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Westfall Fire (Mariposa County)

  Westfall Fire: Updated: July 07, 2017 3:00 pm County: Mariposa County Location: East Westfall Rd near Oliver Creek Road Acres Burned – Containment: 5 acres -95 % contained Evacuations: Westfall Fire- Evac orders have been lifted Alerts: Power Lines Down

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Credit Card Skimmers Located at Stage Stop & Chevron

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has located four credit card skimming machines at two local gas stations in the Mariposa Town area. These elaborate skimmers were located at the Stage Stop Gas Station and the Chevron Gas Station. The sophisticated skimmers were equipped with blue tooth technology, allowing the  scammer …

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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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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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Prop 47 may impact fire crews

A new law may make it harder for non-violent inmates, who help to fight wildfires in California, to qualify to be on the front lines.Prop 47 reduces penalties for non-violent crimes, like drug possession. This could deplete the pool of jail inmates who qualify for fire duty. Voters passed the …

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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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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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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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Deputies Receive Award of Valor 2014

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office is honored to announce two of our own as Medal of Valor Award recipients. Sergeant Kimberly Miller and Deputy Justin Sturrn were selected by the California State Firefighters’ Association (CSFA) Historical Society, as recipients of the award of Valor. due to their courageous actions during …

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Highway 140 in Yosemite National Park Reopens

The Highway 140 entrance into Yosemite National Park will re-open as of Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. The highway, referred to as El Portal Road within the park boundary, was closed on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 due to the Dog Rock Fire. Additionally, electrical power to Yosemite Valley …

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