Friday, Aug. 1 Reformers Unanimous – a free addictions program held at 5005 Frank Wilson Road every Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 966-5780 or 966-5542. Narcotics Anonymous – meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous – noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, […]

Wildfire smoke will likely affect area through weekend

Image: Mariposa CountyFriday, Aug. 1, 2014 – 9 a.m. – Smoke from area wildfires, including the El Portal Fire, and the French Fire in Sierra National Forest, will likely impact the area through the weekend, forecasters say.Daily air-quality updates are now being posted on the county Web site. This morning’s report shows that air reached levels considered unhealthy for sensitive […]

Firefighters make gains, smoke dissipates

Image: Yosemite National ParkMonday, Aug. 4, 2014 – 2:15 p.m. – Firefighters have made progress against Yosemite’s El Portal Fire, and against Sierra National Forest’s French Fire, relieving oppressive smoke over the county.At last report, the El Portal Fire was 89 percent contained after burning 4,689 acres.The French Fire, burning near Mammoth Pool Reservoir in Madera County, was 20 percent […]

Sheriff’s office warns about phone scams

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 – 8:45 a.m. – Scammers have posed as Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office personnel and as other official callers while asking residents for financial data, the county sheriff’s office said this week.In some cases, scammers have used scrambling devices to change the phone number shown on the caller ID, in some cases showing the sheriff’s office phone […]

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