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Second Burglary In A Week At Grace Community

NORTH FORK – Once again Grace Community Church has been the victim of a break-in and burglary, this time at Grace Hall where the Thrift Store operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Just over a week ago, the Senior Center was broken into early Saturday morning, Apr. 2 and the place ransacked. Just after 9 a.m. on Sunday, Apr. 10, Sandy ...

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What A 911 Dispatcher Needs From You

SACRAMENTO — When you call 9-1-1, what you are able to tell the dispatcher could mean the difference between life and death for yourself or a loved one. So who are these dedicated people who answer the call, and what do they need from you in those emergency situations? The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is honoring the men and women ...

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Eric Taylor Takes The Stage At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE — Think Charles Bukowski, William Faulkner, Joel and Ethan Coen movies, and Cormac McCarthy novels. And then — think Eric Taylor. Robin Ralston and the crew at the Coolwater Ranch are proud to bring this talented musician back to the ranch for a show on Saturday, Apr. 23 at 8 p.m., and now is the time to reserve your ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Making History In Five Counties

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service with seven performances of a world-premiere piece. The special program will be presented by the orchestra in concerts in five counties in April, May and August of 2016. The program is MSO Founder and Conductor Les Marsden’s own work “Our Nation’s Nature,” an orchestral ...

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More Mountain Lion Attacks Near North Fork

NORTH FORK — Residents in the North Fork area are once again reporting the loss of pets and livestock due to mountain lion predation. Kat Rudd, a resident of Three Springs, contacted Fish & Wildlife due to a brazen attack on Apr. 3, as several people were enjoying an evening just outside a home on the organic farm on Road ...

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Rural Fire Fee Funds Local Prevention Projects

SACRAMENTO – Some of the monies collected from property owners in the mountain area through the yearly “rural fire fee” are slated to return to the community as grant funding for local projects. On Monday, Apr. 4, Cal Fire announced it had awarded an additional $3 million in grants throughout the state for a variety of fire prevention projects aimed ...

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Open House At Oakhurst Community College

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Community College Center will hold its annual Community Unity event on campus Tuesday, Apr. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This open house style event brings mountain area vendors, service groups, and colleges together to celebrate the mountain community. There will be free food, music, workshops, and prize drawings. The public and community supporters are ...

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Free Yosemite Admission During National Park Week

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park will celebrate National Park Week, Earth Day, California State Park Ranger 150th Anniversary, and National Junior Ranger Day from Saturday, Apr. 16, through Sunday, Apr. 24. Park entrance fees will be waived during those dates to celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service. Camping fees and all other fees will still be applicable. The ...

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Sierra Shadow Casters’ Poker Run Benefits Local Fire Stations

Submitted by Paul Hall — COARSEGOLD — The Sierra Shadow Casters, MC (SSCMC) and the merchants of the Coarsegold Historic Village, led by Gma’s & Pappa’s Motorcycle Apparel, are hosting the “Next Firefighter Up” motorcycle poker run to benefit local volunteer fire departments on Saturday, Apr. 9. The two beneficiaries are Madera County Fire Station 8 in Coarsegold (Road 417) ...

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Crash On Highway 140 Claims Two Lives

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A two-vehicle crash near Midpines yesterday has claimed the lives of two Mariposa County residents. Just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 5, Melissa Anne Carter, 47, of El Portal was eastbound on Highway 140 in a 2011 Honda CRV, just east of the Briceburg Bridge. Tony Lane Record, 56, of Midpines was westbound in a 1996 ...

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