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Oak Fire Survivor Rebuilding Workshop 2.0

MARIPOSA—Mariposa County Health and Human Services has partnered with the Alliance for Community Transformations to provide an in-person Rebuilding Workshop 2.0! The workshop will be open to Oak Fire Survivors looking to rebuild their home regardless of insurance status; options may be available for you! The workshop will be held on February 8th from 5 PM to 7 PM at ...

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Mother Lode Job Training Helps Oak Fire Survivors

MARIPOSA COUNTY–Was your job negatively impacted by the Oak or Ampine Mill Fires? Mother Lode Job Training (MLJT) is here to help!  Participants do not have to reside in Amador or Mariposa Counties to receive assistance. Did the Oak or Ampine Mill Fires negatively impact your job? Did you, your spouse, or a family member providing for you lose employment? ...

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CAL FIRE Madera Division Chief Matt Watson to Retire

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MADERA COUNTY — Whenever you see a sign that says “THANK YOU, FIREFIGHTERS,” it’s a person like Division Chief Matt Watson from CAL-FIRE’s Madera Division whom they are thanking. Matt is retiring from his service in Madera County at the end of 2022. Matt was honored with a Certificate of Recognition by the Madera County Board of Supervisors. He will ...

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Round-the-Clock Traffic Control on State Route 140

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MARIPOSA COUNTY— The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues to make progress in clearing a rockslide that occurred on Sunday, January 15, 2023, temporarily closing State Route 140 near Briceburg in Mariposa County. One-way traffic control currently is in place 24 hours a day through the area. There is no limit to vehicle type. Motorists are advised to expect delays. ...

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Mariposa County Seeks Information on Storm Damage

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MARIPOSA COUNTY — Mariposa County Office of Emergency Services is seeking information to provide to state and federal partners, in hopes of obtaining financial support for the County and individual residents, following the recent weather event. If you experienced damage due to the 2022/2023 Atmospheric Weather Event (winter storms beginning December 27th, 2022), please visit https://arcg.is/00qijD0 and answer all questions ...

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Traffic Alert: Hwy 140 Closed In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY–The California Highway Patrol (CHP) and The California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) are reporting that Highway 140 is temporarily closed with no estimated time of reopening. The closure begins at the top of the Briceburg grade near the Yosemite Bug Hostel turn off and continues through to El Portal. We will update this article when new information is available. ...

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New Sierra Tel Directory Showcases a Bit of Midpines History

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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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Mariposa Arts Council Seeks Input on New Installations

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MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Arts Council and the County Planning Department invite the public to review and share feedback on initial concepts for Mariposa County’s Caltrans’ Clean California public art project. Located in the town of Mariposa, this project entails two gateway features located at the southern and northern intersections of Highway 140 and Highway 49 and two murals. The ...

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Mariposa County Issues Storm Alerts

MARIPOSA COUNTY–Officials in Mariposa County have issued several storm alerts for various areas being adversely affected by the winter storm that is currently impacting the area. Stay Indoors and Do Not Travel When Possible Due to the current storm and road conditions many areas within Mariposa County are receiving or anticipated to receive a large amount of rainfall. Many areas ...

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Shelter In Place Order Issued In Mariposa County

Mariposa County—The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has issued a shelter-in-place order for areas of Mariposa County that were impacted by the Oak Fire last summer. The order came through their everbridge emergency alert system at approximately 10:30 am on Monday, January 9th, 2023, during another onslaught of winter weather for the area. The order is as follows: A shelter-in-place order ...

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