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Music on Screen: Next Up, Singer/Songwriter Nicholas Lefler

MARIPOSA — In the next installment of the Music on the Screen Virtual Concert Series — a pandemic alternative to Music on the Green — the Mariposa County Arts Council and its sponsors present multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter Nicholas Lefler from Murphys, California. Lefler will live stream from the Mariposa Arts Council Facebook page beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday (June 13). A ...

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Oak Tree Care and Maintenance: Summer Practices

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By Ron Allen, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa County MARIPOSA — With warm, dry months ahead, many folks around Mariposa County with oak trees by their house or on their landscape might be asking how best to ensure the health of those trees. The short and happy answer is that you do not need to do too much. But you should ...

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Mariposa County Reports First New Case in Weeks

MARIPOSA — County health officials on Tuesday reported a new case of COVID-19 — boosting the total cases countywide to 16.The latest virus victim, a 64-year-old man, is currently isolating at home. Health officials say he was infected through community transmission “outside of the county.”Tuesday’s latest case is the first new case in Mariposa County in weeks.Mariposa County didn’t record ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Master Gardeners at the Mariposa Farmers’ Market

Picture of an apple sale at a farmers' market.

By Bob Labozetta, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa MARIPOSA — Remember the Mariposa Farmers’ Market? Now that the county is opening up, the Farmers’ Market will begin its annual schedule (every Wednesday, May though Oct.) starting — hopefully — May 20, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., at the bottom of 6th St. and Stroming Rd., adjacent to the Mariposa Creek Parkway ...

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Mariposa County Sees First COVID-19 Fatality

MARIPOSA — County health officials have reported the first local death from COVID-19.Health officials confirmed Friday morning that a 78-year-old Mariposa County woman died from coronavirus. The woman, who reportedly had underlying health conditions, contracted COVID-19 from a Stanislaus County nursing and rehabilitation center, health officials said. Mariposa County has reported a total of just 15 cases. All of the ...

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Mariposa County Gets OK to Move to Phase 2.5

MARIPOSA — Mariposa County officials received word late Wednesday from the California Department of Public Health that the county’s “Roadmap to Reopen” has been approved and the county can now immediately move to Phase 2.5. ​​​​​​​What does Phase 2.5 mean for Mariposa County residents? To stay in Phase 2.5, the county must avoid the spread of COVID-19, so Mariposa County ...

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Mariposa Arts Council Debuts Virtual Film Club

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Arts Council is piloting a Virtual Film Club program designed to promote conversation and community in the midst of social distancing. The film club will feature weekly lists of streamable films (available for view, rent or buy on Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, or iTunes) and discussion prompts, curated by Erik Bachman and Shane Sweeting. Film lists ...

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Mariposa’s ‘Double Rainbow Guy’ Dies at 57

MARIPOSA — The creator of one of the country’s most memorable viral nature videos has died. Paul L. Vasquez, the burly, bearded mountain man whose emotional, awestruck reaction upon seeing a double rainbow propelled him to internet stardom and turned him into a folk hero, passed away over the weekend. He was 57.Vasquez, who called himself Yosemitebear on social media, ...

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Webinar Spotlight’s Prescribed Burns for Property Management

MARIPOSA — UCCE Mariposa is offering a free online webinar series focusing on the use of prescribed burns as a vegetation and fire fuel management tool. The five-part series, which starts today (May 6), is free but requires registration. The webinars will be held online every Wednesday in May and the first Wednesday in June from 10 a.m. to 11:30 ...

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