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Woman Trapped Overnight After Crash Near Yosemite Has Died

TUOLUMNE COUNTY — A woman involved in an accident that left her and two injured companions alone overnight down an embankment off Highway 120 on Monday evening has passed away, according to the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office. “We are sad to report that Maria Fissman — the woman extricated from the vehicle — did pass away from her injuries last ...

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Cause Of Broken Fire Released

COARSEGOLD – Fire Investigators with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit determined equipment use as the cause of the Broken Fire. The Broken Fire started on July 4, and was caused by a bulldozer striking a rock in dry grass. This fire ultimately burned 102 acres of vegetation north of Coarsegold, near the Broken ...

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Supervisors Consider Purchase Of New Fire Equipment

MADERA COUNTY — As the County struggles with ways to replace the aging fleet of fire engines and water tenders and address the crisis in Paid Call Firefighters (PCFs) needed to drive them, the Board of Supervisors today considered the expenditure of over $500,000 to purchase two water tender/fire engine hybrid units to be put in service at Stations 12 ...

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Tourists Spend Night Trapped In Wreck After Yosemite Trip

TUOLUMNE COUNTY — A group outing to Yosemite yesterday ended with a Search and Rescue mission for the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office and CHP, and a harrowing night for three women who crashed their SUV down a steep embankment. On Monday morning, a group of 10 German tourists left San Francisco for a day of sightseeing in Yosemite National Park. ...

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Wildfires Char Over 417,000 Acres In California

CALIFORNIA — Over 10,000 firefighters are battling 6 large wildfires in California. This morning firefighters were able to contain the destructive Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino County which has been burning since Aug. 12. The Blue Cut Fire burned an estimated 321 structures, including 105 homes, making it the 20th most destructive wildfire in California’s history. Last week firefighters ...

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Paddle Board Yoga On Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Stand up paddle boarding is a fast growing sporting activity that provides a host of health benefits, including strength building and reducing stress. Summer isn’t over, so consider starting your morning off with paddle board yoga in the marina at Miller’s Landing at Bass Lake. The fun and relaxing practice takes place on Tuesday mornings at 7 a.m., and continues all ...

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Help Decide How Federal Dollars Are Spent

CLOVIS – The Fresno County/Madera County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is seeking applications from interested citizens who would like to join a committee to provide guidance for Federal dollars to be used in each of the two Counties. President Clinton signed into law the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act of 2000. This Act was designed to restore ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Documentary Released Online

MARIPOSA — Lovely Film’s documentary on the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) Our Nation’s Nature tour is now available for free viewing online. Our Nation’s Nature is an evening-length symphonic cycle of orchestral works composed by MSO Founder/Conductor Les Marsden. The project was awarded a major grant by the California Arts Council to help fund the orchestra’s seven-concert tour of the ...

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Apply Now For Mariposa Community Foundation Grants

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Community Foundation announces the opening of Community Enrichment Grants for 2016. A limited number of grants up to $1,000 each are available, and applications are invited from Mariposa County nonprofit organizations. Eligible organizations are Mariposa-based and provide services that improve the quality of life for the communities and residents of the county. They must be recognized ...

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Hunting Season Starts In Sierra National Forest

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — As hunting season begins, the Forest Service prepares for the arrival of hunters from all over California. Archery season for deer begins Aug. 20 and will run until Sept. 11. General hunting season begins Sept. 17 and ends Oct. 30. For more information regarding hunting please visit https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/. Currently the Sierra National Forest has fire restrictions ...

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