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A Reminder to Recreate Responsibly During MLK Weekend and Amidst the Ongoing Pandemic

Responsible recreation practices should be maintained at all times. VALLEJO, Calif. – The USDA Forest Service and California State Parks invite Californians to do their part to ensure safe and healthy outdoor experiences during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend and amidst the ongoing pandemic. Simple actions such as staying local, planning ahead, and following social distancing guidelines, can ...

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Celebration of Life for Allan Donald King

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Allan Donald King, 93, passed away peacefully at his home in Ahwahnee, CA, on January 6, 2021. Always a gentleman, he had a warm smile, a strong work ethic, and a lifelong devotion to serving others inspired by his Christian faith. Allan was born January 20, 1927, to Forrest and Bertha King, farmers in Vinton, Iowa. In 1951, he married ...

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Mariposa County Hires New Assistant CAO for Human Resources, Information Technology and Strategy

MARIPOSA, CA – The County of Mariposa is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Joseph Lynch to the position of Assistant County Administrative Officer (ACAO) with special responsibility for human resources, information technology and strategy. Mr. Lynch comes to this role from the Mariposa County Health and Human Services Agency, where he has directed a similar scope of administrative ...

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California Relief Grant for Small Business’ Application Deadline Extended Until January 13th.

SACRAMENTO – Governor Newsom announced the creation of a $500 million Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program to provide grants up to $25,000 to eligible small businesses and nonprofits to help cover expenses during the pandemic. The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development through the Office of the Small Business Advocate has launched its portal and website. This website ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Winter in Yosemite Valley

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YOSEMITE — The peace and relative quiet of Yosemite in winter, particularly after a fresh snow fall, can be a magical experience. Unfortunately, travel in California is currently restricted to within 120 miles of home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, yet the beauty of Yosemite persists. Yosemite is now open only to day use visitors, between the hours of 8 ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Selecting Fruit Trees

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By Bob Labozetta (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) December to March is the best time to plant fruit and nut trees here in California. Selecting appropriate fruit trees, however, can be confusing. Impulsive purchases can lead to disappointment, particularly in the foothills where not every variety grows well. The key to success when it comes to fruit and nut varieties is ...

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Sierra National Forest Extends Closure Order With Select Closed Recreation Sites, Roads and Trails

Clovis Calif., – The Sierra National Forest (SNF) announces the closure extension of select recreation sites, roads and trails. Closure Order No. 05-15-00-21-01 SNF Recreation Site, Road and Trail Closure supersedes previous Closure Order No. 05-15-00-20-22 Sierra-Creek and Closure Order No. 05-15-00-20-23 SNF Developed Recreation and Trail Closure. For clarity and simplification we’re combining these orders to protect the public ...

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Celebration of Life for Donald Wayne Harlan

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Donald Wayne Harlan was born February 15, 1929, to James and Vivian Harlan in Brawley, CA. He passed away on December 31, 2020. Don was a past Worshipful Master and member of Sierra Lodge #788 in Oakhurst, CA. Don is preceeded in death by his parents, wife Janet, son Jeff Harlan, and brother Leland. He is survived by his daughters, ...

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C21 Ditton Realty | First Time Buyer

If you are reading this article you are probably around the age 25-35 and are looking into purchasing your first home. This is one of the biggest decisions and one of the most expensive purchases you will make in your life. When purchasing your first home there are a lot of unknowns and unexpected expenses so it is important to ...

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