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Gaines Fire: Evening Update

Helicopter dropping water on Gaines fire.

MARIPOSA:  The Gaines Fire, which began earlier today in Marioposa County, has so far burned 1300 acres. Containment is at five percent. There is an evacuation advisory for the following locations: Hwy 49 from Bear Valley Rd. to Pendola Gardens Rd. Bear Valley Rd Hwy 49 to Hunters Valley Road. Corbitt Springs. At this time, the following resources have been ...

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Mountain Money: SNO’s Newest Blog

Hi everybody and welcome to Mountain Money, the newest blog here at SNO, where our main goals are to help you make some money and have some fun, maybe without leaving the comfort of your own home. Now, living up here in the mountains like we do it can sometimes be really hard to find work, as all the good ...

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Mariposa Hit By Second Vegetation Fire In Two Days

Mariposa fire.

MARIPOSA – Emergency fire crews have responded to a new vegetation fire burning at Mount Gaines Road and Bear Valley Road in Mariposa County this afternoon. UPDATE:  Bear Valley Road closed from SR-49 to Mt. Gaines due to the Gaines Fire. Fire advisement (potential for evacuation) has been issued for the following locations: Pendola Garden Rd. Corbett Creek Gold Dust ...

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Thursday’s Hunter Fire In Mariposa Grows To 423 Acres Before Being 100% Contained By Fire Crews

Hunter fire, as seen from a distance.

MARIPOSA – Crews responded to a vegetation fire burning at Bear Valley Road and Cotton Creek Road, near Snelling, in Mariposa County yesterday afternoon. The fire grew to 423 acres before being contained by fire crews. Fire fighters were first called out at about 2:15 p.m yesterday afternoon. Multiple agencies responded, including Cal Fire and the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit. Also dispatched ...

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How To Keep Your Family Safe During Rattlesnake Season

Close up of rattlesnake face.

Article by Leonard Andrenacci. Summer is rattlesnake season, so try to be aware and extra careful when enjoying the great outdoors. Most of us hike trails, cut firewood, work, and live in the mountains and will eventually run into a snake, and sometimes it will be a rattlesnake. Rattlesnakes, for the most part, are timid creatures and try to stay ...

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County Clerk Set To Release Draft Election Administration Plan For 2020

Mount Rushmore

MADERA – County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters Rebecca Martinez released today the draft Election Administration Plan (EAP) calendar for the 2020 Presidential Election Cycle. “On August 16th my office will make available to the public the draft Election Administration Plan,” explained Martinez. “I encourage the public to take a few minutes to review the document and submit their thoughts.” ...

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Mariposa Museum Presents Part 7 Of Their Speaker Series Featuring “A History of Rock Climbing In Yosemite Valley”

Mountain climber with blue mountains in the background.

Big-wall first ascensionist Steve Bosque and his long time apprentice, Kevin Deweese will be giving a presentation at the Mariposa Museum on Saturday, August 24 at 6 pm. The event is Part 7 of the Speaker Series featuring “A History of Rock Climbing in Yosemite Valley.” Mentorship in the Yosemite Valley big-wall scene creates a sense of continuity between generations. ...

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Yosemite National Park And The Ansel Adams Gallery Announce The 9th Annual Gateway Expressions Student Art Photography Contest

Image of field workers by Ansel Adams

Winning artwork will be featured in the Ansel Adams Gallery! Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery are pleased to announce the 9th Annual Gateway Expressions Student Art and photography Contest. This contest celebrates the artistic creativity of our local youth living in Yosemite’s gateway communities. The Gateway Expressions Student Art and Photography Contest is open to all students, ...

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Yosemite National Park Rescue Medic Heather Wonenberg Awarded 2018 Outstanding Wildfire EMS Individual Of The Year

Rescue Medic Heather Wonenberg

This national award recognizes outstanding work in the area of emergency medical service for our Nation’s Wildland Firefighters. The National Wildfire Coordinating Group, based in Boise, Idaho, has awarded Yosemite National Park Helitack member Heather Wonenberg the 2018 Outstanding Wildfire EMS Individual of the Year Award. This award recognizes and honors individuals who have demonstrated outstanding work, actions, or programs, ...

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Welcome Back To School: California Bus Laws And A Message From Glen Billington, YUSD Superintendent

stop sign on school bus

Sierra News Online would like to welcome all new and returning students to the start of the 2019-2020 school year! Please be advised that all classes for the following school districts begin tomorrow, Thursday, August 15th: Chawanakee Unified School District Yosemite Unified School District. An important message about buses and flashing red lights:  As every Californian should know, when driving, ...

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