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Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

CENTRAL SIERRA — The Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit wants to remind everyone that on Sunday, Mar. 12, daylight saving time begins. When you set your clocks forward one hour, they also suggest you make another change that could save your life: change the battery in your smoke alarm. A working smoke alarm provides an early warning of a fire and critical extra seconds for you ...

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Tip O’ The Hat For Soroptimist Soup And Salad Luncheon

Submitted by Nikki Van Velson OAKHURST — Women of Soroptimist International of The Sierras invite the community to their semi-annual Soup & Salad Luncheon. All are welcome to indulge in a salad bar set up with fresh toppings plus various homemade salads and two delicious soups  (chicken tortilla and Irish potato), along with rolls, iced tea or coffee, and dessert. This ...

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Highway 41 To Yosemite Road Closure Extended

FISH CAMP — With two out of three roads into Yosemite National Park out of commission, including the popular south gate entrance north of Fish Camp, the question on the minds of many is likely to be, “so when will Highway 41 reopen?” Photos by Virginia Lazar – click to enlarge The California Department of Transportation confirmed today that Highway 41 into Yosemite will ...

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16th Annual Rogue Festival Returns To Fresno

FRESNO — The 16th Annual Rogue Performance Festival is happening now through March 11 in Fresno. It’s said to be among the biggest arts events held in the state of California. “Rogue Festival is one of several ‘Fringe Festivals’ found all across the world, celebrating the independent artist rather than established arts institutions,” say promoters. “Rogue audiences will see every kind ...

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Three Dollar Kids’ Price For Pancakes

OAKHURST — Fluffy pancakes, any-style eggs, ham, sausage, orange juice and milk for $3? That’s the price for kids age 5 – 12, as members of the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis invite the community to enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast. The price for adults is $7 and senior citizens are offered a new discount with a price of $5. Children under 5 enter ...

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Tree Work Resumes On Highway 41

OAKHURST — Now that some of the wetter weather has passed, hazard tree removal work will resume on Highway 41 near the north end of Oakhurst, and continue through the week, says Caltrans. Drivers should expect some delays. Tree removal will start again on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the vicinity of Highway 41 and Whispering Pines Drive, just below mile marker ...

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Marilyn McPhie For Grand Finale Of Storytelling Fest

Written by Cara Goger — MARIPOSA — Making her fourth appearance delighting our audience with her quick wit and humor, is San Diego Storyteller, Marilyn McPhie, who will be one of six master tellers performing at the Mariposa County Arts Council’s, 30th Mariposa Storytelling Festivals Grand Finale Celebration, March 10 – 12, 2017. Marilyn quickly connects with her audience, bringing ...

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Art Exhibit Opening: Yosemite Renaissance 32

YOSEMITE — Yosemite Renaissance is an annual exhibit presenting diverse artistic interpretations of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. This year, 65 works by 61 artists were selected from 846 entries. The exhibit includes paintings, sculpture, textiles, photographs and three-dimensional works by artists from across the country. The public is invited to join the artists and others for an special reception and presentation of ...

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Highway 41 To Remain Closed For At Least A Week

FISH CAMP — Caltrans says Highway 41 will remained closed south of Yosemite National Park through late next week, at least. The road was closed to traffic in both directions north of Fish Camp and all the way to the park on Tuesday, Feb. 21, due to erosion causing failure following heavy rains. Roadway repairs on State Route 41 south of Yosemite ...

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PG&E Opens Annual “Better Together” STEM Scholarship Program

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today is inviting high school and college students throughout central and northern California to apply for a Better Together STEM Scholarship. The program awards a total of $100,000 in scholarships annually to local high school, community college and non-traditional students pursuing higher education in the engineering, computer science, cyber security and environmental sciences. ...

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