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Mariposa County RCD Offers Free Help for Home Hardening

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MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) is launching a free program to help residents to harden their homes against wildfire. The new program includes a team of technical experts to perform an onsite assessment, and a list of recommendations specific to the home. When possible, they will also install ember screens on attic and crawlspace vents, ...

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SNF Seeks Public Input on OHMVR State Grant Proposals

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is requesting public input for the California 2023/2024 State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program application cycle. As part of the grant process, the SNF is requesting public comment on the draft applications submitted to the State. This public feedback will be considered as development of the preliminary ...

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Chukchansi Combats Fentanyl Crisis With K-9 Sponsorship

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COARSEGOLD — Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino has donated $36,000 to the Fresno Police Chief’s Foundation to launch a specialized narcotic K-9 team to address Central Valley’s escalating fentanyl epidemic. Two K-9s trained specifically in fentanyl detection will join the fight against the deadly drug that claims thousands of lives each year. A Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians Tribal Youth ...

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Celebration of Life for Jerry Alin Saueressig

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Jerry Alin Saueressig March 17, 1947 – February 15, 2023 Jerry passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at his home in Butte, Nebraska. Memorials may be directed to his family for future designation. Arrangements are entrusted to Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill, NE. Jerry Alin Saueressig was born on March 17, 1947, in Cherokee, IA, to Vernon and LaVina (Helkenn) ...

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Sheriff’s Office Seeking Comments on Use of OHV Grant Funds

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MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office will be submitting an application for grant funds for off-highway vehicle recreation management on public lands. The California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division is funding the planning efforts through an off-highway vehicle planning grant. The state program supports off-highway vehicle recreation in California by distributing more than $35 million annually collected ...

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Celebration of Life for Arlin Mark Aasness

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Arlin Mark Aasness July 22, 1960 – February 6, 2023 Arlin Aasness (“to pronounce my name, just think ‘awesomeness'”), 62, of Coarsegold, California, died on February 6, 2023, at Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno. He had been taken ill just the evening before, and he died suddenly and unexpectedly in the intensive care unit after emergency treatment for a blood ...

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Yosemite High School Wins County Mock Trial Competition

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Yosemite High School won the 2023 Honorable Edward P. Moffat Madera County Mock Trial held on February 8, 9, 15, and 16, 2023. Yosemite High’s defense and Madera South High School’s prosecution teams competed in the championship round held on Thursday, February 16. Yosemite won the competition and will attend the State Mock Trial on behalf of ...

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Now Playing at Yosemite Cinema: February 24th – March 2nd

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Movie Times for Friday, February 24th to Thursday, March 2nd Yosemite VR shows begin at 11:45 a.m. daily. Remember, you can always check movie times and purchase tickets in advance at Yosemite Cinema or on the Yosemite Cinema App. Jesus Revolution Rated PG – 2 hours Greg Laurie, a counterculture teen in the late 1960s seeking meaning and purpose, who eventually joined the Jesus ...

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Winter Travel Safety Tips From the Sierra National Forest

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — With the latest inclement weather inbound to the Sierra National Forest and expanded region, the Forest Service encourages visitors’ and residents to exercise extreme caution when traveling through the Forest. Wind and snow accumulation increases the risk of trees falling, both those that have experienced recent tree mortality as well as green trees. These falling trees can ...

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Mariposa County Sheriff’s Foundation to Hold 1st Annual Gala

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MARIPOSA — Come out and join us for the 1st Annual Sheriff’s Foundation Gala Fundraiser at the Mariposa Fairgrounds (Building A). You definitely don’t want to miss this event as they will be honoring the brave men and women of the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office with dinner, drinks, and a silent auction. Date & Time: Saturday, February 25, 2023, at ...

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