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Burn Day Restrictions

Burn Day Restrictions Effective May 1st for Madera and Mariposa Counties  Mariposa – Effective Saturday, May 1, at 8:00 AM, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit suspended all burning below the 2,000-foot elevation in Madera and Mariposa County. Burning is allowed above the 2,000- foot elevation with valid permits only. Burn Permits can be ...

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Mariposa Pedestrian Safety Project

Mariposa Pedestrian Safety Project Scheduled To Begin On State Route 140/Route 49 to 12th Street In Mariposa MARIPOSA – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin work to improve pedestrian safety and traffic conditions from the State Route 140/ Route 49 south junction to 12th Street in the beautiful town of Mariposa. Work is scheduled to begin in May ...

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Wildfire Preparedness Week

CAL FIRE Urges Personal Responsibility in Protecting Against Wildfire – Do Your Part to Protect Your Community – Create Defensible Space and Harden Your Home “Wildfire Preparedness Week” is May 2-8” Sacramento – Being proactive and prepared for wildfire is crucial to making our communities more resilient to the impacts of wildfire. You can dramatically increase your safety and the ...

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The Mariposa Arts Council Collection of Poems

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council recently printed a collection of poems written by Mariposa County Adult Detention Facility inmates during the 2018-2020 Arts in Corrections program and would like to invite past participants to pick up a copy to keep for themselves. Poetry collection copies are available as of April 27, 2021 at the Adult Detention Facility’s front ...

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Apparent Murder Suicide In Mariposa County

UPDATE- April 27, 2021 @ 2:14pm Suspect and Victim Identified Victim- Roland Goldberg, age 31 from Lebanon, Missouri. Suspect- Elisabeth Shauck, age 22 from Salinas, California. The gun used, a Glock model 17 was registered to Shauck. Goldberg and Shauck were in a long term dating relationship and at this time it appears the two were on vacation in the ...

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CAL FIRE Burn Permits Required May 1st

Mariposa- The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has announced effective at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 1 all hazard reduction burning will require a CAL FIRE burn permit in Mariposa County. CAL FIRE MMU will accommodate COVID 19 social distancing. Permits will be available online by visiting burnpermit.fire.ca.gov or visit your local CAL FIRE ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Direct Seeding

Image of a seeds being planted.

By Bob Labozetta (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) Some plants just don’t lend themselves to indoor seeding and later transplanting. They prefer to start and finish in the same place. This is usually due to having a delicate root system. Beans, beets, carrots, corn, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, peas, radish, scallions, spinach, squash, swiss chard, turnips, zucchini prefer direct seeding. There are ...

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Mariposa County Arts Council

The Mariposa County Arts Council is pleased to announce the return of the F/STOP photography program for Mariposa residents 55 years of age and older. MARIPOSA – This program consists of a series of free photography workshops focused on the artistic elements of photography and is designed to promote creativity and self-expression, and increase comfort with digital technology. This year, two ...

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Rattlesnake Season is Here

Submitted by Therese Williams, John C. Freemont Hospital Rattlesnakes Awaken from Hibernation in Mariposa and Yosemite National Park, How to Avoid a Snake Bite  MARIPOSA – Spring is here, and the rattlesnakes are awakening from hibernation.  Outdoor enthusiasts are eager to get out in their gardens or on the trails to enjoy a hike, a bike ride, and other activities.  ...

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PG&E Developing Hybrid Microgrid System

A new hybrid-renewable microgrid system that is in development in Briceburg, CA  – the first of its kind through PG&E’s new Remote Grid Initiative. MARIPOSA COUNTY – PG&E and project developer BoxPower.io recently began construction on the Briceburg Remote Grid. PG&E anticipates the system will be completed and online this month as is noted in a press release that BoxPower ...

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