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Blasting Scheduled For CA-41 Passing Lane Project

MADERA COUNTY — As the construction project to widen a stretch of Highway 41 in the foothills continues to move along, officials say blasting will begin soon, along with anticipated delays. According to Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Project Manager Anand Kapoor, contractor Teichert Construction plans to start blasting during the day beginning Monday, Apr. 25. “The blasting is expected to ...

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What A 911 Dispatcher Needs From You

SACRAMENTO — When you call 9-1-1, what you are able to tell the dispatcher could mean the difference between life and death for yourself or a loved one. So who are these dedicated people who answer the call, and what do they need from you in those emergency situations? The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is honoring the men and women ...

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Eric Taylor Takes The Stage At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE — Think Charles Bukowski, William Faulkner, Joel and Ethan Coen movies, and Cormac McCarthy novels. And then — think Eric Taylor. Robin Ralston and the crew at the Coolwater Ranch are proud to bring this talented musician back to the ranch for a show on Saturday, Apr. 23 at 8 p.m., and now is the time to reserve your ...

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Ruth Smiley On Cranial Sacral Therapy

Introduction by Virginia Eaton — In last week’s blog, I talked about massage as being good for the body and mind. Many of my readers had questions about other types of bodywork, and I solicited my friend and fellow health practitioner, Ruth Smiley, to talk about Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST). I have experienced CST by itself and in conjunction with ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Making History In Five Counties

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service with seven performances of a world-premiere piece. The special program will be presented by the orchestra in concerts in five counties in April, May and August of 2016. The program is MSO Founder and Conductor Les Marsden’s own work “Our Nation’s Nature,” an orchestral ...

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See What Sparkles At Weekend Gem Show

MARIPOSA – Mountains of minerals and more will be on display at the Mariposa Mineral & Gem Show this Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 9 – 10 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, From benitoite to topaz, nearly all the gems and minerals an expert can name are featured in the annual show which includes jewelry, exhibits, speakers, demonstrations, and lots of gold. ...

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Rural Fire Fee Funds Local Prevention Projects

SACRAMENTO – Some of the monies collected from property owners in the mountain area through the yearly “rural fire fee” are slated to return to the community as grant funding for local projects. On Monday, Apr. 4, Cal Fire announced it had awarded an additional $3 million in grants throughout the state for a variety of fire prevention projects aimed ...

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Audubon Portrays Rim Fire as Wildlife Nursery

Contributed by Len McKenzie, YAAS — Field biologist Christy Sherr will take local residents on a virtual field trip on Thursday, Apr. 14, when she revisits the 2013 Rim Fire in a slide presentation, “Wildlife Nurseries: The Surprising Benefits of Beetles and Wildfires.” This monthly program of the Yosemite Area Audubon Society will begin at 7 p.m. at the Mariposa ...

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Tree Mortality Resource Fair In Eastern Madera County

A Message from District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s Office —  MADERA COUNTY —  Supervisor Wheeler has been working non-stop on the tree mortality issues that we face in Eastern Madera County. Now, he is organizing a Tree Mortality Resource Fair for constituents to get one-on-one time with key partners that may be able to provide resources or educational information. The ...

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KRYZ Community Radio Launch Party

MARIPOSA — Have you ever wanted to be on the radio, or go behind the scenes in a public radio station? Here’s your chance to learn. KRYZ Mariposa Community Radio, which broadcasts locally in and around Mariposa at 98.5 FM, and streams over the internet at www.kryzradio.org, invites the community to a launch party on Friday, Apr. 1 starting at ...

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