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Traffic Restrictions Next Week in Mariposa County

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has the following work scheduled on State Routes 49 and 140 next week in Mariposa County. Route 49 • One-way traffic control from New Priest Grade Road to Bear Valley Road for drainage work beginning Monday, April 3, through Friday, April 7, 2023 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.   Route ...

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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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All Evacuations Lifted For The Oak Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY–The Oak Fire started in the Midpines area of Mariposa County on July 22nd, 2022. The fire has burned almost 20,000 acres and is 86% contained. 127 single resident structures and 66 out buildings have been destroyed. Electricity has been restored to all customers and all evacuations and road closures have been lifted. From the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office ...

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Oak Fire in Mariposa Claims 124 Homes

MARIPOSA COUNTY–The Oak Fire has claimed 124 homes since it began burning on July 22, 2022.  A total of 19,244 acres have been burned. Fire Officials are reporting the fire is 72% contained. Today, Monday, August 1st, 2022, the Local Assistance Center opens for anyone affected by the fire. It will be open from 9 to 7 in the Mariposa ...

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The Redwoods In Yosemite Has Officially Reopened

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WAWONA — We are excited to confirm that as of July 28, 2022, visitors of Yosemite National Park are able to stay in their vacation home rental accommodations at The Redwoods In Yosemite. Yosemite National Park day-use reservations are not required for Redwood’s guests. As usual, you can make a cabin or vacation home reservation online at redwoodsinyosemite.com. The wedding ...

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Fremont Healthcare Announces New Board Appointments

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MARIPOSA — John C. Fremont Healthcare District (see map below) announced at the June 29th John C. Fremont Healthcare District board meeting the election of Linda Pribyl, previous board secretary treasurer, as the new board chair replacing Candy O’Donel-Browne who is stepping down after six years as chair. O’Donel-Browne is taking over as the secretary treasurer of the board. Pribyl ...

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Oak Fire Destroys 25 Homes

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MIDPINES — The Oak Fire that has been burning since July 22nd, 2022 at 2:10 pm has now charred more than 18,000 acres with containment of 26%. FIRIS has mapped the fire at 18,087 acres as of 8:30 am this morning.   UPDATE – July 26th at 2:05 pm: The following areas for the Oak Fire have been reduced to ...

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Oak Fire Remains Active Overnight and Destroys Structures

MIDPINES — The Oak Fire started Friday, 7.22.2022, in the Midpines area of Mariposa County near Carstens Road and Highway 140.  Fire activity has been extreme with frequent runs, spot fires, and group torching. Emergency personnel are working to safely evacuate people and are actively engaged in protecting structures. We will update this article as more information is available. Helpful ...

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Fire Alert: Vegetation Fire In Midpines The Oak Fire

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MIDPINES–A vegetation fire has been reported in Midpines, in Mariposa County, near Carstens Road and Highway 140. Ground crews and fire-fighting aircraft are responding. This is the Oak Fire. We will update this article as more information is available. Original reports included that the fire in approximately 1/2 acre with creeping and smoldering behavior and a moderate rate of spread. ...

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