Tuolumne to Yosemite Valley: Vogelsang High Camp AdventureCharlie PankeyNewsBreak Contributor
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Veiled in Beauty: The Mesmeric Magic of Bridalveil FallLayla JourneyNewsBreak Contributor
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40-year-old woman found dead in Madera County home identified
The Madera County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim of an ongoing homicide investigation.
🚧 Scheduled Highway Closures in Mariposa County (2/25 - 3/2/24) 🚧
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Stockton, CA. Residents and visitors of Mariposa County should be aware of upcoming scheduled highway closures starting from February 25th to March 2nd, 2024. For the specifics regarding which highways will be affected and the exact times of these closures, it is advised to visit the provided link to view the detailed travel advisory. This information is essential for planning your travel accordingly and avoiding potential delays. Moreover, for real-time traffic condition updates, another link has been made available which will be instrumental in making informed travel decisions if you're commuting in or around the affected areas. To stay ahead of the traffic and plan your routes, please visit the scheduled highway closure information at https://t.co/cAjTA09VKz and for the latest traffic conditions, refer to https://t.co/sgfT02rMbM. These updates are brought to you by local transportation agencies, including CaltransHQ, CHPMariposa, and MariposaSheriff, who are collectively working to keep the public informed and safe on the roads. Remember to 'Know Before You Go' and adhere to all travel advisories for a smooth commuting experience during this period.
Arrest made in vandalism spree
The Madera County Sheriff’s Deputies received reports of multiple vandalisms that occurred on Road 426 in Oakhurst last week. Windows were shattered at two separate locations — Yosemite Dance Company (damaged estimated at $3,000), and New Community United Methodist Church (damage estimated at $1,000) on February 12. In...
M3.7 earthquake rattles Central California, USGS says
A preliminary 3.7 magnitude earthquake struck Wednesday morning in Central California, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake hit at 6:01 a.m. and was centered about 22 miles northeast of Paso Robles, the USGS said. No other information was immediately available. This is a developing story. Details may...
Visibility to drop below a quarter mile in parts of California posing morning hazard for driving
The National Weather Service's Hanford office issues a weather update outlining a series of atmospheric conditions expected in Central California. Motorists in Central California are urged to exercise caution as dense fog is anticipated along Highway 99 on Thursday morning. The weather service warns of a 50-70% chance of visibility dropping below 1/4 of a mile, affecting travel conditions.
Yosemite's Remarkable 2023: Centennial Celebrations, Record Donations, and Major Conservation Efforts
In 2023, Yosemite National Park had a notable year, with the Conservancy's centennial partnership celebrations and a record $17 million in donations. Record snowfalls led to strong waterfalls, drawing crowds to Yosemite Valley. The wildflower bloom was delayed but impressive, with flowers blooming at all altitudes in spring and summer.
Ahwahnee Resident Publishes First Book
AHWAHNEE—Ahwahnee resident Michael Decker has just published his first novel entitled A Fitting Epitaph. That alone is reason for applause. Even more, he did it at 82 years of age. Michael first wrote A Fitting Epitaph in the 1970’s during the time when he worked as a journeyman typographer...
California offered $57 million to help this hospital reopen. Now, it finally has a plan
A California hospital that left a county of 160,000 people without critical emergency care when it shut down 13 months ago took a significant step toward reopening last week, and it could begin accepting patients as early as this summer. That’s good news for the residents of Madera County, but the court-approved deal to revive […]
Arrests in burglary made
Madera Police Department sets up in the Boot Barn parking lot while searching for a suspected shoplifter, whom they apprehended a short distance away. Friday night MPD officers were busy responding to various calls, including shoplifting and a burglary in progress at different locations. Officers responded to the area of...
Severe Storms, Flooding, & Strong Winds Expected Across Northern/Central CA from Feb 18th – 21st
A significant weather system is expected to impact northern and central California early this week, with ongoing showers already today. The system's main effects will be felt from Sunday through Wednesday of next week. This system will not only bring significant precipitation but also poses the risk of strong to severe thunderstorms, scattered and embedded, especially on Monday. Additionally, significant snowfall is expected in the mountains, with several feet of snow anticipated. Check overall forecast’s for further specific details on the forecast.
Man drives Yosemite park ranger’s stolen car off 200-foot cliff and survives, feds say
He hit another car head-on during a high-speed, wrong-way chase on a bridge in the park, prosecutors said.
Eagles Sit on Eggs During Snow Storm in Big Bear Valley
The nest is the current home for Jackie and Shadow, a local bald eagle pair. The eagles are sitting on three eggs as they wait to hatch.
Homeowner Assistance Available for Defensible Space
MADERA COUNTY–The Eastern Madera County Fire Safe Council (EMCFSC) is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for Defensible Space Assistance, chipping, and hazard tree removal. EMCFSC has resources available to assist low-income, tribal, elderly, or otherwise disadvantaged residents. Residents identified as vulnerable in Eastern Madera County (EMC) with establishing defensible space in compliance with regional code ordinances.
Flooding, trees falling and hail: Winter Storm causes damage across the Valley
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA (FOX26) — Central California didn't just get wet this past storm; trees, powerlines, and washed-out roads were causing quite a commotion across the Valley. Now, the California Highway Patrol is asking everyone to slow down when roadways are slick. Heavy rain, flash flooding, and even hail were...
Calling All Rangers: Redwood High Blood Drive Rescheduled
The Redwood High Blood Drive has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 24, 2024. Students must be 16, at least 110 pounds, and provide a photo ID. On Wednesday, April 24, 2024, the Redwood High Blood Drive will take place in the gym from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students must...
Madera County Board of Supervisors Feb. 20 meeting
The Madera County and Fresno County Fire Protection District are under an automatic and mutual aid agreement for the first time. Assistance with fires or other local fire department-related emergencies is to be reciprocated. It strengthens emergency responses and has little fiscal impact. Jayson Architecture was awarded the North Fork...
Two burglary suspects busted, including one woman who targeted California Boot Barn, police say
The Madera Police Department (MPD) was in action last night, handling various incidents, including shoplifting and a burglary in progress at separate locations. The timely and effective response by MPD officers resulted in the arrest of two suspects, ensuring the safety of the community, police said.
Embark on a Culinary Journey: Discover Mariposa's Must-Try Italian Eateries
This article presents a tour of three exquisite Italian restaurants in Mariposa. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments? If yes, we would love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below.
Local Health Updates: East Oakland Clinic's Legal Action, Madera County Hospital Reopening, and Potential Changes in Obesity Drug Coverage
The East Oakland community clinic in California is taking legal action against pharmacy companies. The issue is inaccurate pulse oximeter readings in Black patients, a problem that has increased since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The clinic's goal is to bring attention to this overlooked issue. This information was shared in the California Healthline Daily Edition, which also reported on the unexpected partnership between former Assembly Republican leader Marie Waldron and San Francisco Democratic state Sen. Scott Wiener on the topic of psychedelic drugs.
Rooted—A Vision Becomes Reality
COARSEGOLD—There’s a new kid coming to town in Coarsegold Historic Village. Owner Rose Morgan has scheduled the grand opening of Rooted The Farmers Market Collective for Friday, March 1, 2024. This fulfills a dream she says she’s had for many years. She’s always wished for a local collective of farmers and crafters who provide traditionally-created foods and products in a year-round venue.