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Music Weekend In 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 the second of thirteen weekends of free concerts with a special appearance/debut of San Francisco band Trance Mission, on Friday June 12, and DeWitt & Franklin on Saturday, June 13.

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Dawn Wall Climber Kevin Jorgeson At Yosemite Festival

OAKHURST – Join the communities of Madera County to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Yosemite National Park with a day of festivities, and meet Dawn Wall Climber Kevin Jorgeson. In its second consecutive year, the Yosemite Festival will be held Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oakhurst Community Park. President Benjamin Harrison signed the legislation 125 ...

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Cowboys, Droids and Young Composers

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra (MSO) and Mariposa County Arts Council are proud to announce the two young winners of the 2015 Young Master Composers Celebration: 13-year-old Matt Kroeker and 15-year-old Sean Cox.

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Vegetation Fire Near Ahwahnee

AHWAHNEE – Firefighters made quick work of a vegetation fire reported just west of Nippanawassee on Tuesday afternoon at 3:45 p.m. The first engine on scene of the incident on Back Road, between Metcalf Gap and Crooks Mountain Road, reported the fire at approximately one-half acre, burning in dry grass.

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Cal Fire Suspends Outdoor Residential Burning

MARIPOSA – As drought conditions continue to increase fire danger in the region, Cal Fire has suspended all burn permits for outdoor open residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties. This suspension takes effect June 1, and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris including branches and leaves. “With record-setting drought conditions we ...

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Final Drive for Tax Collections

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Tax Collector’s office is initiating the final drive for collections of taxes owed the County, and all entities for whom they collect, in preparation for the fiscal year-end closing on June 30. The Tax Collector’s office has instituted rigorous collection methods for both secured and unsecured taxes in order to realize the most benefit ...

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Vegetation Fire Near Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD – A fire along Highway 41 this afternoon, just north of Coarsegold, slowed traffic but didn’t result in any lane closures. At 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, crews, dozers and aircraft were dispatched to the intersection of Highway 41 and Serpa Canyon for reports of a vegetation fire.

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Can Firefighters Defend Your Home?

AHWAHNEE – As residents prepare for what is sure to be a challenging fire season, knowing what firefighters need in order to defend their homes may prove invaluable. Over two days last week, the men and women tasked with that crucial job were put through their paces during training drills at Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park. Each year, crews are presented ...

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Yosemite Announces Fire Season

YOSEMITE – The 2015 fire season in Yosemite officially began Sunday, May 24. Fire crews have completed all training, fire refreshers and fitness tests and all stations are staffed. The park is currently transitioning to fire season preparedness and fire resources will be available seven days per week for suppression efforts. Park fire resources for the season include: fire management ...

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Three Car Accident Near North Fork

NORTH FORK – A three vehicle accident on Road 200 just east of the Bass Fork Minit Market reduced traffic to one lane for nearly two hours, but no one was seriously injured. At about 2:10 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, Paula Dickison was stopped in the roadway eastbound, in a Honda del Sol, waiting for oncoming traffic so she ...

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