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Proactive Enforcement Leads To Meth Arrests

MARIPOSA COUNTY–Over the last week the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office had three arrests which were the result of proactive enforcement stops, where during each stop, the deputies recognized signs of criminal activity.   Two of the arrests were in the northern area of Mariposa County, consisting of the Coulterville and Greeley Hill communities, and the third arrest was in the ...

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Traffic Alert | Two Traffic Collisions Hwy 41

COARSEGOLD–The California Highway Patrol is currently reporting two motor vehicle accidents have occurred on Highway 41 in the Coarsegold area. One accident is near Road 207 and involves 3 vehicles. An ambulance is enroute and there is some lane blockage. The other  accident involves 2 vehicles near Road 415. Again, an ambulance is enroute and there is lane blockage. Injuries ...

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Two Late Season Fires

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit found themselves responding to two late-season fires today, Tuesday, November 15th, 2022. One fire was near North Fork in Madera County and the other fire was near the town of Mariposa in Mariposa County. Flat Fire The first fire started at approximately 11:15 am near the intersection of North Fork Road and Flat Lane. ...

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Lots of Great Choices for Thanksgiving Dinner This Year

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the time is now to decide where you and your family want to eat. Fortunately, there are lots of local options this year. Take a look below! The Elderberry House  November 24: All Day. $165.00 per person. 48688 Victoria Lane Oakhurst, CA 93644 Share in a delectable Thanksgiving feast at The Elderberry ...

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Pines Village Arts & Crafts Fair Coming to Bass Lake

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BASS LAKE — Join us for the Pines Village Arts & Crafts Fair at The Pines Resort at Bass Lake. This awesome event will be held November 25 – 27, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission! There will be over 20 unique craft vendors on each of the dates, who will be selling their hand-made items and ...

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Game Night is Coming to the Sierra Senior Center

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OAKHURST — Get your game face on because it’s going to be Game Night at the Sierra Senior Center on November 21 from 6  – 8 p.m. All ages welcome! Play old favorites, learn a new game, or bring a game to share! There will be pumpkin pie, hot chocolate, and cider available for purchase! To RSVP please call 559-658-2200 ...

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Soroptimist 6th Annual Chili Cookoff Coming to Town

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OAKHURST — Soroptimist International of the Sierras is hosting their 6th Annual Chili Cookoff at the Oakhurst Community Center. There will be a judging contest for “best chili,” live music, and a raffle. This is one of the major Soroptimist fundraisers for the year and will help them implement their ‘Live Your Dream’ and ‘Dream It – Be It’ programs ...

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Scouts Help Out With Opening Ceremonies at Elks’ Dinner

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OAKHURST — Oakhurst Boy Scout Troop 316 and Girl Scout Troop were at the Oakhurst Elks’ Veterans Day Dinner helping out with the opening ceremonies. The event was fabulous! A spaghetti dinner with meat or vegetarian sauce, salad, and dessert left everyone with a happy belly. A large raffle with some very cool baskets and other items, such as a very ...

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Changes For New Solar Customers to Affect Our Communities

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California State Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Proposed Statewide Policy Changes for new Solar Customers to Affect Small Mountain Communities NORTH FORK — Most local residents either know someone who has solar or has already made the switch themselves. The benefits of turning sunshine into electricity have intrigued anyone who enjoys physics and chemistry, or more broadly, anyone who pays a ...

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One-way Traffic Control on State Routes 49 and 140

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various operations next week on State Routes 49 and 140. Work is scheduled as follows: Route 49 • One-way traffic control for shoulder work from Moccasin Creek to Bear Valley Road beginning Monday, November 14, through Friday, November 18, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Route 140 • ...

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