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CHP Offers Free Class For Senior Drivers

OAKHURST — Driving is a complex skill that may diminish as a person ages. The ability to drive safely is affected by changes in one’s physical and mental conditions. Many of these changes take place as we get older, though in different ways and at different times. To address these changes and the challenges they pose, the California Highway Patrol ...

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Coarsegold Chamber Gala Installation And Honors

COARSEGOLD — The Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce held its 2017 Installation Gala Dinner and awards ceremony on Friday, Jan. 13, expressing appreciation for the outgoing 2016 Board and community supporters, while welcoming a new team in charge. Click on image to enlarge. The event took place at the Blue Heron Restaurant located on the water in Yosemite Lakes Park, with delicious food prepared by chef ...

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SNO Readers Share Snow Day Pics

MOUNTAIN AREA — Snow fell, classes were canceled, some businesses closed, and people posted pictures of their various views on the Sierra News Online Facebook page. We pulled those photos into a community album. Thank you, for sharing your photos and a little chilly slice of your life with the rest of us. Click on images to enlarge.

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McGoldrick & McGoldrick: Love And Law

OAKHURST — The law firm of McGoldrick & McGoldrick is helmed by the talented and altruistic team of Snezhana and Bernard McGoldrick. It’s been nearly three decades since Bernie set out into the world after graduating from Yosemite High, and now he and Snezhana, partners in business and in life, are just as committed to family and community as can be imagined. Bernard J. ...

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Spend “An Evening In Paris” To Benefit AAUW

Submitted by Cindy Harp — MARIPOSA — Vive la France! Bid Bon Voyage to everyday life and spend “An Evening in Paris” at the French-themed fundraiser hosted by the Mariposa representatives of the American Association of University women (AAUW). The event is slated for Saturday, Feb. 11 from 4-7 p.m. at the Mariposa Fairgrounds. Patrons will stroll through a Parisian marketplace on their ...

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Women’s March Draws A Peaceful Crowd

OAKHURST — Despite rain, snow, and chain control, about 200 people turned out on Saturday, Jan. 21 for the local version of an event that was officially linked to “sister marches” held around the world, networked with the Women’s March on Washington. “The march was a huge success,” says Rebekah Jensen, one of the organizers of the event. “The purpose was ...

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This Unseen Hazard Of Winter Weather Can Be Deadly

MARIPOSA — With mountain area residents experiencing power outages, some may decide to use alternate means to produce heat. Cal Fire reminds everyone that a bad choice can be deadly. You can’t see or smell carbon monoxide, but at high levels it can kill a person in minutes. Carbon monoxide (CO) is produced whenever any fuel such as gas, oil, ...

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2017 Central California Livestock Symposium

CATHEYS VALLEY — Local ranchers are invited to attend a workshop hosted by Fadzayi Mashiri, University of California Cooperative Extension’s Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor for Mariposa and Merced Counties, at McCay Hall in Catheys Valley on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The presentations will focus on profitability and will cover topics including financial tools for ...

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Reforestation Workshop Scheduled For February

PRATHER — A Reforestation Workshop for forest land owners and foresters will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Intermountain Nursery in Prather. The workshop is being hosted by Cal Fire, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and University of California Extension. Topics in the workshop will include: Forest ecology following heavy tree ...

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A Student’s View Of Paternity Leave In The United States

Written by Melissa Regalado —  O’NEALS — The most valuable thing in life is time. Our lives are surrounded by the limit that time represents. Everything we do is measured in time: our birthdays, our milestones, our jobs, and our memories. If time is so important to us, why are we not investing time in the most valuable aspects of ...

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