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Winter Storm Warning From Yosemite To Kings Canyon

MOUNTAIN AREA — A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow is in effect above 7,000-feet, from 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15 through 4 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, according to the National Weather Service in Hanford. The Winter Storm Warning is for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, including the towns of Bass Lake, Fish Camp, and ...

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One-Day, One-Way Traffic Control On Hwy. 41 Near Yosemite

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Caltrans work north of Oakhurst near Yosemite National Park originally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 25 has been rescheduled to Thursday, Oct. 26, per Caltrans. The work may result in delays of 10 minutes or longer. The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces one-way traffic control is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 26 on State Route 41 in Mariposa County ...

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Crews On Scene Of A Fire In The Bootjack Area

MARIPOSA — Just before noon today, firefighters responded to a reported vegetation fire in the Bootjack area of Mariposa County. At 11:45 a.m., crews were dispatched to the end of Ramblin Road near Mt. Lilac Road, including engines from Cal Fire and Mariposa County, two hand crews from Mt. Bullion, Helicopter 551 out of Yosemite, plus Air Attack and an ...

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Don’t Miss CoyoteFest – A Howl of a Great Time

Written by Dale Silverman – COULTERVILLE — Never been to Coulterville, the Gold Rush town too tough to die? Make plans now to be there on Saturday, Sept. 23, when this year’s CoyoteFest turns Coulterville back into a Boom Town for the day! Featuring the 32nd annual Coyote Howl, a car show, pony rides, the Coyote Hill Band, an array of ...

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Mariposa Fire Safe Council Offers Free Chipping Program

MARIPOSA COUNTY — In the aftermath of the Detwiler Fire, the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council is offering a free chipping program for all Mariposa County residents. One of the biggest sources of fuel for wildfires are small, fine fuels such as downed branches and brush. With this program in place, the goal is to chip these branch piles and ...

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Horses To Rodeo Grounds, Goats To Graydon Kennels

COARSEGOLD — As evacuations continue for the Detwiler Fire burning in Mariposa County, volunteers and disaster relief experts are busy housing people, pets and livestock, while businesses and individuals are stepping up to make donations of feed for the four-leggers. The Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds has upwards of 40 horses right now, and continues to accept horses that have been evacuated, ...

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Small Animal Shelter At Mariposa Elementary

MARIPOSA — This morning, the Central California Animal Disaster Team has been deployed to activate a small animal shelter at the Mariposa Elementary School for residents evacuated due to the Detwiler Fire, according to the organization’s Naomi Flam. Mariposa Elementary School is located at 5044 Jones Street in Mariposa. If residents need assistance with animal evacuation or large animal sheltering, please ...

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Have You Signed Up For Emergency Alerts?

CENTRAL SIERRA – In light of the disastrous tree mortality, the profusion of vegetation (fuel!) after the winter rains, and the large number of fires already this season, it is imperative for all people who live or work in Madera and Mariposa Counties – especially those in the foothills – to register or update their information for emergency contact. Madera ...

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Evacuations Lifted On Westfall Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The forward progress of the Westfall Fire, burning in the Lush Meadows area of Mariposa County, has been stopped. All evacuations have been lifted in the fire area, though the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office reports there is no power. The fire was reported just after 2:30 p.m. today, burning on the south side of Westfall Road, but ...

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Fire Burning In Mariposa County Off East Westfall Road

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters are at scene of a vegetation fire burning in the Lush Meadows area on East Westfall Road near Oliver Creek Road, with power lines down. The fire was dispatched just after 2:30 p.m., and the first engine at scene reported the fire — described as actually three separate fires — at a total of one to ...

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