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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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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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They Said Yes! And We Say Thank You

MOUNTAIN AREA – These people could have said no. When we asked the community to step up and show financial support for local news, these folks became subscribers, advertisers, partners and friends. To each we say: Thank you! Sierra News Online would not exist without you. We love you! If you’d like to join in, subscribe here or advertise here. ...

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Construction Delays Continue On Highway 140 Into Yosemite

MARIPOSA – Motorists traveling from Mariposa to Yosemite on Highway 140 should be prepared for delays through the middle of October. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is repairing 3.2 miles, or about 6.4 lane miles of Highway 140 from the junction with Highway 49 North, to Whitlock Road. The project is expected to be finished by mid-October. The mainline ...

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Master Gardeners Fall Plant Sale And Native Grasses Workshop

Submitted by Sherri Mace – MARIPOSA – It’s that time of year when the UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County gear up for their Fall Plant Sale and Native Grasses workshop. They’ll also be at the 33rd annual CoyoteFest in historic downtown Coulterville on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Master Gardeners are proud to participate ...

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Disaster Assistance For Businesses Affected By Ferguson Fire

SACRAMENTO – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses economically impacted by the Ferguson Fire that occurred July 13 – Aug. 19. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr.’s designated representative, Mark S. Ghilarducci, director of ...

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John Douglas Owen

John Douglas Owen passed peacefully to the other side on July 8, 2018, at the home of his daughter Jo. Doug was born on Nov. 9, 1931, in Los Angeles to Erle and Florence Owen. He grew up in Los Angeles and joined the Navy in 1951 to serve his country in the Korean War. He met his beloved wife ...

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