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Post-Ferguson Fire Construction On Highway 140 Complete

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Caltrans recently completed a $5.4 million project rehabilitating eastbound and westbound Highway 140 (SR-140) in the area of the Ferguson Fire scar. Caltrans says the work was needed after the Ferguson Fire burned through the region during the summer of 2018. The project included replacing 17 culverts (underwater drainage systems) and performing 12 miles worth of hazardous ...

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Soul Galaxy, Mike Hammer And The Nails On The Green

By Andy Roberts — MARIPOSA — Blues and rock are themes of this weekend’s free outdoor community concerts in downtown Mariposa at the Art Park. Friday, July 26 marks the return of Soul Galaxy to Music on the Green. Soul Galaxy is a blues rock outfit based out of Mariposa featuring Northern California guitar phenom Tim Hagar and Los Angeles ...

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Crews Nearing Total Containment On Valley Fire

CATHEYS VALLEY – The Valley Fire, burning along Old Highway in Mariposa County, is now 80 percent contained at a new estimate of 155 acres. UPDATE: The Valley Fire is now 100 percent contained at 149 acres. The fire was reported at about noon on Sunday, July 19, near the address of 3043 Old Highway and quickly spread to over ...

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Vegetation Fire Closes Old Highway In Catheys Valley Area

CATHEYS VALLEY – Crews are on scene of a vegetation fire in the Catheys Valley area along Old Highway. To allow firefighters to access the area and for the safety of the public, Old Highway was closed for several hours between White Rock and School House. The fire was reported by several callers at about noon today near the address ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Victorian Era Architecture

By Sal Maccarone — Preceded by the Georgian era, the Victorian era refers to the reign of Queen Victoria. At 63 years-plus years (1837-1901), her reign in the United Kingdom was the longest of any monarch until recently as her great-great-granddaughter Queen Elizabeth II now holds the new record. In terms of progress and architecture, though, Queen Victoria ushered in ...

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National Night Out Is A ‘Community Block Party’ On The Courthouse Lawn

MARIPOSA — Friends and family throughout the foothills are invited to join over 38 million neighbors across approximately 16 thousand communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide to participate in the National Night Out. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), Dietz and Watson, Ring, Associa, Package Guard and co-sponsored ...

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Grok Rock And Bodie 601 Play Music On The Green

By Andy Roberts — MARIPOSA — On Friday, July 19 the Mariposa County Arts Council presents the progressive rock fusion act Grok Rock for Music on the Green. The band is led by Mariposa local and guitar aficionado Cary Greenamyere, who has been immersed in the Mariposa and Los Angeles music scene for many years. His band consists of musicians ...

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July’s Full Buck Moon Tonight

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – If you look outside your window tonight and see a giant buck, don’t worry — it’s just the moon. The full moon on Tuesday, July 16, at 2:38 p.m. is known as the Buck Moon, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. The full moons have descriptive names that typically come from Native American tribes who use them ...

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From Helping Hands To YHS Special Education

OAKHURST — The board of directors of Helping Hands Pregnancy & Parenting Center have announced the resignation of Nancy Rhodes, Executive Director, effective July 15, 2019. “Nancy has accepted a position in the Special Education Department at Yosemite High School,” Helping Hands said in a press release sent out this week. “We are praying God will bless her richly as ...

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Helping One Woman Honors Shay Farias

AHWAHNEE — Join friends and neighbors at the Hitching Post on Wednesday, July 17 as the nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) honors Shay Farias. The event begins at 6 p.m. and you’ll be greeted at the door for sign-in. Your reservation will secure a seat for your meal and tables will be shared as the community gathers to support ...

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