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Last Chance To Win Awesome Playhouse

MARIPOSA – If you’ve been looking for your dream house – that is, dream playhouse – it’s not too late to find it. This is the final week of raffle ticket sales for a beautifully designed and built Lawson Construction Playhouse, with tickets selling for $10 each and all proceeds going to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mariposa, ...

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Mariposa Butterfly Festival Takes Flight

MARIPOSA – It’s going to be a busy trio of beautiful spring days as thousands flit into town for the annual Butterfly Festival, held the first weekend in May starting Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4. Organizer Jeanetta Phillips wants everyone to know it’s a “family-friendly few days of fun, with no admission cost, and lots of live interaction ...

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Mariposa Air Fair Offers Free Airplane Rides

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Yosemite Airport will host the annual Mariposa Air Fair and Family Adventure Day on Saturday, Apr. 26. Gates open at 8 a.m. and the festivities last until 3 p.m. with free airplane rides for youngsters. The Air Fair is a fly-in community event featuring a range of attractions including fly-bys and demonstrations, antique aircraft, Warbirds from ...

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Small Plane Crashes Near Mariposa

MARIPOSA – At approximately 10:10 a.m. on Thursday, Apr. 11, Mariposa County Sheriff deputies responded to a report of a plane possibly down in the 6000 block of Highway 49 North, near the Mariposa – Yosemite Airport. With the use of a fixed wing aircraft manned by the Sheriff’s Office and the CHP helicopter, the small private plane was located ...

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Be Part Of A Huge Science Project

MARIPOSA – On May 8, the University of California is asking the public to join its faculty, students, staff, 4-H members and volunteers, and Master Gardeners in a vast science project across the state, in recognition of the 100th anniversary of University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE). One hundred years ago on that date, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Smith-Lever ...

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Free Workshop On Year-Round Gardening

MARIPOSA COUNTY – You CAN have fresh food all year long. Mariposa Master Gardener President Betty Massey will present a free workshop on year-round gardening Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at Senior Citizen Hall, 10340 Greely Hill Road, Greely Hill. She will cover which things grow best in cool weather and which do best in warm weather, ...

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Audubon Presents Wings Of The Rocky Mountains

Contributed by Len McKenzie MARIPOSA – Birds of prey, or raptors, are among the most charismatic of animals, evoking a sense of awe, excitement and respect for their vital role as predators in the food web. Admired for their grace, strength, speed and hunting prowess, hawks and owls range widely across North America. Most of the Sierra Nevada and Central ...

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A Golden Day Of Prospecting

MARIPOSA – When a California Gold Country couple found a stash of pristine old coins while dog-walking on their nearly bankrupt property, word spread faster than they could say “Eureka!” Dubbed the “Saddle Ridge Hoard” for the space on the couple’s land where the dirt-crusted fortune was accidentally discovered in rusty cans, experts estimate the find to be the most ...

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Sustainable Forestry Practices Discussed

MARIPOSA – Steve Brink, Forester with Calforests, will make a presentation to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Mar. 18, at 9 a.m. at the Mariposa County Government Center. “Sustainable Forestry Practices for the Future” will be the subject of the presentation, and the public is invited to attend.

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Webcast Workshop on Mitigating Drought

Optimizing Pasture, Supplemental Feed, and Managing Risk MARIPOSA – With the first part of the season being so dry, many ranchers are dealing with the shortage of forage on their rangelands by buying hay, culling livestock, and supplementary feeding, among other things. To address the issue of drought, UC Sierra Foothills Research and Extension Center is hosting a workshop addressing ...

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