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Truck Accident Closes Highway 49 Again, Temporarily

AHWAHNEE — Highway 49 was temporarily closed again today, after a collision resulted in downed lines blocking both sides of the road. This is the third closure of Highway 49 in the last week due to truck accidents. At approximately 12:20 today, CHP received a report of unknown types of lines blocking both lanes of the roadway following a solo-vehicle accident in ...

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Mariposa ​Symphony Orchestra Challenges Young Composers

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra has issued its annual challenge to all Mariposa County residents aged 8 to 18 — compose your own classical music and you may be able to hear it performed by a full, live symphony orchestra. Three winning contestants will also each receive $50, a score containing all winning entries orchestrated by MSO Founding Music ...

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Internet Issues For Some Sierra Tel Customers

OAKHURST — Sierra Tel is offering up pizza and cookies as part of their customer service plan today, after more than 30 hours of interrupted internet for some customers. Many residents began to experience technical problems with internet connections on Monday morning, Apr. 10, and the number of people having difficulties grew throughout the day. “We are currently experiencing an issue that could ...

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Mariposa Master Gardeners’ Spring Plant Sale

Written by Elizabeth Gabriel — MARIPOSA — Because of our now-it’s-spring, now-it’s-winter-again weather, you may have been wary of getting a start on your summer garden. Remember, Mariposa’s historic “last frost date” can come in early May. Ease your mind. Mariposa Master Gardeners have been propagating since last fall and seed-germinating since February. The annual spring plant sale is Saturday, Apr. ...

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Logging Truck Crash Causes One-Way Traffic Control On Highway 49

AHWAHNEE — At approximately 9:30 on Monday, Apr. 10, authorities responded to reports of a logging truck accident in the Ahwahnee area, according to CHP. One-way traffic control remains in place on Tuesday morning as the situation involves clean-up of hazardous materials. Upon arrival yesterday, first responders on scene found an open-top logging truck weighing between 50,000-60,000 pounds had left the roadway ...

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Volunteers Needed For Miami Mountain Fire Lookout

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Volunteers are now being recruited for the season to serve as fire lookouts on Miami Mountain. Miami Lookout is a lookout tower located just east of Nippinawasee and is staffed throughout the fire season by Forest Service Volunteers. The tower is a great asset to our mountain community because it is located in a prime location ...

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Firefighters Contain Jerseydale Fire In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters have contained the Jerseydale fire, and are moving into mopup stage as some resources are being released. The fire was reported as an escaped burn pile at about 1:30 p.m. this afternoon, burning in Forest Service jurisdiction just off Jerseydale Road between Scott Creek and Plumber Creek Road. Sierra National Forest, Cal Fire, and Mariposa County ...

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Firefighters Respond To One-Acre Fire Near Jerseydale

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Crews are on scene of an escaped debris fire burning in the Sweetwater area near Jerseydale in Mariposa County. At about 1:30 p.m., reports came in of an escaped burn, and the first engine at scene reported the fire at approximately one acre. Firefighters from the Sierra National Forest responded, and requested additional resources. The Emergency Command ...

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Mariposa Mineral And Gem Show

MARIPOSA – Mountains of minerals and more will be on display at the Mariposa Mineral & Gem Show this Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 8 – 9 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. From benitoite to topaz, nearly all the gems and minerals an expert can name are featured in the annual show which includes jewelry, exhibits, speakers, demonstrations, and lots of ...

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Living History: American Civil War Weekend

MARIPOSA – The Las Mariposas Civil War Group, in partnership with the American Civil War Association, invites the community to attend an authentic period weekend of living history this Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 8 and 9, just north of Mariposa. Prior to the weekend public event, on Friday, Apr. 7, the Las Mariposas Civil War Group hosts a free educational ...

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