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'Fall Wine & Dine Event' To Be Held Saturday, November 12th At The River Restaurant
Join us on Saturday, November 12th for the "Fall Wine & Dine Event”, to be held at The River Restaurant located on Yosemite View Lodge Resort. The evening will begin with a reception consisting of appetizers, wine, and live entertainment. Enjoy an evening with your friends and make new friends in the newly remodeled Boulder Room at The River Restaurant...
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Midpines motorcyclist killed in DUI head-on crash
He was identified by the Mariposa County coroner as Tommy Kinard, 64. The woman, Tammy Lawhon, 40, of Mariposa, was arrested on charges of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence.

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TODAY:
MCHS Boy's Soccer Hold Fundraiser Dinner On November 2nd
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Correction:
Day of the Dead Celebration in Hornitos on November 2, 2011
The procession begins from the town plaza about 6:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. and winds up the hill to the church. After the short ceremony, mass is held in the church, one of two yearly masses held here. Refreshments are available in the Stag Hall for a donation.
Hornitos Patron's Club Facebook...

Around the Web:
 Smelt Supreme Court ruling goes against farmers
 And
 Barking Dogs: How Much Is Too Much?

State and Local Business Groups Launch 'Closing Parks is Bad for Business' Campaign
“Closing state parks is bad for California in so many ways, but particularly bad for our state’s business community, which is going to be greatly affected by park closures,” said Elizabeth Goldstein, president of CSPF. “Closing our state parks will only hurt the struggling small businesses that rely on state park visitors for survival, particularly in our current economic downturn.”
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Governor Brown Issues Statement on New High-Speed Rail Business Plan

“California’s high-speed rail project will create hundreds of thousands of jobs, linking California’s population centers and avoiding the huge problems of massive airport and highway expansion...."
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Denham Responds To CA High-Speed Rail Authority’s Latest Business Plan
“Once again, the price of the California High-Speed Rail idea has more than doubled, skyrocketing to $98.5 billion. The estimates released today highlight the poor oversight of this project and propose serious questions about its viability..."
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Governor and First Lady Honor Sgt. Carlo F. Eugenio
Sgt. Carlo F. Eugenio, 29, of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, died October 29, in Kabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device. He was assigned to 756th Transportation Company, 224th Sustainment Brigade, California Army National Guard, Van Nuys, CA. Eugenio was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
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Get your snow shovels out of storage as snow could fall to 3,500 feet!

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Friday: Mariposa County Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for Friday, November 4, 2011
On the Agenda: The Marijuana Ordinance
Agenda

Trans Valley Youth Football League this Weekend in Mariposa
Mariposa businesses, individuals and the Board of Supervisors are hosting the 2011 TVYFL SUPER BOWL and Mariposa open house! You are invited to join us for a weekend of football, fun & food as mariposa opens its doors to the TVYFL family of teams for the year end super bowl party!
Read More at TVYFL SUPER BOWL - 2011

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Calaveras County
The judge ruled that a golf course is not Agritourism.
Judge rejects Trinitas claim against county

Governor and First Lady Honor Lance Cpl. Jordan S. Bastean
Lance Cpl. Jordan S. Bastean, 19, of Pekin, IL, died October 23, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, CA.
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National Park Service - Major Archaeological Resources Protection Act Case Concludes With Second Sentencing
...Interviews resulted in admissions that the residents went to northwestern Nevada on two occasions (2003 and 2006) and collected artifacts from BLM land. Officers also discovered approximately 38,000 artifacts on the property and in the vehicles associated with the property.
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Farm Bureau sues Fresno County over farmland conversion
In an action aimed at conserving prime farmland and protecting the integrity of California's main farmland-conservation program, the California Farm Bureau Federation filed a lawsuit on October 31, 2011 that charges the Fresno County Board of Supervisors with overstepping its authority when it authorized construction of a utility-scale solar power project on prime farmland.
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Class A Consignments: Come Find Your Treasure in Mariposa, California
Winter Hours: Mon. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. &
Sat. 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Mariposa
County Senior News
Senior Menu for November 2011

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Yosemite river plan could limit visitor access
After striking out twice with the courts, park officials are asking the public to do what $65 million spent over the course of 15 years and four park superintendents have failed to do — come up with a viable strategy to balance public access against the strict protections that come with the river's 1987 congressional designation as "Wild and Scenic."
Yosemite river plan could limit visitor access
(SST: Wonder if the people that were in charge of this grand waste of taxpayer funds for 15 years were actually qualified to perform this task after striking out not once but twice?)

Works in Progress:
Slideshows from the Tarantula Festival in Coarsegold on Saturday and a Slideshow by Linda Gast on the Recycled Arts & Crafts Fair that was held in Mariposa on Saturday.

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More details on MID water sale surface

Details of a possible water sale agreement between the Modesto Irrigation District and San Francisco emerged this week as MID officials held public meetings with district residents to discuss the issue.
According to MID, the two parties are looking at a possible sale of approximately 2,200 acre-feet — about 717 million gallons — of water per year at an estimated rate of around $682 per acre-foot.
Read More at the Union Democrat... (as the direct link is having problems, this link is to the front page of the Union Democrat.)
(SST: Is it possible Merced Irrigation District also would like to sell water at this rate? MID currently sells the water at $18-24 an acre foot to the farmers. To read more on this subject: Increasing Water Storage on the Merced River Meeting Thursday, September 15, 2011)

Mariposa County Fish And Game To Hold 'Rumble On The Range'
Mariposa Fish & Game presents the “Rumble on the Range Shoot” Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 9am. Shoot will be held at the Shooting Range on Old Hwy (4443 Old Highway) $25/adult 16 and older $15/children 15 and under. Price includes entry to all 3 venues, lunch and a door prize drawing ticket...
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The Coffee is Back at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Boardroom (With Audio)
After hearing that the coffee service was being forfeited due to the severe budget restraints in Mariposa County, three fine upstanding residents, Ruth Catalan, Ruth Sellers and Marvin Wells have pooled their money to bring back the coffee!
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Mariposa SPCA Announces the Juanita Moore Volunteer 'Spay & Neuter Program'
In an effort to give back to the community, the SPCA would like to announce the new Juanita Moore Volunteer/spay neuter program. The offering of these funds is made possible through the wonderful generosity of Juanita Moore, a long-time resident of Mariposa and avid animal lover, who donated her entire estate to the SPCA. During hard economic times, pet owners find themselves unable to afford to spay or neuter their dogs or cats. The SPCA would like to help...
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