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Cause Of Death Released For Man Who Died After Detwiler Fire Arrest

MARIPOSA — The cause of death of Mariposa resident Daniel Thomas, who died on July 27, has been determined following the receipt of the toxicology reports. According the coroner’s report, Thomas died of “methamphetamine intoxication” after being transported to the hospital following his release from the Mariposa County Jail. On July 22, Thomas was arrested along with another man, for “trespassing ...

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Deputies Respond To Reports Of 75 Gunshots Near Oakhurst

OAKHURST — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is asking for information about dozens of gunshots heard by residents in the area of Road 426 and Road 423 last night. On Thursday night, several people called in and reported hearing about 75 gunshots in the area, according to the Sheriff’s Office, and one person said it sounded like a “gun fight.” ...

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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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