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Soquel Bridge Closed For Replacement Project

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST –  On Tuesday, July 7, work began on the Soquel Bridge, located on Sky Ranch Road. Crews have removed the bridge and will work for the next few weeks to put in a new, double-wide bridge. Detours are now in place for people entering and leaving the Sierra National Forest on Sky Ranch Road (see detour map ...

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Len Nielson Takes Loggers Jamboree Title

NORTH FORK – The 56th annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree drew over 2,000 people to the Rec Center in North Fork over the 4th of July weekend. The competition was fierce, with Len Nielson taking the title of Champion Logger, beating out the winner of the past two years, Nathan Hodges, by just one point. Spectators were treated to fast and ...

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North Fork Classic Car Show & Street Party

NORTH FORK – Hot August Night Classic Car Show and Street Party will be making downtown North Fork the place to be on Saturday, Aug. 8th from 5 to 8 p.m. Classic cars will line the street and make use of the parking areas from the Pizza Factory to The Studio at the other end of town with local clubs, ...

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Sheriff’s Office Receives Life-Saving AEDs

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has graciously accepted a donation of seven Automated External Defibrillators, otherwise known as AEDs, from Rick Roesch, owner of Mercy Ambulance. An automated external defibrillator is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses life-threatening ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a patient. This is when the heart’s chambers “fibrillate” in an unsynchronized way, ...

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Young Victim Airlifted After Drowning Incident

COARSEGOLD – Sierra Ambulance, Cal Fire and Madera County Fire responded to reports of a drowning incident in the Coarsegold area around noon today. The young patient was transported from a home off Road 415 to a landing zone at the Yosemite Lakes Park Clubhouse and airlifted by SkyLife One air ambulance to Valley Children’s Hospital. The child is reported ...

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Mountain Meadows Wildflower Tour On Scenic Byway

NORTH FORK – Don’t miss this opportunity to spend a day on the beautiful Sierra Vista Scenic Byway and learn from an expert on the “Wildflowers of Mountain Meadows” tour. On Saturday, July 11, Sierra National Forest Botanist Joanna Clines, will lead a driving tour along the Byway starting at 9 a.m. and returning to North Fork by 3 or ...

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Update On Yosemite Fires July 6

YOSEMITE – Thunderstorms came through Yosemite National Park starting on July 1, sparking six new lightning-caused fires. Lightning-caused fires can take days or weeks to detect because vegetation has to dry out enough to create smoke or visible flames after the storm passes over. Additional fires may be discovered as that process takes place. Most of these recent fires are ...

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Early Morning House Fire Near Indian Lakes

COARSEGOLD – After a fairly uneventful evening of patrolling the area during 4th of July festivities, firefighters were called out to a structure fire on Road 417 at around 2 a.m. this morning. Crews responded to a house on fire about one-quarter mile east of Highway 41 in the Indian Lakes area. There were about six people in the approximately ...

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Dozens Of Lightning Fires Sparked On The SNF

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Last week’s lightning storm ignited 33 fires on the Sierra National Forest Thursday and Friday afternoon. Thirty-two are located on the High Sierra Ranger district and one is located on the Bass Lake Ranger District. At this time, there are 120 firefighters actively supporting fire suppression on the Sierra, including many who are stationed on the ...

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Moon In Leo And The Wise Guys At Mariposa Art Park

Written by Ronnie Sweeting – Producer/Mariposa Evenings MARIPOSA – Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings – brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors – presents, live in concert, John Cardenas & the Wise Guys on Friday, July 10, and Moon in Leo on Saturday, July 11. The Wise Guys, with vocalist John Cardenas, pay homage ...

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