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Mariposa Soroptimist Spring Fiesta Dinner And Dance

MARIPOSA — Put on your dancing shoes and plan to have a good time for a good cause, as Soroptimist International of Mariposa invites the community to a Spring Fiesta Dinner and Dance. The festivities take place at the Mariposa Fairgrounds, Building A, on Saturday Mar. 25. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. ...

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Help For Homeowners With Flood-Damaged Wells

CENTRAL SIERRA — Due to the recent flooding events in California there is the likelihood that some private household water wells may be damaged or contaminated. Pumps and electrical components can be damaged from floodwaters, silt and debris, posing electrical safety hazards. Contamination of your drinking water during flooding events is a significant health threat. Water from a flooded well should not ...

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Two-Year-Old Child Missing In Mariposa

UPDATE 11:35 a.m. – Child has been located, according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. MARIPOSA COUNTY — Sheriff’s deputies are responding to reports of a missing two-year-old boy in the Oak Grove area of Mariposa County. The toddler was reportedly last seen at about 9:05 a.m. this morning in the 4000 block of Oak Grove Road with a German ...

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Eastern Madera County Job Fair In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — The Workforce Development Board of Madera County invites businesses to participate in the upcoming Eastern Madera County Job Fair. The job fair is on Thursday, Mar. 23, at the Oakhurst Community Center, located at 39800 Road 425B. Looking to fill immediate vacancies? Looking to build a pool of applicants for future job openings? Interested in the resources and ...

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Celebrate Mariposa Storytelling Festival’s Grande Finale

By Cara Goger — MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Mariposa County Arts Council welcomes you to the 30th Annual Mariposa Storytelling Festival. This year will be the Grand Finale of this time-honored festival, featuring six acclaimed, all-time county-favorite tellers: Bil Lepp, Marilyn McPhie, David Novak, Tim Tingle, Donna Washington, and Kim Weitkamp. Click on image to enlarge. Prepare to be captivated and ...

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Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

CENTRAL SIERRA — The Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit wants to remind everyone that on Sunday, Mar. 12, daylight saving time begins. When you set your clocks forward one hour, they also suggest you make another change that could save your life: change the battery in your smoke alarm. A working smoke alarm provides an early warning of a fire and critical extra seconds for you ...

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Highway 140 Still The Only Route Into Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Vehicular access to Yosemite Valley is still only possible via Highway 140 (El Portal Road) from Mariposa. Highway 41 just south of the park entrance in Fish Camp remains closed as Caltrans works to repair the severely damaged roadway. Work had to be suspended today due to snow conditions, says Caltrans, but will resume as soon as possible. ...

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Tree Work Resumes On Highway 41

OAKHURST — Now that some of the wetter weather has passed, hazard tree removal work will resume on Highway 41 near the north end of Oakhurst, and continue through the week, says Caltrans. Drivers should expect some delays. Tree removal will start again on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the vicinity of Highway 41 and Whispering Pines Drive, just below mile marker ...

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YAAS Presents Living With Wildlife Program In Oakhurst

Contributed by Len McKenzie — Californians, particularly in rural areas such as the Sierra foothills, are generally familiar with the pleasures and the challenges of living with wildlife. While viewing animals at close range, especially species not commonly seen, is usually exciting, some critters who live or venture close to our homes can become “problem” animals or nuisances, and occasional ...

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Marilyn McPhie For Grand Finale Of Storytelling Fest

Written by Cara Goger — MARIPOSA — Making her fourth appearance delighting our audience with her quick wit and humor, is San Diego Storyteller, Marilyn McPhie, who will be one of six master tellers performing at the Mariposa County Arts Council’s, 30th Mariposa Storytelling Festivals Grand Finale Celebration, March 10 – 12, 2017. Marilyn quickly connects with her audience, bringing ...

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