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A milestone paddle for one man’s recovery

Doug Macaulay on left, Rich Haggerty on right, as they paddle from Anacapa Island to Channel Islands Harbor Marina as part of Haggerty’s healing following a catastrophic accident. Not pictured: Enrique Lopez. Photo courtesy Susan Macaulay Between the mundane and the catastrophic are moments when the right place at the right time seems to find you. That’s how it was […]

Woman with local ties is featured in Oxigen Water commercial with NBA’s Steph Curry

Basketball star Steph Curry is shown in this still image from the commercial for Oxigen Water. Courtesy photosDo you ever see a commercial and wonder how it was made? A lot goes into producing a commercial: writing a script, finding a good location, quality camera work and probably, most importantly, top notch actors. Amy Tomé and her family have been […]

Soroptimist group organizing annual Halloween candy drive

From left, Jones and Bullion Street Trick-or-Treaters Kylee Morrow, Jade Bondshu, Annie Bryant and Alexa Morrow are shown enjoying themselves. Submitted photoAs the residents of Jones and Bullion Street prepare for this year’s trick-or-treaters, Soroptimist International of Mariposa is working to help those neighborhoods weather the economic costs of the holiday. For the seventh year, the Soroptimist Candy Drive is […]

Community Health Centers of America touts changes

Many people in the county are probably not aware, but there is a health clinic located in Mariposa, tucked away off of Highway 49. Community Health Centers of America is relatively new and has been operating in Mariposa since 2018. The clinic is located at 5320 Highway 49 North, in what is referred to as the Italian Acres complex. “We’ve […]

Rebekah Russell, Aaron Reichow slate April 24 Kingman wedding

Aaron Reichow and Rebekah RusselMr. and Mrs. Kurt Russell of Kingman, Ariz., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebekah, to Aaron Reichow, son of Cheri Both and Larry Reichow. Rebekah was born and raised in Kingman where she was home schooled and spent her youth in 4-H. She is currently working on her Associates of Arts Degree […]

Voting made easy with library’s help

FREE Available for free to voters in county

This upcoming election will be an important one at all levels of government. To help navigate voting timelines and understand the 12 state propositions, the free Easy Voter Guide is available. This resource is designed to help develop a more solid understanding of the election process and to reduce vulnerability to misinformation. Produced for statewide elections in California since 1994, […]

Agencies announce steps to address discriminatory names, inequities in state parks and transportation system

California State Parks is considering a new name for Negro Bar in Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, where African American miners prospected for gold in 1850. This is just one of a few different changes that either have been made or are considered to be made across California. MercuryNews.com photoCalifornia Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot, State Parks Director Armando Quintero […]

New video series and website help tell the story of California’s vulnerable species

 According to a 2019 United Nations report on species extinction, an estimated one million animal and plant species worldwide are now threatened with extinction, many within decades, more than ever before in human history. Still, there is plenty humans can do to address the challenges facing listed species. Several state and federal natural resource agencies recently partnered to produce a […]

October 2020 CDFW calendar posted

The October 2020 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar was posted for the public last week. All calendar items are subject to change as officials navigate the Covid-19 pandemic. Also, fire danger is extreme in California currently. Hunters and outdoor enthusiasts are strongly encouraged to check for closures before leaving on any recreational trip. • Various days — General […]

What’s the latest on chronic wasting disease in cervids?


CDFW photo Question: What is California doing to protect our deer and elk from Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) this season? What do I need to know if I am hunting out of state? (Bud) Answer: As many hunters are aware, CWD is a fatal neurological disease affecting deer and elk. It has not been found in California’s deer or elk […]

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