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Pre-evacuation ordered issued for Putney Place area in North Fork

A pre-evacuation order has been issued for the Putney Place area in North Fork.The Madera County Sheriff's Office is asking residents to monitor the situation and to be prepared to evacuate. If you are in need of assistance call 911.Cal Fire officials said there are two roadside fires in the area. N


‘There’s still a lot of work to be done.’ Ferguson Fire full containment date moved up

The Ferguson Fire is inching toward its end, contained by 87 percent as of Wednesday, though firefighters say full containment won’t be soon as expected.

SIERRA STAR - 2018-08-15 13:14:00

Ferguson Fire Near Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County Tuesday, August 14 Operations Map

August 14, 2018 - Tuesday Operations Map of the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County near Yosemite National Park.Monday Evening Information:96,606 acres and 86% containmentMonday Morning Information:


Former Army Ranger missing in northern part of Yosemite National Park

Scott Tenczar, 48, an avid outdoorsman and a former U.S. Army Ranger who served a tour of duty in Afghanistan about 15 years ago, was last seen at the Bridgeport Ranger Station in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest on July 25.

UNION DEMOCRAT - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Parking woes around FCC reignite as another school year begins

"I came home at lunch and ended up having to park about two blocks away. There was no parking,” she said. “I went back to work, came home, and again ended up having to park around the corner."

YOURCENTRALVALLEY.COM - 2018-08-16 00:22:58

New coach, small numbers, but still high expectations for Mariposa.

It’s been a chaotic summer for the Mariposa High football team.Ryan Oliphant announced he had to step down as the Grizzlies head coach because of health reasons. Robert Stitt has been named the interim coach.The Ferguson Fire has made concentrating on football tough for the players. Smoke and air qu

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-08-15 19:50:00

Body found in Central Fresno canal

CENTRAL FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26 NEWS) —The Fresno Police Department is now trying to figure out how a body ended up in a Central Fresno canal.According to police, two people were walking by the canal near Fresno and Shields Wednesday night when they spotted a body floating in the water. They decided t

KMPH.COM - 2018-08-15 20:50:15

Teenager ran from home and has been missing for almost two weeks. Have you seen her?

By Bryant-Jon Anteolabjanteola@fresnobee.comA 14-year-old girl is missing and the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help.Josefina Pureco was last seen Aug. 2 in southeast Fresno, near Tulare and Clovis avenues.Investigators believe she ran away from home, but do not think she is in danger

FRESNO BEE - 2018-08-14 21:55:00

Closed Due to Poor Air Quality and Possible Danger, Yosemite Valley Opens Today

This photo provided by Visit Yosemite, Madera County Visitors Bureau, shows Yosemite National Park employees, and a few visitors from France, posing for a photo holding hand fans that read #YosemiteNOW, a hashtag being used to spread the word that the park is open, at the park’s Mariposa Grove of Gi

KSRO.COM - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

Yosemite National Park reopens, but wildfire’s toll on tourism still felt

© Noah BergerIn this July 24 file photo, smoke from the Ferguson Fire fills the sky, vehicles leave Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Yosemite National Park will reopen Aug. 14, 14 days after a wildfire choked the park with smoke at the peak of tourist season. Park spokesman Scott Ge

MSN.COM - 2018-08-14 19:37:34

Yosemite Valley's open for business, but will the tourists flock back?

A group of about 50 business owners from the gateway town of Mariposa, California, received permission to briefly shut down one of the main arteries to the iconic park, Highway 140, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning to celebrate its reopening.

USA TODAY - 2018-08-15 03:05:00

Family of hiker missing in Yosemite National Park hopes for safe return

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - The brother of a hiker missing in Yosemite National Park, speaks to Eyewitness News. 48-year-old Scott Tenczar was last seen at Bridgeport Ranger station on July 25.

YOURCENTRALVALLEY.COM - 2018-08-14 07:56:38

New coach leads Badgers back into NSL

The 2018 season brings two big changes for Yosemite High football. First, Chance Sigala takes over as head coach. Second, Yosemite will move back into North Sequoia League play after a two-year absence.Sigala inherits a program on a solid foundation. YHS is coming off a 9-1 season with two-straight


The Latest: Fire destroys historic cabins in Glacier park

FILE - In this July 25, 2018 file photo, Hannah Whyatt poses for a friend's photo as smoke from the Ferguson Fire fills Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Yosemite National Park will reopen... more

EXPRESSNEWS.COM - 2018-08-14 17:46:39

Business owners, visitors rejoice as Yosemite reopens

FILE - In this July 25, 2018 file photo, a sign on Highway 41 announces the closure of Yosemite National Park near Oakhurst, Calif. Yosemite National Park could reopen its scenic valley and other areas Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, if conditions improve after a 12-day closure due to nearby wildfires. The pa


Ferguson fire reaches 86% containment on one-month anniversary

Firefighters reached 86 percent containment on the Ferguson Fire on Tuesday, one month after the blaze erupted on July 14, authorities reported.

SIERRA STAR - 2018-08-14 08:30:00

Classes start Thursday, Aug. 16 in Oakhurst, Bass Lake districts

It’s time for new backpacks, binders, highlighters, pens and pencils. “Your vacation is over,” said Kathleen Murphy, principal of Oakhurst Elementary School, as she reminded students to set their alarm clocks for the first day of school. The 2018-19 school year begins on Thursday, Aug. 16 for the Ba


Firefighters close in on total containment of Ferguson Fire

Containment efforts Monday were concentrated near the Badger Pass snowboard and ski area, where a satellite camp of firefighters has been established. The main camp is in Ahwahnee. As a mark of progress, Yosemite National Park officials announced the reopening of Wawona and Mariposa Grove to visitor


Ferguson Fire burns 403 more acres, but full containment closer

Full containment of the Ferguson Fire is seemingly near, as is the reopening of many locations within Yosemite National Park.The wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park is 83 percent contained and has burned 403 more acres since Saturday afternoon — bringing the total acreage to 95,947, accord


Ferguson Fire Near Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County Monday, August 13 Operations Map

August 13, 2018 - Monday Operations Map of the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County near Yosemite National Park.Sunday Morning Information, No Sunday Evening InformationThe Ferguson Fire is now 95,947 acres with 83% containment