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Ferguson Fire Near Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County Tuesday, August 14 Operations Map

August 14, 2018 - Tuesday Operations Map of the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County near Yosemite National Park.Monday Evening Information:96,606 acres and 86% containmentMonday Morning Information:

GOLDRUSHCAM.COM - 2018-08-14 00:00:00

Pre-evacuation ordered issued for Putney Place area in North Fork

A pre-evacuation order has been issued for the Putney Place area in North Fork.The Madera County Sheriff's Office is asking residents to monitor the situation and to be prepared to evacuate. If you are in need of assistance call 911.Cal Fire officials said there are two roadside fires in the area. N

ABC30 FRESNO - 2018-08-13 21:06:29

Yosemite Valley's open for business, but will the tourists flock back?

A group of about 50 business owners from the gateway town of Mariposa, California, received permission to briefly shut down one of the main arteries to the iconic park, Highway 140, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning to celebrate its reopening.

USA TODAY - 2018-08-15 03:05:00

Letter to the Editor - Senate Bill 901 & Assembly Bill 33 Will Pass on Recovery Costs to Ratepayers

August 14, 2018 - I am a recently retired veterinarian who built a house and lived in Mariposa County since 2006. During the last year, I know of at least 11 fires caused by PG&E, and there have been three fires within three miles of my residence that are very concerning to me.

GOLDRUSHCAM.COM - 2018-08-14 23:59:00

First West Nile Virus case reported in Merced County. Take these steps, experts urge

A 62-year-old man has contracted West Nile Virus, making him the first human case in Merced County this year, authorities said.

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-08-14 15:23:00

Ferguson Fire burns 403 more acres, but full containment closer

Full containment of the Ferguson Fire is seemingly near, as is the reopening of many locations within Yosemite National Park.The wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park is 83 percent contained and has burned 403 more acres since Saturday afternoon — bringing the total acreage to 95,947, accord


Yosemite National Park reopens, but wildfire’s toll on tourism still felt

© Noah BergerIn this July 24 file photo, smoke from the Ferguson Fire fills the sky, vehicles leave Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Yosemite National Park will reopen Aug. 14, 14 days after a wildfire choked the park with smoke at the peak of tourist season. Park spokesman Scott Ge

MSN.COM - 2018-08-14 19:37:34

Mariposa Museum & History Center Invites You to Become a Volunteer Tour Guide

August 14, 2018 - Have you ever told a child something from the past and watched as their eyes lit up with wonder and excitement? It is a feeling one cannot describe, and one everyone should experience. The Mariposa Museum and History Center would like to personally invite you to become a volunteer

GOLDRUSHCAM.COM - 2018-08-14 00:00:00

Merced County deputies do have authority on the highway, arrested man finds out

A San Jose man tried talk his way out of an arrest by telling Merced County Sheriff’s deputies they don’t have any authority on the highway, according to a news release.A deputy attempted to stop a car about 11:09 p.m. Monday on Highway 99 near Hammatt Avenue, according to the Sheriff’s Office.The b

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-08-14 14:26:00

Family of hiker missing in Yosemite National Park hopes for safe return

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - The brother of a hiker missing in Yosemite National Park, speaks to Eyewitness News. 48-year-old Scott Tenczar was last seen at Bridgeport Ranger station on July 25.

YOURCENTRALVALLEY.COM - 2018-08-14 07:56:38

Ferguson Fire Near Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County Monday, August 13 Operations Map

August 13, 2018 - Monday Operations Map of the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County near Yosemite National Park.Sunday Morning Information, No Sunday Evening InformationThe Ferguson Fire is now 95,947 acres with 83% containment


Former Merced-area executive pleads guilty to health care fraud

The former executive of several Merced-area health clinics pleaded guilty on Monday to health care fraud and receiving kickbacks in connection with a years-long, multimillion-dollar scheme, the California Department of Justice announced.Sandra Haar, 57, was the founder and chief executive officer of

SIERRA STAR - 2018-08-13 14:02:00

10 pounds of hidden meth found by Merced County K-9, CHP says

Los Banos-area officers arrested a man riding in a car holding hidden methamphetamine on Monday, according to the California Highway Patrol.An officer stopped a 2004 Infinity for speeding about 5:30 a.m. on Interstate 5 near Shields Avenue, according to CHP.After the officer “observed several indica

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-08-13 15:53:00

Plum gig or slave labor? California inmates fight wildfires for $1 an hour

For more than a half-century, a select group of California prisoners has worked shoulder-to-shoulder with wildland firefighters battling the state's deadliest blazes. More than 3,000 inmate volunteer firefighters are performing the back-straining labor, according to Cal Fire. They're clearing brush


As Yosemite prepares to reopen, Mariposa businesses prepare for tourists

The Yosemite Valley is expected to reopen to tourists on Tuesday, August 14 and in the nearby city of Mariposa, anticipation is building for local business owners.


New coach leads Badgers back into NSL

The 2018 season brings two big changes for Yosemite High football. First, Chance Sigala takes over as head coach. Second, Yosemite will move back into North Sequoia League play after a two-year absence.Sigala inherits a program on a solid foundation. YHS is coming off a 9-1 season with two-straight

SIERRA STAR - 2018-08-13 15:29:00

Firefighters getting the upper hand on Ferguson Fire

As of Saturday evening, the fire has burned 95,942 acres and containment has held steady at 82 percent. More than 1,000 firefighters continue to battle the flames.


Traffic Update....Tree Down in Roadway Near Smith Station Rd / Greeley Hill Rd - The Pine Tree

Groveland, CA…Traffic Update….Tree Down in Roadway Near Smith Station Rd / Greeley Hill RdIncident: 00270 Type: Traffic Hazard Location: Smith Station Rd / Greeley Hill Rd Loc Desc: Lat/Lon: 37.753872 -120.105769Detail Information1:51 PM 2 [2] 1039 SO, THEY WILL PLACE CALL TO CO RDS1:50 PM 1 [1] TRE


Firefighters close in on total containment of Ferguson Fire

Containment efforts Monday were concentrated near the Badger Pass snowboard and ski area, where a satellite camp of firefighters has been established. The main camp is in Ahwahnee. As a mark of progress, Yosemite National Park officials announced the reopening of Wawona and Mariposa Grove to visitor


Family of man who died mid-race, speaking about his passion for the track

A place usually filled with excitement, just the way Terry Large describes his brother, 52-year-old Donnie Large Sr. Larger, than life.