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Mountain Money: SNO’s Newest Blog

Hi everybody and welcome to Mountain Money, the newest blog here at SNO, where our main goals are to help you make some money and have some fun, maybe without leaving the comfort of your own home. Now, living up here in the mountains like we do it can sometimes be really hard to find work, as all the good ...

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Mariposa Hit By Second Vegetation Fire In Two Days

Mariposa fire.

MARIPOSA – Emergency fire crews have responded to a new vegetation fire burning at Mount Gaines Road and Bear Valley Road in Mariposa County this afternoon. UPDATE:  Bear Valley Road closed from SR-49 to Mt. Gaines due to the Gaines Fire. Fire advisement (potential for evacuation) has been issued for the following locations: Pendola Garden Rd. Corbett Creek Gold Dust ...

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Pet Owners Beware: Toxic Algae Bloom Hitting Area Lakes

Dogs playing in water.

MOUNTAIN AREA — Officials across the Golden State are warning that a summer outbreak of toxic blue-green algae in area ponds and lakes could be deadly to dogs and other animals. On its website, the California EPA (CAL EPA) is reporting that on August 14th  water samples taken from Indian Lakes in Madera County tested positive for a potential toxic ...

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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

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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