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Things You Need To Know About Tree Removal

CALIFORNIA —  Removing dead and dying trees has become part of every property owner’s reality, and there are important things you need to know before proceeding with any tree removal project. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) has issued these guidelines and answers questions about what you need to know before you remove — or hire ...

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Perennial Favorites Return To Music On The Green

MARIPOSA — Music on the Green continues its 25th season with free concert performances by The Trespassers on Friday July 22, and The GrassKickers on Saturday, July 23, at the Mariposa County Arts Park Stage. Hometown heroes, The Trespassers write and cover songs influenced by old-time and gypsy jazz and have been an anticipated favorite at Mariposa Evenings every season, ...

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Americana and Blues At The Mariposa Art Park

Written by Ronnie Sweeting — MARIPOSA — Music on the Green – the free summer concert series brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors – continues into the 2016 season, presenting live, in concert, Cottonwood Creek — featuring Maggie Watkins and Scott Patrick Little — on Friday, July 15, and Deja Blues on ...

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Meet Your First Responders At National Night Out

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Office of the California Highway Patrol invites the community to be part of “National Night Out,” an annual event meant to bring together law enforcement officers, first responders, and the communities they serve in an informal setting. The festivities will take place in the parking lot of the old Blockbuster store in the Old Mill Shopping ...

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Auditions For Mariposa Theatre Alliance Comedy

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Theatre Alliance, a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, is holding auditions for their upcoming production of Arsenic and Old Lace, on July 18, 19, and 20, at 7 p.m. at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheater, onstage. Rehearsals will start Sept. 6, and performances will be Oct. 7, 8, 14, 15, 16. They are casting ...

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Voice Your Opinion On PG&E Rate Increase

FRESNO — The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is holding two Public Participation Hearings in Fresno on PG&E’s 2017 General Rate Case request to increase its rates effective Jan. 1, 2017. These two free public meetings will be on Tuesday July 12, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Fresno City Council Chambers, 2600 Fresno Street. If PG&E’s rate ...

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Low-Water Garden Design Workshop In Mariposa

Written by Elizabeth Gabriel — MARIPOSA — Permaculture is a good thing. What is it? According to Bill Mollison, an Australian researcher, author, scientist, teacher and biologist who is considered the father of permaculture, it is “the conscious design and maintenance of cultivated ecosystems that have the diversity, stability, and resilience of a natural ecosystem.” In other words, making your ...

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Early Bird Discounts For Smokey Bear Run/Walk

BASS LAKE — It’s time to register for the Smokey Bear Run / Walk, returning to the shores of beautiful Bass Lake on Saturday, Sept. 24. This year’s Race Chairman, Sheriff Jay Varney, invites all runners and walkers to join in the celebration of the 29th running of this popular event. This year’s proceeds will benefit Cal Fire and the ...

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Music On The Green Features Jazz And Country

Written by Ronnie Sweeting — MARIPOSA — Music on the Green, the free summer concert series brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors, presents live in concert The Blue Skies Trio on Friday, July 8, and The Danny Millsap Band on Saturday, July 9. Inspired by the classic piano-bass-drum trios and small jazz ...

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Firefighters Gain Upper Hand On State Wildfires

CALIFORNIA — While the Broken Fire in Coarsegold is 100 percent contained, there are over 3,600 firefighters battling 10 major wildfires across California. Mild temperatures have given firefighters the opportunity to gain the upper hand on containing five large fires over the past couple of days. Temperatures will continue to remain below normal, but high winds and low humidity is ...

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