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Mariposa Students: AAUW’s Got Their Backs

Submitted by Cindy Harp — MARIPOSA — The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Mariposa branch’s Backpack Committee has wrapped up another successful project, ensuring that 51 students started their school year with high quality backpacks and school supplies. For the past ten years Mariposa AAUW has helped provide backpacks and supplies to middle school students throughout our county who ...

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Mariposa County Fire Safe Rally

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council will be having their annual Fire Safe Rally on Sunday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Amigo Stage at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The Rally will provide residents with information on wildfire preparedness and prevention, information about our current programs, and a chance to speak to Cal Fire, ...

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Make Way For The Harvest Moon

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – On the nights of Wednesday, Oct. 4 and Thursday, Oct. 5, take a look up in the sky and notice the Harvest Moon, the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox of Sept. 22. The moon is precisely full at 11:40 a.m. PST on Thursday, Oct. 5 and should look round and bright for both nights, at least. According ...

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Crews Resume Fireline Suppression Repairs On Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA – Cal Fire’s Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has resumed fireline suppression repair of the Detwiler Fire in the Midpines and Hunters Valley areas of Mariposa County. Fire suppression repair is a series of actions taken once a fire has been suppressed, to repair the impacts to the land and minimize the potential for soil erosion and other issues that might ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Concert Launches 16th Season

MARIPOSA — The sixteenth season of the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra begins on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. with a concert consisting appropriately of sixteen pieces: the complete Slavonic Dances of Antonín Dvořák. Mariposa audiences will have the very rare opportunity to hear them played in their entirety, live in concert. Comprised of two sets of eight dances each, many ...

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Audubon Program Focuses On Revised National Forest Plans

Written by Len McKenzie — MARIPOSA — California is blessed with a number of national forests, along with national and state parks and other open-space areas, that offer a multitude of activities and benefits to its residents and visitors. Those benefits are among the primary reasons many people have chosen to live in Mariposa, Oakhurst and the other communities that ...

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Crews On Scene Of A Fire In The Bootjack Area

MARIPOSA — Just before noon today, firefighters responded to a reported vegetation fire in the Bootjack area of Mariposa County. At 11:45 a.m., crews were dispatched to the end of Ramblin Road near Mt. Lilac Road, including engines from Cal Fire and Mariposa County, two hand crews from Mt. Bullion, Helicopter 551 out of Yosemite, plus Air Attack and an ...

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California Plein Air Exhibit At Ridgeline Gallery

MARIPOSA — Ridgeline Gallery will host an internationally recognized plein air exhibition with well-known and local artists. Among the more prominent nationally known exhibitors are Master Artists Thomas Kitts, Lisa Fricker, Will Maller and Marilyn Wear. Local favorites include Linda Abbott, Penny Otwell and Vickie Stewart. The exhibition opens on on Friday, October 6 at the Ridgeline Gallery located in downtown ...

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Mariposa Master Gardeners Fall Plant Sale

COULTERVILLE – The coming of fall doesn’t dampen the itch to garden for those who love to dig in the dirt. The Mariposa Master Gardeners will host its annual Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fire House Garden, at the corner of Highway 49 and J132 in Coulterville. There will be ...

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Mariposa Go West! Festival 2017

MARIPOSA — This is the second year for the Mariposa Go West Festival in the historically charming California gold rush town named with the Spanish word for “butterfly.” This family-friendly event features gold panning, roping contests, gun fight reenactments, live music, outhouse races, a petting zoo and much more. “Go back to the days of the Old West and experience what it ...

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