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Cal Fire MMU Lifts Burn Ban, Permits Required

MARIPOSA – Recent rains and cooler temperatures across the region have lowered the threat of wildfires allowing Cal Fire’s MMU to transition out of peak fire season effective Friday, Nov. 17, at 8 a.m. in Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties. “Although we are seeing a small amount of rain and allowing burning to take place, we would like residents to ...

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Fireside Chat: Mariposa’s Marvels Of 20th Century Engineering

MARIPOSA — Here’s information about a special presentation of interest to history buffs and those who admire masterful 20th century engineering, including bridges and railroads: the Mariposa Museum and History Center is hosting another Fireside Chat. Glenn Sutherland’s presentation, “Engineering Marvels of the Early 1900s in Mariposa County and Beyond” includes historic photographs, amazing facts, and insider stories about several ...

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Winter Storm Warning From Yosemite To Kings Canyon

MOUNTAIN AREA — A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow is in effect above 7,000-feet, from 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15 through 4 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, according to the National Weather Service in Hanford. The Winter Storm Warning is for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, including the towns of Bass Lake, Fish Camp, and ...

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Ski, Snowboard Instructors Needed For Youth At All Levels

Submitted by Mountain Area Ski School — MOUNTAIN AREA — Can you ski? Can you snowboard? Cooler temperatures and clouds over the Sierra crest are a reminder that winter is on its way, and with it the Mountain Area Ski School’s 56th year of ski and snowboard programs for our mountain area school students! “The Mountain Area Ski School (MASS) ...

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Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies To Run For Third Term

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Doug Binnewies has announced that he will run for re-election to the office of Mariposa County Sheriff-Coroner. Sheriff Binnewies released this statement yesterday, announcing his intention to seek a third term: I’m very humbled to share that both the Mariposa County Sheriffs’ Management Association and the Mariposa County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association have endorsed my pursuit to be ...

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Deeper in Debt: The Student Loan Crisis

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host a program, “Deeper in Debt: The Student Loan Crisis,” on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 4:30 p.m. at Miner’s Roadhouse Inn. The program is free and the community is invited and encouraged to attend. This timely and important program will feature a presentation describing the current ...

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Yosemite Now Accepting Applications For Summer 2018

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park has approximately 300 seasonal job openings for the summer of 2018. There are positions open in all areas of the park, and seasonal jobs opportunities at many of the over 400 National Park Service units across the country. The park will be filling a wide variety of positions, including backcountry rangers, entrance station rangers, custodial ...

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Lawson Studios Raises Funds For Victims Of Mountain Area Fires

MARIPOSA — Lawson Studios, local screen printing and design studio, recently presented the Mariposa Community Foundation with a check for $6,416. Lawson Studios designed, produced, and sold hundreds of custom Detwiler Fire shirts and hats to raise funds for victims of the Detwiler Fire. The Lawson team, along with friends and family including Chenise Perry, Kyle Kjobech, Claudia Dysard, Jeff ...

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We Are Grateful For Child Care Providers

Submitted by ICES — MARIPOSA COUNTY — As the season of gratitude approaches, we at Infant/Child Enrichment Services (ICES) would like to suggest taking a moment of grateful reflection for child care providers in our county. These hard working individuals allow parents to work, worry-free, with the knowledge that their children are safe and well-cared for. When parents can focus ...

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Don’t Fall For This Latest IRS Phone Scam

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Internal Revenue Service is warning people to beware of a new scam, where fraudsters call to demand an immediate tax payment through a prepaid debit card, or you will be arrested. This scam is being reported across the country, and with reports that many in the Central Sierra are being targeted, taxpayers should be alert to ...

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