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CASA Hosts Mariposa Summer Fun Street Fair

MARIPOSA — Bring your extended family, and join with friends and neighbors in downtown Mariposa on Friday, Aug, 10 for the 2nd Summer Fun Street Fair. Closed off on 7th Street, the Fair runs from from 4 – 9 p.m. Organizers at CASA of Mariposa County say last year’s event was a huge success, with over 400 people in attendance. ...

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Join In Song And Dance: Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow

NORTH FORK – The nonprofit Sierra Mono Museum invites one and all to share in a celebration of heritage and culture at the 48th Annual Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow, held again this year at Minarets High School, on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 – 5. The event is said to be the longest-running pow wow in the state ...

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Haroleen Sue Bethel-Bowlan

Cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Haroleen Sue Bethel-Bowlan passed away on July 24, 2018 in Oakhurst California. Haroleen was born on January 10, 1949, the eldest child of Velma Chepo and Harold Bethel. She grew up in North Fork with siblings Sandra, Robert, and Brenda. Haroleen met Frank Smith at Sierra High School and together they had three children, Michelle, ...

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Victims Of Fatal Crash On Highway 49 Identified

OAKHURST — Another person has died as a result of a head-on collision on Highway 49 north of Oakhurst yesterday. Both victims have been been identified by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Lon Harry Rice, 74, of Mariposa, died at the scene when the truck he was driving was struck head-on near Griffin Drive in the Goldside area. Lon’s wife, ...

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Shoes For Kids At Hillside Baptist

NORTH FORK — As kids and their families prepare for a new school year, Hillside Baptist Church says their annual tradition of free shoes, socks, haircuts and lunch continues for local children. On Saturday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon, local children will be provided with new shoes and new socks at no charge. By collecting donations, the church ...

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Tombstone Tourism Talk At Fresno Flats

OAKHURST — Fresno Flats Historical Park and Museum continues the free First Friday Lecture Series this week with a lecture on “Tombstone Tourism” for Aug. 3. Best-selling author and historian Sharon Giacomazzi has hiked and backpacked 13,000 miles in the past 35 years and continues to explore our local mountain area. She plans to share stories and about 40 photographs of ...

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Fatal Crash On Highway 49 North Of Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Two people are dead and two others injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 49 in the Goldside area north of Oakhurst. At 1:12 p.m., on July 30, CHP received reports of a head-on collision with injuries and lane blockage just south of Griffin Drive. According to witnesses, a Jeep Cherokee owned by the Forest Service was southbound ...

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School District Trustee Continues Statewide Collaboration

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District board member Monika Moulin has once again been named to a select statewide group formed by the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE).  Last year, Moulin was one of a group of hand-picked individuals in the education arena who were selected to serve as members of the California Content Library review teams, and has ...

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Firefighter Killed Today On The Ferguson Fire Identified

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The firefighter who was killed today on the Ferguson Fire today has been identified as Brian Hughes, 33, Captain of the Arrowhead Interagency Hot Shots. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed this morning that, while battling the Ferguson Fire on the Sierra National Forest, Hughes was fatally injured. Hughes was originally from Hilo, Hawaii, and had been ...

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Reopening Of Yosemite Valley Delayed Until Aug. 3

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park announces Yosemite Valley will reopen to all visitors at 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3. Limited visitor services will be available inside Yosemite Valley, including campgrounds, lodging, and food service operations. Yosemite Valley has been temporarily closed since July 25 due to smoke impacts and for firefighting operations along El Portal Road and the Wawona ...

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