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Celebration of Life for Holden Cedric Mason

Holden Cedric Mason November 29, 2002 ~ November 8, 2021 Holden Cedric Mason passed tragically away on November 8th, 2021, in Meridian, Idaho. Our hearts are heavy in his absence. Holden Cedric was born in Fresno, California, on November 29th, 2002. He grew up in Oakhurst, California, until he moved with his Mother and Grandmother to Eagle, Idaho, when he ...

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Sierra National Forest to Charge New Recreational Fees

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CLOVIS — The Sierra National Forest is proposing to charge new fees at developed recreation sites. The Bass Lake Ranger District is proposing a new fee of $20 per night at Jerseydale Campground with a $5 extra vehicle fee over two vehicles. The High Sierra Ranger District is proposing a new fee of $20 per night at Kirch Flat Campground with ...

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It’s Simple: Stay Home When Sick

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FRESNO — The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) and the Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) are reminding residents of the importance to stay home when sick. If residents are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or they have been in contact with someone who is sick with COVID-19 or had symptoms of COVID-19, please rest at home. If individuals ...

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Traffic Advisory | Traffic Control on Local Highways

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various operations on State Route 49 next week in Mariposa County. Work is scheduled to be performed as follows on Route 49: Single-lane closure from Moccasin Switchback Road to Bear Valley Road for shoulder work beginning Mondy, January 10, through Friday, January 14, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:0 ...

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Celebration of Life for Gretchen Louise (Brase) Dunlap

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Gretchen Louise (Brase) Dunlap, 64, passed away on November 22, 2021, after a rapid 5-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Gretchen passed away in the late evening at home in the company of her loving husband Lj Dunlap. Gretchen was born in Fresno, CA, on March 16, 1957, to Benjamin and Margaret Brase. She is survived by her husband Lj Dunlap; ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Winter Soil Care

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By Helen Willoughby-Peck, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa Gardeners tend to think of winter and the cold weather as a period of rest from the chores of gardening. However, this is the perfect time of year to nurture your soil. Enhancing the quality of your soil is not difficult and doesn’t require expensive products. Soil is a complex, dynamic combination of ...

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Celebration of Life for Sheila Kathryn Shaubach

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Sheila Kathryn Shaubach, age 86, a long-time resident of Raymond, CA, and Madera County, left to be with the Lord on Friday, December 31, 2021, surrounded by her family. Sheila was a retired grocery clerk for Save Mart and was active with Saint Anne’s Chapel of Raymond. She was also a deacon in the Episcopal Church and participated in prison ...

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10 Winter Safety Tips for a Propane-Fueled Home

Winter is a perfect time to think about renovations that bring coziness and warmth to your home. For homeowners who live off the natural gas line, propane is an earth-friendly option that can reliably and efficiently deliver warmer air all season long. When homeowners upgrade to propane during a remodel, they transform a dream home to include comfort and performance ...

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Dr. Marlon Hall Named Interim President of FCC

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FRESNO — State Center Community College District Chancellor, Dr. Carole Goldsmith, announced on January 5, 2022, the appointment of Dr. Marlon Hall to serve as interim president of Fresno City College. The appointment is subject to final approval of the appointment and approval of the employment contract, which will be voted on at the January 11, 2022, Board of Trustees ...

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YGP’s Virtual Winter Quarterly Meeting

Yosemite – The January Quarterly meeting will be a conversation with public land managers from California State Parks, Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service as well a speaker/volunteer leader from Recreate Responsibly California Coalition. 9:30 a.m. – Community Open Mic Chat 10:00 a.m. – Main Meeting Topic 11:00 a.m. – Yosemite National Park Update The past 20 months through ...

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