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Oakhurst man sentenced for Jan. 6 officer assault

WASHINGTON (KSEE/KGPE) – An Oakhurst man was sentenced Friday to two years for assaulting officers during the January 6 Capitol breach. Prosecutors say his actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress to certify the count of electoral votes to the presidential election. According to court documents, Ricky Christopher […]
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MOTG Presents Dreifus & Budries and Tarantula & the Turtle Doves

MARIPOSA — This weekend, Mariposa County Arts Council’s Music on the Green features Dreifus & Budries on Friday, August 12, and Tarantula and the Turtle Doves on Saturday, August 13. Dreifus & Budries will take the stage at the Arts Park for Music on the Green on Friday,...
MARIPOSA, CA
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Oakhurst Man Headed to Prison for Role in Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

An Oakhurst man and self-professed “Proud Boys” member was sentenced today to two years in prison for assaulting law enforcement officers during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol breach. Ricky Christopher Willden, 41, was sentenced in the District of Columbia. “His actions and the actions of others disrupted a...
OAKHURST, CA

The shiny diamond of California & the grueling hike up Half Dome in Yosemite is nothing but spectacular

If there is ever a place that touches your soul, then Yosemite National Park (the shiny diamond) certainly will. And I guarantee you; it will capture your heart as well! Although California might be more known for its surfers and cliff carved coastlines, this part of California is extraordinarily special. As you arrive near the park the scenic landscape will take your breath away. The Sierra-Nevada mountain region is dominated by the granite that also crests along the west edge of Yosemite and Sequoia Kings Canyon.
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Two Additional Contests to Appear on November Ballot

MADERA COUNTY — Madera County has been notified of two additional contests appearing on the ballot, one at the request of the City of Chowchilla (City Council short term), and one called by the Madera County Board of Supervisors (Measure T). FEDERAL AND STATE OFFICES. Governor. Lieutenant Governor. Secretary...
MADERA COUNTY, CA
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Oak Fire Distribution Center Opens

MARIPOSA COUNTY–On July 22, 2022, The Oak Fire started on Carstens Road and Highway 140 in Midpines. In just 2 weeks the fire has destroyed 127 homes and burned more than 19,000 acres. From the beginning, the Mariposa Community has been #MariposaStrong. Now they are opening a Distribution Center to help those who need it most.
MARIPOSA COUNTY, CA
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Oakhurst man sentenced for assaulting officer during Jan. 6, capitol riot

A man from Oakhurst was sentenced to two years in prison for his participation in the Jan. 6, capitol breach. According to the Department of Justice, Ricky Willden, 41, enter the Capitol grounds that day and assaulted an officer by spraying him with some sort of pepper spray then throwing that canister at the officer.
OAKHURST, CA
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Alert: Power Outage Midpines and Oak Fire Areas

MARIPOSA COUNTY–A power outage affecting approximately 3900 customers has been reported in the Midpines and Oak Fire area. There is currently no estimated time of restoration. We will update this article when more information becomes available. For more information you can go to the PG&E website here. Update. Power...
MIDPINES, CA
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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.
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Snelling hosts largest inflatable waterpark in North America

Since 2018, Snelling has been home to one of the most popular summer attractions in the 209 region with the Splash-N-Dash inflatable waterpark along Lake McSwain. The waterpark is more than 125 thousand square feet and features a modular system of more than 80 inflatables on the lake for those young and old to enjoy.
SNELLING, CA
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House Fire In Don Pedro Area

La Grange, CA — Officials are on the scene of a residential structure fire in the Don Pedro area, in the 13000 block of Cedro Court. It is a single-story home and officials report it did not spread to nearby vegetation. Officials are working to extinguish the blaze. There are no immediate reports of any injuries. Be prepared for some activity in the area.
LA GRANGE, CA
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