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Thursday’s Hunter Fire In Mariposa Grows To 423 Acres Before Being 100% Contained By Fire Crews

Hunter fire, as seen from a distance.

MARIPOSA – Crews responded to a vegetation fire burning at Bear Valley Road and Cotton Creek Road, near Snelling, in Mariposa County yesterday afternoon. The fire grew to 423 acres before being contained by fire crews. Fire fighters were first called out at about 2:15 p.m yesterday afternoon. Multiple agencies responded, including Cal Fire and the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit. Also dispatched ...

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Historic Village Welcomes New Businesses

COARSEGOLD — A pair of giant scissors clipped a lot of ribbons Thursday at Coarsegold’s Historic Village. Amid a festive atmosphere, the Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce hosted its biggest-ever ribbon cutting this week, officially welcoming three new businesses — Thicket + Vine Nursery, Yosemite Drug and Mountain Medical Supply — to the Historic Village. The popular Wild Fig Kitchen, which ...

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How To Keep Your Family Safe During Rattlesnake Season

Close up of rattlesnake face.

Article by Leonard Andrenacci. Summer is rattlesnake season, so try to be aware and extra careful when enjoying the great outdoors. Most of us hike trails, cut firewood, work, and live in the mountains and will eventually run into a snake, and sometimes it will be a rattlesnake. Rattlesnakes, for the most part, are timid creatures and try to stay ...

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County Clerk Set To Release Draft Election Administration Plan For 2020

Mount Rushmore

MADERA – County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters Rebecca Martinez released today the draft Election Administration Plan (EAP) calendar for the 2020 Presidential Election Cycle. “On August 16th my office will make available to the public the draft Election Administration Plan,” explained Martinez. “I encourage the public to take a few minutes to review the document and submit their thoughts.” ...

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Mariposa Museum Presents Part 7 Of Their Speaker Series Featuring “A History of Rock Climbing In Yosemite Valley”

Mountain climber with blue mountains in the background.

Big-wall first ascensionist Steve Bosque and his long time apprentice, Kevin Deweese will be giving a presentation at the Mariposa Museum on Saturday, August 24 at 6 pm. The event is Part 7 of the Speaker Series featuring “A History of Rock Climbing in Yosemite Valley.” Mentorship in the Yosemite Valley big-wall scene creates a sense of continuity between generations. ...

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Former Coarsegold Resident Admits to Embezzlement, Must Pay $44K in Restitution

Rebecca Martinez and Sally Moreno announce today 12 felony counts of voter fraud.

OAKHURST — A former Coarsegold resident who admitted to embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from an Oakhurst business has been ordered to make full restitution. Heather Marie Stieler, 48, who used to be the bookkeeper for Fullmer’s Appliance Repair, agreed to a plea deal on June 20, 2019, resulting in 10 felony convictions, including embezzlement, forgery and grand theft. ...

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Yosemite National Park And The Ansel Adams Gallery Announce The 9th Annual Gateway Expressions Student Art Photography Contest

Image of field workers by Ansel Adams

Winning artwork will be featured in the Ansel Adams Gallery! Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery are pleased to announce the 9th Annual Gateway Expressions Student Art and photography Contest. This contest celebrates the artistic creativity of our local youth living in Yosemite’s gateway communities. The Gateway Expressions Student Art and Photography Contest is open to all students, ...

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Yosemite National Park Rescue Medic Heather Wonenberg Awarded 2018 Outstanding Wildfire EMS Individual Of The Year

Rescue Medic Heather Wonenberg

This national award recognizes outstanding work in the area of emergency medical service for our Nation’s Wildland Firefighters. The National Wildfire Coordinating Group, based in Boise, Idaho, has awarded Yosemite National Park Helitack member Heather Wonenberg the 2018 Outstanding Wildfire EMS Individual of the Year Award. This award recognizes and honors individuals who have demonstrated outstanding work, actions, or programs, ...

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Welcome Back To School: California Bus Laws And A Message From Glen Billington, YUSD Superintendent

stop sign on school bus

Sierra News Online would like to welcome all new and returning students to the start of the 2019-2020 school year! Please be advised that all classes for the following school districts begin tomorrow, Thursday, August 15th: Chawanakee Unified School District Yosemite Unified School District. An important message about buses and flashing red lights:  As every Californian should know, when driving, ...

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The North Fork History Group Presents History Mystery #77

Bunch of blue question marks.

The North Fork History Group heard a story about a young local girl in the 1950’s that regularly swam at a public swimming pool (possibly in the Bass Lake Annex). One day her mother gave her a nickel to buy goodies. The girl decided to put it in her mouth to keep it safe until she got to the pool. ...

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