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Deadline to Apply for FEMA Aid Extended to September 1

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Renters and homeowners in 14 counties impacted by the February and March storms and flooding will now have more time to sign up for federal disaster assistance. FEMA’s registration period, due to end July 20, has been extended to Sept. 1, 2023. The eligible counties are Butte, Kern, Madera, Mariposa, Mendocino, Mono, Monterey, Nevada, San Benito, San ...

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Deadline to Apply to FEMA Has Been Extended to July 20

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Renters and homeowners in the 12 counties eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance due to the severe storms and flooding that took place in February and March now have an additional 45 days, until July 20, 2023, to apply for FEMA assistance. The previous deadline was Monday, June 5. The eligible counties include Butte, Kern, ...

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Food Benefits Available for Those Impacted by Recent Storms

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) today announced that individuals and families affected by the recent severe winter storms in Madera, Mendocino, and Mono counties may be eligible to receive Disaster CalFresh food benefits as part of continuing disaster recovery efforts. A family of four with a monthly income up to $3,130 per month may be ...

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30 Days Left to Register With FEMA for Disaster Assistance

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — – Survivors with losses caused by the severe storms, floods, landslides and mudslides that began February 21, 2023, have less than 30 days left to register for federal disaster assistance. The deadline to apply for assistance is Monday, June 5, 2023. Disaster assistance is available to eligible individuals and households in the disaster-designated counties of:  Kern Madera ...

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More Counties Affected by Storms Now Eligible for FEMA Aid

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Madera, Mendocino and Mono counties were added to the major disaster declaration for California’s severe storms and flooding that began on February 21, 2023.  They join the counties previously designated for Individual Assistance: Kern, Mariposa, Monterey, San Benito, San Bernardino, Santa Cruz, Tulare and Tuolumne. In addition, Amador, Butte, Del Norte, Glenn, Inyo, Madera, Modoc, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz counties are now eligible for FEMA’s Public ...

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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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8 Day Pack Trip With Stock From Virginia Lakes To Twin Lakes

A mule named Jigs took me to places I had never visited. His sure feet led me up and down rocky trails, sandy trails, steep trails, wet trails, and by beautiful reflective lakes and high granite mountains in northern Yosemite and the Hoover Wilderness. Where: Yosemite National Park, Toiyabe National Forest, Hoover WildernessDistance: 56.3 MilesDifficulty: Moderate to DifficultElevation Range: 7,159′ ...

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RCRC Announces Winner of Sixth Annual Photo Contest

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SACRAMENTO – The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2022 Rural County Photo Contest, with this year’s first place prize going to Jay Coberly for his spectacular photo of a mountain range and surrounding valley in Inyo County. Photographers, amateur and professional alike, from all over California submitted photographs in this year’s ...

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Hiking To Conness Lakes With Fannie

White puffy clouds danced across the blue sky, casting their reflections in turquoise glacial-fed lakes. And those wildflowers were putting on a show along the trail that miners of yesterday utilized as they searched for their lucky strike! Where: Harvey Monroe Hall Research Natural Area, Hoover Wilderness, Inyo National ForestDistance: 10.05 Miles (shorter by about 2.6 miles if the water ...

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Mariposa County Tourism Spending Rebounds by $105 Million

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MARIPOSA COUNTY — Visitation to Mariposa County increased in 2021, bringing with it a boost to the tourism-based economy as pandemic restrictions eased. In total, $361.6 million was spent by visitors to the county, a huge increase over the $255.3 million spent in 2020 according to The Economic Impact of Travel in California, a report published this week by Visit California ...

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