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You Can Be Santa to a Senior!

OAKHURST–The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Oakhurst Area is coordinating “Be A Santa to a Senior” for local seniors who are residents at local assisted living facilities. Drop-off locations are located throughout the area to collect socks, games, decks of cards, dominos, books, calendars, coloring books, pens, pencils, highlighters, crayons, hats, scarves, blankets, robes, bath items, Chapstick, lotion, gloves, puzzles, gift bags ...

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Caltrans Reopens State Route 140 in Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) reopened both directions of State Route 140 in Mariposa County on Friday, March 31, 2023. Route 140 was closed approximately 15 miles east of Briceburg due to a rockslide caused by winter storms in mid-March. Motorists traveled around the slide area via a detour on Route 140 at Foresta and El ...

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Storm Watch: Late February 2023 PART 2

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting that a series of cold storm systems will continue to bring winter weather impacts to the foothill and mountain communities across our area. These storms are expected to include blizzard like conditions in the higher elevations of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada Mountains and snow levels down to 500 ...

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New Year’s Weekend Storm Damage Adding Up

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–This past weekend’s storm wreaked havoc on our mountain communities in more ways than one. Although we definitely needed the rain and snow, what we didn’t need was the flooding and damage that came with it. Flooding, landslides, trees down, power outages, and more occurred mostly on Saturday, News Year’s Eve when an atmospheric river storm moved through our ...

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CHP Maximum Enforcement Period

SACRAMENTO—The California Highway Patrol (CHP) urges everyone to ring in 2023 responsibly by designating a sober driver. The CHP will conduct a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) starting at 6:01 p.m. on Friday, December 30, 2022, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2023.  During that time, all available CHP officers will be out on patrol with a focus ...

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Be Santa To A Senior

OAKHURST–The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Oakhurst Area is coordinating “Be A Santa to a Senior” for local seniors who are residents at Oakhurst Healthcare and Wellness, Oakhurst Board and Care, and John C. Fremont Long Term Care facilities. Drop-off locations are located throughout the area to collect socks, games, decks of cards, dominos, books, calendars, coloring books, pens, pencils, highlighters, ...

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Storm Watch– Schools, Road Conditions, Power Outages

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–From rain to hail to snow, thunderstorms, and wind, our communities have been dealing with the first major winter storm of the season which began on Sunday. The National Weather Service Hanford Office has predicted that Tuesday night into Wednesday morning will be the worst of the storm with snow levels dropping and more thunderstorms possible. Check below for ...

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All Evacuations Lifted For The Oak Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY–The Oak Fire started in the Midpines area of Mariposa County on July 22nd, 2022. The fire has burned almost 20,000 acres and is 86% contained. 127 single resident structures and 66 out buildings have been destroyed. Electricity has been restored to all customers and all evacuations and road closures have been lifted. From the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office ...

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Woman Drives Off Highway 49 Into Ravine

MARIPOSA COUNTY–A woman drove off an embankment on Highway 49 in Mariposa County at approximately 2:00 am on Thursday morning, 7.21.2022. The accident occurred in a remote area between Mariposa and Coulterville on the Bagby Grade. A small group was doing research in a creek that runs into the Merced River near Bagby and while walking up the dry creek ...

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