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Mariposa Storytelling Festival Slated for March

MARIPOSA — The 32nd annual Mariposa Storytelling Festival kicks off Friday, March 13 with Mariposa Story Slam!, a local amateur storytelling competition with this year’s theme echoing its Friday the 13th date: “Stranger Than Fiction.” Story Slam! performances take place in the hall of the Mariposa United Methodist Church, with community members telling a true story from their own experience ...

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Mariposa Master Gardeners Offering Free ‘Pruning Fruit Trees’ Workshop

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Master Gardeners are offering a free “Pruning Fruit Trees” workshop on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon in La Grange. Maxwell Norton, Emeritus, Fruit and Nut Adviser for the UC Cooperative Extension, will be discussing types of pruning cuts, pruning tools and demonstrating when and how to prune nut trees, fruit trees, vines and ...

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2019: An Eventful Year for Eastern Madera County

MOUNTAIN AREA — From progress on major new public and commercial projects to prosecution of high-profile criminal cases, 2019 was an eventful year in eastern Madera County. As 2020 dawns, here’s a look back at some of this year’s key stories. North Fork’s new roundabout: After several years of heated debate, Madera County’s first public roundabout was approved by the ...

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Van Loben Sels Takes Helm at CAL FIRE MMU

MARIPOSA – New MMU Unit Fire Chief Mike van Loben Sels has big visions for the three counties and five fire departments he now oversees. During his 26 years with CAL FIRE, van Loben Sels has served many communities but says he’s never lost sight of the “importance” of his own family. “They’ve been fully supportive of this whole job ...

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YHS Wrestlers Dominate Matches in Mariposa Dual Meet

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YOSEMITE — The Yosemite High School Wrestling Team pinned six of their eight opponents at the YHS vs. Mariposa Dual Meet hosted by Yosemite on Dec. 12. However, the Badgers were forced to forfeit six matches due to an incomplete weight class roster, giving the Grizzlies the team win. Jimmy McCurry (113 lb.), PJ Kuzmitske (120 lb.), Nicolas Guynn (160 ...

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Marine Corps’ Toys For Tots Roundup This Saturday

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OAKHURST — Thanks to everyone who attended the Toys For Tots “Double Your Donation KickOff” at the Oakhurst True Value on Nov. 23. Donations included over 400 toys and almost $600 that will go to support toys for needy children in the Eastern Madera County area. But the 2019 campaign is not over yet! Past campaigns have benefited over 1,100 ...

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CAL FIRE Burn Permits Not Required in Mariposa County Beginning Friday

MARIPOSA – CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) will lift the burn permit requirement in Mariposa County on Friday (Dec. 6) at 8 a.m., according to a news release issued by the agency Tuesday. After the burn permit requirement is lifted, CAL FIRE burn permits will NOT be required in Mariposa County and open burning will be allowed on so-called “Permissive ...

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YARTS Offers Free Tickets for Mariposa County Residents

YOSEMITE – The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) is offering up to four roundtrip tickets to Yosemite National Park to all Mariposa County households on days when regular service is provided. The tickets are free and are available while supplies last or until June 30, 2020. In addition, a child under 12 may ride for free with a ticketed ...

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Pet of the Week: Leon the Dog

Hi everybody! I'm Leon!

Hi there, I’m Leon! You met Bella last week…I am her best buddy. As you can see, I am ready, willing, and able to give you lots of hugs and kisses. Mom is in assisted living and we are outside in a kennel. And yes, it’s very cold! Brrrrrr! Please call 559-683-1266 if you have a place in your heart ...

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