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Mariposa Storytelling Festival

Submitted by Cara Goger MARIPOSA — It’s the time of year when storytellers and their rapt listeners gather in the historic communities of Mariposa and Yosemite, California for good old-fashioned fun. We hope you will come to the Mariposa Arts Council’s 29th Annual Storytelling Festival, taking place Mar. 11 through 13. And for the first time you can order your ...

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Delaware North vs. NPS – How Did It Come To This?

Written by Gina Clugston — YOSEMITE — People are mad. They’re upset about the name changes in Yosemite, they’re writing angry letters to Delaware North and threatening boycotts of the Tenaya Lodge, a Delaware North property in Fish Camp. The resort’s several hundred employees don’t have a dog in this fight, but must suffer the very vocal condemnation of the ...

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Wet Weather Starts Again Friday

MOUNTAIN AREA — A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the Southern Sierra Nevada above 6,000 feet, from 7 a.m. Friday, Mar. 11 through 4 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 12. According to the National Weather Service in Hanford, snow will begin above 7,000 feet early Friday morning, becoming heavy at times during the afternoon and early evening. The snow level will lower to around ...

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Mariposa Storytelling Festival Features Charlotte Blake Alston

Written by Cara Goger – MARIPOSA — Transport yourself to the far corners of the world to places where home cares and responsibilities vanish in utter absorption as you board your flying carpet to visit another continent and another dimension. Your hostess is Charlotte Blake Alston, storyteller, librettist, poet and author. What better way to spend an afternoon or evening ...

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Free Workshop On Frustration For Family Caregivers

Submitted by Valley Caregivers OAKHURST — Are you a caregiver of a loved one? Do you need to control your frustration? Please join Valley Caregiver Resource Center for a free workshop on Tuesday, Mar. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Oakhurst Lutheran Church. Everyone is welcome, say organizers, and pre-registration is required. Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers face special ...

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Wet Weather Coming Our Way Soon

MOUNTAIN AREA — A hazardous weather outlook has been noted for the foothills of Madera and Mariposa counties, including the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, and a flash flood watch is in effect for elevations below 6,000 feet. The flash flood watch starts Saturday night, Mar. 5 and continues through Monday afternoon, Mar. 7, according to the National ...

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Lucky Dog

Written by Mike Nolen — More than once it has struck me that what happened to me last fall probably wasn’t just dumb luck. Although with the Irish surname of Nolen, luck wouldn’t be entirely out of the realm of possibilities. I had what was classified as AMI, acute myocardial infarction, also known as a heart attack. It rapidly progressed ...

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Help For Property Owners With Dead/Dying Trees

By Dave Briley — MARIPOSA — More than a hundred people crowded into the Chambers of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors on Saturday, Feb. 27, for the multi-agency Tree Mortality Funding Fair, sponsored by the Mariposa County Office of Emergency Services. Federal, state and local organizations participating in the Fair included Cal Fire, the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council, ...

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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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