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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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Update On Ben Fire In Mariposa County Thursday 8 AM

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Cal Fire has made a correction to the estimated acreage of the Ben Fire, burning near Ben Hur Road and Buckeye in Mariposa County. The fire is now reported at about 400 acres with 10 percent containment. There are currently 33 engines, 6 crews, 4 dozers, 4 water tenders, 3 air tanker and 3 helicopters assigned to ...

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Fire In Bootjack Contained In Less Than 10 Minutes

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters were called out to reports of a vegetation fire in the Bootjack area, near the 3500 block of Rocky Hollow Lane. The fire was reported at about 2:32 p.m. Nine engines from Cal Fire and Mariposa County Fire, two dozers and two ground crews were dispatched, along with Air Attack, two air tankers and a helicopter. ...

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Erosion Control Replacement On Hwy. 41 Near Yosemite

FISH CAMP — While erosion control measures were compromised following heavy rain in the days after Highway 41 was reopened to traffic en route to Yosemite National Park, Caltrans says the road itself remains safe. The roadway just south of the snow play area on Highway 41 suffered collapse and failure requiring closure in late February, and reopened on Mar. 12 ...

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