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Your Car Can Start A Wildfire

CALIFORNIA – We often don’t realize that our vehicle exhaust system can start a wildfire, destroying homes and natural resources. Keep this in mind while enjoying the outdoors. Fire conditions in foothill and mountain areas are extreme. Drought, warm temperatures and high winds have turned grassy fields into a tinder box. Please remember to use extreme caution when enjoying the ...

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Cedar Valley Fire Department Pancake Breakfast

CEDAR VALLEY – Support your local firefighters and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast at the Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, July 4, Independence Day. From 7 to 10:30 a.m., volunteers will be serving up their annual breakfast, and raising money to support the fire department equipment and training.

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Summer Starts At North Fork Rec Center

NORTH FORK – The much-anticipated opening of the swimming hole at the North Fork Rec Center is set for Monday, June 22. Made possible by money and man power from the North Fork Boosters, the Rec Center is the perfect spot for kids of all ages to spend the hot summer afternoons.

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MMU Sends Resources To Jose Basin Fire

AUBERRY – Firefighters responded in the early morning hours to reports of a fire burning on Jose Basin Road near Auberry Mission Road. At 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16, crews were dispatched to the Basin Fire, burning in dense vegetation and very steep terrain on Jose Basin Road near Auberry Mission Road, on the east side of the San ...

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Fatal Accident On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD – A single vehicle accident on Highway 41 has claimed the life of a 66-year-old Coarsegold man. Just before 2 p.m. on Monday, June 15, the driver was northbound in a Ford F-150 pickup at an unknown rate of speed near Mecca Lane south of Coarsegold, when he traveled off the right hand shoulder and up an embankment. The ...

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Search & Rescue Training Turns Into Real-Life Mission

MADERA COUNTY – A day of training for Search & Rescue personnel and dog teams turned into the real thing Saturday afternoon when a 12-year-old autistic boy went missing in the Sierra National Forest just south of Shuteye Peak. A group of amateur radio operators were spending the day on a geocaching project about 15 miles north of North Fork ...

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Yosemite Fire Update June 12

YOSEMITE – Recent thunderstorms over the Sierra Nevada mountains and Yosemite National Park has sparked several fires that are active and are being monitored for multiple objectives. Precipitation associated with the recent lightning-caused fires has put some of them out. The National Weather Service is predicting continued thunderstorm activity through this weekend at the Sierra crest. All the fires are ...

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Car Crashes Into Tree On Road 426

BASS LAKE – One young driver escaped serious injury this evening when the car she was driving ended up down an embankment after hitting a tree near Bass Lake Heights. Hailey Green, 19, of Oakhurst, was eastbound on Road 426 at about 5:55 p.m., approaching the Forks Turnoff at Road 222.

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Another Weekend Of Music In The Park

Written by Ronnie Sweeting – Producer/Mariposa Evenings MARIPOSA – Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings – the free outdoor summer concert series brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors – continues into its third weekend of thirteen, presenting, live, in concert: Colorado Road on Friday June 19, and Mike Hammar and The Nails on Saturday, ...

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