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Find Out What Plants Talk About

MARIPOSA – Unable to produce its own food, the dodder vine must live entirely off a host plant. It finds its “prey” by “sniffing” out the chemical scents released by the leaves of nearby plants, and can sneak up on its favorites, even if there’s a less-desirable plant closer.

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Cat Stuck In A Tree For 5 Days Needs Help

MARIPOSA COUNTY – When Linus the cat went missing last Friday off Harris Road in Ponderosa Basin, her owner Patrick looked everywhere for his beloved pet, but to no avail. Then, on Monday night he began hearing her cries, but in the dense fog, he was unable to locate where the sounds were coming from. Today, he was finally able ...

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Rat Pack Fundraiser Features Live Music

MIDPINES – Prepare to look your Sinatra-style best and show some sassy moves on the dance floor, as the folks at Mountain Crisis Services invite all to their annual fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort in Midpines. They’ve got a lot of fifties-themed excitement in store at the event they’re calling “Come Dance with ...

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Master Gardener Of The Year Honored

MARIPOSA – Ingrid Angelini has been named Mariposa Master Gardener of the Year for her many contributions to the University of California-affiliated volunteer organization. She created the wall-size display for the Mariposa County Fair, which showed the history of the Cooperative Extension program, the parent of Master Gardeners.

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Free Workshop On Tree Pruning

CATHEYS VALLEY – It’s time to sign up for the annual, free, home-orchard pruning demonstration presented by the Mariposa Master Gardeners. Maxwell Norton, Merced County Director and Farm Advisor, conducts the class, explaining why you need to do it, how to do it, and the right tools to use.

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Yosemite Area Audubon Society Birds of Peru

MARIPOSA – The Yosemite Area Audubon Society invites foothill residents and visitors to enjoy an evening of fun, adventure and entertainment with Matthew Matthiessen, a captivating storyteller and world-class photographer. Matthiessen will be hosting a stunning slide presentation on the birds of Peru. This program is a visual treat featuring many rare and colorful species, and will be presented at ...

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Mariposa County SCOPE Team Honored

Submitted by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office MARIPOSA – At the 14th Annual Law Enforcement Volunteers of California (LEVOC) conference held in October of this year, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office S.C.O.P.E Volunteers were named “Volunteer Team of the Year.” The Mariposa County S.C.O.P.E. (Sheriff’s Community Organized Policing Effort) members volunteer countless hours to the community and to the Sheriff’s ...

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Highway 49 Reopened After Bomb Scare

BOOTJACK – Highway 49 has now been reopened to through traffic after closing down due to a suspicious item in the roadway just after 11 a.m. this morning. The item was found to be a one-foot section of PVC pipe that was capped on either end to store welding rods. The roadway was closed to ensure public safety as the ...

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Highway 49 Closed Due To Possible Pipe Bomb

BOOTJACK – Highway 49 in the Bootjack area is currently closed due to what is suspected may be a pipe bomb in the roadway, according the the Mariposa CHP Office. The road is currently closed between Ashworth Road and Indian Peak Road, as law enforcement awaits the arrival of the Bomb Disposal Unit from Merced Police Department. Motorists are advised ...

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Lawson Donates Labor for Habitat Home

MARIPOSA – Dave Lawson, Owner of Lawson Construction, has graciously donated more than five days of labor, valued at over $7,500, to the framing and construction of the latest Habitat for Humanity home in Mariposa County. Over the course of 5 1/2 days, the Lawson Construction crew took the Habitat home from a flat slab foundation to a complete weathered-in ...

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