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Vegetation Fire Near Bootjack

MARIPOSA — Crews are currently at scene of a vegetation fire in the Bootjack area of Mariposa. Just after 12:30 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the scene of the fire in the 5100 block of Oak Grove Road. The first unit at scene reported the fire at about 5 acres, burning in grass and oak woodland with a slow-to-moderate rate ...

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PG&E Holds ‘Public Safety Power Shutoff’ Wildfire Safety Meeting

MARIPOSA — PG&E will host the first in a planned series of public meetings to let area residents know more about the utility’s new ‘Public Safety Power Shutoff’ plan, which allows PG&E to shut off electric distribution and transmission power lines that pass through high fire-threat areas during periods of high winds, extreme low humidity or other potentially dangerous conditions. ...

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Free Master Gardeners Workshop On Milkweeds And Monarchs

MARIPOSA — Every year, researchers and citizen scientists gather at known locations in the monarch migration pattern to count the monarch adults as well as the eggs and cats found on native milkweed. You may think the release of monarchs would be a tremendous boon to the declining global population of this bright and colorful species. This is far from ...

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Spanish Classical Guitar, Blues And Jazz At Music On The Green

Written by Andy Roberts – MARIPOSA — The free open-air concerts continue as Music on the Green hosts Nicholas Lefler on Friday, June 14. On Saturday, June 15 Steve Johnson and Those BobTones take the stage at the outdoor amphitheater. Creating the sound of a modern one-man band, Nicholas mixes live loops of guitar, bass and percussion. Never using prerecorded tracks, ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Importance Of Folk Art

By Sal Maccarone — Uninfluenced by movements or academic theories, Folk Art surrounds us everywhere that we go. Historically, this type of artwork can be defined as utilitarian or decorative in nature as opposed to being purely aesthetic. Produced by the artistically inclined individuals of every culture on earth, folk art directly reflects the values of a society. For instance, ...

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Free YARTS Bus Tickets For Mariposa County Residents

MARIPOSA — Starting July 1, Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) will begin the second year of the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) for Mariposa County. This program will provide up to four (4) free YARTS round-trip tickets to Mariposa county residents who apply until all tickets have been issued or June 30, 2020, whichever comes first. In order ...

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Memorial Service For Jay J. Johnson

Our beloved Miwuk/Paiute elder, Jay J. Johnson, passed away peacefully on May 26, 2019, at his home in Mariposa, California, with family by his side. Jay was born on November 29, 1931, in Yosemite National Park, CA, his ancestral home, to Harry and Sarah (Tom) Johnson. Jay lived at the Indian Village across from Yosemite Lodge until he was sent ...

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In Memory Of Witt Hawkins, Jr.

A man of faith and commitment to his Lord and Savior, Witt O. Hawkins Jr. enjoyed a life was well lived and he was well loved! Born in 1939, the Lord called him home on May 12, 2019, in Oakhurst, California. Witt was born in Chicago, Illinois to father Witt and mother Catherine 79 years ago. Witt, his wife Pam ...

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Music On The Green Returns To Mariposa Art Park

Written by Andy Roberts – MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Arts Council is proud to present the music of Bagby Station on Friday, June 7, and Trance Mission on Saturday, June 8. Denise Ludington and Greg Torres are the musical duo, Bagby Station, based out of Mariposa/Yosemite. Denise Ludington, the songwriter of the duo, has been distracted with creating lyrics and ...

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Field Of Master Gardeners Grows In Mariposa

MARIPOSA —  The UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County welcome 13 new graduates to their Master Gardener program. UC Master Gardener volunteers are trained representatives of the University of California Cooperative Extension. Trainees complete an 18- week course and pass a written examination to become ambassadors for the statewide UC Master Gardener program. They also complete annual volunteer hours and ...

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