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Native Tradition Workshops With Julia Parker

YOSEMITE — One of the preeminent Native American basket makers and tribal elders in California will lead two workshops this fall on the subjects of basket weaving and native food preparation. Julia Parker will take the helm for a pair of Yosemite Conservancy Experience Packages using the knowledge she’s gained as a respected elder and long-time cultural demonstrator in the park. ...

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Beat The Heat

MOUNTAIN AREA — Temperatures are climbing once again this summer season. How will you stay cool? The Mariposa County Health Department recommends avoiding strenuous activity during the heat of the day, staying in a cool environment like an air conditioned home or business, relaxing in the shade while drinking plenty of water, or visiting the community pool facility. Outdoor activities ...

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Stay Cool, Drink More

By Virginia Eaton — Playing golf in the summer has some special perks. When you hit the ball on a fairway hardened from the heat it rolls a long, long way. Sometimes it evens rolls in the right direction, which makes me want to do the happy dance. Long roll aside, temperatures in the mid-90s also make the muscles and ...

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Hot August Nights In Downtown North Fork

NORTH FORK — This Saturday the North Fork Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center welcome everyone to another hot time in the ‘ol town as as Hot August Nights Classic Car Show and Street Party takes over downtown. This much-anticipated event will include the hottest classic cars, plus a San Joaquin Antique Flywheelers exhibition, live music, prizes, special guests, a host ...

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Next “Start Smart” Teen Driving Class Free At CHP

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Area CHP invites those students and parents who are entering the world of teenage driving to attend a “Start Smart” presentation at the Oakhurst CHP Area Office. The next Start Smart will take place on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 6 – 8 p.m. The event is offered by CHP Office Kaci Lutz and there is no charge ...

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Find Insect Repellent That’s Right For You

MOUNTAIN AREA — With so much talk about mosquitoes in the news every day, it seems like a good idea to use a proper repellent. It’s not just a matter of inconvenience to swat away a few bugs. Instead, it’s become more of a necessity to use some kind of repellent for the purpose of proactive healthcare. The market is jammed with products ...

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Library Workshop: Backyard Wildlife

Written by Celeste Wheeler — OAKHURST — Bobcats and mountain lions and black bears, oh my! These are just a few of the wild animals prominent in Yosemite National Park and the surrounding foothill communities that Park Ranger Christine Raines will discuss in a workshop scheduled at the Oakhurst Branch Library. The event takes place on Saturday, Aug. 27 from ...

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HOW Dinner Honors Holly Johnson

BASS LAKE — Organizers behind the monthly charitable dinner, Helping One Woman (HOW) have announced that the August dinner will benefit Holly Johnson. The event is set for Miller’s Landing on Wedneday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m. and will feature a special $11 tri-tip dinner just for the occasion. “Holly’s husband of 39 years, Marion Johnson Jr., passed away earlier this summer.” explains her ...

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Residents Fight Back Against Airbnb In Their Neighborhood

NORTH FORK — Residents on Cascadel Heights Drive are taking their case to the Grand Jury, after what they say have been months of futile efforts to compel the County to enforce zoning regulations and stop allowing Airbnb’s to operate in their mountain neighborhood. Airbnb bills itself as a “trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique ...

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Perseid Peaking With Double The Streaking

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — The 2016 Perseid meteor shower is upon us, and the excitement is about to double. At its usual yearly peak, the Perseid can rain down up to 100 meteors per hour. This year, astronomers say we can look forward to twice that, with an outburst at its peak of about 200 meteors per hour. Associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle, the Perseid ...

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