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Body Of Woman Swept Away In Mariposa Floods Located

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has announced that human remains found near the Bear Reservoir have been identified as Carol Brown, 72, of Catheys Valley, who was swept away during the massive flooding in March. Mariposa Sheriff‘s Search and Rescue along with several additional agencies have continued to search for Carol Brown since she was reported missing on ...

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Firefighters Make Quick Work Of Fire Near Bootjack

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Crews responded to a vegetation fire south of Bootjack this afternoon, just off Oak Grove Road. At 1:09 p.m., several reports came in to 911 of a column of smoke on Sharp Road, but after some revisions to the exact address by reporting parties, the fire was located in the 3600 block of Ramblin Road. A full ...

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All Fireworks Are Illegal In Mariposa And Eastern Madera Counties

MARIPOSA – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) would like to remind Eastern Madera and Mariposa County residents of the fire danger and use of illegal fireworks. All fireworks, including “Safe and Sane,” are illegal in Mariposa County as well as all areas east of the Madera Canal in Madera County. Public displays will be available ...

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Apply Now To Become A Madera County Sheriff’s Cadet II

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that they are currently recruiting for Sheriff’s Cadet II candidates. The successful candidate(s) will attend a police academy as a County-sponsored attendee, and will ideally commit to becoming a Deputy Sheriff – Basic POST with Madera County after academy graduation. No experience is required. Successful candidates will have their ...

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Will You Be Notified In The Event Of A Wildfire?

CENTRAL SIERRA – In light of the disastrous tree mortality, the profusion of vegetation (fuel!) after the winter rains, and the large number of fires already this season, it is imperative for all people who live or work in Madera and Mariposa Counties – especially those in the foothills – to register or update their information for emergency contact. Madera ...

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Electronic Passes Now Available For Yosemite Visitors

YOSEMITE – Visitors to Yosemite National Park will now be able to purchase their park entrance passes electronically through YourPassNow beginning on Thursday, June 21. Once visitors purchase and save their digital pass to their cell phone, or print and bring their purchased pass with them, Rangers will scan their pass at the entrance station. This convenient new service will ...

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Update On The Wheeler Fire Near Coulterville

COULTERVILLE – Firefighters have made excellent progress on the Wheeler Fire, burning in northern Mariposa County near the community of Coulterville. The fire is holding at 115 acres and is now 95 percent contained. There are currently 19 engines, 15 crews, 3 water tenders and 2 dozer assigned to the incident. Firefighters continue to do mop-up, reinforce firelines, and patrol ...

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Woman Airlifted After Crash Near Bass Lake Annex

NORTH FORK – A 79-year-old North Fork woman was airlifted after a single-vehicle crash on Road 222 just north of Road 221 near the Bass Lake Annex. Just before 2 p.m., a report came in of an accident on Road 200. After about 15 minutes of searching by both fire and CHP, the wreck was finally located on Road 222. ...

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Scam Warning – Caller Claims To Be Sheriff’s Sergeant

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware that a man has been making phone calls to citizens throughout the county impersonating a sheriff’s sergeant regarding outstanding warrants. THIS IS A SCAM. The Sheriff’s Office will never request funds or personal identifying information over the phone. Based on the information provided to the Sheriff’s Office, the man ...

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Cal Fire Suspends Burn Permits In Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties

MARIPOSA  – After another wet winter, warming temperatures and winds are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting Cal Fire to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Madera, Mariposa and ...

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