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Lawson Studios Raises Funds For Victims Of Mountain Area Fires

MARIPOSA — Lawson Studios, local screen printing and design studio, recently presented the Mariposa Community Foundation with a check for $6,416. Lawson Studios designed, produced, and sold hundreds of custom Detwiler Fire shirts and hats to raise funds for victims of the Detwiler Fire. The Lawson team, along with friends and family including Chenise Perry, Kyle Kjobech, Claudia Dysard, Jeff ...

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Long-Time Volunteer Firefighters Jere & Diann Miller Retire

NORTH FORK — After a combined 60-plus years of service to the community as Paid Call Firefighters (PCFs), Jere and Diann Miller are retiring. At a special dinner on Monday, Nov. 6, the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary bid a fond but sad farewell to the couple, who have responded to fires, accidents and medical aids from Station 11 ...

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Yosemite Celebrates Winners Of Gateway Expressions Contest

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery will celebrate the winners of the 2017 Gateway Expressions Student Art, Photography and Poetry Contest from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 18. The celebration reception will take place in front of The Ansel Adams Gallery in the Yosemite Village. This annual contest celebrates the creativity of students in ...

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Toys For Tots Making Christmas Season Joyful For Every Child

MADERA COUNTY — The 2017 Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign in Eastern Madera County has begun with the placement of toy donation boxes and cash donation jars in over five dozen schools, businesses and agencies. Dennis Osantowski, in his 4th year as Toys for Tots Coordinator, says that this may be one of the toughest years for the program ...

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Vegetation Fire North Of Oakhurst, Fire Season Isn’t Over

OAKHURST —  Firefighters responded to a vegetation fire on Highway 41 near Road 620 this morning, reminding everyone that fire season is not over, and the Cal Fire burn ban remains in place. Just after 11:30 this morning, crews were called out to a fire that was reported by the first unit at scene to be about one-half acre with ...

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We Are Grateful For Child Care Providers

Submitted by ICES — MARIPOSA COUNTY — As the season of gratitude approaches, we at Infant/Child Enrichment Services (ICES) would like to suggest taking a moment of grateful reflection for child care providers in our county. These hard working individuals allow parents to work, worry-free, with the knowledge that their children are safe and well-cared for. When parents can focus ...

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Madera Sheriff Is Recruiting Search & Rescue Volunteers

MADERA COUNTY — Do you enjoy being in the back country? Do you want to help your fellow citizens? If so, you are invited to learn more about becoming a volunteer member of the Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team (MADSAR). The Sheriff’s Office is actively recruiting new members, and applications are being accepted until Dec. 13. To save a ...

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Apply Now To Become A Seasonal Cal Fire Firefighter

CALIFORNIA — Cal Fire is now accepting applications for the position of Fire Fighter I – a seasonal, temporary classification used by Cal Fire. Applications are accepted each year during a one-month filing period from Nov. 1 – 30. As a member of a fire crew, a Fire Fighter I fights wildland, rural, and structural fires and responds to various ...

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The History Mystery #58

A School, A House, A Home — This is the photo of the first house that Grover and Dorothy Whitener bought. The building was located along the South Fork of Willow Creek just east of the town of North Fork, and was formerly a schoolhouse before it became a residence. The Mystery — What was the name of that school? ...

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Crash Snarls Traffic On Highway 41 For Over 90 Minutes

COARSEGOLD — Two separate accidents on Highway 41 slowed traffic to a crawl just north of Road 200 this afternoon, finally bringing the afternoon commute to a standstill as first responders tended to those involved and tow operators cleared the scene. Just before 4 p.m., CHP and firefighters responded to a multi-vehicle accident in front of the Black Hawk Lodge. ...

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