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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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Mother Lode Job Training Helps Oak Fire Survivors

MARIPOSA COUNTY–Was your job negatively impacted by the Oak or Ampine Mill Fires? Mother Lode Job Training (MLJT) is here to help!  Participants do not have to reside in Amador or Mariposa Counties to receive assistance. Did the Oak or Ampine Mill Fires negatively impact your job? Did you, your spouse, or a family member providing for you lose employment? ...

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Round-the-Clock Traffic Control on State Route 140

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MARIPOSA COUNTY— The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues to make progress in clearing a rockslide that occurred on Sunday, January 15, 2023, temporarily closing State Route 140 near Briceburg in Mariposa County. One-way traffic control currently is in place 24 hours a day through the area. There is no limit to vehicle type. Motorists are advised to expect delays. ...

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Mariposa Named Finalist for USA Today 10Best

MARIPOSA–The charming town of Mariposa, Ca. is in the national spotlight again for a cultural scene that residents and returning visitors alike know is among the best in the United States. On Monday, January 23, Mariposa was named as one of 20 finalists for the 2023 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award in the category of Best Small-Town Cultural ...

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Mariposa County Seeks Information on Storm Damage

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MARIPOSA COUNTY — Mariposa County Office of Emergency Services is seeking information to provide to state and federal partners, in hopes of obtaining financial support for the County and individual residents, following the recent weather event. If you experienced damage due to the 2022/2023 Atmospheric Weather Event (winter storms beginning December 27th, 2022), please visit https://arcg.is/00qijD0 and answer all questions ...

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CHP Will Escort Motorists Through Slide Area On Jan. 23

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY – One-way Traffic Control is Targeted to Begin on Jan. 24 MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues to make progress in clearing a rockslide that occurred on Sunday, January 15, 2023, temporarily closing State Route 140 near Briceburg in Mariposa County. Route 140 is currently closed in both directions from the Bug Hostel (Midpines) ...

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Crews To Begin Hauling Material Off State Route 140

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY – One-way Traffic Control is Targeted to Begin Middle of Next Week MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues to make progress in clearing a rockslide that occurred on Sunday, January 15, 2023, temporarily closing State Route 140 near Briceburg in Mariposa County. Clean-up on the slide is ahead of schedule, with plans to begin ...

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47 Grave Sites Vandalized

MARIPOSA–On January 15th, 2023,  The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of possible vandalism at the Mariposa Cemetery. Upon investigation, a total of 47 grave sites were identified as being damaged as well as multiple gravesite decorations such as angels and vases. At this time, the Sheriff’s Office is still evaluating the cost of repairing or replacing the damaged headstones. ...

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: One-Way Traffic Control In Mariposa County

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: One-Way Traffic Control on State Routes 49, 132, and 140. Route 140 is Temporarily Closed Near Briceburg Due to Rockslide MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is scheduled to conduct the following work next week in Mariposa County: Route 49 • One-way traffic control from Mt. Ophir Road to Bear Valley Point for utility work ...

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Hwy 140 Remains Closed Due To Rockslides

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: State Route 140 Remains Closed Near Briceburg Due to Rockslide MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has temporarily closed State Route 140 near Briceburg in Mariposa County due to a large rockslide that made the roadway impassable on Sunday, January 15, 2023. Caltrans has initiated an Emergency Director’s Order ...

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New Sierra Tel Directory Showcases a Bit of Midpines History

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Sierra Tel, serving both Eastern Madera County and Mariposa County, announces that its 2023 telephone directory recounts the long history of Midpines Food and Gas. The directory story briefly recounts the times gone by of the 1926 Carstens building, located at the intersection of Carsten’s Road and Highway 140 in Midpines, that is now Midpines Food and ...

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