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One-way Traffic Control on State Routes 49 and 140

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various operations next week on State Routes 49 and 140. Work is scheduled as follows: Route 49 • One-way traffic control for shoulder work from Moccasin Creek to Bear Valley Road beginning Monday, November 14, through Friday, November 18, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Route 140 • ...

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U.S.A. Wins Silver at Timbersports World Championships

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GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN —  Team USA went axe-to-axe with the best lumberjack athletes in the world last weekend in front of a raucous crowd of 3,000 at Partille Arena in Gothenburg, Sweden, for the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® 2022 World Championships. The U.S. team won a major upset over New Zealand, finishing second out of 20 countries, while Matt Cogar, seven-time United States ...

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YHS Drumline Team to Hold Mattress Fundraiser

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Yosemite High School’s drumline team has been using the same equipment since 2005. It’s well past its life expectancy and they are in desperate need of financial support from the community in order to raise the funds needed for the purchase of new marching percussion equipment. Student numbers are growing but they cannot admit any new drumline ...

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Traffic Alert Two Accidents Road 200

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–Two motor vehicle accidents are being reported on Road 200. One is near Highway 41 in the 54000 block of Road 200 and the other is near Hadley Road. The accident in the 54000 block involves a single vehicle and injuries are unknown at this time. The vehicle is off the road. The accident near Hadley Road involves two ...

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A Halloween Tale From Sierra Sky Ranch

October is a month of many traditions. Haunted houses, costume parties, trick o’ treating, pumpkin carving, and, of course, stories of ghosts and ghouls. Stories that are meant to amuse and entertain, as well as to occasionally give a fright to those who take the time to listen and believe in the superstitions. In honor of these traditions, Sierra News ...

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Honor Our Elders and Help Them Celebrate Joyful Moments

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Now that the closures of the pandemic have waned many are returning to regular schedules and making up for missed travel. We would like to remind everyone that it’s easy to forget that our elders took the brunt of illness during the pandemic, especially those who lived alone in isolation from friends and family. For those who lived ...

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Oak Fire And PG&E’s Recycled Dirt Program

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MARIPOSA—Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is currently in the process of implementing The Recycled Dirt Program in the Oak Fire burn scar. The program is a new PG&E community service that provides non-hazardous excavation dirt to recipients located nearby our service centers. The soil comes from the excavation of our construction projects. PG&E is committed to reducing energy, water and ...

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Miami Mountain Fire Lookout Needs YOU!

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST—The Sierra National Forest, in conjunction with the Miami Lookout Group, is soliciting for volunteers to staff the Miami Mountain Fire Lookout for the remainder of the 2022 fire season. The opening of the lookout for the 2022 season was delayed 2 months due to damage to the building caused by severe wind storms in 2020 and 2021 ...

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Weekend Events: Music In The Park And Summer Food Event

On The 2nd Friday and 2nd Saturday of the month Eastern Madera Recreation & Parks (EMRAP) presents, Eats, and Music in the Park! OAKHURST–  EMRAP summer events allow our volunteer board the ability to continue to develop programs, and classes as well as write grants to support and grow Recreation and Parks in Eastern Madera County! FRIDAY EMRAP Eats From ...

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Oak Fire Remains Active Overnight and Destroys Structures

MIDPINES — The Oak Fire started Friday, 7.22.2022, in the Midpines area of Mariposa County near Carstens Road and Highway 140.  Fire activity has been extreme with frequent runs, spot fires, and group torching. Emergency personnel are working to safely evacuate people and are actively engaged in protecting structures. We will update this article as more information is available. Helpful ...

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