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Where To Find Relief From Hot Temps

With temps creeping up over 100 degrees in many areas, and some residents without air conditioning, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services wants you to know where you can go to cool down. Cooling Centers have been established throughout the county, so check this listing below for a center near you.

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Local Favorite – El Cid

I stopped by El Cid the other day to get the scoop on their Margaritas, and a few other things. When I asked how many Margaritas are served in a typical day, Tony pondered and said they go through about two cases of Tequila a day. My friends, that makes a lot of Margaritas. If you were to guess how ...

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YARTS Revisited In Madera County

The Madera County Board of Supervisors has voted to open the door, just a crack, to reconsidering whether county residents will participate in the Yosemite Area Regional Transit System (YARTS). The Board voted 3-2 on Tuesday to accept the $15,000 budgeted by the Fresno Council Of Governments (COG) to ask people in Madera County what they think of participating in ...

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A Rainy Day In Avignon

On a wet june day, we visited the medieval walled city of Avignon on the banks of the Rhone, and one of the few French cities to have preserved its ramparts. We parked outside the walls and spent the day exploring the thriving town of 100,000.

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Crews Working Near Swinging Bridge In Yosemite

Yosemite Fire Crew 6 is working near Swinging Bridge conducting a hazardous fuel reduction project. They are cutting, piling and mechanically thinning dense vegetation including shade tolerant conifers such as incense cedar, white fir and ponderosa pine. They are also clearing accumulated dead biomass on the forest floor like sticks and logs. You will hear chain saws and see crews ...

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Cascade Fire In Yosemite Smolders

Cascade Fire Update – This lightning caused fire has been slowly burning since June 16, in Yosemite’s high elevation Wilderness. It started during an afternoon thunderstorm on June 15th. The fire has grown to 182 acres. It is burning in a short needle red fir forest between two upper forks of the Cascade Creek. The fire has slowly smoldered through ...

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Mariposa Kiwanis Club To Host Magic Shows

Written by Hannah Violette The Kiwanis Club of Mariposa will host two showings of, “Professor Algernon’s World of Oddities and Wonders” on August 17th and 18th. The shows will be held at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheater at 7:00 pm each night. Tickets will be pre-sold at Westamerica Bank, The Company Store, Mariposa Shipping, and Triangle Market, for $8. Tickets ...

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Visitors Bureau Goes All "Made In The USA!"

OAKHURST – The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau souvenir store is a popular stop for thousands of visitors every year on their way to or from Yosemite and the southern gateway region of Madera County. It serves as a first, or last, chance to grab that perfect gift for friends and family. As an added bonus, items in the store are ...

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Fresno Flats Docents Care For Local Treasure

You know, when you actually get out in the community, you meet the nicest people! Case in point: Dick and Teri Killingsworth. I met the Killingworths at the “Friday at Fresno Flats” event, held the second Friday of each month. Last Friday’s event on the Harlow Fire drew a standing-room-only crowd. About 80 people attended the event.

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Cal Trans Can Move Forward To Fix Rockslide

When the Ferguson Rockslide buried a portion of Highway 140 some 6 years ago, the economic impact on Mariposa and the surrounding communities was devastating. Governor Jerry Brown has now signed Assembly Bill 1973, sponsored by Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, to allow the “incidental take of the limestone salamander.” The limestone salamander is a fully protected species under California law, and ...

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