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Mariposa County Senior News

Senior Center Menu & Activities Schedule for July

Mariposa SPCA Closed for 4th of July Holiday

Around the web:
New: NY Times: Let’s Fix Our National Parks, Not Add More

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No, you can’t blame it all on El Niño

Mariposa County Real Estate
California Association Of Realtors May 2015 Pending Home Sales Finds 18% of Homes Sales in Mariposa County Were Distressed Properties

Updated on Wednesday at 4:10 A.M. - Daily Area News
Streamlined Process For Downing Dying Trees

Mariposa Weather for Wednesday, July 1, 2015
National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for today.
Mostly sunny and HOT today with a high temp of around 99 degrees for Mariposa while the low tonight comes in at 70 degrees. Mariposa has a 20% chance of evening showers/T-storms today. Yosemite/Sierra has a 30% chance of afternoon/evening showers/T-storms today. Yesterday's high temp topped out at 101.2 degrees, 5.6 degrees warmer than Monday. The afternoon humidity level came in at 16% yesterday (1% lower than Monday). The low temp yesterday came in at 71.5 degrees. Thursday will be very warm in Mariposa as the high temp is forecast at 94 degrees for the day with partly sunny skies. Mariposa has a 20% chance of afternoon/evening showers/T-storms on Thursday. A chance of afternoon/evening showers/T-storms continue through Monday for Yosemite/Sierra.
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Valley Online News.com
New:
 Modesto Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $316,000 of Government Property from the Tracy DLA Depot
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Merced Police Respond to Multiple Vehicle Fires
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Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) Says Californians Deserve the Right to Re-Vote on High-Speed Rail

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Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department to Conduct DUI Saturation Patrols Over the Upcoming July 4th Holiday Weekend

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UC Merced Researcher to Study Nuances of Neurons in the Brain

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Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) Announces July 2015 Mobile District Office Hours
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Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen's (R-Modesto) Bill To Extend Sunset on CEQA Exemption Law Heads to the Governor

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July 1, 2015
Fireworks Safety Message

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Man wanted in Millerton Lake officer involved shooting arrested in Roseville

Bass Lake ditching fireworks for laser show this Fourth of July

Sierra Sun Times Daily Poll

Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) has introduced legislation to allow Californians the right to re-vote on High-Speed Rail. Should Californians be allowed to re-vote on High-Speed Rail?

No, Californians should not be allowed to re-vote on High-Speed Rail - 27.4%
Not sure, Californians should be allowed to re-vote on High-Speed Rail - 2.7%
Yes, Californians should be allowed to re-vote on High-Speed Rail - 69.9%

Total votes: 73
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Politico reports a new WSJ/NBC national poll taken during June shows Hillary Clinton leading all rivals for President. Do you think Hillary Clinton will be elected President?

No, Hillary Clinton will not be elected President - 55.6%
Not sure, Hillary Clinton will be elected President - 9.5%
Yes, Hillary Clinton will be elected President - 34.9%

Total votes: 63
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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