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Cal Fire’s Defensible Space Inspectors Are Visiting Homes

MARIPOSA – Recent rains and warm sunshine have fueled vegetation growth, which fuels wildfires. With fire season fast approaching, failing to manage vegetation around your home can create hazardous conditions. While firefighters are busy performing fire prevention projects and training for this upcoming fire season, it’s critical that residents do their part to prepare for wildfires by maintaining their 100 ...

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A Bounty Of Choices At Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

MARIPOSA – UCCE Master Gardeners of Mariposa County spring plant sale, “Treasures From Our Garden,” is growing like a weed. The annual event is scheduled for Saturday, Apr. 28, from 8 a.m. to sell-out, at the Amigo Picnic Area at the Mariposa County Fairgounds. The Master Gardeners will have more than ever to offer. They have propagated hundreds of edible ...

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Mariposa Sheriff Hosts Drug Take Back Event

MARIPOSA – On Saturday, Apr. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be set up at several locations in Mariposa County allowing local residents to return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. Bring your medications for disposal to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office located ...

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Heavy Rainfall Predicted With Threat Of Flooding

MOUNTAIN AREA — Hazardous weather conditions are in the forecast for the foothills and mountains in our region, as heavy rainfall and a threat of flooding is likely over parts of the central California interior this week. While the atmospheric river forecast is considered strong for any time of year, the fact that it’s coming in April is highly unusual. ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Transplanting Seedlings

By Brian David —  Efficient transplanting is a gradual process. Changing a plant’s environment and routine shocks them. Hardening off new container seedlings may take two weeks. So, place container seedlings outside for a couple hours their first day, increasing their stay by two hours each consecutive day. If you are gone during the day, place the seedlings in a ...

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April Audubon Events Feature Noted Bird Expert Jon Dunn

Contributed by Len McKenzie – MARIPOSA – Internationally renowned bird expert Jon Dunn, a prolific author or co-author of numerous publications about birds, will be the featured speaker at the April program of the Yosemite Area Audubon Society in Mariposa. An acclaimed authority on bird identification and distribution, Jon will present a slide program, “In Praise of Difficult Ducks,” at ...

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The History Mystery #63

The Mariposa Indian War, Campaign from 13 April to 2 May, 1851. The question is to more accurately locate where this particular skirmish took place. The map indicates that it took place along the banks of Fine Gold Creek, somewhere close to Fine Gold Gulch. The text of the report indicates that it was on the Little San Joaquin River. ...

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Work Continues On Damaged Roads In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Caltrans District 10 continues to work on the washout on Highway 132, and the CHP reports nearly two-dozen roads closed or affected by the massive rain event a week ago. Floodwater sliced through State Route 132 in northern Mariposa County, during the recent violent storms, creating a 50-foot gap between the two stretches of roadway. The gaping ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Just Dot

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO is just plain Dot. “Hi! I’m Dot, I am an adorable Basset Hound and Queensland Heeler mix — best guess! “I am about 4 months old and weigh around 7 pounds now, and I will be low to the ground when full grown, since that’s how I ...

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Celebrate Living A Long And Healthy Life

Submitted by the Mariposa County Health Department — MARIPOSA COUNTY — How often do we consider what influences the choices we make to be physically active, prepare fresh vegetables, cut out sugar, or schedule a (long overdue) screening test suggested by our health care provider? At the Mariposa County Health Department, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity for a long ...

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