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Rebates On Water-Saving Devices For Mariposa Co. Residents

MARIPOSA COUNTY  – The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) has launched a new rebate program that offers cash rebates for the purchase and installation of specific water-efficient products. Funded by a Department of Water Resources grant to the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District, these rebates are administered by the MCRCD and are open to customers of LDPCSD in ...

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Good Medicine And Roger Perry At Final Music On The Green

Written by Ronnie Sweeting — MARIPOSA –– The last weekend of Music on the Green – the free summer concert series brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors – at The Art Park in historic, downtown Mariposa, Calif., will feature two of the best: Good Medicine on Friday, Aug. 26, and The Roger ...

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South Fork Fire Now Just 1/4 Mile From Wawona

YOSEMITE — Wawona residents evacuated from their homes on Saturday can only watch and wait for a change in the erratic weather that has increased activity on the west flank of the South Fork Fire. The fire is now estimated at 3,473 acres with 10 percent containment. As the threat to the community of Wawona has grown with the daily ...

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Suspect Killed By Officer After Carjacking Near Madera Ranchos

MADERA COUNTY — One man is dead and two others are in custody following a reported carjacking that ended with a chase through the orchards in the Madera Ranchos area this afternoon. Just before 2 p.m., CHP officers and Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports that three Hispanic males had held a motorist at gunpoint near Avenue 15 at Highway 41, ...

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Coolwater Ranch Launches New Season Of Concerts

AHWAHNEE — The fall lineup at Coolwater Ranch has changed a bit, but one thing remains the same — top-notch musicians will be taking the stage this season. On Saturday, Sept. 30, Robin and the crew will welcome back David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach — Hill Country blues duo extraordinaire. David plays extraordinary slide guitar combined with a voice soulful ...

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South Fork Fire Nearly 3,200 Acres, Wawona Evacuated

YOSEMITE — After increased fire activity on the west flank of the South Fork Fire forced residents of Wawona from their homes yesterday morning, they gathered at the Tenaya Lodge last night to hear from fire officials about the current situation. Incident Commander Deron Mills assured everyone that the decision to evacuate was not taken lightly. “We struggled with this ...

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Wawona Being Evacuated Due To South Fork Fire

YOSEMITE — A Mandatory Evacuation Order has been issued for the community of Wawona inside Yosemite National Park due to increased activity on the west flank of the South Fork Fire. The evacuation order is for all areas east of Highway 41 along Chilnualna Falls Road and Forest Drive, including the Big Trees Lodge. Residents and visitors must vacate by ...

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Roll-Over Crash Blocks Road 200, Damages Fine Gold Bridge

NORTH FORK — A single-vehicle crash at the Fine Gold Creek bridge blocked the road for about an hour this morning, and tore a big chunk out of the 70-year-old bridge. A 60-year-old man from Fresno was eastbound on Road 200 in a 2009 Lincoln Town Car registered to a limousine service in the valley, when he entered the 25 ...

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South Fork Fire Now 2,900 Acres With 10 Percent Containment

YOSEMITE —  Crews made good progress on the South Fork Fire yesterday, constructing hand line on the west flank of the fire north of Wawona Dome. The fire is now estimated at 2,903 acres with 10 percent containment. There are 528 personnel assigned to the incident including 13 hand crews, 7 helicopters, 11 engines and 3 air tankers. UPDATE 11 ...

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Trailers Delivered To Families Who Lost Homes In Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA — On Wednesday night, Duane Drost, president of Bless You, Inc. out of Milford Iowa and his crew rolled into Mariposa with travel trailers in tow. Bruce – a retired firefighter who lives just north of Los Angeles – was watching the news when he saw the details of the Detwiler Fire. He immediately reached out to the local ...

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