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Local news about Mariposa County and Yosemite Valley

Drought Aid to County Residents

The Mariposa County health department is offering some kind of aid to County residents if their well has gone dry – If your well dries up and you have no potable water we may be able to help. Please call The Mariposa County Health Department Environmental Health Section (209) 966-2220 …

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Climbers Finish Dawn Wall Climb

Two men completed what’s been described as the most difficult free climb in the world at Yosemite National Park Wednesday. Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell completed a 3,000 foot climb to the top of El Capitan.It took the men 19 days to finish the world record feat. Their fingertips shredded …

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Series of Small Quake’s Rattles County

Seems as the recent storm brought a few small quakes along with it, since December 12 thru Dec 13 we had a few Small quakes rattle the area from Oakhurst to Mariposa County. At approximately 2014-12-13 06:36:07 the USGS detected a small quake of about 2.6 on magnitude, the epicenter …

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Bridgeport Fire Station

On December 2nd, Sheriff / Interim Fire Chief Doug Binnewies had the honor of dedicating the newest fire station, Bridgeport Fire Station #28. Following many years of planning, coordinating and construction, Bridgeport Fire Station #28 is now in service. This is the first of many fire stations to encompass not …

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Drunk Driving Campaign

December 1st starts the 2014 Pre-Holiday Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving Campaign. This time of year, with all the holiday parties and festive occasions, many partygoers will be drinking. If you’re celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, the California Highway Patrol has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get …

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Central California Animal Disaster Workshop

The Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT) is actively recruiting volunteers in Mariposa County. They have scheduled: INTRODUCTION TO THE CCADT CORE TRAINING WORKSHOP Wednesday, December 3,2014 (Offering two training times) 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m Government Center 5100 Bullion St. Mariposa, CA During the …

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Team Napa or Team O’reilly?

According to a Napa employee the Auto part chain O’reilly will be taking over operations starting on December first, some of the employees will be staying with O’reilly as they seem to have a better benefit package we were told by a Napa employee. Napa Auto Parts however seems like …

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Burn Suspension Lifted

CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Madera -Mariposa -Merced Unit Burn Suspension Update Following recent rain, the Madera -Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) of CAL FIRE, has lifted the suspension of burning within State Responsibility Area (SRA) in Mariposa County effective Monday November 17, 2014 While cooler …

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Jeffery Hotel Fire

Press Release November 12th, 2014 Jeffery Hotel Fire Several firefighters are actively fighting fire at the historic Coulterville Jeffery Hotel, located in northern Mariposa County. A hotel guest phoned the Mariposa County sheriff’s emergency dispatch via 911 to report the smell of smoke in the building at 1:00 a.m. this …

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