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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA – Here’s your opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs. On Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be set up at several locations in Mariposa County allowing for the safe disposal of medications. Bring your unwanted medications to the Mariposa ...

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Jonah Seth Mackenzie Thomas

Jonah Seth Mackenzie Thomas, 22, of Mariposa passed away on Sept. 28, 2018. Jonah was born and raised in Turlock. He was a hardworking devoted family man, known for his big heart and a personality that would brighten any room. Jonah is survived by his fiancé Ailene Nicole Hogan of Mariposa, their two daughters, Aaliyah and Jaycee and baby number ...

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Be Aware – Potential Fires Lurk Throughout Your Home

SACRAMENTO – Today’s home fires burn faster than ever, says Cal Fire, and it’s time to Look, Listen and Learn during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use that time takes planning and ...

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Bring Back The Old Days At The Mariposa Go West Festival

MARIPOSA — This is the fourth year for the Mariposa Go West Festival in the historically charming California gold rush town named with the Spanish word for “butterfly.” This family-friendly event features gold panning, roping contests, gunfight reenactments, live music, traditional native dancing, and much more. “Go back to the days of the Old West and experience what it was like during ...

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Cause Of The Ferguson Fire Released

VALLEJO — U.S. Forest Service investigators have determined the cause of the Ferguson Fire to be vehicle-related. Specifically, investigators believe superheated pieces of a catalytic converter came into contact with dry, roadside vegetation, igniting the fire. The Ferguson Fire started on the evening of Friday, July 13, along eastbound Highway 140 near Savage Trading Post at 8:30 p.m. (South Fork ...

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Highway 140 Open, Use Caution And Check For Updates

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Caltrans crews have cleared the roadway on SR-140 in Mariposa County and it is now open. Crews will continue to patrol for any obstacles that may fall into the roadway, especially in areas that have recently burned during wildfires. Motorists should slow down and use extreme especially in curvy areas where whatever is around the next corner ...

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Highway 140 Closed For Public Safety, Flash Floods Expected

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning a preemptive closure of State Route 140 into Yosemite National Park to protect public safety in the Ferguson Fire burn scar area due to a storm event that they say is likely to impact the roadway. The National Weather Service is forecasting 1-3 inches of rain in a one-hour ...

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Flash Flood Watch Issued For Central Sierra Foothills

HANFORD – A Flash Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for recent burn areas in central California, including the Ferguson, Railroad and Pier burn scars. The Watch has been issued for Mariposa, Madera, Tulare and Fresno County foothills, and the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon. This includes the communities of Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Auberry, ...

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Bats, Pumpkins And Tarantulas: Over The Garden Fence

By Brian David —  Guided by sonar, night vision and the earth’s magnetic field, the Pallid, Mexican, and California Myotis bats – flying near fifty miles an hour – eat nocturnal insects mid-air. A dining night out delivers over half a bat’s body weight in nutritious insects. Central California crops including beets, citrus, corn, cotton, pecans, peppers, rice, strawberries and ...

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Sierra Art Trails: Vicki D. Thomas And Ann Hart

Vicki Thomas  Sierra Art Trails 2018 Catalog #85 My love for art, drawing and painting has come from an inner need to create and then to share my passion with others. It’s a wonderful feeling to be totally immersed in the process of painting and experience the surprising and satisfying results. This year, I’m proud to have local artist and ...

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