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One-Day, One-Way Traffic Control On Hwy. 41 Near Yosemite

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Caltrans work north of Oakhurst near Yosemite National Park originally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 25 has been rescheduled to Thursday, Oct. 26, per Caltrans. The work may result in delays of 10 minutes or longer. The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces one-way traffic control is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 26 on State Route 41 in Mariposa County ...

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Mariposa’s History Comes Alive on Stage

By Cara Goger — MARIPOSA — At long last, Mariposa has its history play. Actually, The Story is intended by its author to be the first play in a cycle of theatre pieces about Mariposa’s past. Written and directed by Les Marsden, The Story stars an 11-member cast of local actors: Audrey Davis, Harve Dearing, Tina Dearing, Greg Dunn, Matty ...

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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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The Story of Mariposa Brought to Life on Stage

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Mariposa Theatre Alliance will present a live multi-media theater piece titled The Story, written and directed by Les Marsden. Featuring local acting talent, The Story will be presented on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27 – 28, and Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 – 4 at 7 p.m. with a matinee performance Sunday, Nov. ...

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Free Workshop On Native Landscaping

MARIPOSA — Heavy winter rains, summer drought, devastating fires, firewise landscaping, and native plants are gardening issues that continue to occupy the minds of Sierra foothill residents. In its continuing effort to assist Mariposa homeowners, the Mariposa Master Gardeners will address plant choice with a public “Native Plants and Care” workshop on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. – 12 ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Hello, Daisy

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption program has a new Dog of the Week for Sierra News Online. Here’s what she has to say. “Hi, my name is Daisy! I am an adorable three-month-old Shepherd and Lab mix! I am about 15-20 pounds now and will be about 45-60 pounds when full grown. “I am a very quiet ...

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After The Fire: When Is The Best Time To Seed?

Why seed after a wildfire? Loss of vegetation leaves land vulnerable to increased runoff, erosion, and sedimentation. It also encourages weeds, degrades habitat, and impairs forest regeneration. Reestablishment of permanent vegetation provides long-term erosion control, may restore lost habitat values, and may help suppress noxious weed invasion after a wildfire. However it takes time and favorable climatic conditions to establish ...

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Fireside Chat About Firefighting In The Sierra

MARIPOSA — Marcia Penner Freedman, author of Fighting Fires in the Sierra National Forest, will be at the Mariposa Museum and History Center for a Fireside Chat on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m.  Marcia will discuss the history of firefighting in the Sierra National Forest and fire management as it has evolved over the last 50 years, as well as ...

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Native Plant And Wildflower Seed Sale

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District’s (MCRCD) annual native plant and wildflower seed sale is coming up soon. This popular event will take place at two county sites in late October and early November–on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Ag Building at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, and the following Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Coulterville Community Park. ...

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Cause Of Death Released For Man Who Died After Detwiler Fire Arrest

MARIPOSA — The cause of death of Mariposa resident Daniel Thomas, who died on July 27, has been determined following the receipt of the toxicology reports. According the coroner’s report, Thomas died of “methamphetamine intoxication” after being transported to the hospital following his release from the Mariposa County Jail. On July 22, Thomas was arrested along with another man, for “trespassing ...

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