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Bootjack 49ers 4-H Club Reports On Presentation Day

By Nina Sharrar —  Mariposa County Presentation and Judging Day On Saturday, Feb. 23, Mariposa County 4-H held Presentation and Judging Day at New Life Church in Bootjack. Six members gave presentations before Judges Codie Hart, Ginnie Day and Kathie Hollan. Bridget Sharrar, the only primary member to present, gave a demonstration about silkie chickens. Lilly Goodman demonstrated how to ...

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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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Madera And Mariposa County School Job Fair

COUNTY — Local schools and districts are holding a common hiring fair on Thursday, Sept. 27, with a variety of positions said to be available in a number of areas. The event is free and open to the public. Madera and Mariposa County School Districts, Charter Schools and County Offices are seeking to fill various positions including teacher, administrator, clerical ...

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Show Your Love For #YosemiteNOW

OAKHURST – With the reopening of Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Yosemite Gateway communities have come together with #YosemiteNOW campaign on social media, to show the world Yosemite’s icons remain unharmed from the fire and to encourage visitation that is vital to the region’s economic recovery. After thirty days of challenging fire and unhealthy air quality, Yosemite ...

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One-Way Traffic Control On Hwy 41 And Hwy 49

MOUNTAIN AREA — Heads up when it comes to construction and paving delays on parts of Highway 41 and Highway 49, expected to last until early fall in some areas. Caltrans, in cooperation with Robert J. Frank Construction, announces one-way traffic control on State Route 41 near the community of Fish Camp in Mariposa County over the next three weeks, ...

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Ferguson Fire News – Behind The Scenes In Lush Meadows

Submitted by Jeannie Harsha – MARIPOSA COUNTY – Smokey sunrises, fiery front-page photos, convoys of fire trucks and personnel – we see these every day in our foothill communities of late. I love the signs of support for our fire crews and law enforcement along the local routes that I travel. They like it, too. Some of them have told ...

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Ferguson Fire Grows To Over 17,000 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Ferguson Fire continues to push out in all directions, growing 4,000 acres overnight. The fire is now 17,319 acres and is still estimated at 5 percent containment. No new evacuations have been ordered in the past 24 hours. Fire managers describe the fire activity overnight as “fairly quiet,” with activity picking up in the area around ...

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Dozer Operator Killed In Rollover Accident On Ferguson Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A dozer operator has been killed in a rollover accident on the Ferguson Fire burning along Highway 140 west of Yosemite. “It is with deep sadness that Cal Fire can confirm that this morning while battling the Ferguson Fire on the Sierra National Forest, Cal Fire Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Braden Varney from the Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced ...

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$50,000 In Grants Available For Criminal Justice

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Probation Department is seeking requests for proposals (RFP) from the Mariposa County community for innovative programs or projects that prevent, improve and/or addresse issues related to criminal justice. Any individual, organization or group may apply for the grant funds. A nonprofit status is not required. The Local Innovation Grant is supported by funds in the ...

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Firefighters Make Quick Work Of Fire Near Bootjack

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Crews responded to a vegetation fire south of Bootjack this afternoon, just off Oak Grove Road. At 1:09 p.m., several reports came in to 911 of a column of smoke on Sharp Road, but after some revisions to the exact address by reporting parties, the fire was located in the 3600 block of Ramblin Road. A full ...

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