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Pioneer Market Makes New Things Possible At Ethos

MARIPOSA – Ethos Youth Center would like to thank Pioneer Market in Mariposa for their generosity through their 1 percent receipt donation program. With a total of 30,700 in collected receipts, Pioneer Market donated $307 to the youth center. “Thank you as well to a dedicated volunteer, Michele Wildhaber, who counted our receipts,” says Program Director Caroline Fruth. “Ethos will be ...

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Bass Lake MY*Tri This Saturday!

Written by Kim Lawson — BASS LAKE – The 3rd annual Bass Lake MY*Tri is all set for this Saturday, Sept. 12. This super fun triathlon is open to kids ages 5-17. Hosted at Miller’s Landing Resort on beautiful Bass Lake, just miles from Yosemite National Park, the MY*Tri offers an outstanding venue and challenging courses for all levels of ...

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Tenaya Fire Closes Some Trails In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – The Tenaya Fire, which is burning within the designated wilderness area of Yosemite National Park is now estimated at 431 acres with 10 percent containment. This wildfire began on Monday, Sept. 7, and was reported at approximately 9:30 p.m. The fire is being suppressed, and is very visible from all locations within the park. The fire spread rapidly ...

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Rough Fire Over 100,000 Acres As Smoke Blankets Area

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – As dense smoke continues to impact central California, the Rough Fire has now grown to 103, 244 acres, still at 31 percent containment, and remains the largest active fire in California. Heavy concentrations of smoke continue to be present in the fire area. Smoke is slow to lift with increased impacts in the San Joaquin Valley ...

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500-Acre Fire Burning In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – The smoke visible in the Yosemite Valley today is coming from the Tenaya Fire, which is burning in Indian Canyon. The fire is located above the north rim of the Valley on both sides of the Lehamite trail, between the Valley and Tioga Road. The Tenaya Fire was discovered last night and is currently estimated at 500 acres. ...

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Alleged Attempted Murder In Mariposa Arts Park

MARIPOSA – A Mariposa man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder following an incident at the Mariposa County Arts Park. On Thursday Sept. 3, at approximately 7:50 p.m., the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an assault with a firearm. The victims reported that Michael Cutter, 26, had approached them while at the Mariposa County Arts ...

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Wildfire Smoke Threatens Public Health

MADERA COUNTY – Smoke from the Rough Fire is affecting air quality throughout the San Joaquin Valley and the foothills, prompting air officials to issue a health cautionary statement. Strong high pressure is causing stagnant dispersion conditions resulting in widespread smoke impacts across Fresno, Madera, Merced, Kings, Tulare, Stanislaus, San Joaquin and the valley portion of Kern counties. Air officials ...

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Madera County Medication Take-Back Event

MADERA COUNTY  – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is hosting another Medication Take-Back event scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 26. This service to the public is scheduled twice annually, once in the spring and once in the fall. Sheriff Varney wants to remind the public of the importance of proper disposal of medications that are no longer needed. “Many prescription and ...

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Firefighter Burn Injury On Rough Fire

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – At approximately 8 a.m. this morning, a firefighter was injured while working in the Converse Basin area of the Rough Fire. The firefighter was part of a Hotshot crew working the night shift, tasked with monitoring the fire line along Hoist Ridge, looking for spot fires that may have flared up outside the containment line. Given ...

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Growth Of Rough Fire Slowed, Smoke Still An Issue

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The Rough Fire has grown to 85,894 acres with 31 percent containment and remains the largest active fire in California. Heavy concentrations of smoke are expected near the fire today. Smoke will be slow to lift, and light and variable transport winds are expected primarily from the south, with increased impacts expected in San Joaquin Valley ...

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