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Autumnal Equinox 2017: Hello, Fall!

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Autumn arrives and, as if on cue, rain clears the air around us. Buckeye withers and leaves drop to the ground, temperatures cool and skies darken earlier. Sweater weather approaches, and we rejoice. Happy fall, y’all! The autumnal equinox, when days and nights are approximately equal in length, arrives this year on Friday, Sept. 22 at precisely ...

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ShakespeareFest Returns With Comedy, Twelfth Night

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Theatre Alliance, a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, presents an open air performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night: Songs of Illyria by Merced Shakespearefest on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24, starting at 7 p.m. at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheatre, located at 4889 County Park Road. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 ...

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Cattle Roping Featured At Mariposa Farm And Ranch Tour

Written by Kris Casto – MARIPOSA — Cattle roping has a long and storied history in California. From the days of the sprawling Spanish Rancheros to today’s modern cattle operations, roping has been an essential element of working cattle in a safe and expedient manner. Experience this facet of the Old and New Cattle Ranching West during the Mariposa Farm ...

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Don’t Miss CoyoteFest – A Howl of a Great Time

Written by Dale Silverman – COULTERVILLE — Never been to Coulterville, the Gold Rush town too tough to die? Make plans now to be there on Saturday, Sept. 23, when this year’s CoyoteFest turns Coulterville back into a Boom Town for the day! Featuring the 32nd annual Coyote Howl, a car show, pony rides, the Coyote Hill Band, an array of ...

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Free Workshop On Firescaping Your Property

Written by Bob Labozetta — MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire ravaged nearly 82,000 acres and burned 63 homes. Where should we go now, what should we have done to make our homes safe, and what should we be doing to help our land recover? Michael S. Beaudoin of the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council will present a free workshop ...

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Mariposa County Offers No-Cost Flu Shots

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Health Department will be offering flu shots – at no cost – at the following locations: Tuesday, Sept. 19 2 to 3 p.m. – Mariposa Senior Center (for Seniors and Care Givers) Wednesday, Sept. 20 10 to 11 a.m. – Yosemite Wellness Center 12 to 1 p.m. – Yosemite Medical Clinic 3 to 4:30 p.m. ...

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Mariposa Master Gardeners Fall Plant Sale

COULTERVILLE – The coming of fall doesn’t dampen the itch to garden for those who love to dig in the dirt. The Mariposa Master Gardeners will host its annual Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fire House Garden, at the corner of Highway 49 and J132 in Coulterville. There will be ...

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Firefighters On Scene Of Vegetation Fire On Triangle Road

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters have been called out once again to reports of a vegetation fire in Mariposa County. At about 9:15 a.m., crews responded to a fire on Triangle Road just west of Darrah Road. The first unit at scene reported the fire at about three acres burning in grass and brush, and unable to determine how many structures ...

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11th Annual Mariposa Farm And Ranch Tour

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Agri Nature Association (MANA) will once again host the annual Mariposa Farm and Ranch Tour, slated for Saturday, Sept. 30. MANA is a nonprofit organization founded to promote conservation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of Mariposa County’s agricultural bounty, natural resources, and scenic landscape. The Farm and Ranch Tour is one way MANA educates the public about Mariposa’s ...

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Mariposa Arts Camp Song Benefits Fire Recovery

MARIPOSA — Click through and give a listen to this song these kids and their mentor have recorded while we defy you to not crack a smile. Make sure you listen all the way through for the full flavor. During the final day of the Mariposa County Arts Council’s Summer Art Camp Academy, camp kids used their creative potential to give ...

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