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Sierra National Forest Issues Update on Recreation Closures

CLOVIS — The Sierra National Forest Closure Order, issued by Regional Forester Randy Moore on March 25 for all developed recreation sites across all National Forests in the area, is in effect through April 30, and will “likely remain in lace through the middle of May,” according to a press release issued today (April 29) by forest officials. Additional details ...

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Guest Editorial: SCCCD Proudly Gives Back to Community

By Dr. Paul Parnell, Chancellor, State Center Community College DistrictFRESNO — We at State Center Community College District (SCCCD) would like to thank our first responders, health care and other essential employees who are reporting to work during the pandemic. You are all heroes. SCCCD (Fresno City College, Reedley College, Clovis Community College, Madera Community College Center and Oakhurst Community ...

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PG&E: ‘Working to Minimize Outages in Light of Shelter-at-Home Orders’

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MOUNTAIN AREA — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) said Friday the utility remains focused and engaged on “essential projects to provide continuity of service during this critical time and for the safety of its customers and communities.” These essential projects, according to a press release issued by PG&E, involve “maintaining, repairing and upgrading the safety and reliability of its ...

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COVID-19 Forcing County to Modify Some Essential Services

MADERA — Prompted by concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the Madera County Community and Economic Development Department has began to implement changes to its menu of services. “At this time Planning and Building/Fire Safety is evaluating essential services to determine appropriate staffing and we are considering implementing an appointment-only protocol,” said a post on the County’s Facebook page. “For ...

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Supervisors Cancel Next Week’s Meeting; Table TOT-Hike Discussion

MADERA — Madera County’s Board of Supervisors held their regular meeting Tuesday — but the rapidly evolving coronavirus pandemic made the session anything but usual. The public portion of Tuesday’s meeting was somewhat abbreviated and relatively somber in tone given the nature of the COVID-19 crisis. The first decision supervisors approved was a motion to cancel next week’s regular meeting ...

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Circle Z Ranch Horseback Adventure: Ranch Life

I pulled on my cowboy boots, put my hat and chinks on, then rode the range along the Arizona/Mexican border. I was an Indian, a cowboy, an outlaw, a Spanish explorer and a miner for 7 days on my trusty steed Shawnee. When you are riding that beautiful country full of history, how can not dream of these things? When ...

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Sierra Nevada Conservancy to Host March Board Meeting in Downtown Sacramento

03/05/2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - (AUBURN, Calif.) – The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC), a state agency focused on supporting and improving the environmental, economic, and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada Region, will host its Governing Board meeting March 5 in downtown Sacramento. The meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. in the California Department of Food and Agriculture Auditorium located at [...]

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Hiking with Sally on the Stockton Creek Nature Preserve

Sally and I chose one of the coldest days this year to get out, hiking Stockton Creek Nature Preserve and we had those trails all to ourselves. Not too far from home, not too difficult, this hike was a short one. Where: Mariposa Public Utilities District, Sierra Foothill Conservancy, Stockton Creek Nature Preserve Distance: 2.83 Miles Difficulty: Easy to Moderate ...

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Mariposa Supervisors’ Pay Hike Riles Residents

MARIPOSA — Last month, four members of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors voted to increase their base pay by $30,000 per year — and now a significant number of county residents are expressing their displeasure on social media, and through the referendum process. Despite a number of local residents speaking out against the action, the board passed an ordinance ...

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‘Multiple Factors’ Key to Success in Rescue of Mariposa Man

MARIPOSA COUNTY — According to area law enforcement officials, “multiple positive factors” influenced the successful rescue of 74-year old John Van Dinther in Mariposa County on Jan. 25. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, Van Dinther was last seen on Bear Clover Road in the Jerseydale area of the county. Later that day, his children reported him missing shortly after 4 p.m., ...

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