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Firefighters Contain Jerseydale Fire In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters have contained the Jerseydale fire, and are moving into mopup stage as some resources are being released. The fire was reported as an escaped burn pile at about 1:30 p.m. this afternoon, burning in Forest Service jurisdiction just off Jerseydale Road between Scott Creek and Plumber Creek Road. Sierra National Forest, Cal Fire, and Mariposa County ...

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Firefighters Respond To One-Acre Fire Near Jerseydale

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Crews are on scene of an escaped debris fire burning in the Sweetwater area near Jerseydale in Mariposa County. At about 1:30 p.m., reports came in of an escaped burn, and the first engine at scene reported the fire at approximately one acre. Firefighters from the Sierra National Forest responded, and requested additional resources. The Emergency Command ...

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Mariposa Mineral And Gem Show

MARIPOSA – Mountains of minerals and more will be on display at the Mariposa Mineral & Gem Show this Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 8 – 9 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. From benitoite to topaz, nearly all the gems and minerals an expert can name are featured in the annual show which includes jewelry, exhibits, speakers, demonstrations, and lots of ...

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Living History: American Civil War Weekend

MARIPOSA – The Las Mariposas Civil War Group, in partnership with the American Civil War Association, invites the community to attend an authentic period weekend of living history this Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 8 and 9, just north of Mariposa. Prior to the weekend public event, on Friday, Apr. 7, the Las Mariposas Civil War Group hosts a free educational ...

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Exhibits And Stories And Music, Oh My!

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host a free public program featuring Cara Goger, Executive Director of the Mariposa County Arts Council (MCAC), on Thursday, Apr. 13, at 4:30 p.m. at Miner’s Roadhouse 140. Ms. Goger will be focusing on the new directions that the MCAC will be taking in the coming year, ...

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Heavy Rains, Isolated Thunderstorms

CENTRAL SIERRA — A Winter Storm Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Sierra Nevada above 7,000 feet, from Yosemite National Park to the Tulare and Kings county line. The watch is in effect from late Friday morning, Apr. 7 through 11 a.m. Saturday morning, Apr. 8. Hazards may include snow and blowing snow, with accumulations of ...

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New Cigarette Tax Takes Effect

SACRAMENTO — Smoking remains the number one cause of preventable death and disease in California. About 3.1 million, or one out of nine, California adults smoke, and an estimated 34,000 Californians die from smoking-related diseases each year. On April 1, the tax on a pack of cigarettes will increase $2, from $0.87 to $2.87. This increase is a result of ...

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Audubon Features Foothills Conservation In April Program

Contributed by Len McKenzie, YAAS — The rolling foothills of the western Sierra Nevada encompass a richly diverse and scenic natural and cultural heritage. The Sierra Foothill Conservancy (SFC), a local land trust founded in 1996 in Fresno County, now plays a significant role in protecting the natural resources, working lands, cultural traditions and rural character of this area’s expansive ...

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Projects Being Funded Through Rural Fire Fee

MARIPOSA — As the State’s annual Fire Prevention Fee bills are being mailed out to property owners, people often wonder what becomes of the money and whether any of it is being used to their benefit. The Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit would like to answer a few questions regarding the fee and how funds are being used to keep the ...

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Hazard Tree Removal Assistance For Mariposa Co. Residents

MARIPOSA —  The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) has a new program to assist residents in need of financial support to remove hazardous dead trees that threaten their homes. Assistance is intended to first serve low income households who are unable to afford the cost of removing hazardous trees with their own resources. Assistance will be provided to moderate ...

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