momentum generated by Senate Bill 74 (Borgeas-Caballero), otherwise known as the Keep California Working Act, successfully pushed Governor Gavin Newsom and legislative leadership to include an additional $2.1 billion in economic relief for small businesses and nonprofits in an emergency budget measure, known as Senate Bill 87, which achieves the $2.6 billion goal of SB ...

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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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Snowshoeing to Tuolumne Grove

Have you ever snowshoed into Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias? This was one adventure I had not experienced until this week. Tuolumne Grove was one of the big stops that early travelers made on their way to Yosemite. In the 1870’s, they left Hodgdon’s Stage Station, then headed up through these huge trees, even driving through one of the dead ...

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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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Yosemite High Wins Madera County Mock Trial Competition for the 30th Time

MADERA – Yosemite High School won the 2021 Honorable Edward P. Moffat Madera County Mock Trial held between January 26-February 11.  Yosemite High School battled Madera High and Madera South High Schools. Yosemite High School has competed in all 37 mock trial competitions held in Madera County and have been victorious 30 times. Way to go Badgers! This year’s event ...

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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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