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Mariposa County Senior News

Senior Center Menu & Activities Schedule for July

Mariposa SPCA Closed for 4th of July Holiday

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 Saturday at 2:17 A.M. - Daily Area News
Congressman McClintock hosts town hall

Mariposa Weather for Saturday, July 4, 2015
Mostly sunny and very warm today with a high temp of around 94 degrees for Mariposa while the low tonight comes in at 68 degrees. Yosemite/Sierra has a 30% chance of afternoon/evening showers/T-storms today. Yesterday's high temp topped out at 94.9 degrees, 1.5 degrees warmer than Thursday. The afternoon humidity level came in at 20% yesterday (5% lower than Thursday). The low temp yesterday came in at 69.3 degrees. Sunday will also be very warm in Mariposa as the high temp is forecast at 93 degrees with sunny skies. A chance of afternoon/evening showers/T-storms continue through Sunday for Yosemite/Sierra.
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 Fresno State’s Craig School of Business June 2015 Valley Economic Index Shows Manufacturers Adding Jobs
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Merced County Announces Fourth of July DUI Campaign, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’

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California Assembly Member Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) Honors Captain Cynthia Jones as the 12th Assembly District 2015 Veteran of the Year
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UC Merced Climate Scientist Aims to Change National Dialogue, One Story at a Time
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Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen's (R-Modesto) Education Bills Pass Senate Committees
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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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Happy 4th of July!

Terry Rozelle captured this patriotic sunset image on the evening of July 3, 2015 in Mariposa County.

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Tragic week on Bass Lake: Friends and family remember Kyle Farr

Safety in Mind for Many at Bass Lake, Following Two Deadly Boating Accidents in One Week

Tex McDonald has been released from jail

Yosemite Park Ranger Inspires Co-workers, Greets Visitors

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Former California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has filed a Referendum to Overturn SB277 - Public Health Vaccinations. Should Californians be allowed to vote on overturning SB277 - Public Health Vaccinations?

No, Californians should not be allowed to vote on overturning SB277 - Public Health Vaccinations - 55.3%
Not sure, Californians should be allowed to vote on overturning SB277 - Public Health Vaccinations - 0%
Yes, Californians should be allowed to vote on overturning SB277 - Public Health Vaccinations - 44.7%

Total votes: 47
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CA. Senate Republicans have introduced two measures to fix the state's roads using existing revenues. Do you believe the roads in California can be fixed without any fee/tax increases?

No, I do not believe the roads in California can be fixed without any fee/tax increases - 25.4%
Not sure, I believe the roads in California can be fixed without any fee/tax increases - 4.5%
Yes, I believe the roads in California can be fixed without any fee/tax increases - 70.1%

Total votes: 67
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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