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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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Deputies Track Down Stolen Truck, Driver At Large

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A high speed chase on Highway 49 North in the wee hours of this morning ended with the recovery of one stolen vehicle, and one suspect on the run. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 1:36 a.m., the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office received a BOL (Be-On-the-Lookout) for a stolen vehicle out of Merced County that was being tracked, ...

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Wet Wednesday Likely With Snow In High Country

MOUNTAIN AREA — Tuesday’s sunny skies will likely turn into a rainy night, with a good chance for a small amount of precipitation late this evening, and more in store on Wednesday, Jan. 13, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford. Temps in Oakhurst on Wednesday will be just over 50 degrees, with a little wind, and a ...

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Challenger Baseball Sign-Ups Happening Now

Submitted by Lisa Sesto MOUNTAIN AREA — Are you looking for a way to be a part of “America’s favorite pastime?” Wondering if there’s a special league in your area designed for kids with special needs? We are happy to say yes, there is! About two years ago, Little League’s CA District 10 launched its first ever Challenger Division. Sierra ...

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