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Heads Up For The Harvest Moon

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – The Harvest Moon will rise on the nights of Monday, Sept. 24 and Tuesday, Sept. 25, — it’s traditionally the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox of Sept. 22. The moon is precisely full at 7:52 p.m. PST on Monday, Sept. 24 and should look round and bright for both nights. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, around this time ...

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How Firefighters Saved Yosemite West, What They’re Doing Now

YOSEMITE – Though the firefight has ended on the nearly 97,000-acre Ferguson Fire and only a few smokes remain throughout the interior, the work of repair and restoration continues. On a recent trip to Yosemite West, I was escorted by Anne Grandy, retired from the Bass Lake Ranger District and now serving as a PIO on the South Central Sierra ...

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Wild And Scenic Rivers Celebrated In Film

MARIPOSA — Join the Upper Merced River Watershed Council and friends as they celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in El Portal on Saturday night, Oct. 6, with a special showing of 10 films showcasing frontline activism and stunning cinematography. Featured will be a collection of 10 films from this year’s Wild ...

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New Postage Stamp Honors First Responders

First responders of all stripes are being recognized with a new commemorative stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service. The stamp features an image in red, white and blue of a firefighter, a paramedic and a police officer. “Fires, medical emergencies, accidents, and violent crimes require us to look to those who possess the training and knowledge to treat the ...

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Mariposa Sheriff Upgrades Emergency Alert System

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has upgraded their Emergency Alert System from Nixle to the parent company of Everbridge, the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, “to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements.” The Sheriff’s Office will begin using the newly named “Mariposa County Sheriff ...

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Bring Back The Old Days At The Mariposa Go West Festival

MARIPOSA — This is the fourth year for the Mariposa Go West Festival in the historically charming California gold rush town named with the Spanish word for “butterfly.” This family-friendly event features gold panning, roping contests, gunfight reenactments, live music, traditional native dancing, and much more. “Go back to the days of the Old West and experience what it was like during ...

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Free Entrance Into Yosemite, Free YARTS

YOSEMITE  – In honor of National Public Lands Day, the entrance fee to Yosemite National Park is being waived, and transportation to the park is free that day, as well. Saturday, Sept. 22 is a fee-free day at Yosemite National Park, as are three other days this year, through the National Park Service. The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not ...

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AAUW Hosts Election Forum On School Board And Measure M

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be hosting a moderated Election Forum for Mariposa County featuring 3rd District School Board candidates and Measure M, the proposed 2 percent increase in the Transit Occupancy Tax. The purpose of this two-part non-partisan forum is to facilitate an exchange between the community and School Board ...

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Countdown To The Coulterville HOWL – CoyoteFest Returns

Written by Dale Silverman – COULTERVILLE – New and exciting things are happening at this year’s CoyoteFest in historic Coulterville. A fun filled 24+ hours begins at 5 p.m. on Friday evening on the Coulter Café’s patio. This new opening FUNdraising party will feature a BBQ menu, a super fun band and a number of micro-brews. On Saturday, Sept. 22, ...

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Shakespeare Comedy “The Merry Wives Of Windsor” In The Art Park

MARIPOSA, CA –– The Mariposa Theatre Alliance, a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, present an open air performance of Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor by Merced Shakespearefest on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23, at 7 p.m. at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheatre. In this raucous, farcical comedy directed by Colton Dennis, the roguish Falstaff sets his ...

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