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Madera County Department of Public Health Announces Vaccine Clinics

MADERA – A limited number of COVID-19 vaccination appointments are now available through the Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH). Those identified as currently eligible at www.maderacounty.com/covid19vaccine: health care workers, long-term care staff and residents, medical first responders, and anyone aged 75 years or older are eligible to register for an appointment. The vaccination clinics will take place on ...

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Winter Storm Warning for Central Sierra Foothills

NORTH FORK – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Central Sierra Foothills including the cities of Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Squaw Valley, Auberry, North Fork, Mariposa, Devils Postpile, Florence Lake, Lake Thomas Edison, Bass Lake, Fish Camp, Wawona and Shaver Lake. The warning will remain in effect from 10 pm Jan 26, 2021 through 4 am Jan ...

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PG&E Update on Mono Wind Event and Preparations for Upcoming Severe Weather

Wind event update – PG&E crews continue to work on repairing damage from last weeks mono wind event. In some areas, they are essentially having to rebuild the infrastructure from scratch, particularly near Wawona and Fish Camp. Currently about 800 customers remain out of power. PG&E brought in temporary generation to restore many customers, and may install more in the ...

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Madera County in Purple Tier After Stay-at-Home Order Lifted

MADERA – The San Joaquin Valley Regional stay-at-home order has been lifted effective today, 1/25/2021. Read the full press release from CDPH here. Madera County has returned back to the purple tier. In this tier, many indoor business operations remain closed. Effective immediately in Madera County – Personal services may resume (including hair salons, barbershops, massage services, and nail salons) ...

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Yosemite National Park Will Remain Closed Due to Significant Winter Storm Warning

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – Yosemite will remain closed at least until Saturday, January 30, 2021, conditions permitting. Park staff continue to clear roads and trails, mitigate hazard trees, and work toward restoring safe conditions for employees and visitors due to last week’s Mono wind event. A significant winter storm is forecast to begin Tuesday night. Hazardous conditions, including substantial snow ...

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Yosemite National Park Weather Alert

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and the National Weather Service is forecasting heavy snow, rain, and winds starting late afternoon Tuesday, with heaviest rain/snow Wednesday and Thursday. Snow level will start around 2,000 feet and rise to about 5,000 ft. Up to 10-12 feet of snow is possible at the higher elevations. Please be advised of the current and upcoming ...

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California Dept. of Public Health Lifts Regional Stay at Home Order

SACRAMENTO – Officials with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today ended the Regional Stay at Home Order, lifting the order for all regions statewide, including the three regions that had still been under the order – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area and Southern California. Four-week ICU capacity projections for these three regions are above 15%, the threshold that ...

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Walking Up a Dirt Road: Worman’s Mill to 6S09A Old Miami Mills and O’Neals Meadow Areas

Hiking with the 1883 Topographic Map, I followed the old wagon and stagecoach roads above Nipinnawasee through 1880’s era homesteads as I tried to figure out the routes of travel, neighbor relationships and a few stories from back in the day. Distance: 13.12 Miles (but you can go shorter or longer)Difficulty: ModerateElevation Range: 3,417′ to 5,038′Date: December 24, 2020CALTOPO: Worman’s ...

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Coarsegold 4-H Clothing Swap a Huge Success

Submitted By: Adee Fouch Coarsegold 4-H Reporter Coarsegold 4-H is pushing through the pandemic. We have to do our meetings online but that doesn’t stop us from helping out our community. On December 10, 2020, we sponsored a clothing drive at Coarsegold Community Center. There were lots of different sizes of clothing and shoes. There were also bags, belts, purses, ...

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Oakhurst Area Chamber Chamber of Commerce Hands out Annual Awards

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce recently held its first meeting of the new year to vote for the Man, Woman and Business of the Year Awards. With many local business’ and citizens being nominated the recipients for the 2020 Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce awards go to the following: Business of the Year: Camarena Health Camarena Health is ...

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