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Sweet N’ Juicy to Play Free Concert at the Hideout Saloon

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MARIPOSA — Lose yourself in a night of laughter and dancing with Sweet N’ Juicy, the only band of fruit known throughout the West Coast and beyond as being party music specialists. Their funky music and engaging performance will blow the roof off of the Hideout Saloon on May 27, from 9 p.m. to midnight. Dancing starts at 9 p.m. ...

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CAL FIRE to Conduct Vegetation Management Training Burn

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MARIPOSA — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s (CAL FIRE) Madera- Mariposa -Merced Unit will be conducting a vegetation management training burn on May 25, 2022. The vegetation management burn will take place on the Grupe Ranch located on Oak Grove Road. The prescribed fire will consist of burning 313 acres of annual grass, oak woodland, and sparse ...

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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Multiple Counties

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MARIPOSA — California has already experienced an unusually early start to fire season amidst an ongoing drought and historically low rainfall and reservoir levels. While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, the fire season in California and across the west is starting earlier and ending later each year. Warmer spring and summer temperatures, reduced snowpack, and earlier spring ...

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Free Preschool Opportunities for Children Ages 3 & 4

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Madera/Mariposa Regional Head Start preschool program is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Your child must turn three years old by Sep. 1, 2022, to be eligible. The Head Start program focuses on increasing the social competence of young children 3 to 4 years of age in Madera and Mariposa counties. Services include early childhood ...

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Music on the Green’s Opening Weekend Starts June 3rd

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MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Music on the Green returns to the Art Park this year for a full season of live music starting on June 3, with local favorites The Jespersons, and on June 4, The Trespassers! The Jespersons are a husband and wife folk duo. Jared Jesperson is a masterful guitar player and sings harmony while ...

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Mariposa Named Finalist for Best Small-Town Cultural Scene

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MARIPOSA — The charming town of Mariposa, CA, is in the national spotlight for a cultural scene that residents and returning visitors alike know is among the best in the United States. On Monday, May 9, Mariposa was named as one of 20 finalists for the 2022 USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award in the category of Best ...

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John C. Fremont Hospital Residents Test Positive for COVID

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MARIPOSA — The first cases of COVID-19 in patients at the John C. Fremont Hospital Ewing Wing were confirmed on Friday, May 6, with five residents testing positive. Over the weekend an additional five residents were confirmed positive for a total of ten. All residents were vaccinated and boosted. Five staff members have also tested positive and are at home ...

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Calling All Cowgirls for Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Royalty

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MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation along with the Rodeo Royalty Committee announces that the 2022 Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Royalty applications and rules are now available for this year’s contest. The contest offers three divisions and is open to young ladies ranging in ages from 6 to 23 that are from Mariposa, Madera, Merced and Tuolumne ...

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Traffic Advisory: One-Way Traffic on State Routes 49 & 140

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various operations on State Routes 49 and 140 next week in Mariposa County. Route 49 • One-way traffic control from Hirsch Road to Brooks Road for tree work from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10, 2022. • One-way traffic control from Allred ...

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Mariposa County Tourism Spending Rebounds by $105 Million

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MARIPOSA COUNTY — Visitation to Mariposa County increased in 2021, bringing with it a boost to the tourism-based economy as pandemic restrictions eased. In total, $361.6 million was spent by visitors to the county, a huge increase over the $255.3 million spent in 2020 according to The Economic Impact of Travel in California, a report published this week by Visit California ...

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