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2017 Academic Decathlon Begins This Friday

COUNTY — The 35th Annual Madera County Academic Decathlon competition begins on Friday, Jan. 27.  High School students will compete in the interview and essay competitions at Madera County Office of Education, located at 1105 CA-145 in Madera. Chawanakee Academy, Mariposa, Minarets, Yosemite, Chowchilla, Liberty, Madera, and Madera South high schools will be compete to be named county champion. Mariposa County ...

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Community Feedback Forum For Oakhurst College Center

OAKHURST — Anyone with a stake in the community will want to know about an upcoming meeting the public is invited to attend, to provide input and oversight for the future of the district including Oakhurst Community College Center. Reedley College will host three Strategic Alliance Community Feedback Forums in an effort to involve the community in their 2017 – 2021 ...

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Credit Card Skimmers Found At Mariposa Gas Stations

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office warns the public that they have located four credit card skimming machines at two local gas stations in the Mariposa Town area. These elaborate skimmers were located at the Stage Stop Gas Station and the Chevron Gas Station, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The sophisticated skimmers were equipped with blue tooth technology, allowing ...

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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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Scam Alert – Callers Demanding Ransom Money

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public that they have received three reports over the past week of residents receiving threatening scam phone calls demanding money in exchange for a family member or a friend’s life. “The calls are very aggressive in nature and in some cases a person yelling for help can be heard in ...

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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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Another Winter Storm Warning For Central Sierra

CENTRAL SIERRA — A winter storm warning is now in effect for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon National Park, and the Tulare and Kings County mountains, until 8 p.m. this evening. The warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for areas above 3,000 feet, but heavy snow is falling at lower elevations, causing accidents and ...

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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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Flash Flood Watch For Sierra Foothills

CENTRAL SIERRA — The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Sierra Nevada foothills including Mariposa, Madera, Tulare and Fresno County foothills, and Tulare County mountains, due to recent heavy rains combined with additional rainfall and possible snow melt expected. The Flash Flood Watch will be in effect from 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, ...

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Mariposa Storytelling Festival Features Master Liar Bil Lepp

MARIPOSA — He’s back! That master of the tall tale, Bil Lepp, whose audiences can hardly stop laughing long enough to catch the next twist in his extraordinary tales. Bil will be one of six featured nationally recognized storytellers at the Mariposa County Arts Council’s 30th Mariposa Storytelling Festival’s Grand Finale Celebration, Mar. 10 – 12. Events take place at ...

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