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Cal Trans Can Move Forward To Fix Rockslide

When the Ferguson Rockslide buried a portion of Highway 140 some 6 years ago, the economic impact on Mariposa and the surrounding communities was devastating. Governor Jerry Brown has now signed Assembly Bill 1973, sponsored by Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, to allow the “incidental take of the limestone salamander.” The limestone salamander is a fully protected species under California law, and ...

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Golden Chain's "Fiasco" At The Railroad

Hearing that ‘ol train whistle echoing through the mountains at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad just never gets old. Guests at the melodrama “A Fastidious Finagling Fiasco Fixing Fresno Flats” were treated to a ride on the logger behind the Number 10 Shay locomotive as they made their way down to the Lewis Creek canyon for the latest performance ...

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Honorary Mayor Finale Tonight In Oakhurst Community Park

Don’t miss the big finale of the Honorary Mayor’s Race tonight from 5-7pm at Oakhurst Community Park. Steven Jacobs, representing the Wild Wonderful Kings Vintage Museum, Jarrod Lyman for the Children’s Museum of the Sierra, and John K. Burton representing the Eastern Madera County SPCA will be running the last leg of their campaign today, and the winner will be ...

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EMC SPCA Adoption Facility About To Become Reality

AHWAHNEE – Plans for a new low cost spay/neuter adoption facility here in the mountain area are now on the fast track. The application for a conditional use permit was submitted to the Madera County Resource Management Agency (RMA) by the Eastern Madera County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (EMC SPCA) on June 11. The proposed building ...

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A Celebration Of Betty Lyon's Life

Grace Community Church in North Fork was overflowing on Friday, July 6, 2012, with friends and family in celebration of the life of Betty Lyons. The Citizens On Patrol were well represented at the services, as Betty and Ed spent almost 10 years volunteering in this organization.

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Rural Fire Fee Is A Hot Topic

The California Senate Budget Committee has approved the request by the Board of Equalization (BOE) to create 57 new two-year positions at a cost of some $6.4 million, to bill and collect the State Responsibility Area (SRA) fee, otherwise known as the “rural fire fee,” imposed by AB 29X. At the latest in a series of Town Hall Meetings hosted ...

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Hot Saws And Cool Temps At The Loggers Jamboree

If you’ve ever been to the Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree in years past, you know that last weekend’s event was a balmy delight! With temps in the high 80’s and a nice breeze wafting through the trees both days, spectators and competitors alike enjoyed a fantastic weekend of logging action without the sweltering heat that is usually a part of Jamboree ...

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