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Avoid Burst Pipes When It’s Freezing Outside

MOUNTAIN AREA – With temperatures expected to continue below freezing for the next couple of nights, it’s still not too late to insulate exposed plumbing and execute other measures to keep the disaster of burst pipes at bay. Residents who have not already done so are reminded to take precautions such as wrapping exposed metal or plastic pipes that carry water, ...

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The History Mystery #47

Submitted by Roger Mitchell — Question #1: Can anyone out there in Cyberland verify that the mill structure shown in the photo is the same mill as was built by the processing of Shaw Mining and Reduction Company in the summer and fall of 1888 for the processing of silver and lead ores from the Star Mine? Question #2: Does ...

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Winter Travel Safety Tips For Sierra National Forest

MOUNTAIN AREA – With the onset of winter, the Sierra National Forest encourages visitors to exercise caution when traveling through the Forest. Wind and snow accumulation increases the risk of trees falling, both those that have experienced recent tree mortality as well as green trees. These falling trees can impact roadways, picnic areas, trails and camping spots and parking areas. Forest ...

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Annual Native Plant Sale In Coulterville

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Following the huge success of the Mariposa County Resource Conservation District’s (MCRCD) annual native plant and wildflower seed sale on Nov. 5, they will be hosting another in Coulterville on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Coulterville Community Park. The sale runs from 8 a.m. to noon, and there will also be plants and seeds available to purchase ...

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Cans 4 Cats At Cause 4 Paws

OAKHURST — Here, kitty, kitty, kitty! Local thrift shop Cause 4 Paws is collecting empty cans and bottles which will be recycled and, at the end of the month, all proceeds will be donated to the Cause 4 Paws free spay and neuter program. Foothill residents are encouraged to collect recyclables in plastic bags and bring the donations to Cause 4 ...

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The History Mystery #46

NORTH FORK — The Sierra Mono Museum would like to know who these ladies are, and where the picture was taken and when. We have it displayed in the museum but we don’t have the important information on these ladies. Thanks Cindy Sierra Mono Museum (559) 877-2115 MonoMuseum@gmail.com For more History Mysteries of the Central Sierra foothills, click here. Follow-up ...

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Master Gardeners Workshop On Heritage Roses

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Have you traveled local country roads and seen a rose bush thriving in the middle of a pasture or growing somewhere with little or no care? It could be one of the roses brought here by foothill pioneers. Mariposa County Master Gardeners present a free workshop on these hearty roses on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. ...

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Deadline Approaching To Become Master Gardener

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The deadline is fast approaching to apply for the Mariposa Master Gardener training class, which begins in January. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 31. Students will spend 17 weeks learning the ins and outs of home gardening from experts. All the information is based on University of California, peer-reviewed research. The class meets for four hours, ...

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Low Cost Rabies Vaccines Clinic In El Portal

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A gray fox in El Portal recently died from rabies. Any mammal can get rabies, but bats, feral cats, raccoons, foxes and skunks are more likely to get sick with rabies. Do not approach, touch, handle, or attempt to feed wildlife or any unfamiliar animals. Never adopt or bring wild animals into your home. Report sick, dead, ...

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The History Mystery #45

Willow Creek School? Located on Road 415 between Coarsegold and Raymond stands an adobe wall. Nearby is an old foundation believed to be part of the Willow Creek School. The Grub Gulch Clampers are asking if anyone can share information about the school and the adobe wall which is thought to have been the school’s storage building. What time frame ...

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