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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

UPDATE: Nov. 12 — Director and YHS Theater Department chair Lars Thorson says the play has been canceled at this time. No further update is available. Another production is planned for this year, and we will update when details become available. OAKHURST — Yosemite High School’s theater department invites the community to their fall play, The Curious Incident of the Dog ...

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Treetop Gallery Features Abbott, Marco And Shell

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council invites the public to an opening reception featuring work of local painters, Linda Abbott and Michelle Marco, and ceramicist Fran Shell on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the Treetop Gallery in historic downtown Mariposa. Light refreshments will be served. Linda Abbott, a previous long-time resident of Yosemite Valley, has ...

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Yosemite Unified School District Special Board Meeting

OAKHURST — The office of the Superintendent of Yosemite Unified School District has announced a special meeting of the Board of Trustees. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the YUSD office board room, located on the campus at Yosemite High. The special meeting is related to the current search for a permanent district superintendent and ...

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Reignite Your Imagination With Free Campfire Stories Event

OAKHURST — Here’s a fun gathering for adventurers big and small, including everyone who loves our national parks, and anyone who likes to hear a good yarn: Campfire Stories at Branches Books & Gifts. Campfire Stories is a collection of short stories from America’s National Parks that are perfect for reading aloud together around a fire. Branches welcomes the couple ...

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H-40 And SAR Perform High Angle Rescue In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Emergency rescue operations in Yosemite National Park were enabled by CHP Central Division Air Operations when a stranded climber and his partner required immediate assistance. On Saturday, Oct. 27, CHP helicopter H-40 was requested by park officials to assist with an injured rock climber on Mount Watkins. Colorado resident Vincent Worth, 39, had slipped and fallen approximately 50-feet ...

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Soroptimist Gold Country Chili Cook-Off

OAKHURST — Ladies and gentlemen, get your beans in order. It’s time for the Gold Country Chili Cook Off, sponsored by the local Soroptimist service club, dedicated to helping women and girls in the immediate area and around the world. The sweet and spicy event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Oakhurst Community Center, from 5 to 9 ...

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Prescribed Burning Ops Resume On Sierra National Forest

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — The High Sierra Ranger District Fuels Management office plans to resume firing again on Sunday, Nov. 4, on the Dinkey South Fall understory prescribed fire project. The office says they expect active firing to continue through Wednesday, Nov. 7. By prescribing the fire under optimum weather conditions, managers simulate the natural role of fire. This reduces ...

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Temporary Emergency Homeless Shelter Opens In Mariposa

MARIPOSA — Guided by a court ruling, a homeless task force, a public health officer’s declaration of a health emergency, and the fast approach of winter, Mariposa County has opened a temporary homeless shelter. On Friday, Nov. 2, Mariposa County Health and Human Services Agency began operating the temporary four-week emergency shelter for homeless individuals in the community. “The Darrah ...

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Architects Present Update On Oakhurst College

OAKHURST — Plans are moving forward for the new Oakhurst Community College Center, and the public is invited to attend a community forum where managers will provide an update on the project. In 2016, voters approved Bond Measure C, addressing the needs of the State Center Community College District (SCCCD) and setting aside about $25 million for the new Oakhurst Community ...

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Unforgettable: Arte Américas Dia De Muertos Exhibit

FRESNO — For my neighbor and me, October would not be complete without a trip to Arte Américas Casa de Cultura in the mural district to see the annual Dia de Muertos exhibit. Gracie and I get together on the weekend and have lunch a block away at Toleditos on Van Ness before feasting in the richness of treasures that ...

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