Monday , October 23 2017

Local News

Local news about Mariposa County and Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Free Entrance Day

This November 11th is Veterans day so please take a moment to honor those who fought for us. It is also the last Free Entrance day into Yosemite National Park of this year, so take advantage of the occasion and take yourself out and enjoy what Mother nature has to …

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Tioga Pass Closed

Well so far seems like we are off to a good start, at least with the California Drought issue. this last storm brought several inches of rain and a good dump of snow up in the high sierra, Tioga pass at 9,943 elevation is already closed from Crane flat to …

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Chukchansigold Casino Remains Closed

Almost three weeks since it was stormed by armed individuals on Oct. 9, the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino remains closed and the case it’s now on the hands of a federal Judge. Meanwhile 1100 of their employees remain out of work wondering when or if anything will go back …

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Small Quake Felt in Mariposa

A Magnitude 2.8 quake was felt around 9:45 pm on Sunday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey the event took place 7 miles SSW of Mariposa, California Location 37.380°N 119.977°W depth=9.8mi – This puts the epicenter somewhere down Ben Hur Rd and Silver Bar Rd The slight rattle occurred …

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Coordinated Transportation Plan

The meeting will be held at the Government Center Board Chambers on 5100 Bullion St. Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Mariposa at 6pm. This project provides an opportunity for a wide range of stakeholders with a common interest in human service transportation to collaborate on how best to provide transportation …

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Has Drought Affected the Price of Pumpkins?

The price of pumpkins can be added to the list of things affected by California’s continuing drought. while the increase don’t seem to be a big one it certainly is an increase and most people will be affected while shopping for those precious Halloween’s master crafts.

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MCHS 100th birthday

When Maddalena Skookie Gartin comes to Mariposa this weekend, she’s hoping to see some folks she hasn’t seen for a few years. More than 60 years, to be precise. Gartin’s hoping to see fellow classmates who graduated with her from Mariposa County High School in 1952. this fine institution has …

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Park price hike would push visitors over $30

A $10 entrance increase that would raise Yosemite’s per-vehicle entrance fee from $20 to $30. If approved, it would be Yosemite’s first fee increase since 1997. Adjusted for inflation, $20 in 1997 works out to about $30 today, Park officials said in a press release this week.

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Possible Settlement in MID Lawsuit

A tentative agreement has been reached in a lawsuit between Merced Irrigation District and Mariposa County. According to Mike Jensen, public and government relations officer for MID, the district didn’t want to comment on the agreement.

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Sample Ballot Error

Attention voters. The following notice was released by county Registrar of Voters Keith M. Williams this week. In sample ballots or election pamphlets Mariposa County voters received an argument in favor of Measure K. At the bottom of the argument is the statement “Please vote YES on Measure F.”

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Museum gold is gone forever, court hears

Robbers likely used pliers to crush and destroy rare gold specimens following a Sept. 28, 2012 raid on the California State Mining and Mineral Museum, a gold expert told a county courtroom last week. It’s still not clear exactly how much of the stolen gold may have been recovered.

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Undercover sting nabs 16 contractors

An undercover sting operation by the Contractors State License Board in Coarsegold on Oct. 15 and 16 resulted in citations for 16 contractors suspected of operating without a license and other violations. Four of the contractors tried to pass off the license number of family members and one was a …

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Yosemite Proposes Increased Entrance Fees

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is proposing to increase entrance fees into the park. The single vehicle entrance fee would change from $20 to $30 for a seven day pass. The park’s annual pass would increase from $40 to $60. The current rate of $10 per individual or motorcycle would …

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