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One Tribe Global: Manifesting Health Through Nature

OAKHURST — The local nonprofit organization One Tribe Global is offering a trio of courses on health and nature. The classes include Manifestation of Health, Seeds of Health – Connection to Nature, and Seeds of Health – From Concept to Action. The three-hour sessions are held at the Oakhurst Library in the Community Room, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ...

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Cal Fire Lifts Burn Permit Requirement For Mariposa County

MARIPOSA — Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has announced that the burn permit requirement in Mariposa County has been lifted as of Monday, Jan. 22, at 8 a.m. Open burning will be allowed on “Permissive Burn Days” as established by Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District, without a Cal Fire burn permit. Permits are still required in Madera County. MMU would ...

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Gold Dust Dancers Offer Freebies For Newbies

OAKHURST — The Gold Dust Dancers Square and Line Dance Club will offer free sessions for new square dancers at the Oakhurst Community Center beginning Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 8:15 p.m., with caller Jan Pearson. Everyone is welcome, including couples, singles and families with children in the 4th grade and up. The class is open for three weeks ...

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Dogs Of The Week: Twins!

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption program has a two-fer again this week. Meet the adorable Chihuahua twins Chamomile and Earl Grey. These two fun loving, eight-to-nine week old pups will steal your heart the second you meet them. They do not have to get placed in the same home, but can if someone wants both of them, ...

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Northern Mariposa Co. History Center Reopens With Gala

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Northern Mariposa County History Center will be reopening its doors to the public on Thursday, Feb. 8, with a similar schedule as in 2017 – Thursday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., plus Memorial Day and Labor Day. There will be a Gala Reopening preview on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 5 p.m., ...

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Three-Day Amazon Hiring Fair In Fresno

FRESNO — Looking for a new job or know someone who is? Online retailer Amazon is building a reportedly 855,000-square-foot fulfillment facility in Fresno near Central and Orange, and they’re holding a three-day Hiring Fair to support it. The Hiring Fair will take place at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Fresno starting on Tuesday, Jan. 16, and running through Thursday, ...

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Apply Now For Sierra National Forest Wildland Fire Jobs

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region has announced Temporary Wildland fire employment opportunities for the 2018 field season, including numerous opportunities with duty locations of North Fork, Oakhurst, Mariposa, Fresno, Trimmer, Prather, and Big Creek, Calif. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 15. Candidates are encouraged to apply to any or all positions in which they ...

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Winter Storm Warning And Flash Flood Watch

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service is reporting that heavy rain and gusty winds will develop over much of central and southern California by Monday, Jan. 7, which may result in debris flows and mudslides due to the recent wildfires. Winter Storm Warning  In Yosemite, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8 to ...

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Mariposa County Sees Increase In Crime For 2017

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has released their annual crime statistics for 2017. The numbers show an increase in almost all areas, including a 38 percent rise in the number of burglaries (see chart below). “We have felt the increase during the past year and this has been somewhat expected,” says Sheriff Doug Binnewies. “However, post-reform crime ...

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Firefighters Invited To Attend Taping Of “The Ellen Show”

CALIFORNIA — NBC television host Ellen DeGeneres is inviting local firefighters to attend a taping of her show as a way to say “thank you” for the service they provide, statewide. Ellen took time in her first broadcast of the new year to thank the people who responded to fires that threatened the Santa Barbara-area home she shares with Portia ...

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