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Mariposa County High Students Rock the Crowd With Fundraiser Show

Beat Harvest Music Program drummer Malte Salonen

MARIPOSA — The Richard D. Fiester Auditorium at Mariposa County High School was rocking to the beat last Friday night as music students of all ages performed a live concert. Admission was only five dollars and all profits went to the Beat Harvest Program and a scholarship program to pay for young people to play music. Malte Salonen, a sophomore ...

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PG&E, National Weather Service Monitoring Storm Conditions for Sierra

Ponderosa trees covered in snow

OAKHURST – Winter weather is making its way toward California and Eastern Madera County. Mountain community residents are urged to prepare for possible power outages and travel delays. In a press release dated November 17th, PG&E announced they are “monitoring a mid-week potentially strong offshore wind event” that “could prompt a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) for customers in Sierra ...

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Intermittent Full Highway Closure On State Route 140 From Briceburg to YNP in Mariposa County

Traffic jam ahead! Be Work Zone Alert!

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct intermittent full closures of eastbound and westbound State Route 140 for blasting to remove boulders near the roadway. Work will occur as follows: • Intermittent full-closure of eastbound and westbound Route 140 from Briceburg to Slate Gulch for blasting and boulder removal on Monday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. ...

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Mariposa Office of Emergency Services Seeks Input

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, which also functions as the state’s Office of Emergency Services (OES), is currently updating the Mariposa County Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. One of the functions of OES is to create plans for incidents, like preparing for emergencies, responding to emergencies, recovering from emergencies, mitigating emergencies, and preventing emergencies. A hazard mitigation plan is ...

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Kops For Kids to Host Softball Tourney Fundraiser

Softball tournament flyer

MARIPOSA — Softball in December anyone? As a fundraiser for their Kops for Kids Program, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriff’s Association is hosting a softball tournament on Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8. Team entry fees are $225, or $150 per team, if each team member provides a new, unwrapped toy. For additional information, or to register a ...

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Mariposa Mother of Six Awarded Habitat for Humanity Home

MARIPOSA — Thanksgiving this year will be particularly memorable for Mariposa resident Sarah Philips and her family. In mid October, Habitat for Humanity (HFH) of Mariposa County announced that Philips and her family would be the residents of Habitat’s fifth home. “I’m absolutely ecstatic, we’re extremely blessed,” said Philips of her selection. “This just couldn’t be more of what we ...

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Mariposa Sheriff’s Office Expands County Connection with New App

MARIPOSA — As digital technology constantly alters the modes and methods of communication, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has rolled out a new app that Sheriff Doug Binnewies describes as “a key tool to keep us connected to the community we serve.” “More and more of our society is really looking to apps and other methods of communication for information, ...

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Briceburg Firefight Lasts Into the Night

MARIPOSA COUNTY– A 30-acre brush fire that started along Highway 140 Sunday afternoon has now charred more than 4,400 acres and is only ten percent contained, according to the latest report from CAL FIRE, issued Wednesday afternoon. From all fronts, nearly 1000 fire personnel continue the firefight — day and night. Steven Ward, a CAL FIRE spokesman, explained how backfire ...

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Briceburg Fire Is Causing Smoke And Dust To Impact Valley Air Quality

Briceburg Fire

MARIPOSA — The potential elevated particulate matter from the Briceburg fire is posing health concerns Valley-wide. Smoke from the fire near Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County and dust blowing from anticipated gusty winds on Wednesday are prompting Valley Air District officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the entire San Joaquin Valley. Smoke impacts are expected to continue ...

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