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Head-On Crash Blocks Highway 41, Injures Coarsegold Man

COARSEGOLD — A head-on collision sent one man to the hospital this evening, and blocked Highway 41 for over an hour. Just after 8 p.m., a 16-year-old male from Coarsegold was southbound on Highway 41 in a green 2000 Subaru Outback, traveling at an unknown rate of speed, approaching Van Teri Lane south of Coarsegold. An 18-year-old male, also from ...

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Parole Denied For Second Yosemite Lakes Park Arsonist

MADERA COUNTY — The Coarsegold woman convicted in 2014 of arson and conspiracy for a string of fires in the Yosemite Lakes Park area has been denied parole. On Sept. 1, the Madera County District Attorney’s Office filed an opposition to the pending parole release of Alice Waterman, age 50, from the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla. Waterman was ...

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Construction And Traffic Delays In Yosemite

YOSEMITE –Anyone headed into Yosemite National Park should be aware of delays due to road work and paving operations. Here is an update of the traffic delays inside the park. Wawona Road Delays around the South Entrance: There will be 30-minute delays with single lane traffic control 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. as paving operations continue. There will be extensive ...

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Crews Resume Fireline Suppression Repairs On Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA – Cal Fire’s Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has resumed fireline suppression repair of the Detwiler Fire in the Midpines and Hunters Valley areas of Mariposa County. Fire suppression repair is a series of actions taken once a fire has been suppressed, to repair the impacts to the land and minimize the potential for soil erosion and other issues that might ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Concert Launches 16th Season

MARIPOSA — The sixteenth season of the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra begins on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. with a concert consisting appropriately of sixteen pieces: the complete Slavonic Dances of Antonín Dvořák. Mariposa audiences will have the very rare opportunity to hear them played in their entirety, live in concert. Comprised of two sets of eight dances each, many ...

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Audubon Program Focuses On Revised National Forest Plans

Written by Len McKenzie — MARIPOSA — California is blessed with a number of national forests, along with national and state parks and other open-space areas, that offer a multitude of activities and benefits to its residents and visitors. Those benefits are among the primary reasons many people have chosen to live in Mariposa, Oakhurst and the other communities that ...

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What Happens Next At North Fork’s Old Mill Site?

Submitted by Ryan Schulte —  NORTH FORK — The North Fork Community Development Council (CDC) wants your opinion! Over the last few decades the CDC has been working to clean up and redevelop the site of the old lumber mill in North Fork. We now have some infrastructure in place and are contracting a bio mass energy plant. As we ...

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Vegetation Fire Along Road 400 Near Hensley Lake

RAYMOND — For the second time today, firefighters were dispatched to reports of a vegetation fire, this time in the Raymond/ Coarsegold area. At about 1:40 p.m., crews were called out to a fire on Road 400 near the dam at Hensley Lake. Engines from Cal Fire and Madera County Fire responded, along with Air Attack, two air tankers, two ...

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Crews On Scene Of A Fire In The Bootjack Area

MARIPOSA — Just before noon today, firefighters responded to a reported vegetation fire in the Bootjack area of Mariposa County. At 11:45 a.m., crews were dispatched to the end of Ramblin Road near Mt. Lilac Road, including engines from Cal Fire and Mariposa County, two hand crews from Mt. Bullion, Helicopter 551 out of Yosemite, plus Air Attack and an ...

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