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Help To Save Those Pine And Oak Trees

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Don’t give up on your pines and oaks. Yes, the drought is killing some oaks – mainly live oaks – that haven’t had enough water to see them through. However, most deciduous oaks are still hanging on. Yes, the drought has weakened pines – mainly ponderosas – and made them susceptible to the bark beetles that are ...

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Another Weekend Of Music In The Park

Written by Ronnie Sweeting – Producer/Mariposa Evenings MARIPOSA – Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings – the free outdoor summer concert series brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors – continues into its third weekend of thirteen, presenting, live, in concert: Colorado Road on Friday June 19, and Mike Hammar and The Nails on Saturday, ...

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The Tramp And The Rough Rider

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Theatre Alliance proudly presents “The Tramp and the Rough Rider” on Saturday, July 11 at the Mariposa County High School’s Fiester Auditorium. The show starts at 7 p.m. This highly acclaimed production written by Lee Stetson has been produced nationwide, and stars Stetson as John Muir with Alan Sutterfield as President Theodore Roosevelt. ...

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Cause Of The Fox Fire Determined

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Cal Fire has determined that the Fox Fire, that burned 25 acres on Sunday, June 7, and prompted the evacuation of 28 homes in the Ben Hur Road area south of Mariposa, was caused by someone laying a weed eater in the dry vegetation just after weedeating. The heat from the weed eater ignited the dry vegetation ...

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Cal Fire Suspends Outdoor Residential Burning

MARIPOSA – As drought conditions continue to increase fire danger in the region, Cal Fire has suspended all burn permits for outdoor open residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties. This suspension takes effect June 1, and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris including branches and leaves. “With record-setting drought conditions we ...

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Local Summer Camps & Activities

MOUNTAIN AREA – It’s summer camp time! Perhaps you’re one of those parents that already have the family’s summer camp experience completely organized already. If not, you may be the type who’s walking happily down the street and is suddenly thunderstruck by the maddening thought: school is almost out and the kids want stuff to do! The first kind of ...

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Can Firefighters Defend Your Home?

AHWAHNEE – As residents prepare for what is sure to be a challenging fire season, knowing what firefighters need in order to defend their homes may prove invaluable. Over two days last week, the men and women tasked with that crucial job were put through their paces during training drills at Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park. Each year, crews are presented ...

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Master Gardeners Welcome New Volunteers

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Cooperative Extension proudly announces the graduation and certification of nine new volunteer Master Gardeners, plus three from Merced County. Course work began in January 2015 and continued through May 13 – graduation day. All trainees completed 75 hours of intense classroom instruction from a variety of horticultural experts and successfully passed a comprehensive final examination.

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Gardening With Drought-Tolerant Native Plants

MARIPOSA – “Gardening with Drought-tolerant Native Plants” is the topic on Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to noon, presented by the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources and Mariposa County Master Gardeners. The program takes place at the Board of Supervisors Chambers.

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Daytime Burglars Strike Lushmeadows And Ponderosa Basin

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has issued a statement today saying they’ve received six reports of daytime residential burglaries over the past few days, incidents which apparently have occured between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. In each case, according to the Sheriff’s Office, the burglars have moved quickly in and out of the residence ...

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