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A Day In Pictures At The County Fair

Mariposa – Some of us spent Friday at the Mariposa County Fair in what turned out to be about as perfect an afternoon as one could imagine. Click here for the full four-day schedule. Photos by Virginia Lazar Photography and Kellie Flanagan  

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Sierra Art Trails Weekend

Submitted by Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau MOUNTAIN AREA – The Sierra Art Trails open studio tour takes place this weekend: Friday, Oct. 2 – Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 throughout more than a dozen Yosemite area communities of Eastern Madera and Mariposa Counties. This is the largest exhibit of its kind and features a variety of media including painting, photography, jewelry, ...

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Hike to Upper Jackass, Burro Lakes and Beyond

The skies were cloudy as we headed up Beasore Rd. It rained lightly for a while but didn’t last near long enough. It made everything smell nice and fresh for a short while though.   Where: Sierra National Forest, Ansel Adams Wilderness Distance: 8.81 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 6,641’ – 9,678’ Date: August 26, 2015 We headed up Beasore Rd. to ...

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Quest For Balance: Because You Asked

By Virginia Eaton — Everyday I receive questions from people asking about the best way to be “healthy” and the short answer is, “it depends…” Being healthy requires that all the various components that make us human to work in concert—from the bacteria that live in our guts to the chemicals that make our hearts beat and brains think. Here ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Week of August 17

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week of Monday, Aug. 17 through Sunday, Aug 23, 2015. Oakhurst theft report On Aug. 17 at 11:46 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to 42000 block of Highway 49 in Oakhurst in regards to a theft report. Information was gathered and items ...

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Master Gardeners Say Water Your Prized Oaks

MARIPOSA COUNTY – “Give an oak a chance,” said Mariposa County Master Gardener Coordinator Kris Randal, for whom oaks are a passion. That chance includes giving them some water during our record drought, contrary to most previous advice. She and Greg Giusti, a forest and wildlands ecology advisor for Lake and Mendocino counties, are offering guidelines for keeping oaks from ...

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Chukchansi Casino Hiring, Set For Reopening

COARSEGOLD – Nearly a year after its closure following an armed incident that led to 15 arrests and a closure order from a federal court, Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino is expected to reopen in the next few weeks, according to new Chief Operating Officer Christian Goode. While no specific date has been announced for reopening, Goode says some employees ...

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2015-16 Yosemite FFA Officers

Submitted by Shellee Hance OAKHURST – Yosemite High School junior Courtney Herrera is our 2015-2016 Chapter President and is beginning her third year of FFA. Courtney’s past accomplishments include being the 2014-2015 Chapter Reporter, Star Greenhand, Chapter Farmer, and is slated for regional and sectional offices. Courtney has parcipacted in numerous speaking contests such as Creed and Improv and has ...

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Rough Fire Nearly 52,000 Acres

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Smoke from the Rough Fire continues to impact the Central Sierra, and has now grown to 51,794 acres with 17 percent containment. There are currently 1,984 personnel assigned to the incident, including 24 crews, 138 engines and 10 helicopters. With slight changes in weather patterns, expect to see heavy concentrations of smoke in the western foothills ...

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Lorna Pollock: Abstracted Landscapes

Lorna Pollock Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #87 We invite you to visit our beautiful studio setting, well worth the short scenic drive from Hwy 49. Our fields are dotted with concrete and metal sculptures by myself and by other artists of the region whose work we have collected. Inside the studio, the walls are full of all new oil ...

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