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Update On The Oakwood Fire 7 PM Monday

MADERA COUNTY — The Oakwood Fire, which started on Saturday, June 10, at about 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Roads 209 and 406, is holding at 1,450 acres, and is now 85 percent contained. The containment estimate does not mean there is only line around 85 percent of the fire, but rather that officials are 100 percent confident in ...

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Highway 140 Closed Into Yosemite Due To Rock Slide

YOSEMITE — What is being described as a “significant rock slide” near Dog Rock on Highway 140 has forced the closure of the roadway for at least 24 hours. The rockfall was reported around noon today and has closed the El Portal Road and Arch Rock Entrance. The rockfall is inside the park boundary about two miles east of the ...

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Local “Super Group” Debuts At Music on the Green

Written by Ronnie Sweeting — MARIPOSA — Music on the Green – brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors – presents the third of thirteen weekends of free concerts with a special appearance/ debut of local “super-group” Arroyo (w/Little Tiger) on Friday, June 16, and from San Francisco, Trance Mission Duo (featuring Stephen ...

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Yosemite Renaissance Presents “A Week In The Park”

OAKHURST — Yosemite Renaissance is proud to present “A Week in the Park,” Plein Air Works by Trowzers Akimbo and Friends. The work will be on display at Gallery 5, 40983 Highway 41, Suite 5, in Oakhurst from June 10 through 22, with a special reception on Saturday, June 17, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., featuring live music and food. ...

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Update On Oakwood Fire 11 AM Monday

MADERA COUNTY — The Oakwood Fire, which started on Saturday, June 10, at about 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Roads 209 and 406, is holding at 1,450 acres with 75 percent containment. A quick-moving storm brought rain and wind to the burn area yesterday evening. Crews continue to strengthen firelines and do mop-up of hot spots within the perimeter. ...

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Soupbowl Prescribed Burn Halted Due To Rain And Snow

YOSEMITE — At 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, Yosemite Fire and Aviation started ignition on the Soupbowl Prescribed Fire Unit between the South Entrance to Yosemite National Park and the community of Wawona. At 9 p.m., operations were shut down due to mixed rain and snow. Burn conditions were good leading up to the weather event, and 5-10 acres ...

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Man Tries To Run Down Law Enforcement Officers

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A pursuit along Mariposa County roads ended with damage to a Sheriff’s unit, and a suspect in custody, charged with assault with a deadly weapon. On Sunday, June 11, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a Mariposa Area California Highway Patrol officer attempted to stop a speeding vehicle traveling northbound on Highway 49 South near the Mariposa/Madera County line, ...

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Update On The Oakwood Fire

MADERA COUNTY — As firefighters continue to strengthen firelines and work hot spots in the interior of the Oakwood Fire, Cal Fire has updated the estimated acreage to 1,450 acres with 75 percent containment. The Incident Commander has received word from the Emergency Command Center that there is a weather system moving in that will likely bring wind and rain ...

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Dispose Of Hazardous Household Waste Free At YHS Event

OAKHURST — This is your chance to clean out that garage or shed, get rid of that broken TV, or dispose of paint and dangerous chemicals. Madera County is sponsoring a one-day hazardous waste disposal event on Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Yosemite High School, 50200 Road 427 in Oakhurst. None of the items listed ...

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Free Workshop On Building Good Garden Soil

MARIPOSA — Gardeners say dirt is what’s under your feet, but soil is what makes your plants grow. Few patches of dirt are good patches of soil, but there are ways you can help it along, to help your plants along. Mariposa Master Gardeners has scheduled a free workshop on ways to get that soil as rich as possible using ...

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