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Went To Bed In Camp Curry, Woke In Half Dome Village

YOSEMITE — While today marked the first day of Aramark’s takeover as concessioner in Yosemite National Park, the dispute over the historic names of several iconic properties continues. But as that issue works its way through the legal process, for many long-time employees it was a sad day and the end of an era. “Badger Pass had a quiet day ...

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The History Mystery #38

The Clampers (E Clampus Vitus Grub Gulch Chapter #41-49) are generously donating a Monitor Hydraulic nozzle to the Raymond Museum and setting up a display to explain how they worked and why their use had to be banned due to their destructive nature. Because the monitors worked with gravity fed water lines they needed to have water lines that dropped ...

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Bring Your Spoons To The Children’s Story Concert

Written by Cara Goger — MARIPOSA — Hey Kids! Are you going to the Children’s Story Concert on Saturday, Mar. 12, at Mariposa County High School, in the Auditorium? It starts at 2 p.m., and it’s FREE, for up to four children who come with one adult. Adult tickets are just $4. The Children’s Story Concert is part of the ...

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Aramark Replaces Delaware North In Yosemite Tuesday

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park will have a new primary concessioner tomorrow, Mar. 1. Yosemite Hospitality LLC begins its 15-year contract to provide lodging, retail, recreational services, and food to over four million annual visitors to Yosemite. Yosemite Hospitality LLC was selected to be the park’s new primary concessioner in June 2015, following a competitive bid process. “This is a ...

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Quilters Sew Up Love And Comfort

Written by Diane Martin — MOUNTAIN AREA — The members of the Sierra Mountain Quilters Association have revved up their sewing machines to support and comfort those in need in the Sierra foothills and Central Valley. The quilters know that lovingly made quilts can help those in stressful situations feel more relaxed, comfortable, and secure. Since 1981 the members of ...

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Tenaya Guest Arrested For Forgery And Theft

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A response by deputies to the Tenaya Lodge on Wednesday led to the arrest of a guest for identity theft, possession of stolen property and meth, and outstanding warrants. On Feb. 24, Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the resort in Fish Camp to investigate a report of possible forged checks. Upon arrival at Tenaya Lodge, front ...

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Don’t Fall For This PG&E Scam

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents that once again, the “pay up or we’ll shut off your electricity” PG&E scam is targeting power customers in the area. In one such scam, PG&E customers have told the company that they are receiving calls that show PG&E’s caller ID (1-800-743-5000) on their phones. Customers are told they ...

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Look Good, Feel Better Workshop For Cancer Patients

OAKHURST — Oakhurst Medical Group will host the American Cancer Society’s free “Look Good, Feel Better” program, with one workshop per month for three non-consecutive months, beginning Monday, Mar. 14. The program repeats on Monday, Jun. 13 and again on Monday, Sept. 12. Look Good Feel Better holds group workshops across the United States, teaching beauty techniques to female cancer ...

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Yosemite Western Artists Tri-County Exhibition

OAKHURST — Yosemite Western Artists not-for-profit collective is putting out the call for artists in advance of hosting its 44th Annual Tri-County Art Show. The Tri-County show is open to artists in Madera, Mariposa, and Fresno Counties. Categories include oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, fiber, mixed media, photography, and sculpture. Cash awards are: Best of Show ($100) and First Place in ...

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Berryhill And Bigelow Staff Hold Local Office Hours

MOUNTAIN AREA – A staff member from the office of State Senator Tom Berryhill will hold a day of Mobile District Office hours in Mariposa and Oakhurst next week. On Wednesday, Mar. 2, Outreach Coordinator Jenna Welch will be available to hear the public’s opinions on legislation, or to help with problems associated with state agencies, such as the Department ...

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