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Caltrans New Strategy for Ferguson Project in Mariposa County Could Result in Cost Savings

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Homeless in Santa Clara County: Report puts cost at $520 million a year

Mariposa County Real Estate
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New Owners & Location for Century 21 - Sierra REALTORS in Mariposa

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Grocery Outlet Puts Harris Ranch Beef Back On Shelves After Lab Finds Coarse Salt, Not Glass In Product

Mariposa Weather for Thursday, May 28, 2015
Sunny and warmer today as Mariposa's high temp tops out around 85 degrees while the low tonight comes in at 56 degrees. The Sierra crest may have showers/T-storms this afternoon. Yesterday's high temp topped out at 81.1 degrees, 2.6 degrees warmer than Tuesday. The low temp yesterday came in at 54.7 degrees. Friday is looking sunny with a high temp of 90 degrees for Mariposa.  Saturday's high temp comes in at 93 degrees under sunny skies while Sunday cools off to around 87 degrees for the day.
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 Merced Police Arrest Juvenile for Possession of a Modified Firearm
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Turlock Police Department Report Homicide on Starr Avenue
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Former Fresno Resident Pleads Guilty to Fraudulent Bonding Scheme Involving Government Contracts Now Faces 20 Years in Prison
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Merced County Planning Commission Agenda for Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Man Sentenced for Marijuana Operation and Sparking the Nicolls Fire in Sequoia National Forest
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Four Suspects Arrested for Weapon Violations Over Memorial Day Weekend in Merced
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Provide Updated Trip-planning Information
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With high temps in the 70's and a considerable turnout of many local residents the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club 11th Annual Art & Wine Festival on Saturday, May 23, 2015 was a great success. 

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California Considers First Gas Tax Increase Since 1990s; Zero-Emission Cars May Have To Pay, Too

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Not sure, I would approve of counting only legal voters in the districts - 9.8%
Yes, I would approve of counting only legal voters in the districts - 63.4%

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Determines Wolverine Does Not Warrant Protection Under Endangered Species Act



August 12, 2014 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that it is withdrawing a proposal to list the North American wolverine in the contiguous United States as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The wolverine, a large but elusive member of the weasel family found in the Mountain West, has made a steady recovery in the past half century after hunting, trapping and poisoning nearly extirpated the species from the lower 48 states in the early 1900s.

While it is clear that the climate is warming, after carefully considering the best available science, the Service has determined that the effects of climate change are not likely to place the wolverine in danger of extinction now or in the foreseeable future. As a result, the wolverine does not meet the statutory definition of either a “threatened species” or an “endangered species” and does not warrant protection under the ESA.

Service Director Dan Ashe’s decision to withdraw the listing proposal was informed by the consensus recommendation of the agency’s three Regional Directors for the regions encompassing the wolverine’s known range in the contiguous United States—the Mountain Prairie, Pacific Northwest and Pacific Southwest regions. The three Directors made the recommendation based on a synthesis of the entire body of scientific evidence. The Service had previously extended the listing deadline by six months due to substantial disagreement regarding the sufficiency or accuracy of the available data relevant to the determination, as allowed by the ESA.

“Climate change is a reality, the consequences of which the Service deals with on a daily basis. While impacts to many species are clear and measurable, for others the consequences of a warming planet are less certain. This is particularly true in the Mountain West, where differences in elevation and topography make fine-scale prediction of climate impacts ambiguous,” said Ashe. “In this case, based on all the information available, we simply do not know enough about the ecology of the wolverine and when or how it will be affected by a changing climate to conclude at this time that it is likely to be in danger of extinction within the foreseeable future.”

The Service initially proposed to list the wolverine based on climate-change-model forecasts showing overall loss of spring snow across the range of the species. However, upon conducting a more thorough review and gathering additional information, the Service found that climate change models are unable to reliably predict snowfall amounts and snow-cover persistence in wolverine denning locations. Additionally, evidence suggests that wolverine populations grew and expanded in the second half of the last century and may continue to expand into suitable, unoccupied habitat. For example, wolverine sightings outside formerly known habitat occurred in the Sierra Nevada range in California in 2008 and in Colorado in 2012. And in April 2014, a wolverine was seen in the Uinta Range of Utah—the first confirmed sighting of the species in that state in some 30 years. Currently, there is insufficient evidence to conclude that wolverine habitat impacts due to the effects of climate change will affect the population in the foreseeable future.

“While we concluded that the wolverine does not merit Endangered Species Act protection at this time, this does not end our involvement in wolverine conservation,” said Ashe. “We will continue to work with our state partners as they manage for healthy and secure wolverine populations and monitor their status. If new information emerges that suggests we should take another look at listing, we will not hesitate to do that.”

Wolverine populations currently occur within the contiguous United States in the North Cascades Range in Washington and the Northern Rockies of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and a small portion of Oregon (Wallowa Range). Populations once existed in the Sierra Nevada of California and the southern Rocky Mountains in the states of Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico.

Simultaneous with the withdrawal of the listing proposal, the Service is withdrawing a proposed special rule under Section 4(d) of the Act that would have tailored protections to those needed for the conservation of the species, and a proposed nonessential-experimental-population designation for the southern Rocky Mountains of Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming.

For more information: Fact Sheet