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HOW Dinner Honors PJ’s Mom, Suzy Kessler

AHWAHNEE — The nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) is meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Hitchin’ Post restaurant to honor Suzy Kessler. The evening of food, fundraising and friendship begins at 6 p.m. Suzy’s son, Yosemite High School freshman PJ Kuzmitski, suffered a life-changing hit to his right knee at football practice on Wednesday, Sept. 27, resulting in the ...

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Sierra Mono Museum Membership Dinner And Drive

NORTH FORK– The Sierra Mono Museum will hold its annual membership appreciation dinner and drive this coming Saturday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m.– 2 p.m. in Kennedy Hall at the North Fork School. This event will feature a Thanksgiving style lunch, raffle and auction, cake walk, and members eat for free. Dinner is $10 for the general public, children 10 ...

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Ski, Snowboard Instructors Needed For Youth At All Levels

Submitted by Mountain Area Ski School — MOUNTAIN AREA — Can you ski? Can you snowboard? Cooler temperatures and clouds over the Sierra crest are a reminder that winter is on its way, and with it the Mountain Area Ski School’s 56th year of ski and snowboard programs for our mountain area school students! “The Mountain Area Ski School (MASS) ...

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Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies To Run For Third Term

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Doug Binnewies has announced that he will run for re-election to the office of Mariposa County Sheriff-Coroner. Sheriff Binnewies released this statement yesterday, announcing his intention to seek a third term: I’m very humbled to share that both the Mariposa County Sheriffs’ Management Association and the Mariposa County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association have endorsed my pursuit to be ...

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YHS Arts Showcase “Pop-Aganda”

Submitted by Evan Higgins — OAKHURST — There is power in imagery and truth in words, but what lies between the lines and what exists outside of the frame is just as important.   If we pause and take on the premise that every picture aims to tell us a pointed story and every story aims to crystalize an exact ...

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Deeper in Debt: The Student Loan Crisis

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host a program, “Deeper in Debt: The Student Loan Crisis,” on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 4:30 p.m. at Miner’s Roadhouse Inn. The program is free and the community is invited and encouraged to attend. This timely and important program will feature a presentation describing the current ...

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Yosemite Now Accepting Applications For Summer 2018

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park has approximately 300 seasonal job openings for the summer of 2018. There are positions open in all areas of the park, and seasonal jobs opportunities at many of the over 400 National Park Service units across the country. The park will be filling a wide variety of positions, including backcountry rangers, entrance station rangers, custodial ...

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Lawson Studios Raises Funds For Victims Of Mountain Area Fires

MARIPOSA — Lawson Studios, local screen printing and design studio, recently presented the Mariposa Community Foundation with a check for $6,416. Lawson Studios designed, produced, and sold hundreds of custom Detwiler Fire shirts and hats to raise funds for victims of the Detwiler Fire. The Lawson team, along with friends and family including Chenise Perry, Kyle Kjobech, Claudia Dysard, Jeff ...

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Long-Time Volunteer Firefighters Jere & Diann Miller Retire

NORTH FORK — After a combined 60-plus years of service to the community as Paid Call Firefighters (PCFs), Jere and Diann Miller are retiring. At a special dinner on Monday, Nov. 6, the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary bid a fond but sad farewell to the couple, who have responded to fires, accidents and medical aids from Station 11 ...

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Yosemite Celebrates Winners Of Gateway Expressions Contest

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery will celebrate the winners of the 2017 Gateway Expressions Student Art, Photography and Poetry Contest from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 18. The celebration reception will take place in front of The Ansel Adams Gallery in the Yosemite Village. This annual contest celebrates the creativity of students in ...

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