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Artist Spotlight: Vicki D. Thomas

Soft, dreamy landscapes, still lifes and buildings – whether real or fantasy-based – are watercolorist Vicki Thomas’ forte. When the mood strikes, however, she applies her liquid style of painting and drawing to people, flowers and seascapes, as well. The flowing movement of her style of creating watercolors may have been born during her former career as a fashion illustrator. ...

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Thieves Grab $2 Million Of Precious Minerals In Mariposa Robbery

CHP requests public’s assistance in catching the suspects – Thieves made off with approximately $2 million worth of precious minerals during a daring daytime robbery on Friday, Sept. 28, at the California State Mining and Mineral Museum at the Mariposa Fairgrounds. At about 4 p.m., at least two individuals entered the museum and made verbal threats to employees, according to ...

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Mariposa Loofa Farm Yields Gargantuan Gourds

MARIPOSA – Vines rise from big buckets lining two greenhouses at Mariposa Loofa, where about 300 loofa sponges begin as gourds and are grown to lengths of 2 and 3 feet each. Linda and Chris Dahl own and operate the Mariposa Loofa farm, about seven miles south of Mariposa off Highway 41. This weekend, Sept. 29-30, the enterprise is open ...

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Spend A Day Making Yosemite More Beautiful

YOSEMITE – It’s time for the ninth annual “Yosemite Facelift” event, Tuesday through Sunday, Sept. 25-30, and you’re invited to participate. This is when around 1,300 volunteers show up to collect hundreds of tons of trash and construction debris. This annual event is organized by the Yosemite Climbing Association to help clean up the park after the busy summer season. ...

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Trouble Receiving Long Distance Phone Calls?

Local residents experiencing problems receiving phone calls from out-of-town callers MARIPOSA — Many people living in our community and surrounding areas are experiencing intermittent problems receiving long-distance phone calls. This is a national issue related to how a long distance carrier routes calls to you. Your local phone companies are trying to resolve this problem, and need your help.

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String Of Fires Along Darrah Road

When the lookout at Shuteye Peak called in a smoke at Darrah Road & Highway 49 just after noon yesterday, Sept. 12, it seemed just another small fire beside the road. But then, the call came in that there was a second smoke on Darrah Road, and then a third and a fourth. The troops were mobilized from Mariposa County ...

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