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Full Moon Tonight, Harvest Or Not

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – Reader and frequent contributor of sunsets and other nature photographs Courtney Cara dubbed it the Railroad Moon, as our big view of the light in the nighttime sky locally may be filtered through a haze of smoke due to fires burning in the Sierra. You could call it the Mission Moon, South Fork Moon or the Peak Moon ...

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Red Cross Reopens Evacuation Center In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — The American Red Cross of the Central Valley has reopened the emergency center at the Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Fresno Flats Road. (Road 425B). Volunteers are on hand to provide a safe place for residents to stay plus meals, hygiene items and more. “With multiple wildfires burning at once, our Red Cross disaster team is working closely with ...

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Wildfires, Heat And High Pressure Bring Health Concerns

MOUNTAIN AREA — Smoke from the Railroad and South Fork Fire burning in both Madera/Mariposa Counties, the Empire Fire burning in Mariposa County, the Pier Fire burning in Tulare County, and all other surrounding wildfires have the potential to affect air quality throughout the entire San Joaquin Valley and foothills above, prompting Air District officials to issue a health cautionary ...

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Master Gardeners Feature Children’s Activities At The Fair

MARIPOSA — With this year’s Mariposa County Fair theme being “Country Scenes and Children’s Dreams,” the Mariposa County Master Gardeners will be focusing on activities for children, among their usual educational outreach activities. Each day of the 2017 Fair — Sept. 1 – 4 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds Horticultural Building — the Master Gardeners, in conjunction with 4-H, will ...

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Early Morning Fire In The Bootjack Area

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters were called out in the early morning hours to reports of a vegetation fire in the Bootjack area. At 1:20 a.m., crews responded to a fire on Oak Grove Road near Blade Creek Road. It was reported to be burning in vegetation and no structures were immediately threatened. Firefighters had the forward progress stopped by 2:04 ...

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Rebates On Water-Saving Devices For Mariposa Co. Residents

MARIPOSA COUNTY  – The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) has launched a new rebate program that offers cash rebates for the purchase and installation of specific water-efficient products. Funded by a Department of Water Resources grant to the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District, these rebates are administered by the MCRCD and are open to customers of LDPCSD in ...

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Good Medicine And Roger Perry At Final Music On The Green

Written by Ronnie Sweeting — MARIPOSA –– The last weekend of Music on the Green – the free summer concert series brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors – at The Art Park in historic, downtown Mariposa, Calif., will feature two of the best: Good Medicine on Friday, Aug. 26, and The Roger ...

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Trailers Delivered To Families Who Lost Homes In Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA — On Wednesday night, Duane Drost, president of Bless You, Inc. out of Milford Iowa and his crew rolled into Mariposa with travel trailers in tow. Bruce – a retired firefighter who lives just north of Los Angeles – was watching the news when he saw the details of the Detwiler Fire. He immediately reached out to the local ...

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Mariposa Master Gardeners Firescaping Workshop

Written by Bob Labozetta — MARIPOSA — As is being witnessed now, wildland fire is the #1 natural disaster in Mariposa County, note members of Mariposa Master Gardeners. “Common to our Mediterranean climate at this time of year, wildfire is first and foremost among county residents’ concerns,” they say, asking, “How does one live in harmony within our natural wonderland ...

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Bootstrap Circus & Jeffrey Kile Revue Live At The Art Park

Written by Ronnie Sweeting – MARIPOSA — Music on the Green – brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and many fine sponsors – presents the second-to-last weekend of the 2017 season of free concerts with The Jeffrey Kile Revue on Friday Aug. 18, and Bootstrap Circus on Saturday, Aug. 19. Jeffrey Kile has been a music fixture ...

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