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Letter To The Editor: Mariposa Supervisor Supports Tom Wheeler

To the Voters of Madera County District V: It is my honor to heartily endorse Tom Wheeler for reelection as Supervisor District Five. Over the past 10 years I have had the pleasure of working closely with Tom on regional, state and national issues which all have implications for our neighboring counties. Because of Tom’s experience, strategy, tenacity and indefatigable ...

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Letter To The Editor: Jessica Morse for a Change

After nearly ten years of ineffective representation in Congress, it’s time for a change in California Congressional District 4. After spending considerable time this past year getting to know the other candidates on the June 5th primary ballot, I’ve concluded that Jessica Morse is the most qualified to represent CD-04 into the future. With her past deeply rooted in the ...

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State Wildfire Awareness Week

SACRAMENTO — California’s wet winter created a sizable crop of new growth grass, but don’t let the wet weather fool you as the abundant grass dries into fuel-ripe tinder. Now is the time to act to prevent wildfires. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. declared May 6-12 “Wildfire Awareness Week” to urge homeowners that Fire Defense is Self Defense, Get Ready ...

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Major Injury Accident Closes Highway 41 In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — A multi-vehicle accident before noon on Sunday caused major injuries to at least one driver, and closed a portion of Highway 41 for more than two hours. Just after 11 a.m., CHP says Oakhurst resident Forrest Null, 69, was driving a 2010 Ford Fusion northbound on Highway 41, and was stopped at the stoplight at the intersection of ...

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Letter To The Editor: Marshall Long Is The Clear Choice

When it comes to separating the wheat from the chaff one candidate arose as a clear choice in Mariposa County’s District 3 race. At last week’s debate, Marshall Long clearly showed his experience and knowledge of our Community. His commitment to problem solve the very complex issues that our county faces including affordable housing, infrastructure needs, employment opportunities, and managing ...

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Extreme Mountaineering: First Friday Lecture At Fresno Flats

OAKHURST — Fresno Flats Historic Park invites the community to attend the May edition of their First Friday Lecture Series. On Friday, May 4, wildlife biologist Phil Bartholomew presents his dad Orland’s solo winter trek in 1928-1929 from Mt. Whitney to the Muir Trail in Yosemite — some 300 miles. High Odyssey: The First Solo Winter Assault of Mount Whitney and ...

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The History Mystery #64

This month’s mystery is one I am often asked about. When and where did President Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir first meet on their trip to Raymond and on to Yosemite? They traveled in May of 1903 so we celebrate the historic trip 115 years later. There are several theories, so it will be fun to see what folks come ...

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May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

MARIPOSA — Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally – it’s important to pay attention to both your physical health and your mental health, which can help you achieve overall wellness and set you on a path to recovery. May ...

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Letter To The Editor: Vote Long for District 3 Supervisor

I support Marshall Long for Mariposa County District 3 Supervisor because he is the most qualified candidate. Over the last three years I have watched him advocate for private property rights, local jobs, fuel management, and public safety. Marshall has worked hard to help lead us toward improving our prosperity while maintaining our rural culture. He is level headed and ...

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5th Annual Keep It Native Day (KIND)

By Ashley Davis — O’NEALS — No spring is complete at Minarets High School without the annual Keep It Native Day. Not familiar with the event? It first started as a youth conference six years ago, which turned into a mini-pow wow and conference for teens and children. In 2013, Brandon Lourence named it as Keep It Native, which has ...

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