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Mariposa 4H Sisters Look Forward To The Fair

MARIPOSA — Two members of Mariposa County Bootjack 49ers 4H club are siblings Robyn and Nina Sharrar, who are new to the program and are very busy raising birds for the Mariposa County Fair, scheduled for Aug. 31 to Sept. 3, 2018 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. From Robyn: My name is Robyn Sharrar. I am new to 4-H this ...

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Some Evacuations Lifted For Mariposa Pines Area

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office announced this evening that Evacuation Orders for some Mariposa Pines residents have been lifted. Residents in Mariposa Pines on Scott Road from Best Road to the end of Hites Cove Road, including all side roads, have been lifted as of Tuesday, July 24 at 6 p.m. These areas will remain under advisory ...

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Fatal Accident Closes Road 222 East Of Old Corral

OAKHURST — A fatal accident involving two vehicles closed Road 222 near Bass Lake between Highway 41 and Road 274 for over two hours Tuesday afternoon. Just before 3 p.m. reports came in to CHP of a two-car accident on Road 222 at Pettitt Road. When first responders arrived at scene, they found that two people were pinned inside their ...

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Creative, Artistic, Functional: Mountain Sewing Club For Girls

OAKHURST — Heads bent in concentration, youthful brows furrowed slightly, fingers resting gently on fabric as the tac-tac-tac sound of multiple sewing machines fills the large room. And no one’s on their phone. This has been the scene recently as the Mountain Sewing Club — a group of girls age 8 to 11 — has gathered with lead instructor Tina ...

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Stay Safe And Conserve Energy During Heat Wave

SAN FRANCISCO — With soaring temperatures in the next few days, California’s grid operator has called a statewide Flex Alert this week. PG&E is urging customers to conserve energy as triple-digit heat will impact much of the company’s service area. The California Independent System Operator (ISO) issued a Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation, from 5 p.m. to ...

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Teens Take The Stage At Golden Chain Theatre

OAKHURST — The Golden Chain Theatre’s teen summer workshop students will take the stage for three nights, in a rousing performance of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr. The performing arts workshop for students in grades 7 – 12 began on June 25, and the talented young thespians have worked tirelessly since then to mount the performance set for this weekend. “These ...

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Ben Fire Burning In Mormon Bar Area North Of Raymond

RAYMOND — As firefighters were busy fighting the nearly week-old Ferguson Fire burning west of Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County, reports came in early this afternoon of another fire starting north of Eastman Lake near Raymond. At approximately 1 p.m., crews were called out to reports of a vegetation fire burning in the Mormon Bar area. The first engine ...

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Pick Apples In Yosemite To Keep Bears Wild

YOSEMITE — All visitors, employees and residents are invited to enjoy a morning in Yosemite National Park at an apple picking party. This is an annual event that was started as part of efforts to help reduce bear-human contact in the park, and to help keep Yosemite bears wild. The historic apple orchard near Curry Village produces apples which attract ...

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SCCCD Approves New College Administrator

FRESNO — State Center Community College District (SCCCD) Board of Trustees approved Cheryl Sullivan as the vice chancellor, finance and administration. Ms. Sullivan will begin her new role on August 1, 2018. She currently serves as Fresno City College’s vice president of administrative services and has begun transitioning into her new role. During her time as the vice president, Cheryl ...

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How About A Hot Summer Night At Bass Lake?

BASS LAKE — The Hot Summer Nights tradition continues on Friday, July 20 at Miller’s Landing. They’ll be barbecuing, and DJ Jonny Cash will play some dancing music. Yosemite Badgers Youth Football will be fundraising for the upcoming season, and the folks at Miller’s have planned lots of games for kids. As they say, one of the best things about Hot ...

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