Why some deer don’t shed antlers


Editorial Note: The following wildlife-related questions are answered by Carrie Wilson of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Readers can submit questions in an email to CalOutdoors@wildlife.ca.gov. Question: I recently heard about a few Southern California bucks that seem to carry their antlers year round. One person I heard from insisted they were mountain biking and repeatedly saw the […]


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Benson submits resignation to county

 Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 – 11:30 a.m. – Mariposa County Chief Administrative Officer Rick Benson this week submitted his resignation to the county, he told the GAZETTE today.Benson has served close to eight years in the county’s top administrative position. “It’s time,” he said, citing a long commute that saw him spending weekdays in Mariposa and returning to his wife and […]

Highway 41 reopens in Junction Fire vicinity

The Junction Fire was first reported around 1:50 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 18. Image: Madera County Sheriff’s OfficeTuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 – 4:05 p.m. – Highway 41 has reopened to through traffic in the Junction Fire zone north of Oakhurst, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office has announced. The total area burned remained at 1,200 acres, with zero percent containment, according […]

Junction Fire is 40 percent contained

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 – 11 a.m. – The Junction Fire, which has damaged or destroyed at least nine Oakhurst structures since it ignited on Monday, is now 40 percent contained, the fire information team said this morning.On Tuesday, officials downgraded the total area consumed from 1,200 acres to 612 acres.”The change in acreage is due to more accurate mapping,” […]

Deer-related collision is safety reminder

(California Department of Fish and Wildlife | CONTRIBUTED)Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 – 9 a.m. – An 18-year-old county woman crashed into an East Whitlock Road embankment on Tuesday after swerving to avoid a deer, the local CHP office has reported.Michelle Linn, 18, was transported to John C. Fremont Hospital with minor injuries following the 9:30 a.m. incident.Vehicle incidents related to […]

2014-08-14 E-Edition

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