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Tom Wheeler Hosts Town Hall Meeting In Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will hold the next in his series of Town Hall meetings on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Pines Resort at Bass Lake. Tom Wheeler’s Chief of Staff Brittany Dyer, along with a representative from Blue Ridge Services, will discuss tree mortality, followed by a presentation ...

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Highway 140 To Close During The Day This Weekend, Plan Ahead

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park announces that there will be a temporary closure on the El Portal Road (Highway 140) inside Yosemite National Park from the Parkline in El Portal to the El Portal Road/Big Oak Flat Road Junction (Highway 140/Highway 120 junction). This closure will be in effect each day between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24, ...

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Mariposa Board Of Supervisors Hires New Director of HR

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the unanimous selection of Ms. Kimberly Williams as the County’s next director of human resources. The Board reports that Ms. Williams impressed them with her extensive experience, intelligence, warm interpersonal skills and specific interest in coming to Mariposa County. She will begin her duties on Sept. 4. The director ...

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Journey To Inspiration Cabaret At Public Coffee House

NORTH FORK – Public Coffee House presents a “Journey to Inspiration Cabaret” with Isabella Clark on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 6 to 7 p.m. “As an aspiring artist, I, on a regular basis, find it difficult to be inspired to create or simply find the energy to even sing,” says Issy. “And I know I’m not the only one, especially ...

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D.A. Linn Files Lawsuit, Blames Supervisors For Election Loss

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County District Attorney David Linn, who lost the June primary when he garnered just 22.29 percent of the vote, has filed suit against the County of Madera, the Board of Supervisors, the County’s Chief Administrative Officer and two contracted County attorneys. Linn is accusing them of trying to stop his investigation into government corruption by conspiring ...

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Search Continues For Suspect In Oakhurst Stabbing

OAKHURST — One man is being sought by sheriff’s deputies and another was transported to a valley hospital following a stabbing in Oakhurst today. At about 10:34 a.m., a CHP officer was flagged down by a subject reporting that a man near the Royal Oaks Apartments was bleeding and in need of medical treatment. CHP located the male, age 24, ...

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Ferguson Fire Is Now 100 Percent Contained

YOSEMITE – It has been 37 days since the Ferguson Fire began burning in the Merced River Canyon near Savage Trading Post, and today officials have announced that the fire is 100 percent contained at 96,904 acres. The fire has scorched land on the Sierra and Stanislaus National Forests, inside Yosemite National Park, on BLM holdings, and in Cal Fire’s ...

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Missing Yosemite Park Ranger Found Deceased

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park officials have announced that Ranger John Blevins Cogdell, III, an employee of the National Park Service, has been found deceased. No further details are available pending completion of an investigation, say officials in an update to the Missing Person post made yesterday on their Facebook page. “Our deepest condolences go out to his family and ...

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What Are All Those Little Buildings On Highway 41 In Oakhurst?

OAKHURST – We’ve received quite a few inquiries about the little buildings filling the lot on the west side of Highway 41 just south of 47th Place Carpet One in Oakhurst. The folks at the Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp are happy to announce that the little “cabins” are waiting to be transported to their new home on a 30-acre ...

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