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Physics Student at Forefront of Nuclear Research Experiment

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FRESNO STATE — Valerie Bauxham, of Fresno, left her career in the health field to pursue a physics degree at Fresno State. As a wife and mother of four, she knew her college journey had to be intentional — she did not want to waste any time. “My time is extremely valuable to me. My husband is a pediatrician and ...

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Red Cross Moves Oak Fire Evacuation Shelter

MARIPOSA—The Red Cross of the Central Valley is opening an evacuation shelter at Mariposa Elementary School (5044 Jones Street, Mariposa, CA 95338) for evacuees affected by the Oak Fire in Mariposa. Red Cross volunteers will provide safe shelter, water, meals and additional resources to evacuees. Due to the dangerous pace of the wildfire, we are relocating the shelter for the ...

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Recipe of the Week: Sweet Potato & Purple Cabbage Salad

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FOOD & DRINK — The fresh flavor of favorite foods pulled hot off the grill makes summer cookouts a treasured pastime for families across the country. This year, you can make new memories at those backyard barbecues by keeping in mind that grilling isn’t only about charred burgers and steaks – delicious, grilled vegetables can be just as enjoyable. Nutritious ...

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Woman Drives Off Highway 49 Into Ravine

MARIPOSA COUNTY–A woman drove off an embankment on Highway 49 in Mariposa County at approximately 2:00 am on Thursday morning, 7.21.2022. The accident occurred in a remote area between Mariposa and Coulterville on the Bagby Grade. A small group was doing research in a creek that runs into the Merced River near Bagby and while walking up the dry creek ...

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Washburn Fire Update with Tentative Reopening for South Entrance to Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Washburn Fire has been burning since July 7th, 2022, in Yosemite National Park (YNP) near the Mariposa Grove. The fire is currently 4,856 acres and 58% contained. There is 1330 total personnel on the fire. Wawona Road (continuation of Highway 41 into Yosemite) between the South Entrance and Yosemite Valley will tentatively reopen to visitors on Saturday, July ...

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New Job Announcements From the Sierra Nevada Alliance

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Sierra Nevada Alliance is a hub for the stewardship of the Sierra Nevada, which they achieve by empowering and collaborating with their partners. The following are recently posted job announcements from their network. If you would like to post a job to the Sierra Nevada Alliance, please e-mail them at info@sierranevadaalliance.org. Community Engagement Manager – Sierra ...

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Danny Silva Installed as New Bass Lake Postmaster

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BASS LAKE — Danny Silva was installed as Postmaster of Bass Lake, CA, on Wednesday, July 6, in a special ceremony. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy administered the oath of office to Silva, alongside 49 other Postmasters throughout California. “It is a great honor to serve Bass Lake as your new Postmaster. In my years with the United States Postal Service, ...

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Road Hazards Abatement Stewardship Project Beginning Soon

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BASS LAKE — Work on the Madera County Roads Hazard Abatement Stewardship Project is set to begin in mid-July. Work will occur throughout the rest of 2022 as weather and conditions allow. There will be hand crews and mechanical teams working on roads near Bass Lake. Teams will begin with work on Road 420 between Road 223 and the private ...

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Evacuation Shelter Opens For Agua Fire

MARIPOSA— The Red Cross of the Central Valley is opening an evacuation shelter at New Life Christian Fellowship (5089 Cole Road, Mariposa, CA 95338) for evacuees affected by the Agua Fire in Mariposa. Agua Fire Information: Click link for Details https://evb.gg/n#f3llllrrmq6 Evacuation Order: All of Agua Fria Rd and Gold Leaf Rd Fire Advisement Area: ( This is not an evacuation order, it ...

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