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Water Safety And Boating Safely On The Sierra

CLOVIS – As warmer weather finally arrives, many of us get out and enjoy the rivers, streams, and lakes on the Sierra National Forest (SNF). These water ways are being fed by the melting snows over the High Sierra, swelling the Upper Kings, San Joaquin, and Merced rivers with swift and extremely cold water. Bass, Shaver, Huntington and many other ...

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Caltrans Completes Rumble Strip Project On Highway 49

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Caltrans has announced the completion of a project that created more than 35 miles of center and shoulder rumble strips on Highway 49 in Mariposa and Tuolumne counties. Rumble strips are used to increase the safety of the roadway and reduce the likelihood of offroad collisions, head-on collisions and other incidents, according to Caltrans. Rumble strips alert ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Hearst Castle

By Sal Maccarone — I am writing a series of articles exclusively for Sierra News Online on the subject of art — a very broad subject I will tailor specifically to enlighten our mountain area readers. Chronicling places with a fairly close proximity to us, the focus will be why they’re important, as well as on specific artists and their ...

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Arthur Miller’s WWII Family Drama, All My Sons

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Theatre Alliance, a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, is proud to present Arthur Miller’s American classic play, All My Sons directed by Fred Friedland. Set a few years after World War II, All My Sons opens in the Keller family backyard. They look like a mid-century American success story. Joe runs the business, Kate ...

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Highway 49 Reopens From Bear Valley To State Route 132

MARIPOSA COUNTY – It has been over three weeks since Caltrans closed both lanes of Highway 49 in northern Mariposa County for repairs. The closure added up to one hour of additional travel time for some motorists wishing to reach the communities of Bear Valley, Coulterville, Greeley Hill and Mariposa. Today, Caltrans announced that it has completed repairs and opened ...

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Mariposa Festival Highlights Art, Wine And Wheels

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary will once again host an afternoon of fine art, wine tasting and sweet rides at the Art, Wine & Wheels Festival on Saturday, May 25, on the lawn at the historic Mariposa County Courthouse. In the heart of Mariposa, underneath the trees, it’s a perfect setting in which to enjoy local artists’ works while ...

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Growing Tomatoes in the Hot, Dry Sierra Foothills — Part 3

By Bob Labozetta —  This final part of a three-part series on growing tomatoes in our hot, dry climate details proper cultivation techniques. In areas with no natural shade use shade cloth to cool tomatoes during the hours of most intense sunlight — usually between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Orient the shade structure so it is open to the ...

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Going Home: The Lives And Deaths Of Three Yosemite Climbers

MARIPOSA — The guest speaker series supporting the exhibit A History of Rock Climbing in Yosemite Valley continues at the Mariposa Museum with Chris Van Leuven on Friday, May 24 at 6 p.m. Van Leuven is a freelance writer and former editor at Alpinist Magazine. He grew up in Marin County, California, before moving to Yosemite at age 18, where ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Mission Style

By Sal Maccarone — Within the realms of art and architecture the word style can refer either to the values followed while considering what will be created, or to the physical techniques employed during the actual process. In order to begin a study of the Mission style, one needs to go all the way back to 18th century Spain. At ...

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