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Wet Weather Starts Again Friday

MOUNTAIN AREA — A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the Southern Sierra Nevada above 6,000 feet, from 7 a.m. Friday, Mar. 11 through 4 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 12. According to the National Weather Service in Hanford, snow will begin above 7,000 feet early Friday morning, becoming heavy at times during the afternoon and early evening. The snow level will lower to around ...

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Mariposa Storytelling Festival Features Charlotte Blake Alston

Written by Cara Goger – MARIPOSA — Transport yourself to the far corners of the world to places where home cares and responsibilities vanish in utter absorption as you board your flying carpet to visit another continent and another dimension. Your hostess is Charlotte Blake Alston, storyteller, librettist, poet and author. What better way to spend an afternoon or evening ...

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Free Workshop On Frustration For Family Caregivers

Submitted by Valley Caregivers OAKHURST — Are you a caregiver of a loved one? Do you need to control your frustration? Please join Valley Caregiver Resource Center for a free workshop on Tuesday, Mar. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Oakhurst Lutheran Church. Everyone is welcome, say organizers, and pre-registration is required. Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers face special ...

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Wet Weather Coming Our Way Soon

MOUNTAIN AREA — A hazardous weather outlook has been noted for the foothills of Madera and Mariposa counties, including the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, and a flash flood watch is in effect for elevations below 6,000 feet. The flash flood watch starts Saturday night, Mar. 5 and continues through Monday afternoon, Mar. 7, according to the National ...

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Lucky Dog

Written by Mike Nolen — More than once it has struck me that what happened to me last fall probably wasn’t just dumb luck. Although with the Irish surname of Nolen, luck wouldn’t be entirely out of the realm of possibilities. I had what was classified as AMI, acute myocardial infarction, also known as a heart attack. It rapidly progressed ...

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Help For Property Owners With Dead/Dying Trees

By Dave Briley — MARIPOSA — More than a hundred people crowded into the Chambers of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors on Saturday, Feb. 27, for the multi-agency Tree Mortality Funding Fair, sponsored by the Mariposa County Office of Emergency Services. Federal, state and local organizations participating in the Fair included Cal Fire, the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council, ...

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Went To Bed In Camp Curry, Woke In Half Dome Village

YOSEMITE — While today marked the first day of Aramark’s takeover as concessioner in Yosemite National Park, the dispute over the historic names of several iconic properties continues. But as that issue works its way through the legal process, for many long-time employees it was a sad day and the end of an era. “Badger Pass had a quiet day ...

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The History Mystery #38

The Clampers (E Clampus Vitus Grub Gulch Chapter #41-49) are generously donating a Monitor Hydraulic nozzle to the Raymond Museum and setting up a display to explain how they worked and why their use had to be banned due to their destructive nature. Because the monitors worked with gravity fed water lines they needed to have water lines that dropped ...

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Bring Your Spoons To The Children’s Story Concert

Written by Cara Goger — MARIPOSA — Hey Kids! Are you going to the Children’s Story Concert on Saturday, Mar. 12, at Mariposa County High School, in the Auditorium? It starts at 2 p.m., and it’s FREE, for up to four children who come with one adult. Adult tickets are just $4. The Children’s Story Concert is part of the ...

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Aramark Replaces Delaware North In Yosemite Tuesday

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park will have a new primary concessioner tomorrow, Mar. 1. Yosemite Hospitality LLC begins its 15-year contract to provide lodging, retail, recreational services, and food to over four million annual visitors to Yosemite. Yosemite Hospitality LLC was selected to be the park’s new primary concessioner in June 2015, following a competitive bid process. “This is a ...

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