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We Honor Those Who Are Called To Care

“Every day, you’re called upon to help others through one of the most frightening times of their lives. Every day, you’re called upon to provide a sense of security and relief during chaotic and challenging situations. Every day, you’re called upon to do the work that only a select few can do. Every day, you’re Called to Care.” That is ...

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Biomass Plant To Be Built In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Mariposa Biomass Project (MBP), a 501(c)3 corporation, has been awarded a USDA U.S. Forest Service 2016 Wood Innovations grant in the amount of $244,080 to use wood residues primarily from forests for electricity production. This will be accomplished by constructing a biomass power plant in Mariposa. The grant funds will be used to finalize site selection, ...

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New Hope For Slim’s Koffee Shak

OAKHURST — On Friday, May 13, we heard that Slim’s Koffee Shak would close its doors in two locations following news that an investor deal for expansion had fallen through. The community reacted swiftly, sharing the story with uplifting comments and positive feedback online, on social media, and over koffee. On Saturday, a friend approached Slim’s owner Scott Marsh and, ...

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Funds Available To Remove Illegally Dumped Trash

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Has someone dumped their trash on your land? Funds are available to cleanup other people’s messes! The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) is accepting applications from private land owners who want reimbursement for cleaning up waste dumped illegally on their property. CalRecycle, a state agency responsible for solid waste issues, has a Farm and Ranch Illegal ...

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Three Suffer Major Injuries In Head-On Crash

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A head-on collision on Highway 49 near Darrah Road last Friday sent three people to the hospital, all with major injuries. Just after 3:30 p.m. on May 13, Robert Spiers, 37, of Mariposa was northbound on Highway 49 in a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, just south of Darrah Road. There was an 8-year-old child in the passenger seat. ...

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Consumers, Empower Yourselves!

Written by Virginia Eaton — Warning: I’m feeling the need to rant and rave! If you aren’t in the mood to hear me vent my frustration with the medical community, then you may want to skip this week’s blog and tune in next week when steam isn’t coming out of my ears. Just this week, I’ve had a number of ...

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Mariposa County Burn Day Restrictions

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) has restricted all burning below 1,500 feet in Mariposa County to the hours between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. on permissive burn days only, effective Thursday, May 12, at 8 a.m. Additional information may be obtained at your local Cal Fire station or ...

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Classic Boat Show Rocks Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — It’s an exciting weekend with water levels back up, as the 26th Annual Bass Lake Antique and Classic Boat Show returns to the floating docks at the Pines Marina, sponsored by the Bass Lake Lion’s Club and Bass Lake Watersports. Somewhere between 40 and 60 of the finest preserved and restored watercraft to be found on the ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Sunday, May 8

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Sunday, May 1 through Sunday, May 8. Coarsegold report of bullying On Sunday, May 1, a School Resource Deputy was informed by parent of an ongoing problem with bullying on campus and the bus. The campus is located at the 45000 block of ...

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Berryhill And Bigelow Staff Hold Local Office Hours

COUNTY — A staff member from the office of State Senator Tom Berryhill will hold Mobile District Office hours in area communities on Wednesday, May 11. Staff will be available to hear from the public their opinions on legislation, or to help with problems individuals may have with state agencies such as DMV, EDD, and others. The office hours will be held jointly with ...

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