Yosemite National Park in California will have to delay opening some facilities as winter snow and rain damaged roads, campgrounds, tent cabins and hiking trails. Half Dome and Mariposa Grove access is limited.
Caltrans reopened Highway 41 from Highway 145 to Road 200 on Friday afternoon, March 8, 2019. The highway had been closed due to rock slides near Rocky Cut and the risk of more rock slides extended the closure.
Highway 41 near Rocky Cut in eastern Madera County CA will remain closed, Caltrans announced Thursday afternoon, and it is unknown when it could reopen. The roadway was closed Wednesday afternoon due to rock slides.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Chawanakee Unified School District after the quotes of two LGBTQ students were removed from the yearbook at Minarets High School in O’Neals, California.
The Roman Catholic church has named a successor to Bishop Armando Ochoa to lead the Diocese of Fresno, California. Rev. Joseph V. Brennan will be the sixth bishop of the diocese when he takes over in May.
A Mariposa, CA man was arrested Friday after he attempted to meet with a minor outside of a home, investigators said. Deputies believe the man had used Facebook Messenger to communicate with the minor whom he allegedly had sex with.
Nearly 4,000 customers were without power in the foothills area of Madera, CA and Mariposa counties on Monday, March 4, 2019. A cause for the outage had yet to be determined Monday evening, according to PG&E spokesperson J.D. Guidi.
Highway 41 near Empty Creek Road in Oakhurst on Friday, March 1, days before it is scheduled to be limited to one way traffic. Caltrans announced closure will begin Monday, March 4 and will last two weeks.