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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA – Here’s your opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs. On Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be set up at several locations in Mariposa County allowing for the safe disposal of medications. Bring your unwanted medications to the Mariposa ...

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Jonah Seth Mackenzie Thomas

Jonah Seth Mackenzie Thomas, 22, of Mariposa passed away on Sept. 28, 2018. Jonah was born and raised in Turlock. He was a hardworking devoted family man, known for his big heart and a personality that would brighten any room. Jonah is survived by his fiancé Ailene Nicole Hogan of Mariposa, their two daughters, Aaliyah and Jaycee and baby number ...

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Bring Back The Old Days At The Mariposa Go West Festival

MARIPOSA — This is the fourth year for the Mariposa Go West Festival in the historically charming California gold rush town named with the Spanish word for “butterfly.” This family-friendly event features gold panning, roping contests, gunfight reenactments, live music, traditional native dancing, and much more. “Go back to the days of the Old West and experience what it was like during ...

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Highway 140 Open, Use Caution And Check For Updates

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Caltrans crews have cleared the roadway on SR-140 in Mariposa County and it is now open. Crews will continue to patrol for any obstacles that may fall into the roadway, especially in areas that have recently burned during wildfires. Motorists should slow down and use extreme especially in curvy areas where whatever is around the next corner ...

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Highway 140 Closed For Public Safety, Flash Floods Expected

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning a preemptive closure of State Route 140 into Yosemite National Park to protect public safety in the Ferguson Fire burn scar area due to a storm event that they say is likely to impact the roadway. The National Weather Service is forecasting 1-3 inches of rain in a one-hour ...

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Flash Flood Watch Issued For Central Sierra Foothills

HANFORD – A Flash Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for recent burn areas in central California, including the Ferguson, Railroad and Pier burn scars. The Watch has been issued for Mariposa, Madera, Tulare and Fresno County foothills, and the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon. This includes the communities of Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Auberry, ...

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Single-Vehicle Crash Claims The Life Of Mariposa Man

MARIPOSA – A Mariposa man is dead after a single-vehicle accident on Highway 140 last Friday. At 5:44 p.m. on Sept. 28, Jonah Thomas, 22, was driving a 2003 Ford F-150 eastbound on SR-140 approaching the east end of Trower Road. According to CHP, Thomas was coming out of a long straightaway at an unknown speed when he entered a ...

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Mountain Lion In The City Is Focus Of Next Audubon Program

Written by Scarlett Bullock – MARIPOSA – The Yosemite Area Audubon Association (YAAS) invites the public to attend their next meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Mariposa. Beth Pratt, California’s Regional Executive Director for the National Wildlife Federation, will be presenting a program on how Los Angeles residents embraced living with the ...

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How Firefighters Saved Yosemite West, What They’re Doing Now

YOSEMITE – Though the firefight has ended on the nearly 97,000-acre Ferguson Fire and only a few smokes remain throughout the interior, the work of repair and restoration continues. On a recent trip to Yosemite West, I was escorted by Anne Grandy, retired from the Bass Lake Ranger District and now serving as a PIO on the South Central Sierra ...

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Mariposa Sheriff Upgrades Emergency Alert System

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has upgraded their Emergency Alert System from Nixle to the parent company of Everbridge, the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, “to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements.” The Sheriff’s Office will begin using the newly named “Mariposa County Sheriff ...

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