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New Sierra Tel Directory Showcases a Bit of Midpines History

Image of the Midpines Food and Gas Store.

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Sierra Tel, serving both Eastern Madera County and Mariposa County, announces that its 2023 telephone directory recounts the long history of Midpines Food and Gas. The directory story briefly recounts the times gone by of the 1926 Carstens building, located at the intersection of Carsten’s Road and Highway 140 in Midpines, that is now Midpines Food and ...

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Two People Killed In Yosemite Rockslide

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK—The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that two people were killed in a rockslide in Yosemite National Park on Tuesday morning. The rockslide occurred at approximately 9:00 am on Tuesday, December 27th, 2022, on El Portal Road (continuation of Highway 140 inside Yosemite National Park), as reported here. Officials say 51-year-old Georgios Theocharous and 35-year-old Ming Yan, ...

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Rock Slide Closes Entrance To Yosemite

EL PORTAL–Officials for Yosemite National Park are reporting that a significant rockfall occurred at approximately 9:00 am this morning on the El Portal Road (continuation of Highway 140 inside Yosemite National Park). This has closed the road from the park boundary in El Portal to the intersection of the Big Oak Flat Road. There is no access to Yosemite Valley ...

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Winter Service To Yosemite National Park Now Running

Image of Yosemite at night in winter.

MERCED – The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) is now operating its winter schedule for bus service running from Merced and Mariposa to Yosemite National Park. YARTS Highway 140 Winter Schedule (PDF) The Highway 140 service operates year-round but reduces the frequency of service to and from the park after the summer season. YARTS routes into Yosemite that originate ...

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Memorial Highway To Honor Fallen Firefigher Braden Varney

MARIPOSA — A four-mile stretch of State Route 140 will soon be renamed in honor of Braden Varney, the Cal Fire firefighter from Mariposa who lost his life last summer while battling the Ferguson Fire. Assembly Concurrent Resolution 47 (ACR 47) was introduced by Assemblyman Frank Bigelow to honor Varney, who was killed in July 2018 when the bulldozer he ...

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Post-Ferguson Fire Construction On Highway 140 Complete

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Caltrans recently completed a $5.4 million project rehabilitating eastbound and westbound Highway 140 (SR-140) in the area of the Ferguson Fire scar. Caltrans says the work was needed after the Ferguson Fire burned through the region during the summer of 2018. The project included replacing 17 culverts (underwater drainage systems) and performing 12 miles worth of hazardous ...

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Highway 140 Reopens Between Mariposa And Yosemite

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) reopened State Route 140 through the Ferguson Fire burn scar at approximately 9 p.m. last night. The road was preemptively closed due to an incoming storm at approximately 6 p.m. on Wednesday and remained closed for three hours for public safety as heavy rains moved through. This closure stretched for approximately ...

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One-Way Traffic Control On Highway 140 To Yosemite

MARIPOSA COUNTY — If you’re headed toward the park, take note that Caltrans has announced intermittent one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound Highway 140 from Slate Gulch near Midpines to Yosemite National Park. The crews will be out on the road for slope repair and clearing. Work will occur as follows: One-way traffic control will take place during work ...

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Highway 140 Reopens From Midpines To El Portal

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A stretch of Highway 140 that was closed for about seven hours due to the recent storm has reopened, according to Caltrans. Caltrans had announced a preemptive closure of State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar beginning Wednesday, Mar. 6 at approximately 12:30 p.m. due to an ongoing storm they believed could impact ...

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