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Audubon Field Trip to Foresta in Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Join members of Yosemite Audubon as they spend time on foot looking for woodpecker species, raptors, dippers, swifts and warblers, covering approximately two miles of remarkably diverse habitat in Yosemite National Park. The event takes place on Saturday, May 20, in Foresta, also known as Big Meadow. The group will meet in El Portal at 7:45 a.m. and make stops along the ...

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Half-A-Dozen Fires Keep Firefighters Busy

COARSEGOLD — A fire burning at the edge of Yosemite Lakes Park near the dam at Black Hawk Lake has been contained. Just before 4 p.m., as mop-up was being completed at the Garnet Fire on Road 400, firefighters were dispatched to the end of Patrick Avenue for another vegetation fire. A resident who was out for a run along ...

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Are You Doing The Right Thing The Wrong Way?

CENTRAL SIERRA – The last thing you want to do while working to protect your home from wildfire is to cause one, or to be billed for suppression efforts made necessary by negligent actions, and unintended consequences. During the dry fire-prone months, mountain area residents are extra diligent in keeping the dry weeds cut and under control in an effort ...

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Register Now For Alerts This Fire Season

CENTRAL SIERRA – In light of the disastrous tree mortality and the profusion of vegetation (fuel!) after the winter rains, it is imperative for all people who live or work in Madera County – especially those in the foothills – to register or update their information for emergency contact. Madera County’s Emergency Alert System, also known as MCAlert, allows residents ...

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An Afternoon With Sierra Foothill Conservancy

Submitted by Cindy Harp — MARIPOSA — Did you know that the Sierra Foothill Conservancy is the reason there are hiking / biking trails around the Mariposa Reservoir? The Mariposa branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be hosting a free public program featuring Executive Director Bridget Fithian and Membership Coordinator Nancy Fluharty of the Sierra Foothill ...

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It’s Wildfire Awareness Week – Are You Ready For Wildfire?

MARIPOSA — After a destructive fire season in 2016, conditions in California are already drying out, prompting Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., to declare May 7 – 13, 2017 as “Wildfire Awareness Week.” During Wildfire Awareness Week, Cal Fire is stressing the critical role all residents play in preparing for fire season now. Approximately 90 percent of all wildfires in ...

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Hand-To-Hand Supports Vets, Military And Families

Written by Cara Goger — MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council and the Keith M. Bertken Veterans of Foreign War Post 6042 are pleased to present Hand-to-Hand, an installation by veteran Ehren Tool. Hand-to-Hand will be held at the Arts Council’s Treetop Gallery May 1 – July 16. The installation is a part of an ongoing commitment to programming ...

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One-Way Traffic Control on Hwy. 41

MADERA COUNTY — Motorists who travel the Highway 41 corridor in Madera County to and from the foothills can expect intermittent delays of up to 20 minutes on at least a handful of occasions in the coming weeks. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces that one-way traffic control will be in effect for several days over the next two weeks on ...

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Celebrate Arbor Day The Mariposa Way

By Mark Scrimenti —  MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Arbor Day Concert Celebration is the first of its kind in Mariposa county. The main focus of this event if to build a stronger community, highlighting the good work of local groups that people of all backgrounds can believe in. More than that, it will just be plain fun! This is definitely ...

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