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UCCE Mariposa Introduces New Fire Advisor

MARIPOSA, CA — We are very excited to introduce the New Fire Advisor Alison Deak. Alison joined the University of California Cooperative Extension as a Fire Advisor based in Mariposa and also covering Madera and Fresno counties. Alison graduated from the University of Oregon with two Master’s degrees in Nonprofit Management and Geography. Her thesis research focused on modeling the ...

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Air District Approves Increased Funds Before Winter

Increased funding available for residents to replace wood burning with electric or gas devices  FRESNO, CA — The Valley Air District Governing Board unanimously approved enhancements to the Residential Wood Smoke Reduction Program by increasing the dollar amount available to residents willing to replace their fireplace or wood-burning device with an electric or gas device. The grant program includes additional ...

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CHP Highlights Importance Of Child Safety Seats

SACRAMENTO – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) will help parents and caregivers ensure every child is properly restrained in the correct safety seat for their age and size as part of Child Passenger Safety Week from September 18-24. This is also an opportunity to promote our CHP Child Passenger Safety technicians who provide ...

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Yosemite High School Hires New Assistant Principal

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District is pleased to announce that Melinda Gresham has been hired to be the new Assistant Principal of Yosemite High School. Melinda Gresham is a 20-year resident of Coarsegold and has been an educator for 22 years, 16 of those years at Coarsegold School. This past year she embarked on a new adventure as the ...

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Caltrans Conducting Roadway Repair Project

Update: Construction Will Occur During Daytime Hours Along State Route 140 in Mariposa County MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct a pavement rehabilitation project during daytime hours beginning Tuesday, September 20, 2022, weather permitting, on State Route 140 from the Mariposa/Merced County Line to approximately 1 mile east of Trower Road in Mariposa County. Construction ...

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Traffic Advisory – State Routes 49 and 140

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: One-way Traffic Control on State Routes 49 and 140 MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltans) will perform various operations next week on State Routes 49 and 140. Work is scheduled as follows: Route 49 • Moving lane closure from Mount Bullion to Route 132 for pavement marker replacement beginning Monday, September 19, through Thursday, September ...

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Fatal Accident Delays Morning Commute

MADERA COUNTY–Shortly after 8:00am this morning, Thursday, September 15, 2022, a major motor vehicle accident occurred on Highway 41 near Avenue 15. All lanes of the highway were closed for several hours, wreaking havoc on the morning commute. At approximately 8:16am, California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officers from the Madera Division, were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident involving multiple vehicles ...

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New Assistant Superintendent-Chief Academic Officer At YHS

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District is pleased to announce our new Assistant Superintendent-Chief Academic Officer, Jarrod Bordi, who was appointed during the September 12th meeting of the Board of Trustees. Jarrod has been an educator for over 21 years. Before coming to YUSD, he worked as a high school principal for 10 years, assistant principal, student services coordinator, dean ...

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Cudd Running for BLSD Area 1 Trustee

OAKHURST — Denise Cudd, a long-time resident, mom, and retired teacher has recently announced her candidacy for Bass Lake School Board Area 1 Trustee. Her goals are to bring a more balanced approach to the position and focus on closing the post-Covid achievement gap. Beginning of the school year assessments placed 59% of students at least one year behind in ...

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The Grove In Ahwahnee Hosting Family Respite Night

AHWAHNEE — The Grove is hosting their Respite Night for families who have children with special needs. We want to give parents the opportunity to bring their children to the church and drop them off while parents can go out and be kid free for a few hours. We understand how hard it is to find sitters when you have ...

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