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Delays Expected on State Routes 49 and 140

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct various work next week on State Routes 49 and 140. Work is scheduled to occur as follows: Route 49 • One-way traffic control from the Madera/Mariposa County Line to Varain Road In Mariposa for road striping operations from 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. beginning Sunday, August 1, through Friday, ...

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Calling All Local Home Gardeners and Small Farmers!

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OAKHURST — You are invited to participate with Plant a Row and donate extra produce from your garden to be distributed to local residents in need of fresh, nutritious produce. Fresh produce donations will be accepted at Heritage House (5200 State Hwy 49N) on Mondays only from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at Manna House (5127 Charles St) Monday ...

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Music on the Green Presents Scott Patrick Little and The Soul Galaxy

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MARIPOSA — Local musician Scott Patrick Little is set to perform for Music on the Green on Friday, July 23. No stranger to the Art Park stage, or many a stage throughout California’s central valley and foothills, Scott is a very active and hardworking performer. Scott creates a fat sound for his solo act by playing a bass drum simultaneously ...

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Missing Yosemite Hiker’s Body Found Near Mount Clark

YOSEMITE  – Mr. Fred Zalokar, 61, of Reno, Nevada, was found deceased and his body recovered on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, near the summit of Mount Clark. Missing since Saturday, July 17, from Happy Isles to the summit of Mount Clark – Mr. Zalokar used an off-trail route from Bunnell Point. He did not return to Yosemite Valley. If you ...

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Yosemite Bank & Founders Bank Rebrand as Premier Valley Bank

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A Message from Premier Valley Bank For several years, our banking teams have operated under three brand names across Central California: Yosemite Bank, Founders Community Bank and Premier Valley Bank. Effective immediately, all banking centers will begin operating under the Premier Valley Bank name. This affects our banking centers in San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Oakhurst, Mariposa and Groveland. The ...

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River Fire | Final at 9656 Acres with 100% Containment

OAKHURST – The River Fire final at 9656 acres burned with 100% containment. Six major structures have been destroyed and six minor structures destroyed. One residences damaged and one minor structure damaged. Engine crews will continue to patrol the fire area over the next couple of days. For your safety and the safety of the first responders, please be cautious on ...

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John C. Fremont Announces First Farmers Market

John C. Fremont Healthcare District Announces First Farmers Market, August 10, Offering Prescription for Health  MARIPOSA  – John C. Fremont Healthcare District will have their first farmers market in front of the hospital on the lawn on August 10 from 11a.m. to 2p.m. open to staff, patients and the community. The inspiration to have the farmers market at the hospital ...

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River Fire Incident Update

MADERA COUNTY – The River Fire increased overnight to 9500 acres with 15% containment. There are currently 600 structures threatened with 4 destroyed along with 4 outbuildings. Damage assessment is ongoing. Firefighters continue to aggressively attack the fire while dangerous heat persists. Low humidity, tree torching, wind driven runs and frequent spot fires continue to challenge firefighters. Crews are working hard ...

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River Fire Doubles to 8000 Acres with 10% Containment

Evacuation Order Update – July 12, 2021 at 4:01 pm  An Evacuation Order has been issued for Road 600 between Apache Ranch Road and Blazing Saddle Trail including the spur road JWP Ranch Road due to the River Fire. There is an immediate threat to life. This is an evacuation order to leave now. The area is being closed to ...

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River Fire Evacuation Center In Mariposa

MARIPOSA – On Sunday, July 11, the Red Cross of the Central Valley opened a Resource Center at New Life Christian Fellowship (5089 Cole Rd, Mariposa, CA 95338) for evacuees affected by the River Fire in Mariposa and Madera counties. Red Cross volunteers continue to be on site providing safe shelter, meals, water and health services to evacuees impacted by this ...

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