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Update: Mill Fire Contained

The Mill Fire started at 11:32 pm on Monday night. Update 1:00 pm | Fire contained at 7 acres with 24 hours for full control. Update 11:40am | Advisory evacuation order for the North Fork Mobile Home Park. Update 11:33 am | Madera County Sheriff: Fire Informational Alert has been issued for Douglas Ranger Station Road. Emergency Personnel are responding ...

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PG&E: Public Safety Power Shut Off Expected Monday

NORTH FORK – PG&E has notified the Madera County Office of Emergency Services and Mariposa County of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event.  The PSPS is expected to affect the areas of 41 North, Sugar Pine area, Central Camp, Cascadel Woods, and Redinger Lake as well as Wawona and Fish Camp in Mariposa County. The PSPS is being considered ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Columbian Exposition

Image of the Columbian Exposition of 1893

By Sal Maccarone It is always entertaining to try and imagine what the world will be like a century from now. Even though it is impossible to fully comprehend what the future has to hold, we need only to look at the strides taken during the past one hundred years to get some clues. For instance, my grandparents were born ...

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Celebration of Life for Allan Donald King

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Allan Donald King, 93, passed away peacefully at his home in Ahwahnee, CA, on January 6, 2021. Always a gentleman, he had a warm smile, a strong work ethic, and a lifelong devotion to serving others inspired by his Christian faith. Allan was born January 20, 1927, to Forrest and Bertha King, farmers in Vinton, Iowa. In 1951, he married ...

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Mariposa County Hires New Assistant CAO for Human Resources, Information Technology and Strategy

MARIPOSA, CA – The County of Mariposa is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Joseph Lynch to the position of Assistant County Administrative Officer (ACAO) with special responsibility for human resources, information technology and strategy. Mr. Lynch comes to this role from the Mariposa County Health and Human Services Agency, where he has directed a similar scope of administrative ...

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Walking on a Dirt Road: Elliott Corner to Cold Spring Loop

Let your imagination go wild. You have been riding on a dusty, bumpy, hot stagecoach all day from Mariposa. Or perhaps the day is freezing cold and you are bundled up the best you can in that stagecoach with your coat and some quilts. You are approaching Cold Spring Stage Stop and sure are looking forward to the break. You ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Winter in Yosemite Valley

Image of El Capitan in winter.

YOSEMITE — The peace and relative quiet of Yosemite in winter, particularly after a fresh snow fall, can be a magical experience. Unfortunately, travel in California is currently restricted to within 120 miles of home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, yet the beauty of Yosemite persists. Yosemite is now open only to day use visitors, between the hours of 8 ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Selecting Fruit Trees

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By Bob Labozetta (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) December to March is the best time to plant fruit and nut trees here in California. Selecting appropriate fruit trees, however, can be confusing. Impulsive purchases can lead to disappointment, particularly in the foothills where not every variety grows well. The key to success when it comes to fruit and nut varieties is ...

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