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Series Of Storms Bring Rain And Snow

MOUNTAIN AREA – Rain is on its way to the foothills and snow to the higher country including Yosemite, as this week’s weather looks a little wetter. In Oakhurst on Monday, Jan. 4, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford is suggesting a 50 percent chance of rain, without much to measure: somewhere between a tenth and a quarter inch ...

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Tony McManus Takes The Stage At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE — Master guitarist Tommy Emmanuel says of Tony McManus, “The music is beyond beautiful, it’s perfect.” On Saturday, Jan. 16, you will have the chance to experience it for yourself as Robin Ralston and the Coolwater Ranch present an evening with Tony McManus. “Through Tony’s hands, the emotions of Celtic music are transferred to the guitar and the listener ...

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Free CPR Class Registering Now

OAKHURST – Start the new year by resolving to learn the life-saving skill of CPR. Register now to participate when Bill and Gina Hartley of Minarets Medical Education teach a free class on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sierra Senior Center. The gracious folks at the Senior Center have offered the use of their ...

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Learn To Prune Fruit Trees For The Best Summer Harvest

MARIPOSA COUNTY — While the weather may not put one in mind of spring and flowering fruit trees, this is the time to be thinking about preparing for a bountiful harvest next fall. Do you know how to prune your fruit trees so that they are the strongest, best shaped, and ready to provide you with the juiciest fruit possible? ...

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Men Rob Family At Gunpoint, Steal Marijuana & Guns

MARIPOSA COUNTY – One man has been arrested and others remain at large after a Mariposa County family was tied up and robbed at gunpoint yesterday, according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. On Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 8:45 am, the Mariposa County Emergency Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a residence in the Mount Bullion area of Mariposa ...

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The Future Of Oakhurst College

OAKHURST – More than twenty years after local activists fought hard to support the passing of legislation that would guarantee the expansion of higher education in Oakhurst, a new struggle for the town’s share of a facilities bond proposed by the State Center Community College District (SCCCD) is now heating up. At stake is Oakhurst’s piece of a potential $485 ...

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Flash Flood Watch Issued For Sierra Foothills

SIERRA FOOTHILLS — The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a flash flood watch for Central California, including Madera, Mariposa and Fresno County foothills through Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 22. This advisory is mainly for the Rim Fire and El Portal fire burn areas, but extends from Yosemite to Kings Canyon. Heavy rain may cause areas of flooding and debris ...

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Deputies Rescue Suicidal Man From Bridge

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A section of State Highway 49 South was shut down yesterday, Wednesday, Dec. 16, for a reported elderly suicidal subject on the William Sell Bridge between Oakhurst and Mariposa. Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies along with CHP and Fire/EMS, responded to the area and located a Mariposa man standing on the outer edge of the guardrail on the ...

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Planning Dept. Seeks Input On Transportation System

MARIPOSA COUNTY –  The Mariposa County Planning Department is conducting a survey of employee and resident transportation needs as part of the “Town of Mariposa Transit Center Feasibility Study.” Input from the community is very important to the process. The study is funded by a Caltrans planning grant. The community is asked to please take a moment to download the ...

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Audubon Christmas Bird Count

MOUNTAIN AREA – Bird lovers, photographers and others are invited to join the National Audubon Society’s 116th Christmas Bird Count (CBC). The CBC is an annual international bird census that began on Christmas Day in 1900, and now takes place in more than 1,500 locations throughout the Americas. This season the Christmas Bird Count will be held in the foothill ...

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