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Over The Garden Fence: All About Santa’s Deer (And Yours)

By Brian David —  Have you ever wondered why Santa chose reindeer to pull his sleigh? In Alaska’s Iditarod sled race, mushers use dogs to pull their sleds over 900 miles. Santa could have harnessed his sled’s reins to penguins or polar bears, yet he chose deer. Why? Could it have been their excellent night vision, or was it because ...

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Magical Birth Of The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra

MARIPOSA – On Thursday Dec. 19, 2002, an early-season snowstorm knocked out power to many areas of Mariposa County just two days before a very special event. Temperatures dropped, dark skies glowered and roads became icy. Though the town of Mariposa kept its lights on, it was touch-and-go for two days – could a musical infant still be born? Would ...

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

UPDATE: Nov. 12 — Director and YHS Theater Department chair Lars Thorson says the play has been canceled at this time. No further update is available. Another production is planned for this year, and we will update when details become available. OAKHURST — Yosemite High School’s theater department invites the community to their fall play, The Curious Incident of the Dog ...

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Minarets Show Band Rocks

By Katherine Odgers — O’NEALS — Minarets Show Band members had the honor of performing at the Madera Compact Luncheon on Sep. 28 at the Madera Courthouse. They had been working hard on their techniques and songs for the performance and many of the songs performed varied from classic favorites like Hit Me With Your Best Shot, I Love Rock ...

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Highway 140 Closed For Public Safety, Flash Floods Expected

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning a preemptive closure of State Route 140 into Yosemite National Park to protect public safety in the Ferguson Fire burn scar area due to a storm event that they say is likely to impact the roadway. The National Weather Service is forecasting 1-3 inches of rain in a one-hour ...

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New Postage Stamp Honors First Responders

First responders of all stripes are being recognized with a new commemorative stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service. The stamp features an image in red, white and blue of a firefighter, a paramedic and a police officer. “Fires, medical emergencies, accidents, and violent crimes require us to look to those who possess the training and knowledge to treat the ...

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Yosemite High Girls Volleyball: A Force To Be Reckoned With

By Tamara Manieri — OAKHURST — With girls volleyball well underway in the mountain area, the Yosemite High School volleyball team is a force to be reckoned with. For a second straight year the Badgers were invited to play at the Mammoth Invitational Tournament and for the second straight year — they won it all. It does not stop there. ...

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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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Portions Of Yosemite To Remain Closed Indefinitely

YOSEMITE – Due to increased fire activity in the areas adjacent to and in Yosemite National Park, park administrators and fire managers have made the decision to extend the current park closures indefinitely. Fire managers are continuously assessing conditions in the area and will work directly with, and immediately advise park managers as conditions change and it becomes safe to ...

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