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Mariposa Master Gardeners’ Spring Plant Sale

Written by Elizabeth Gabriel — MARIPOSA — Because of our now-it’s-spring, now-it’s-winter-again weather, you may have been wary of getting a start on your summer garden. Remember, Mariposa’s historic “last frost date” can come in early May. Ease your mind. Mariposa Master Gardeners have been propagating since last fall and seed-germinating since February. The annual spring plant sale is Saturday, Apr. ...

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Big Oak Flat Road In Yosemite Set To Re-Open

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is pleased to announce that the Big Oak Flat road will reopen to all vehicular traffic at 5 a.m. on Monday, May 1. Visitors entering the park via Highway 120 West will once again be able to drive via Big Oak Flat road to Yosemite Valley. Road work will still be underway when the road reopens. Visitors ...

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Permit Required For Burning In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY —  The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has announced effective at 8 a.m. Monday, May 1, all hazard reduction burning will require a permit in Mariposa County. Permits are required year round in Madera County. The following guidelines are required when conducting a hazard reduction burn: Property owners conducting hazard reduction burning ...

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Ready, Set, Garden! Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

MARIPOSA — Local Master Gardeners are gearing up for their annual spring plant sale. Seeds are being selected and started, stem propagation is yielding results, and plans for garden art are being made. The Mariposa Master Gardeners sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until sold out) at the Amigo Picnic Area at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Spring Concerts

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) 15th Season continues as its Spring Concert is performed twice – on Saturday, Apr. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School, and again the next day as a special 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Apr. 30 in the Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly the Ahwahnee) in Yosemite National ...

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Free Workshop On Smart Irrigation And Water Management

Written by Elizabeth Gabriel — MARIPOSA COUNTY — Gov. Jerry Brown has declared the drought over – for now — except for Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Tuolumne counties. The latest snowpack numbers showed the Central Sierra is at 168 percent of normal. But that’s no reason to slack off on the water-saving strategies you’ve developed. To help you keep conserving, ...

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Defensible Space Can Save Your Place – Inspections Underway

CENTRAL SIERRA —  Recent rains have been a welcome sight to drought parched California, but the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) firefighters are not letting their guard down. Cal Fire’s Defensible Space Inspectors (DSI) will be visiting homes within the State Responsibility Area (SRA) to enforce the Defensible Space code, Public Resource Code (PRC) 4291. It requires ...

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Multiple Sclerosis Run, Walk, And Bike-a-thon

Submitted by Debbie Sue Wass — MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County 4-H Citizenship project is planning their 6th annual Multiple Sclerosis Bike-a-Thon for Sunday, Apr. 23. This event is open to the public and all ages are invited to participate. New this year, we are including Runners and Walkers. The 10-mile course starts in Catheys Valley at the corner of ...

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Program Available To Remove Dead Trees In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council (MCFSC) is excited to offer a new tree mortality assistance program to qualified Mariposa County residents. This program will improve the fire safety of senior citizen, disabled, or financially-disadvantaged households who are unable to afford the costs associated with removing hazardous trees that directly threaten their primary home. The program will ...

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Dr. Essex Retires, Yosemite Dental Care Expands

OAKHURST — Longtime local dentist Dr. David Essex has retired, and ownership of his practice has transferred to Yosemite Dental Care, expanding from Mariposa to provide Oakhurst with a familiar brand of dental service. The office is located at 49722 Road 426, Suite 104, in Oakhurst. “I have been lobbying Yosemite Dental Care in Mariposa for years, stating that when they were ready, I would ...

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