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Madera County Supervisors Continue “On The Road” Meetings

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Board of Supervisors is excited to announce that they will continue to conduct several regular meetings “on the road” this year. These meetings are part of an ongoing effort to increase transparency and encourage public participation, say Board members. “Look for us in a community near you for a chance to participate in the ...

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Audubon Society Meeting Features Local “Big Tree Hunter”

Written by Scarlett Bullock – MARIPOSA – The Yosemite Area Audubon Society (YAAS) meeting on Thursday, Feb. 14, will feature a presentation by Carl Casey on “Big Tree Hunting,” an exciting and adventure-filled hobby. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Mariposa (see map below). Casey is a local big tree hunting enthusiast ...

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Mariposa Man Dies In Head-On Crash On Highway 49

MARIPOSA – One man was killed and another injured in a head-on collision that shut down Highway 49 South this afternoon. Just after 1 p.m., a Volvo garbage truck, driven by a 64-year-old man, was northbound just north of Wass Road approaching a right-hand curve in the road. A Subaru Forester, driven by an 82-year-old man from Mariposa, was southbound ...

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Highway 49 Closed Near Bootjack Due To Fatal Crash

MARIPOSA – Highway 49 South has been closed between Tip Top Road and Woodland in the Bootjack area due to a fatal head-on crash near Wass Road. Expect the closure to last several hours. As of 4:20 p.m., one-lane traffic control is in place. We will update when the roadway reopens.

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Yosemite National Park Resumes Normal Operations

YOSEMITE – With the enactment of the continuing resolution by lawmakers in Washington, D.C., Yosemite is in the process of returning to normal operations. The Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, Yosemite Museum, and Hetch Hetchy area will all reopen with normal hours today. Hodgdon Meadow and Wawona Campgrounds and the Mist Trail/John Muir Trail winter route also reopened today. The Mariposa ...

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Yosemite Audubon Field Trip To Merced Nat’l Wildlife Refuge

Written by Scarlett Bullock – MARIPOSA – The public is invited to attend a field trip to the Merced National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), hosted by the Yosemite Area Audubon Society, on Saturday, Feb. 9 (postponed from Feb. 2 due to weather). The trip will include viewing thousands of visiting waterfowl, shorebirds, sandhill cranes, Ross/snow geese, hawks, owls and a multitude ...

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Update On Tree Mortality Work In Madera County Jan. 25

Written by Sarah Bolton – MADERA COUNTY –  Hello Madera County residents and welcome to the Tree Mortality Community Column. Our company, Blue Ridge Services (BRS), is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project. Throughout the life of this project, we have dedicated a lot of time and energy to making sure that our ...

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Sheriff’s Office Searching For Missing Teen

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing teen, believed to be a runaway. Cora Lowery, age 15, was last seen at her home in the Whispering Pines/ Darrah Road area of Mariposa County on Sunday, Jan. 20. UPDATE: Jan 24, 5:42 p.m. – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has announced that ...

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The CHP Wants Your Input On Their Job Performance

MARIPOSA – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) wants to hear from you! If you’ve ever wanted to let the CHP know how you think they are performing, here is your opportunity to be heard. In an ongoing effort to monitor and improve the services provided to the public, the CHP is requesting your assistance in evaluating their performance. Please take ...

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Expect Delays As Work Continues On Highway 140 To Yosemite

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is continuing work on an emergency project that is rehabilitating and repairing eastbound and westbound State Route 140 from Briceburg to Yosemite National Park. Motorists should expect delays of up to 20 minutes when traveling east into Yosemite. The work is needed after the Ferguson Fire burned through the region in ...

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