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Fire Alert Mariposa Highway 140 and Mt Bullion Cutoff

MARIPOSA–A vegetation fire has been reported in the Mariposa area near Highway 140 and Mt Bullion Cutoff Road. Ground and air crews are battling the fire at this time.  We will update this article as more information is available. This is the Squirrel Fire. Authorities are reporting the fire is currently 5 acres. No evacuations are taking place however, Highway ...

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One-Way Traffic Control This Week

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct the following one-way traffic control this week on State Route-49 (SR-49) and SR-140 for maintenance and construction operations. Work is scheduled as follows: STATE ROUTE 49 • One-way traffic control at Joe Howard Road for utility work beginning Saturday, February 10, through Sunday, February 11, 2024. Traffic control will ...

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Public Feedback Sought for New Art Projects in Midpines

MIDPINES–The Mariposa County Planning Department and Arts Council invite the community to submit constructive feedback for new public art projects. The projects will be located in Midpines County Park . They will be created by local artists, Abby Miller, Anna Friedland, and Lx (Alex) Lewis as a part of the Working Lands, Working Artists project. The public may view concepts, see ...

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Bar Shooting Leads to Arrest in Mariposa

MARIPOSA—The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that at approximately 11pm  Sunday, January 28th, Quentin Gelhaus, age 31 of Cathey’s Valley, and two of his friends had been drinking inside Miners Inn. After a verbal argument with workers in the bar, Gelhaus was asked to leave. He and his two friends exited the bar, less than a minute later Gelhaus ...

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One-Way Traffic Control Next Week

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct the following one-way traffic control next week on State Route-140 (SR-140) for maintenance and construction operations. Work is scheduled as follows: STATE ROUTE 140 • One-way traffic control from Midpines to Briceburg for pavement work beginning Sunday, January 28, through Friday, February 2, 2024, from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 ...

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Cody Brown Receives MCSO Award

OAKHURST—On January 9, 2024, Cody Bulow Brown, 19 years old, received the Madera County Sheriff’s Citizen Award from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. MCSO granted the plaque for services he and his company, CB Hauling, rendered during the major snowstorm Madera County experienced in March 2023. Lt. Ian Weaver handed the award to him at the Sunrise Rotary Club meeting ...

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One-Way Traffic Control This Week

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct the following one-way traffic control this week on State Route-132 (SR-132) and SR-140 for maintenance and construction operations. Work is scheduled as follows: STATE ROUTE 132 • One-way traffic control from the Mariposa/Tuolumne County line to Hidalgo Street for utility work on Thursday, January 25, 2024, from 8:00 a.m. ...

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Ghost Gun, Marijuana Plants and Drones in Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY–The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a man is facing multiple charges after a resident in the Bear Valley area of Mariposa County called 911 to report that he had been shot at while he was walking on his property. A Guy Shooting at His Neighbor At approximately 3:00pm on Tuesday, January 17th, a Hispanic male adult ...

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One-Way Traffic Control Next Week

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct the following one-way traffic control next week on State Route-140 (SR-140) for maintenance and construction operations. Work is scheduled as follows: STATE ROUTE 140 • One-way traffic control at Fourth Street for sign/banner work on Monday, January 8, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. • One-way traffic control ...

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One-Way Traffic Control This Week

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct the following one-way traffic control this week on State Route-49 (SR-49), SR132, and SR-140, for maintenance and construction operations. Work is scheduled as follows: STATE ROUTE 49 • One-way traffic control from Shilling Road to Crown Lead Road for sign work beginning Monday, December 18, through Wednesday, December 20, ...

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End of Fire Season Declared for MMU

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The end of fire season will be declared, in the CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU), on Monday, December 18th at 8 a.m. Burning is allowed, but burn permit requirements vary between counties. Burn permit information in Mariposa County: CAL FIRE burn permits are not required in Mariposa County until May 1st. Residents must contact the Mariposa County burn day ...

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