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Mariposa County Tourism Spending Rebounds by $105 Million

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MARIPOSA COUNTY — Visitation to Mariposa County increased in 2021, bringing with it a boost to the tourism-based economy as pandemic restrictions eased. In total, $361.6 million was spent by visitors to the county, a huge increase over the $255.3 million spent in 2020 according to The Economic Impact of Travel in California, a report published this week by Visit California ...

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New Event Listings From the Sierra Nevada Alliance

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Sierra Nevada Alliance is a hub for stewardship of the Sierra Nevada, which they achieve by empowering and collaborating with their partners. The following are recently posted upcoming events from their network. If you would like to post an event to the Sierra Nevada Alliance, please email info@sierranevadaalliance.org.   Wakamatsu Farm Workday May 04, 2022, at 9 ...

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Fresno State Wins Club Rugby National Championship

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FRESNO STATE — Fresno State’s club men’s rugby team completed its undefeated season with a 22-17 win over Kansas to earn its first national championship. The club, created in 2009, claimed American College Rugby’s DI-AA national championship at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, Texas. “Being able to lead the team as we make history for Fresno State feels like nothing I’ve ...

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Celebration of Life for Martha Ann Richter Day

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Marth Ann Richter Day September 25, 1939 – April 25, 2022 Martha Day passed away peacefully on April 25, 2022, in Twin Falls, Idaho.  She was 82 years old. She was born Martha Ann Richter in Fort Wayne, Indiana on September 25, 1939, to parents Otto and Johanna Richter. From an early age Martha was blessed with the gift of ...

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Fresno State Announces 2022 Graduate Deans’ Medalists

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FRESNO STATE — The eight schools and colleges at Fresno State, along with the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, each selected an outstanding student to honor as part of the class of 2022 Graduate Deans’ Medalists. The deans selected a graduate and undergraduate medalist based on academic excellence, community involvement, and other achievements. Fresno State’s Undergraduate Deans’ Medalists ...

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Chili Cookoff Coming to Pat’s Park in Raymond This Weekend

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RAYMOND — There will be a chili cookoff in Raymond this Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 3 p.m. at Pat’s Park in Raymond, CA. Admission is free and tasting tickets/ballots will be available for purchase. The event will also host a 50/50 raffle, a ‘Corn Hole’ Tournament, and also a silent auction! These events are always a lot of fun, ...

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Madera County Public Works Seeks Proposals for Bike Path

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MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Public Works Department is soliciting proposals from qualified consultant firms to complete the final construction documents (plans, specifications, & estimate) and provide bidding support services and construction services for the construction of a bicycle and pedestrian path on Road 225 and Road 228 in North Fork. Proposals are due Wednesday, May 4, 2022, by 2 ...

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Upcoming Statewide Events for Wildfire Preparedness Week

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SACRAMENTO — Wildfire Preparedness Week is May 1 – 7, 2022, and CAL FIRE and its partner agencies will host five statewide events throughout the week to raise awareness on what individuals and communities can do to help protect against the threat of wildfires. CAL FIRE will be joined by the US Forest Service, Cal OES, California National Guard, California Highway ...

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PG&E Offering STEM Education Scholarships To Local Students

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OAKLAND — The PG&E Corporation Foundation is inviting applications to the annual Better Together STEM Scholarship Program. This year, responding to a trend in applications from students admitted to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), eligibility is expanding to students planning to attend HBCUs anywhere in the United States, as well as California colleges and universities. The foundation will provide ...

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Expected Pile Burning In Yosemite

Pile Burning Near Valley School Field YOSEMITE – Fire Management plans on burning the piles near the Yosemite Elementary school next week, May 3-6. Burn days will be determined by the best smoke dispersion and weather parameters. The piles were constructed by the Calaveras Healthy Impact Product Solutions (CHIPS) crew composed of local tribal members in an effort to restore California black oak groves in ...

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