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Pre-Apprenticeship Training In Building Trades

OAKHURST — If you’re thinking about starting a new career or just beginning your continued education, here’s a chance to learn some valuable skills. Yosemite Unified School District in cooperation with the State Center Adult Education Consortium is taking sign-ups for a Pre-Apprenticeship Training Opportunity in Oakhurst. Open to students 18 years of age and up, the training program offers ...

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Tree Mortality Workshop In Ponderosa Basin

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The public is encouraged to attend a Tree Mortality Workshop / Resource Fair in Ponderosa Basin at County Fire Station #32, 5618 Creel Road on Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to  2 p.m. The event is being hosted by the Mariposa County Office of Emergency Services. This will be an all-encompassing event to connect land/homeowners with ...

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Armed Forces Day Stand Down For Veterans

OAKHURST – All area veterans are invited to a family-style stand down on Saturday, May 21 at Sierra Pines Church in Oakhurst, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. It’s sponsored by Caring Veterans of America, Inc. — the organization’s motto is “veterans helping veterans.” The upbeat day offers fellowship, free hot food, gear, entertainment, assistance with VA matters including registration, ...

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Voter Registration Deadline Fast Approaching

CALIFORNIA — If you want to vote in the June 7 primary and you’re not registered, you’re running out of time. The deadline to register or re-register to vote for any election is 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the 15th calendar day before that election — that is May 23. It’s easy to register, just go online to http://registertovote.ca.gov/ To ...

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We Honor Those Who Are Called To Care

“Every day, you’re called upon to help others through one of the most frightening times of their lives. Every day, you’re called upon to provide a sense of security and relief during chaotic and challenging situations. Every day, you’re called upon to do the work that only a select few can do. Every day, you’re Called to Care.” That is ...

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Biomass Plant To Be Built In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Mariposa Biomass Project (MBP), a 501(c)3 corporation, has been awarded a USDA U.S. Forest Service 2016 Wood Innovations grant in the amount of $244,080 to use wood residues primarily from forests for electricity production. This will be accomplished by constructing a biomass power plant in Mariposa. The grant funds will be used to finalize site selection, ...

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New Hope For Slim’s Koffee Shak

OAKHURST — On Friday, May 13, we heard that Slim’s Koffee Shak would close its doors in two locations following news that an investor deal for expansion had fallen through. The community reacted swiftly, sharing the story with uplifting comments and positive feedback online, on social media, and over koffee. On Saturday, a friend approached Slim’s owner Scott Marsh and, ...

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Funds Available To Remove Illegally Dumped Trash

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Has someone dumped their trash on your land? Funds are available to cleanup other people’s messes! The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) is accepting applications from private land owners who want reimbursement for cleaning up waste dumped illegally on their property. CalRecycle, a state agency responsible for solid waste issues, has a Farm and Ranch Illegal ...

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Three Suffer Major Injuries In Head-On Crash

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A head-on collision on Highway 49 near Darrah Road last Friday sent three people to the hospital, all with major injuries. Just after 3:30 p.m. on May 13, Robert Spiers, 37, of Mariposa was northbound on Highway 49 in a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, just south of Darrah Road. There was an 8-year-old child in the passenger seat. ...

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Consumers, Empower Yourselves!

Written by Virginia Eaton — Warning: I’m feeling the need to rant and rave! If you aren’t in the mood to hear me vent my frustration with the medical community, then you may want to skip this week’s blog and tune in next week when steam isn’t coming out of my ears. Just this week, I’ve had a number of ...

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