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One-Way Traffic Control Delays Expected on State Route 49 and 140

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various operations on State Routes 49 and 140 next week in Mariposa County. Work is scheduled to be performed as follows: Route 49 • Intermittent lane closures from the Madera/Mariposa County Line to Varain Road for striping operations beginning Sunday, September 12, through Friday, September 17, 2021, from 6:00 ...

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University Tributes Planned for 20th Anniversary Remembrance of 9/11

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FRESNO — Fresno State’s national and state flags will fly at half-staff on Sept. 11, honoring the 2,996 people killed — including two Fresno State alumni — and over 6,000 injured in terrorist attacks on the United States 20 years ago. U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Otis Vincent Tolbert Jr., a former Bulldogs football player, was killed the morning of Sept. ...

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Celebration of Life for Marlene Betty Fritzsch Reimer

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Marlene Betty Fritzsch Reimer died at her home in Ahwahnee, California, on September 3, 2021. She was 87 years old. Marlene was born on April 13, 1934, in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. An industrious individual from an early age, Marlene had her own paper route at age 11. She left school at age 15 to work with her father in ...

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Smittcamp Family Honors College Welcomes 23rd Class of Scholars

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FRESNO — Fifty high-achieving high school graduates from across California with goals of becoming tomorrow’s physicians, teachers, accountants and engineers make up the 23rd class of President’s Honors Scholars in Fresno State’s Smittcamp Family Honors College, now in its third decade of service to the community. Among them is Chelsea Castillo, Caruthers High School valedictorian, who raised market animals and ...

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Caltrans to Begin Culvert Rehabilitation Project in Mariposa County

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MARIPOSA COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform drainage work this month on State Route 140 near Briceburg and traffic delays are expected. Crews will remove and replace two existing failed culverts beneath a rural stretch of Route 140 along the Merced River from Slate Gulch to Sweetwater Creek beginning Wednesday, Sept. 8, through late September and ...

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Senator Borgeas’ Resolution Honoring California Farmer and Farmworker Month Approved by Senate Unanimously

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SACRAMENTO – Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) presented Senate Resolution 54 today, which recognizes the month of October as California Farmer and Farmworker Month. Senate Resolution 54 was approved by the Senate unanimously. “As Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee and a representative of one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world, I was proud to ...

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Madera County Superior Court to Offer New Language Access Kiosks

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MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Superior Court is pleased to announce the launch of kiosks that provide visitors who are fluent in English or Spanish with a map directory of the courthouse. The kiosks (also known as ‘wayfinding kiosks’) were made available through a grant from the State of California and will help visitors pinpoint their location within the ...

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History Mystery #102: Going to the Movies in North Fork

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Submitted by Don Grove The old Ponderosa Minarets movie theater on North Fork’s Main Street has been sitting idle for many years. This month’s History Mystery is about the memories of those who attended the theater. Please share your memories as comments here or as an email to NorthForkHistoryGroup@gmail.com. We are also interested in knowing where you parked if you ...

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Yosemite National Park is OPEN and Not Impacted by the National Forest Closure

Yosemite – Yes, Yosemite National Park is OPEN! The Bureau of Land Management areas, all highways (unless closed for other reasons), state parks, and county/city parks, hotels, motels and vacation rentals on National Forest land are also open. What ARE CLOSED are National Forest campgrounds, recreation areas, hiking trails and National Forest roads. (National Forests are shown below in light green in this ...

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