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Portion Of Highway 140 To Close For Safety During Storm

**UPDATE: 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 3: the highway has been reopened.** UPDATE: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3: Highway 140 reported by CHP to be temporarily closed in the vicinity of Crane Creek Road in El Portal due to a rock slide. **UPDATE: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 2: Highway 140 has been reopened MARIPOSA — Due to the impact of an ongoing ...

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Mariposa Man Killed Tuesday In Highway 49 Crash Identified

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the man killed in yesterday’s head-on collision on Highway 49. Kenneth Keuning, 82, of Mariposa, died when his vehicle crashed into a large truck near Wass Road in the Bootjack area of Mariposa County. The accident happened just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

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Audubon Society Meeting Features Local “Big Tree Hunter”

Written by Scarlett Bullock – MARIPOSA – The Yosemite Area Audubon Society (YAAS) meeting on Thursday, Feb. 14, will feature a presentation by Carl Casey on “Big Tree Hunting,” an exciting and adventure-filled hobby. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Mariposa (see map below). Casey is a local big tree hunting enthusiast ...

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Mariposa Man Dies In Head-On Crash On Highway 49

MARIPOSA – One man was killed and another injured in a head-on collision that shut down Highway 49 South this afternoon. Just after 1 p.m., a Volvo garbage truck, driven by a 64-year-old man, was northbound just north of Wass Road approaching a right-hand curve in the road. A Subaru Forester, driven by an 82-year-old man from Mariposa, was southbound ...

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Highway 49 Closed Near Bootjack Due To Fatal Crash

MARIPOSA – Highway 49 South has been closed between Tip Top Road and Woodland in the Bootjack area due to a fatal head-on crash near Wass Road. Expect the closure to last several hours. As of 4:20 p.m., one-lane traffic control is in place. We will update when the roadway reopens.

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Yosemite Audubon Field Trip To Merced Nat’l Wildlife Refuge

Written by Scarlett Bullock – MARIPOSA – The public is invited to attend a field trip to the Merced National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), hosted by the Yosemite Area Audubon Society, on Saturday, Feb. 9 (postponed from Feb. 2 due to weather). The trip will include viewing thousands of visiting waterfowl, shorebirds, sandhill cranes, Ross/snow geese, hawks, owls and a multitude ...

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Sheriff’s Office Searching For Missing Teen

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing teen, believed to be a runaway. Cora Lowery, age 15, was last seen at her home in the Whispering Pines/ Darrah Road area of Mariposa County on Sunday, Jan. 20. UPDATE: Jan 24, 5:42 p.m. – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has announced that ...

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Thousands Of Hours: Mariposa Master Gardeners Awards

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Master Gardeners recently held their annual Awards Banquet to recognize significant community contributions from various Master Gardeners. Prior to awarding the deserving recipients, Mariposa Master Gardeners President Ingrid Angelini held a general meeting for in-house business and discussed future community-purposed events. Heads up, these free and open to the public upcoming events include: ● 1/19/19 Fruit ...

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Section Of Highway 140 To Close Due To Weather Concerns

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning a pre-emptive closure of State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16. This is due to an ongoing storm that could impact the roadway, and the closure is scheduled for the sake of public safety, says Caltrans. The ...

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Penny Otwell And Tim DeWitt Featured In Dual Exhibition

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council invites the public to the opening reception of Two from the Heart, a dual exhibition featuring individual and collaborative work from artists Penny Otwell and Tim DeWitt. The exhibit will take place on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Treetop Gallery in Mariposa. Alongside their gallery work, Otwell and ...

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