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Tony Krizan’s Sierra Nevada Mountains Series

OAKHURST – Tony Krizan, local adventurer, author & photographer shares his 30 plus years of hiking experiences and photos with this exciting series. His July slide show presentation will feature, “Sierra High Route” from South Lake outside of Bishop to Roads End in Kings Canyon. This wilderness adventure will dazzle you with over 10 days of remote high elevation mountain ...

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Car Catches Fire After Crash On Road 223

NORTH FORK – An early morning crash near North Fork on Friday sent a Wishon woman to the hospital after her car caught fire. Just before 5 a.m., Carolyn Pinion, 60, was westbound on Road 223 in the curves approaching Road 420 when, for unknown reasons, she traveled off the right side of the roadway and hit the embankment. Her ...

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Youth Boardgaming League At Oakhurst Library

Written by Monica McClanahan OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Library will be hosting a month-long Youth BoardGaming League every Monday starting July 20, from 10:30am to 12:30pm. The league is open to all young people in 5th through 12th grade. Imagine the thrill of sitting at the table with your opponents, carefully evaluating all your options, creating a successful plan of ...

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“Be The Power Of One” At Oakhurst Library

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Library will host a very special event on Saturday, July 18 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Susan and Tim Madden, co-founders of their non-profit organization, “Be the Power of One,” will be discussing their work in Haiti, which has been ravaged by recent storms and a 2010 earthquake. The Maddens and their organization have promoted Haitian ...

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Cartel Pot Grow On Forest Service Land

MARIPOSA COUNTY – On July 8, 2015 the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office along with the US Forest Service, conducted a marijuana eradication operation in the Sierra National Forest. The garden, located in the Signal Peak area, was identified as an illegal Mexican Cartel Drug Trafficking Operation. While entering the garden complex, members of the eradication team located two subjects. One ...

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Soquel Bridge Closed For Replacement Project

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST –  On Tuesday, July 7, work began on the Soquel Bridge, located on Sky Ranch Road. Crews have removed the bridge and will work for the next few weeks to put in a new, double-wide bridge. Detours are now in place for people entering and leaving the Sierra National Forest on Sky Ranch Road (see detour map ...

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Len Nielson Takes Loggers Jamboree Title

NORTH FORK – The 56th annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree drew over 2,000 people to the Rec Center in North Fork over the 4th of July weekend. The competition was fierce, with Len Nielson taking the title of Champion Logger, beating out the winner of the past two years, Nathan Hodges, by just one point. Spectators were treated to fast and ...

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North Fork Classic Car Show & Street Party

NORTH FORK – Hot August Night Classic Car Show and Street Party will be making downtown North Fork the place to be on Saturday, Aug. 8th from 5 to 8 p.m. Classic cars will line the street and make use of the parking areas from the Pizza Factory to The Studio at the other end of town with local clubs, ...

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Sheriff’s Office Receives Life-Saving AEDs

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has graciously accepted a donation of seven Automated External Defibrillators, otherwise known as AEDs, from Rick Roesch, owner of Mercy Ambulance. An automated external defibrillator is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses life-threatening ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a patient. This is when the heart’s chambers “fibrillate” in an unsynchronized way, ...

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Young Victim Airlifted After Drowning Incident

COARSEGOLD – Sierra Ambulance, Cal Fire and Madera County Fire responded to reports of a drowning incident in the Coarsegold area around noon today. The young patient was transported from a home off Road 415 to a landing zone at the Yosemite Lakes Park Clubhouse and airlifted by SkyLife One air ambulance to Valley Children’s Hospital. The child is reported ...

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