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An Afternoon With Sierra Foothill Conservancy

Submitted by Cindy Harp — MARIPOSA — Did you know that the Sierra Foothill Conservancy is the reason there are hiking / biking trails around the Mariposa Reservoir? The Mariposa branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be hosting a free public program featuring Executive Director Bridget Fithian and Membership Coordinator Nancy Fluharty of the Sierra Foothill ...

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Expect Delays At Bass Lake During Yosemite Half Marathon

BASS LAKE – Residents and anyone visiting the Bass Lake area on Saturday, May 13, should be aware of activities that may disrupt their travels during the morning hours. Vacation Races, an event company that produces half-marathon and ultra-marathon races, will be holding its annual Yosemite Half Marathon. Starting with a race expo on Friday, May 12, runners and spectators ...

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4th Annual ArtsFest Celebrates Art In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — Families are invited to attend the fourth annual Madera County ArtsFest on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event will promote art in Madera County in a carnival-type atmosphere. Madera County Schools Foundation and Madera County Office of Education are hosting the event at Madera County Office of Education. Children will be ...

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Soroptimists Honor Local Women Who Make A Difference

OAKHURST — Soroptimist International of The Sierras held their annual “Make A Difference for Women” Awards Recognition Luncheon at El Cid Mexican Cuisine on Thursday, Apr. 20. Three women were chosen to receive the “Live Your Dream” scholarship award in 2017 — Susan Burtnett, Amber Phillips and Amanda Johnson. The awards are given to women who are striving to obtain ...

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Hand-To-Hand Supports Vets, Military And Families

Written by Cara Goger — MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council and the Keith M. Bertken Veterans of Foreign War Post 6042 are pleased to present Hand-to-Hand, an installation by veteran Ehren Tool. Hand-to-Hand will be held at the Arts Council’s Treetop Gallery May 1 – July 16. The installation is a part of an ongoing commitment to programming ...

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Search Continues As YUSD Interim Superintendent Resigns

OAKHURST — At a special meeting on Tuesday, May 2, the Yosemite Unified School District (YUSD) Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of Interim Superintendent Leonard Kahn effective June 30. The meeting took place at the YUSD offices and was chaired by Board clerk Tammy Loveland, with trustees Monika Moulin and Joe Smith in attendance. The vote to accept Kahn’s ...

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Biking Across America With Bob Kaspar: Into The Desert, And Trouble

Editor’s Note: Here’s our second report from experienced climber, world traveler and longtime Oakhurst resident Bob Kaspar, who is riding coast to coast from California to his hometown near Boston, Massachusetts. Last week, Bob left town with his 14-ounce tent and little else, and posted from the road, Biking Across America: Bob Kaspar Goes Home.  This week, we pick up with Bob ...

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Celebration Of Life For Max Stauffer Postponed Until Fall

FISH CAMP — The celebration of life for Max Stauffer that had been scheduled for Saturday, May 13, at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad in Fish Camp, has been postponed until a date as yet to be determined, later this year. “Due to unforeseen family circumstances, the celebration of life for Max Stauffer that was to take place on Saturday, May ...

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Oakhurst Audubon Program Will Feature Sierra Dragonflies

Contributed by Len McKenzie, YAAS — The arrival of spring each year heralds a time of rebirth, renewal and the emergence of new life forms. Among the myriad plants and wildlife species that ornament, refresh and animate the spring landscape are the “odes” of the insect world, members of the order Odonata (“toothed ones”), more commonly known people as dragonflies ...

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