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Red Cross Winter Storms Update

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Red Cross teams have been hard at work for the last ten days supporting mountain residents affected by extremely cold temperatures, dangerous winds, snow, ice, power outages, and road closures. In coordination with Madera and Mariposa County emergency officials, Red Cross disaster workers have been supporting warming centers and shelters, providing logistics support, meals, water, and supplies, ...

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Celebration of Life for Jerry Alin Saueressig

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Jerry Alin Saueressig March 17, 1947 – February 15, 2023 Jerry passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at his home in Butte, Nebraska. Memorials may be directed to his family for future designation. Arrangements are entrusted to Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill, NE. Jerry Alin Saueressig was born on March 17, 1947, in Cherokee, IA, to Vernon and LaVina (Helkenn) ...

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Sheriff’s Office Seeking Comments on Use of OHV Grant Funds

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MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office will be submitting an application for grant funds for off-highway vehicle recreation management on public lands. The California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division is funding the planning efforts through an off-highway vehicle planning grant. The state program supports off-highway vehicle recreation in California by distributing more than $35 million annually collected ...

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Collapsed Structures and Evacuations

MADERA COUNTY–The Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) reports that On March 3, 2023, around 3 pm, the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call regarding a potentially collapsed roof at a mobile home in Bass Lake. MCSO Deputies responded along with EMS and CALFIRE. Upon arrival at the residence, deputies spoke to the homeowner, who advised her roof was ...

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Celebration of Life for Arlin Mark Aasness

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Arlin Mark Aasness July 22, 1960 – February 6, 2023 Arlin Aasness (“to pronounce my name, just think ‘awesomeness'”), 62, of Coarsegold, California, died on February 6, 2023, at Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno. He had been taken ill just the evening before, and he died suddenly and unexpectedly in the intensive care unit after emergency treatment for a blood ...

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More School Closures For Monday March 6th

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — All Yosemite Unified schools except Rivergold Elementary School will be closed Monday, March 6, 2023, due to weather-related hazardous conditions. The District Office/Departments will be open. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning through Monday morning for our area. Hopefully, we will be able to open all schools on Tuesday. From now until the ...

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Yosemite High School Wins County Mock Trial Competition

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Yosemite High School won the 2023 Honorable Edward P. Moffat Madera County Mock Trial held on February 8, 9, 15, and 16, 2023. Yosemite High’s defense and Madera South High School’s prosecution teams competed in the championship round held on Thursday, February 16. Yosemite won the competition and will attend the State Mock Trial on behalf of ...

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Now Playing at Yosemite Cinema: March 3rd – March 9th

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Showtimes for Friday, March 3rd – Thursday, March 9th Yosemite VR shows begin at 11:45 a.m. daily. Remember, you can always check movie times and purchase tickets in advance at Yosemite Cinema or on the Yosemite Cinema App. Creed III PG-13 2 hr 43 min After dominating the boxing world, Adonis Creed has been thriving in both his career and family life. When ...

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Fire Alert: Residential Structure Fire North Fork

NORTH FORK–A residential structure fire is being reported in North Fork in the 59000 block of Cascadel Road near Hillcrest Road. Firefighters are on scene and reporting the structure is 50% involved. We will update this article when new information is available. This is the Cascadel Incident Update 6:00pm The fire has been knocked down and crews expect to be ...

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Mountain Communities Brace for More Snow

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting a storm system will be responsible for snow in the Sierra Nevada and adjacent foothills, as well as a chance of rain in the San Joaquin Valley Saturday afternoon through Sunday night. Snow levels will start at around 3,000 feet Saturday afternoon, before falling to about 2,000 feet Sunday. Snow levels ...

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