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Caltrans Traffic Advisory: Repair Project on State Route 140

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is conducting a pavement rehabilitation project on State Route 140 from the Mariposa/Merced County Line to approximately one mile east of Trower Road in Mariposa County. To complete this project as expeditiously as possible, crews will work daytime and nighttime hours and employ one-way traffic control between 10 a.m. and 10 ...

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Winter Service To Yosemite National Park Now Running

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MERCED – The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) is now operating its winter schedule for bus service running from Merced and Mariposa to Yosemite National Park. YARTS Highway 140 Winter Schedule (PDF) The Highway 140 service operates year-round but reduces the frequency of service to and from the park after the summer season. YARTS routes into Yosemite that originate ...

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Valley Center for the Blind Hosts White Cane Safety Day Walk

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FRESNO — The White Cane Safety Day Walk, hosted by the Valley Center for the Blind, returns Saturday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Inspiration Park in Fresno (see map below) to celebrate the white cane, a symbol of independence for the blind and visually impaired community. This event is also an opportunity for those experiencing blindness ...

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UCCE Presents Basics of Fermenting and Pickling in Merced

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MERCED — The UC Master Food Preservers of Mariposa County (serving Mariposa, Merced, Madera and Fresno Counties) will be holding a workshop, “Basics of Fermenting and Pickling” in Merced at the UC Cooperative Extension office on October 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration is required and is available online. Interested parties may also call 209-966-2417 for more information. This is ...

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Fatal Accident Delays Morning Commute

MADERA COUNTY–Shortly after 8:00am this morning, Thursday, September 15, 2022, a major motor vehicle accident occurred on Highway 41 near Avenue 15. All lanes of the highway were closed for several hours, wreaking havoc on the morning commute. At approximately 8:16am, California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officers from the Madera Division, were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident involving multiple vehicles ...

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Excessive Heat Warning Extended Through Friday

HANFORD—The National Weather Service Hanford Office has extended The Excessive Heat Warning for the San Joaquin Valley, Kern County desert, Sierra foothills, Yosemite Valley, Kern River Valley, and Coastal Range until 8 PM PDT Friday evening. An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot weather will occur. Heat related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat ...

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Air District to Provide Clean Air Centers With New Funding

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Clean Air Centers Pilot Program was established by AB 836 (Wicks) and provides the Valley Air District $750,000 in funding to create a network of clean air centers to provide vulnerable populations a respite from wildfires and other smoke events. The program will pay public or private organizations up to 100% of the cost of large ...

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Excessive Heat Warning Extended

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office in Hanford, CA  has extended the Excessive Heat Warning issued earlier in the week as reported here. The warning is now expected to last until Wednesday, September 7, 2022. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for the San Joaquin Valley, Kern County desert, Sierra foothills, Yosemite Valley, Kern River Valley, and Coastal ...

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Excessive Heat Expected All Week

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office in Hanford, CA  is reporting that excessive heat is expected through the San Joaquin Valley and Lower Sierra foothills throughout the week of 8.29.2022 and the Labor Day Holiday weekend. An Excessive Heat Watch is in effect for the San Joaquin Valley, Kern County desert, Lower Sierra foothills, Yosemite Valley, Kern River ...

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Final Weekend! MOTG Presents Good Medicine and Roger Perry

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MARIPOSA — For the final weekend of Mariposa County Arts Council’s Music on the Green for the 2022 season, Good Medicine return on Friday, August 26, and Roger Perry will play Saturday, August 27. Good Medicine (see video below) are led by husband and wife duo Frank and Debbie Sipes. Deb plays guitar and Frank plays bass. They’re both singer/songwriters ...

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