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JCF Hospital Presents Cottonwood Creek

MARIPOSA — The John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation presents a fun-and-music-packed party on Saturday, Mar. 17 — also known as St. Patrick’s Day — at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds from 6 – 11 p.m. Headlining the event is the band Cottonwood Creek. The $25 ticket includes the price of the show, a dinner of corned beef and cabbage or vegetarian ...

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Winter Storm Warning For Bass Lake, Fish Camp, Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Warning for snow for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, including the towns of Bass Lake, Fish Camp, Wawona, Tuolumne Meadows, Devils Postpile, Florence Lake, and Lake Thomas Edison. The Warning is currently in effect from 1 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 13 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Starting Spring Seeds

By Brian David (Mariposa Master Gardener) —  February and March are months to try a spring garden. Spring gardening is a tango with fluctuating temperatures. You may need to combine starting seed indoors with direct outdoor seeding. Spring (cool season) vegetable seeds include several nutrient dense vegetables often planted at the end of summer for fall gardens. Cool weather vegetables ...

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Nice Wet Weather Our Way This Week

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service (NWS) shows a pattern of some precipitation in our neighborhoods for the coming week, starting with a good chance for rain in the foothills starting Saturday, Mar. 10, and snow mainly at the higher elevations of 7,000-feet and above. The storm is expected to come through after 4 p.m. No storm watches or ...

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Train Now To Volunteer At A Red Cross Shelter

OAKHURST – Remember last summer when the devastating Detwiler Fire hit, and you were wondering what you could do to help? Now is the time to register for the Red Cross Shelter Boot Camp, right here in the mountains. Red Cross volunteers put compassion into action every day, and your help is needed to man the Red Cross shelters when ...

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Wonderful Wildland Firefighters Auction Pays Off

OAKHURST — The Wildland Firefighter Foundation’s first-ever local auction sparked a series of bids to help families of those injured or killed in the line of duty. With nine individuals on the auction block along with some high-value gift baskets, the nonprofit organization raised $2,665 for the cause. “Everyone had a great time,” says event organizer Erin Capuchino, adding absolute ...

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IRS Refunds Worth $1.1 Billion Waiting To Be Claimed

WASHINGTON ―Unclaimed federal income tax refunds totaling about $1.1 billion may be waiting for an estimated 1 million taxpayers who did not file a 2014 federal income tax return, according to the Internal Revenue Service. To collect the money, these taxpayers must file their 2014 tax return with the IRS no later than this year’s tax deadline, Tuesday, April 17. ...

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Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

MOUNTAIN AREA — The Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit of Cal Fire wants to remind everyone that on Sunday, Mar. 11, daylight saving time begins. “When you set your clocks forward one hour please make another change that could save your life,” Cal Fire says, asking that people also change the battery in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. “A working smoke alarm ...

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Join The Fun: La Sierra Guild Membership Drive

OAKHURST — Looking for an exceptionally important way to give back, working with a well-oiled nonprofit that helps youth throughout the mountain areas and in the valley, as well? La Sierra Guild of Valley Children’s Hospital invites the community to come out for their March general meeting and Annual Membership Drive at Oakhurst Lutheran Church on Wednesday, Mar. 14, at ...

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Bone Density Screening New Service At JCF Hospital In Mariposa

MARIPOSA — John C. Fremont Healthcare District is pleased to announce a new service now available in Mariposa at John C. Fremont Hospital – bone density screening. The District recently installed a Hologic Discovery Bone Densitometry machine in a new suite of the Imaging Services department. Bone density screenings are a preventative test to help people keep their bones healthy ...

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