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Filling Hearts And Backpacks

MARIPOSA — Mariposa AAUW is once again hard at work preparing backpacks filled with school supplies for designated middle school students who need assistance throughout our county. Students without appropriate resources may not have the necessary supplies or pack to carry them in. Each year AAUW volunteers work with the schools to determine the necessary school supplies for the packs. ...

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Can You Rent Out Your Private Home As An Airbnb?

MADERA COUNTY — As technology makes it easier for private homeowners to advertise their properties as short-term rentals on such websites as Airbnb and Homeaway, some residents have raised concerns about having vacation rentals in their neighborhood. The County has therefore been addressing the language in the ordinance governing such activities in private homes, though County staff makes it clear ...

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Snowshoeing up to Gaylor, Granite Lakes and Dana City in July!

Snowshoeing in the Tioga Pass area in July? Yes indeed! How else could we travel across the solid snowfields full of suncups to some beautiful lakes and the old mining town of Dana City? Where: Yosemite National Park, Inyo National Forest Distance: 5.3 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 9,945′ – 11,025′ Date: July 5, 2017 Map: Falls Ridge Quad Dog Hike? ...

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Larry Langley’s Happy Camping: Soda Springs

Hello, let me introduce myself: Larry Langley, living in the great little town of North Fork. My wife Sue and I love living in the Sierra Foothills along with our long haired Corgi named Maggie May. I should warn you that Maggie might appear in a lot of our photos. 1. She’s cute. 2. She’s my pal. My posts will ...

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Yosemite Music Festival Rocks The Mariposa Co. Fairgrounds

MARIPOSA — Songwriter Don McLean’s 1971 hit release American Pie asked, “Can music save your mortal soul?” Come and find out the weekend of July 7-8, at the Yosemite Music Festival, a beloved Sierra foothills tradition presented by the Carter Ranch since 2002. Originally held on the grounds of the Carter Ranch, the event has changed its venue, but not ...

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Biking With Bob: Fried Clams, Mission Complete

Editor’s Note: Oakhurst resident Bob Kaspar completes his epic ride across the United States from California to his hometown of Brockton, Massachusetts.  After leaving Gettysburg I head north through the Pennsylvania rust belt.  At Scranton I turn east once again and travel through the Poconos and into New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and then finally touchdown in Massachusetts. Congestion in ...

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Sad News From Tioga Pass Resort On 2017 Season

YOSEMITE — There is word today from the Tioga Pass Resort that they will not be able to open at all this season. The resort suffered massive damage after record snowfall this winter, and have been evaluating their situation over the past several weeks. They have now posted this message this morning on their Facebook page: Well, we can now ...

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Hodges Wins Loggers Jamboree Title For The Ninth Time

NORTH FORK — The winner of the title 2017 All Around Logger at the Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree this past weekend was Nathan Hodges. Nate has earned the title nine times over the years. Katelyn Hough  was crowned the 2017 Queen of the Loggers Jamboree, selling $11,300 in pre-sale tickets, and sponsored by Donna Pride. Emma Sweeney was crowned Little Princess, ...

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Hiking From Chiquito Trailhead to Chain Lakes

The trail was tricky. Much of it was covered with snow up to 5 foot drifts and we sloshed through stretches that were covered in water. The creeks were high but our persistence rewarded us with a lake that was still partially iced over and bordered by snowy mountains. Where: Sierra National Forest, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Yosemite National Park Distance: ...

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Your Lawnmower Can Burn Down Your House

CENTRAL SIERRA – This is a firefighter. We love them. So why are you doing things that may keep them from going home to their families? For example: You’re out on your lawnmower, thinking you’re doing the right thing getting that very dry grass cut down. And then you hit a rock… It only takes one spark! Cal Fire regularly ...

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