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Teens Get A Dose Of Reality At Wasuma Elementary

AHWAHNEE — How many thirteen-year-olds know how much renters’ insurance costs, or the price of an average car loan payment? Well, thirty-three of them do now, thanks to an event at Wasuma Elementary school recently that aimed to teach eighth graders about the cost of living. Entitled ‘Life 101,’ the program was developed by volunteers Sarah Persson and Barbara Irion ...

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Free Master Gardeners Workshop On Milkweeds And Monarchs

MARIPOSA — Every year, researchers and citizen scientists gather at known locations in the monarch migration pattern to count the monarch adults as well as the eggs and cats found on native milkweed. You may think the release of monarchs would be a tremendous boon to the declining global population of this bright and colorful species. This is far from ...

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Spanish Classical Guitar, Blues And Jazz At Music On The Green

Written by Andy Roberts – MARIPOSA — The free open-air concerts continue as Music on the Green hosts Nicholas Lefler on Friday, June 14. On Saturday, June 15 Steve Johnson and Those BobTones take the stage at the outdoor amphitheater. Creating the sound of a modern one-man band, Nicholas mixes live loops of guitar, bass and percussion. Never using prerecorded tracks, ...

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Higher Temps, Swift Currents, Icy Waters Make Rivers Dangerous

MOUNTAIN AREA — The return of much warmer weather Sunday through Tuesday will cause an increase in snowmelt over the higher elevations of the Sierra — leading to a rise in water levels on rivers and streams during the early part of the week, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The normal water rises each night will heighten the ...

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$3,000 In Cash Prizes For Celebrate Ag Arts Competition

MADERA COUNTY — The call to artists is out for an exhibit with deep roots, so now is the time to submit entries for the Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts Competition and Exhibition, taking place this fall from Sept. 12 through Oct. 25, at the Madera County Arts Council’s (MCAC) Circle Gallery. Created to promote understanding of agriculture while showcasing ...

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Delays On Beasore Road For Hazard Tree Removal

BASS LAKE — Sierra National Forest officials have announced a project to reduce hazard trees along Beasore Road beginning Monday, June 10, and running through the month of July, including the 4th of July holiday. The project will take place along Beasore Road between Road 274 and Beasore Meadow. Logging crews with flagging personnel and work in progress signs will ...

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In Memory Of Harry Martin Borrenson

Harry Martin Borreson, 89, of Santa Cruz, passed away on May 30 in his home in Coarsegold, California. Mr. Borreson was born in Osceola, Iowa to John Conrad Borreson and Caroline Edda Schotka on January 27, 1930. He married Mary Helen Valencia on September 27,1965 in San Diego, California. In 1974, he purchased a family grocery store, B&H Market on ...

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Memorial Service For Jay J. Johnson

Our beloved Miwuk/Paiute elder, Jay J. Johnson, passed away peacefully on May 26, 2019, at his home in Mariposa, California, with family by his side. Jay was born on November 29, 1931, in Yosemite National Park, CA, his ancestral home, to Harry and Sarah (Tom) Johnson. Jay lived at the Indian Village across from Yosemite Lodge until he was sent ...

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Sheriff Varney Welcomes New Hires To MCSO

MADERA COUNTY — Sheriff Jay Varney and the Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) hosted a swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, May 30, to formally recognize recent new hires within the department. Sheriff Varney welcomed communications dispatcher Kayla Boyd and deputies David Ochoa, Andre Pena, Michael Lewis and Johnathan Rodriguez. Communications Dispatcher Kayla Boyd was most recently employed by California Department of ...

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Fresno Flats Hires New Docents, Holds Old-Fashioned Barn Dance

OAKHURST — Not far from Yosemite, one of the area’s most treasured other parks is celebrating its golden anniversary this year. At Fresno Flats Historic Park, stakeholders behind the scenes have chosen the milestone as the perfect time to bring new life to the landmark establishment. The official birthday party is on Heritage Day and will be marked by an ...

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