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Winter Storm Watch Friday Through Sunday

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford is reporting that our next storm system will start to hit the Central California Interior beginning late Friday and continue into the weekend. The exact track and timing are still uncertain, say the experts, but this system has the potential to bring hazardous impacts to the region. Snow is likely ...

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Photographer Michael Frye Light Workshop Benefits Arts

Submitted by Cara Goger —  MARIPOSA — On Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, renowned landscape photographer Michael Frye offers a Lightroom workshop in Yosemite Valley, the proceeds of which will benefit the Yosemite Renaissance arts programs and the Mariposa County Arts Council. Lightroom has rapidly become the software tool of choice for many photographers because it’s simple, yet powerful – easy ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Jan. 24

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Jan. 17 to Jan. 24, 2016: Raymond Lost Keys On Sunday, Jan. 17 at 6:49 a.m., a deputy conducted a transport from Raymond with a male subject who advised his car was broken down and needed a ride to Ahwahnee. After transporting the ...

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Master Gardeners Present “Symphony Of The Soil” Film

Written by Elizabeth Gabriel – MARIPOSA — If you’ve seen “The Martian” you know the plot of the Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated movie (adapted from Andy Weir’s novel) features an astronaut stranded on Mars. One of the first things he does is figure out how to turn the sterile dirt of the Red Planet into life-giving soil, so he can ...

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Love Yosemite? Volunteer Here!

YOSEMITE — Share your passion for Yosemite National Park, connect with other nature-lovers, and make a lasting impact by becoming a volunteer with Yosemite Conservancy. Yosemite volunteers provide crucial services welcoming visitors and working hard to preserve Yosemite’s natural beauty. Volunteers experience the beauty of the park, camaraderie with like-minded people, enjoy inside information from the National Park Service (NPS), ...

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Artist/Veteran Drew Cameron Makes Paper Of Uniforms

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council is pleased to welcome artist and Iraq veteran, Drew Cameron for a public art talk and papermaking workshop. The art talk will be held Thursday, Feb. 11, at the County of Mariposa Health and Human Services building in the Mariposa Room, from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m., following a fundraiser dinner at restaurant 1850. ...

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Joel Ben Izzy, Author, Traveler And Storyteller Supreme

Submitted by Cara Goger —  MARIPOSA — Recently returned from an engagement in the great continent of Africa described by him as “rich in stories, beautiful and heartbreaking,” is Joel ben Izzy, the man with the miracle voice.  Yes, this master storyteller lost his voice and had it restored to him by modern science, as he describes in his first ...

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Double Murder Still Unsolved After 28 Years

NORTH FORK — For nearly three decades, the brutal murders of Velma Avdeeff and Stella Rea have remained unsolved – but not forgotten. Each year as the holidays come and go, the family wishes for only one thing – the answer to the question of who murdered these two women and why. The crime took place on New Year’s Day ...

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More Rain And Snow In The Mountain Forecast

MOUNTAIN AREA — Rain and snow are in the picture again this week, depending on your elevation, starting with an 80 percent chance of precipitation in the foothills on Monday, Jan. 18, becoming heavy at times. The high temperature in Oakhurst on Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, is expected to be around 55 degrees, according to the National Weather ...

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CHP Senior Volunteer Program Gears Up

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Area of the California Highway Patrol is looking for a few good men and woman willing to give something back to their community. Lieutenant Jason Daughrity, Commander of the Oakhurst Area CHP, says he is looking for up to 20 energetic people who are willing to accept the challenge of joining the CHP’s Senior Volunteer Program. ...

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