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Sierra Digital Marketing Delivers News And More To EMC

MOUNTAIN AREA — Sierra News Online (SNO) is pleased to announce the inauguration and implementation of our new and state-of-the-art information delivery service — one that will provide the latest breaking news as well as local advertising to the residents of Eastern Madera County. Through an exclusive licensing agreement with Community Digital, Inc. of Mariposa (CDI), this new subsidiary company ...

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Dirty Red Barn And Tom Vandenavond On The Green

By Andy Roberts — MARIPOSA — Dirty Red Barn from Sonoma County makes their debut at Music on the Green on Friday, Aug. 2 — a rock ‘n folk band playing originals and classic covers. They’ve got Dave Brouillette on guitar and vocals, Ben Becker on upright bass and guitar, Sean Parnell on harmonica and vocals, and multi-instrumentalist Malcolm Johnson ...

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New Executive Director Of Red Cross Central Valley

FRESNO — The American Red Cross Central Valley Chapter has named Lori Wilson as its newest Executive Director – a role in which Wilson will focus on volunteer development, fundraising, relationship management, stewarding the board of directors and leading local Red Cross outreach. Wilson joins the Central Valley Chapter after serving as the Executive Director for the American Red Cross ...

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Red Cross Issues Heat Safety Tips As Temperatures Climb

FRESNO — It’s hot out there and the soaring temperatures can be dangerous. The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to help stay safe when it’s hot outside. NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS IN YOUR VEHICLE The inside temperature of the car can quickly reach 120 degrees. Other heat safety steps include: • Stay hydrated, drink plenty of ...

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Mountain Area Homeowners Battling Sky-High Insurance Rates

MOUNTAIN AREA — Even local insurance agents are calling it a “crisis” — the sky high price tag attached these days to homeowners insurance in large parts of eastern Madera County. Many area residents have recently been notified their homeowners insurance is going up — for some, by as much as 450 to 500 percent. And lately, according to local ...

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Memorial Highway To Honor Fallen Firefigher Braden Varney

MARIPOSA — A four-mile stretch of State Route 140 will soon be renamed in honor of Braden Varney, the Cal Fire firefighter from Mariposa who lost his life last summer while battling the Ferguson Fire. Assembly Concurrent Resolution 47 (ACR 47) was introduced by Assemblyman Frank Bigelow to honor Varney, who was killed in July 2018 when the bulldozer he ...

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Post-Ferguson Fire Construction On Highway 140 Complete

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Caltrans recently completed a $5.4 million project rehabilitating eastbound and westbound Highway 140 (SR-140) in the area of the Ferguson Fire scar. Caltrans says the work was needed after the Ferguson Fire burned through the region during the summer of 2018. The project included replacing 17 culverts (underwater drainage systems) and performing 12 miles worth of hazardous ...

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Soul Galaxy, Mike Hammer And The Nails On The Green

By Andy Roberts — MARIPOSA — Blues and rock are themes of this weekend’s free outdoor community concerts in downtown Mariposa at the Art Park. Friday, July 26 marks the return of Soul Galaxy to Music on the Green. Soul Galaxy is a blues rock outfit based out of Mariposa featuring Northern California guitar phenom Tim Hagar and Los Angeles ...

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Crews Nearing Total Containment On Valley Fire

CATHEYS VALLEY – The Valley Fire, burning along Old Highway in Mariposa County, is now 80 percent contained at a new estimate of 155 acres. UPDATE: The Valley Fire is now 100 percent contained at 149 acres. The fire was reported at about noon on Sunday, July 19, near the address of 3043 Old Highway and quickly spread to over ...

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Vegetation Fire Closes Old Highway In Catheys Valley Area

CATHEYS VALLEY – Crews are on scene of a vegetation fire in the Catheys Valley area along Old Highway. To allow firefighters to access the area and for the safety of the public, Old Highway was closed for several hours between White Rock and School House. The fire was reported by several callers at about noon today near the address ...

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