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Master Gardener Teaches Tool Sharpening Skills

Written by Elizabeth Gabriel —  MARIPOSA — There will be much more than hundreds of plants at the annual Mariposa Master Gardener Plant and Garden Art Sale on Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Amigo Picnic Area at the Mariposa County fairgrounds. Master Gardener Jay Higbee will teach you how to hone your tool-sharpening skills ...

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Falling Trees Poses Real Danger To Forest Visitors

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Watch out! Falling trees are a hazard when traveling in the forest, and this year’s die-off will require visitors to be on their guard even more than usual. While it may seem incredibly obvious on its face, reminding ourselves to practice good situational awareness is important. It’s easy to become complacent. The Sierra National Forest warns ...

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There’s Nothing Better Than True Friends

No matter what you’re up to in life, one thing everyone needs is friends. They make the successes even more inspiring, and the struggles so much easier to bear. I want to personally thank each and every one of the many new True Friends who made a difference and became members during our SNO FriendRaiser. There are truly no words ...

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Are You Getting Real-Time Updates On Breaking News?

CENTRAL SIERRA — When news is breaking, you want the very latest, most up-to-date, accurate information, and we have just the thing! For breaking news with up-to-the-minute notifications, join our little group of 14,386 Facebook Fans (oops, I looked away, it’s now 14,390 fans) who follow us for news as it’s happening. While responding to a scene, getting a story ...

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Cal Fire Declares Wildfire Awareness Week

SACRAMENTO – After a destructive fire season in 2015, conditions in California are already drying out prompting Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. to declare May 1-7, 2016 as “Wildfire Awareness Week.” During Wildfire Awareness Week, Cal Fire is stressing the critical role all Californians play in preparing for fire season now. “The rain we received this winter and spring has ...

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Burning In Mariposa County Now Requires Permit

MARIPOSA COUNTY —  The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has announced that effective at 8 a.m. Sunday, 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 ...

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Prescription Drug Take Back Day In Mariposa

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be set up at several locations in Mariposa County on Saturday, Apr. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. allowing local residents to return their unwanted, unneeded or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. Bring your medications for disposal to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office located ...

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Ponderosa Pine Seedlings Available For Replanting

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District will have bare root one-year-old ponderosa pine seedlings available for adoption to the residents in the North Fork/Oakhurst/Mariposa area. Member of the public wishing to adopt seedlings may obtain five or more by visiting the Bass Lake District Office in North Fork. The office is open Monday through Friday from ...

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MSO Presents Nature, Live In Concert

OAKHURST — Oakhurst is next on the schedule as the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s historic seven-concert tour, commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service, continues with a performance at 7 p.m. on Saturday Apr. 30. The 60-member MSO began their concert tour with acclaimed performances in Mariposa and in the Great Lounge of the Majestic Yosemite Hotel on Apr. ...

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Man Arrested For Child Molestation In Mariposa

MARIPOSA — A 24-year-old man has been arrested by Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies and is facing eight felony counts of child molestation. On Thursday, Apr. 21, at 1 p.m., Michael L. Appling, of Monterey, Calif., was taken into custody for alleged crimes that are believed to have taken place in Mariposa County. Appling was processed into the Mariposa County Adult ...

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