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New Postage Stamp Honors First Responders

First responders of all stripes are being recognized with a new commemorative stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service. The stamp features an image in red, white and blue of a firefighter, a paramedic and a police officer. “Fires, medical emergencies, accidents, and violent crimes require us to look to those who possess the training and knowledge to treat the ...

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Yosemite High Girls Volleyball: A Force To Be Reckoned With

By Tamara Manieri — OAKHURST — With girls volleyball well underway in the mountain area, the Yosemite High School volleyball team is a force to be reckoned with. For a second straight year the Badgers were invited to play at the Mammoth Invitational Tournament and for the second straight year — they won it all. It does not stop there. ...

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Construction Delays Continue On Highway 140 Into Yosemite

MARIPOSA – Motorists traveling from Mariposa to Yosemite on Highway 140 should be prepared for delays through the middle of October. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is repairing 3.2 miles, or about 6.4 lane miles of Highway 140 from the junction with Highway 49 North, to Whitlock Road. The project is expected to be finished by mid-October. The mainline ...

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Portions Of Yosemite To Remain Closed Indefinitely

YOSEMITE – Due to increased fire activity in the areas adjacent to and in Yosemite National Park, park administrators and fire managers have made the decision to extend the current park closures indefinitely. Fire managers are continuously assessing conditions in the area and will work directly with, and immediately advise park managers as conditions change and it becomes safe to ...

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Ferguson Fire Nearly 81,000 Acres, Closures Remain In Place

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson Fire grew by 3,548 acres overnight as it continued to push to the north and east. The fire is now estimated at 80,755 acres, and with the expansion of the perimeter into Yosemite National Park yesterday, the percentage of the line that is contained has dropped to 36 percent. Overnight, firefighters monitored and patrolled the ...

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Firefighter Killed On The Ferguson Fire, Procession This Afternoon

MARIPOSA COUNTY — It is with deep sadness that we report the death of a firefighter this morning on the Ferguson Fire. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that this morning while battling the Ferguson Fire on the Sierra National Forest, a Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park firefighter suffered a fatal injury. The incident occurred just before 9:30 ...

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Water Rebates Top $53,000 And Still Counting

MARIPOSA COUNTY — In case you weren’t able to purchase and install new water-saving appliances in time for the July 2018 rebate deadline, there is good news, say folks at the local conservation district. The grant funding the Countywide Water Efficiency Rebates has been extended for one year through July 2019. All Mariposa County residents and all customers of Lake ...

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Some Evacuations Lifted For Mariposa Pines Area

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office announced this evening that Evacuation Orders for some Mariposa Pines residents have been lifted. Residents in Mariposa Pines on Scott Road from Best Road to the end of Hites Cove Road, including all side roads, have been lifted as of Tuesday, July 24 at 6 p.m. These areas will remain under advisory ...

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This is Us: Introduction

This is Us is a series of local profiles, with first-person stories about something significant in their lives. It’s a way we can get to know the people in our community on a little deeper level. We have so many fascinating people in our community. In the six years that I’ve lived here, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to ...

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