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Give The Gift Of Life At Sierra Tel

OAKHURST — If you’re one who likes and is able to give the gift of life, stop by Sierra Telephone’s Blood Drive on Monday, July 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It’s sponsored by the Central California Blood Center for patients in Valley hospitals. Everyone is welcome: you do not need to be employed with Sierra Tel to participate. ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Tomato Pests

By Helen Willoughby-Peck (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) It is a good idea to take a walk in your garden every day. It is good for you, but more importantly, it is good for your plants. Observing your plants on a regular basis can help control pests beginning to enjoy your tomatoes before you can. When caught early, pests are usually ...

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Fire And Dozer Rollover Close Highway 41

COARSEGOLD – Though firefighters have stopped the forward progress of the fire burning on the Veater Ranch north of Coarsegold, Highway 41 remains closed. A slow rollover accident by a dozer cutting fire lines on a steep slope next to the roadway, left that dozer precariously perched above the highway in danger of rolling down. As a matter of public ...

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Welcome Back, Red-Legged Frogs

YOSEMITE — Thanks to the Yosemite Conservancy and the San Francisco Zoo, Yosemite National Park now has the makings of a robust population of California red-legged frogs in Yosemite Valley, after decades of absence. In the early 1950s American bullfrogs were introduced in Yosemite Valley. According to the Department of Fish and Wildlife, American bullfrogs were intentionally introduced into the western United States as a ...

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$50,000 In Grants Available For Criminal Justice

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Probation Department is seeking requests for proposals (RFP) from the Mariposa County community for innovative programs or projects that prevent, improve and/or addresse issues related to criminal justice. Any individual, organization or group may apply for the grant funds. A nonprofit status is not required. The Local Innovation Grant is supported by funds in the ...

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End Your Love/Hate Relationship With Money

OAKHURST — Creating a budget is for many people a “love/hate” relationship, says Edward Azul, branch manager of Golden 1 Credit Union in Oakhurst. “It’s that way even for me. However, through my own personal and professional experiences over the years, I have developed some best practices to help people create and stay on a budget,” he adds. On Saturday, ...

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Lions Fire Monday Evening Update

CLOVIS – On Tuesday morning, residents of the mountain area may again awake to an orange haze and the smell of smoke, though as of tonight there is no active fire in the immediate area. The Lions Fire continues to burn in the Ansel Adams Wilderness area. Strong winds and dry conditions have resulted in the fire growing to about ...

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Two Fires In Coarsegold Area Close Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — Two fires in the Coarsegold area this afternoon forced the closure of Highway 41 between Serpa Canyon and the top of Deadwood, sending locals and firefighters scrambling to douse the flames. At about 2:30 p.m., crews were called out to reports of a fire burning across the road from the Broken Bit north of the village in Coarsegold. ...

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Free And Reduced-Price Meals For School Year 2018-19

MADERA COUNTY — Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary, Chawanakee, Raymond-Knowles Union Elementary and Yosemite Unified School Districts announce their policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the applicable National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and/or Afterschool Snack Programs. Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the household ...

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One-Way Traffic Control On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY — Caltrans is advising commuters of one-way traffic control on State Route 41 this week, between Avenue 15 and State Route 145, for grinding and paving work. The following day-time one-way traffic control will be in effect, weather permitting: On Tuesday June 26 and Wednesday June 27, segments of State Route 41 between Avenue 15 and State Route 145 ...

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