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Veteran Jack Becker Dances on 100th Birthday

Oakhurst – Jack Becker is many things. He’s a Marine through and through. He served during World War II although he saw no action. That changed with the Korean War and the Battle of Chosin in Korea, making him one of the Chosin Frozen. Before his departure from the Oakhurst area, he belonged to Marine Corps League 1121 and loved ...

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Highway 41 Claims Another Life

MADERA COUNTY — On Feb. 2, 2022, the Merced Communications Center (MCC) received a call reporting a motor vehicle accident on State Route 41 just south of Road 406 in Madera County. A vehicle was reportedly overturned off the roadway and California Highway Patrol Madera area units were dispatched to investigate and establish incident command. According to the Report of ...

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Prescribed Burn Planned in Mariposa

Mariposa – Mariposa County in cooperation with Sierra Foothills Conservancy, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation, and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians in continuation of the next step in the Mariposa Creek Parkway Restoration Project, Mariposa County Planning Department has organized the second phase of a prescribed burn taking place ...

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Citizens to Save the Hospital

John C. Fremont Healthcare District Recommends to County Board of Supervisor Modifying County Sales Tax Ballot Measure to Address Possible Change in State Constitution Mariposa – At the John C. Fremont Healthcare District public board meeting on January 26th, the District board passed a unanimous vote to present to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors a modified sales tax measure ...

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Displaced Oakhurst Family Needs Help After Apartment Fire

Image of an apartment on fire.

OAKHURST — On Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, a structure fire was reported at the Creekside Apartments, located at 49484 Road 426, in Oakhurst. As stated in a previous article, a family of four was displaced. There was much damage to their apartment and personal belongings. The family was being helped by the American Red Cross, who has provided them with ...

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CHP – Age Well, Drive Smart Classes

OAKHURST–The California Highway Patrol in conjunction with VFW Post #8743 offers the second of two senior driving classes, called Age Well, Drive Smart, on Saturday, February 5. A few slots remain for signups. To get your name on the list, contact VFW Post Commander Maryann Enciso at 559/676-6848.  The class is free, but reservations must be made no later than ...

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Bill to Help Rural Residents Escape Wildfires Moves Forward

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Yes, it’s the dreaded word wildfires. I’m sure it feels like the wrong time of year to be talking about wildfires for many people, but for me, it’s a year-round conversation as a reporter for our Mountain Communities. One of my responsibilities is to monitor and report on wildfires and emergencies on social media. Many in our ...

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Caltrans Traffic Advisory

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various operations on State Routes 49 and 140 next week in Mariposa County. Work is scheduled to be performed as follows: Route 49 Single-lane closure at various locations from the Mariposa/Madera County Line to Route 140 for guardrail work beginning Monday, January 31, through Friday, February 4, 2022, from ...

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Oakhurst Apartment Fire Displaces Family of Four

OAKHURST — It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon in January in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and there wasn’t much thought about things like housefires. It’s not wildfire season, and we got a lot of rain and snow just a few weeks ago, so my scanner hasn’t been getting as much use as usual lately.  As always, a ...

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2022 Healthy Air Living Kids’ Calendar

Community – The artwork of 14 student artists kicks off a new decade in the 2022 Healthy Air Living Kids’ Calendar. The District’s annual calendar, designed to educate and inspire the public to live a Healthy Air Life and reduce air pollution in the San Joaquin Valley, is a full-color, bilingual wall calendar, featuring clean-air messages and drawings of students ...

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