Latest Mariposa County, California Stories

2008-07-30 09:00:45

By Garance Burke Associated Press YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- Visitors trying to photograph Yosemite National Park's famed peaks on Tuesday instead took shots of flying ash blowing in from an out-of-control wildfire burning just 12 miles outside the park.

2008-07-30 00:00:25

MARIPOSA, Calif. _ Her little brown cabin in the woods was gone, reduced to ash and rubble by a wave of flames, but Mary Briggs had no time to be consoled. Her mind was elsewhere. Down the road, in another part of the woods near Mariposa, Briggs was needed at the care where she worked.

2008-07-29 21:00:28

A fire charring forest land west of Yosemite National Forest and threatening communities in Mariposa County, Calif., continues to spread fast. The Telegraph fire has scorched 29,600 acres and remains 10 percent contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

2008-07-29 21:00:28

By TRACIE CONE MARIPOSA, Calif. - Hot weather hampered efforts to contain a fast- moving wildfire near an entrance to Yosemite National Park that had already destroyed 12 homes and forced the evacuation of nearly 200 others.

2008-07-28 03:00:14

FRESNO, Calif. _ A fast-moving wildfire near Yosemite National Park claimed a dozen homes and prompted hundreds more evacuations Sunday, as thousands of firefighters struggled to keep it from engulfing nearby communities.

2008-07-28 00:00:14

By Wesley DeBerry, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 27--A forest fire burning out of control near an entrance to Yosemite National Park has forced the evacuation of 500 homes, but has not closed the park, authorities said Sunday.

2008-07-27 12:00:28

MIDPINES, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a wildfire is threatening several hundred homes near the main entrance road to Yosemite National Park.

2008-07-27 09:00:23

California firefighters Sunday battled a wildfire near Yosemite Park that burst out of control and was threatening thousands of homes, officials said. The new challenge came amid the news a firefighter battling another California blaze was killed Friday.

2008-07-08 12:00:00

By Dana M. Nichols, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jul. 8--WHITE PINES -- Yosemite Lumber Co. Engine No. 4 started its career with much promise and in a spectacular setting.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.