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Back To School With The ABCs Of Good Health

OAKHURST – With kids getting ready to head back to school all across the mountain area, Kaiser Permanente has put together the ABCs for a healthy and successful school year. The recommendations include “A list of immunizations,” “Begin to get more rest,” “Cut out junk food,” and “Deal with stress.” According to Naomi Jacobs, M.D., a Pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente ...

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Man Swept Over Waterfall Dies

MADERA COUNTY – A Search & Rescue mission turned into a recovery when the body of a California man swept over Camino Falls in the Sierra National Forest was discovered yesterday. The victim has been identified as Daniel Stephen Greenlaw, 37, of Richmond, CA.

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20-Acre Fire Closes John West Road

OAKHURST – A fire burning along John West Road this afternoon caused the road to be closed for about six hours as over 200 fire personnel, along with their engines, crew buggies, water tenders and dozer transport trailers blocked both lanes. The fire was reported at 1:34 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, burning in grass, brush and trees on the ...

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Stories From The Aspen Fire – The Rehab

HUNTINGTON LAKE – With the Aspen Fire now 90% contained at 22,546 acres burned, the number of personnel on the fire has been reduced to just 230, and the focus of their job has shifted from suppression to rehabilitation. While some crews continue with mop up and patrol of the fire’s perimeter, others have taken on the task of suppression ...

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Two Mariposa Men Arrested For Burglary

MARIPOSA – On Wednesday, July 31, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a Boyer Road property had been burglarized. A chainsaw and 14 vehicle wheels and tires had been stolen. The property loss was valued near $10,000. The investigating deputies were assisted when the property owner found similar wheels and tires offered for sale on eBay.

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Single Vehicle Accident On Highway 41

OAKHURST – An Arcata woman driving southbound on Highway 41 this morning apparently fell asleep at the wheel and crashed her car just north of Cedar Valley Road. The 21-year-old was headed south at about 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug, 9, when she dozed off and ran up the steep embankment, shattering the back window and dumping dirt into the ...

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Update On The Aspen Fire – August 8

HUNTINGTON LAKE – The Aspen fire is now estimated at 22,090 acres, and the date for complete containment has been pushed out to Saturday, Aug. 24. The fire is 80% contained, and personnel have been reduced to 976 as crews are demobilized, and firefighters and equipment are being made available to new fires as needed.

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Fire Tax Bills Are In The Mail – Again

CALIFORNIA – The State Board of Equalization has begun mailing bills for the 2012-2013 fire prevention fee, due and payable by property owners in State Responsibity Areas (SRA). The amount of the fee has not changed since last year, at $150 per habitable structure, with a $35 credit per habitable structure for parcels located within the jurisdiction of a local ...

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Mammoth Pool Road And Campgrounds Now Open

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – Mammoth Pool/Minarets Road (Forest Road 4S81) was reopened on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m., along with all the campgrounds throughout the area (see list below). The Aspen Fire is now 80% contained, and has consumed 21,931 acres. No structures have been lost, and there have been only three injuries.

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Update On The Aspen Fire – August 6

HUNTINGTON LAKE – Crews on the Aspen Fire continued mopping up 100 to 200 feet along the perimeter today, and worked on repairing, restoring and rehabilitating the firelines within the fire’s perimeter where it was safe to do so. Suppression repair will continue tonight on the northern side of the fire, along with firing operations along the San Joaquin River.

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