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Auditions For Mariposa Theatre Alliance Comedy

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Theatre Alliance, a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, is holding auditions for their upcoming production of Arsenic and Old Lace, on July 18, 19, and 20, at 7 p.m. at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheater, onstage. Rehearsals will start Sept. 6, and performances will be Oct. 7, 8, 14, 15, 16. They are casting ...

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Voice Your Opinion On PG&E Rate Increase

FRESNO — The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is holding two Public Participation Hearings in Fresno on PG&E’s 2017 General Rate Case request to increase its rates effective Jan. 1, 2017. These two free public meetings will be on Tuesday July 12, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Fresno City Council Chambers, 2600 Fresno Street. If PG&E’s rate ...

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Low-Water Garden Design Workshop In Mariposa

Written by Elizabeth Gabriel — MARIPOSA — Permaculture is a good thing. What is it? According to Bill Mollison, an Australian researcher, author, scientist, teacher and biologist who is considered the father of permaculture, it is “the conscious design and maintenance of cultivated ecosystems that have the diversity, stability, and resilience of a natural ecosystem.” In other words, making your ...

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Early Bird Discounts For Smokey Bear Run/Walk

BASS LAKE — It’s time to register for the Smokey Bear Run / Walk, returning to the shores of beautiful Bass Lake on Saturday, Sept. 24. This year’s Race Chairman, Sheriff Jay Varney, invites all runners and walkers to join in the celebration of the 29th running of this popular event. This year’s proceeds will benefit Cal Fire and the ...

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Music On The Green Features Jazz And Country

Written by Ronnie Sweeting — MARIPOSA — Music on the Green, the free summer concert series brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors, presents live in concert The Blue Skies Trio on Friday, July 8, and The Danny Millsap Band on Saturday, July 9. Inspired by the classic piano-bass-drum trios and small jazz ...

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Firefighters Gain Upper Hand On State Wildfires

CALIFORNIA — While the Broken Fire in Coarsegold is 100 percent contained, there are over 3,600 firefighters battling 10 major wildfires across California. Mild temperatures have given firefighters the opportunity to gain the upper hand on containing five large fires over the past couple of days. Temperatures will continue to remain below normal, but high winds and low humidity is ...

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Free Workshop For New Business Owners

OAKHURST — Do you have a new business, or plan to start one? If so, you may want to attend a free workshop sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. The meeting will address various resources available to businesses, including the 2016 Basic Sales and Use Tax seminars and Online Filing Clinics available through the California State Board of Equalization. The ...

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Plagued By Weeds? There’s A Class For That

MARIPOSA — Weeds: we all have them. We pull and we whack and we cut and we dig, and they always seem to come back. Mariposa Master Gardeners will present a free workshop, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Wading Through the Weeds in Mariposa County,” on Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Board of ...

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Powerful Lineup For Yosemite Music Festival

MARIPOSA — The Yosemite Music Festival is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 8-9, at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Now in its 15th year, the festival formerly held at Carter Ranch is put on by Chuck Carter and Adam Finney working together with a host of volunteers over the last 15 years. The idea is to bring the best touring ...

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Have You Registered To Receive Emergency Notifications?

CENTRAL SIERRA – In light of the major wildland fires the county experienced last summer, expectations for another long hot summer, and the serious drought conditions we have been facing, Sheriff Varney says it is imperative for all people who live or work in Madera County – especially those in the foothills – to register or update their information for ...

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