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Happy Birthday Smokey Bear!

What’s your first memory of Smokey Bear? Smokey Bear has been one of the most effective characters for a continuing ad campaign — ever. He’s been in print, television and radio public service announcements (PSAs) and is recognized by 95 percent of adults and 77 percent of children in the U.S., according to the Ad Council. Smokey’s likeness has been ...

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Mariposa Town Hall Meeting On Transportation

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Residents of Mariposa County are invited to attend a Town Hall Meeting at the Mariposa County Government Center – Board of Supervisors Chambers, 5100 Bullion Street, on Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by an open house. The County of Mariposa is kicking off a comprehensive transportation planning study focused on the Historic Town ...

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YLP Fire Burns Between Homes On Meadow Drive

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – Crews responded to a vegetation fire on Meadow Lane off Lilley Mountain Drive in Yosemite Lakes Park this afternoon at about 5 p.m. First engine at scene reported the fire at approximately 1/4 acre with one house immediately threatened. Sheriff’s deputies prepared to evacuate residents if necessary, but it didn’t come to that as firefighters quickly ...

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Rough Fire Doubles In Size

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Yesterday afternoon the lightning-caused Rough Fire, burning on the Sierra National Forest north of Hume Lake, became very active doubling in size, from 600 to 1,200 acres with zero percent containment. Though the fire is southeast of Shaver Lake and some 50 miles from Oakhurst as the crow flies, smoke from the fire has impacted the ...

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Short Story Writing Workshop Starts In September

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council will be offering a six-week short story writing workshop, led by published author C.B. Mosher, starting Wednesday, Sept. 9. This course is open to the public and designed for individuals with an interest in writing and an enthusiasm for learning. Writers at every level are encouraged to attend. C.B. Mosher has lived in South ...

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Vehicle Fire Threatens Homes On Road 226

NORTH FORK – A pickup that caught fire on Old Town Road (Road 226) this morning blocked traffic and set neighbors’ nerves on edge as it spread into the vegetation. The driver of the Ford pickup was westbound on Road 226 just after 11 a.m., when he reportedly ran out of gas. After retrieving a gas can, he returned to ...

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Meet State Legislators Berryhill And Bigelow In The Foothills

COUNTY – Here’s a chance to meet your state legislators in a one-on-one, at three different locations in a single day this month, as Senator Tom Berryhill and Assemblymember Frank Bigelow will make three stops in the foothills on Friday, Aug. 21. In the morning, the Senator and Assemblymember will be at the Miner’s Roadhouse in Mariposa from 9 to ...

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Forest Service Mourns Loss Of Beloved Volunteer

CLOVIS  – The Sierra National Forest regrets to report the passing of beloved volunteer John Glenn on Aug. 6. They share with his family in mourning his loss and express their deepest condolences on his passing. John was a longtime volunteer working with the Sierra National Forest, and died from injuries he sustained yesterday, engaging in the volunteer work he ...

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Reading to the Rhythm at the North Fork Library

By Sarah Lingenfelter NORTH FORK – The North Fork Library held their six-week children’s and teen summer reading program encouraging kids, preteens, and teens to read throughout the summer by participating in the positive influence of music. The children’s program featured local music, diverse musicians and musical instruments from around the world, line dancing, fun with bubbles, and musical instrument ...

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Man Charged In Jet Ski Death Arraigned

MADERA COUNTY – A San Jose man who has been charged with misdemeanor involuntary manslaughter in the jet ski death of a 13-year-old Fresno boy at Bass Lake on June 27, was arraigned in Bass Lake Superior Court on Tuesday, Aug 4. Phat Chau, 55, did not personally appear, but pleaded not guilty through his attorney. Criminal charges were filed ...

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