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Over the Garden Fence: Where, When and How to Transplant New Seedlings

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By Bob Labozetta, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa MARIPOSA — So you’ve started your seeds in pots or trays and they have sprouted. Now what? When it’s too early to transplant seedlings out into the garden, but they’re too big to remain in their first containers (or your seedlings are crowding each other), you need to transplant them into bigger pots ...

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Mariposa County Reports ‘Cluster’ of Dozen New Cases

MARIPOSA– Mariposa County health officials reported a “cluster” of a dozen new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county on Thursday.The first two cases were reported in the morning and involved a man and a woman, both 57 years old, who contracted the virus through person-to-person transmission. The cases are “directly related” to Mariposa County’s first confirmed case of coronavirus reported ...

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Mariposa County Issues COVID-19 Update

MARIPOSA — Mariposa County officials issued this update late Thursday afternoon following their report earlier in the day of two more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mariposa County: As Mariposa County continues to follow the State Health Officer Order, our Department, other County Offices and the Board of Supervisors, continue to advocate to the State to allow a regional approach ...

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Mariposa County Reports First Confirmed COVID-19 Case

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Health and Human Services’ Public Health Branch reported the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in a Mariposa County on Tuesday.The case involves a 23-year-old female who lives in Mariposa County. “She is currently isolating at home,” said a press release issued by health officials. “This case is confirmed community transmission from an area outside of ...

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CAL FIRE: Burn Permits Required in Madera County as of May 1

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MARIPOSA — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) encourage residents to continue their hazard reduction burning in Eastern Madera County. Valid San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District permits are required and can be obtained by contacting San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control (APCD) at 559-230-6000. CAL FIRE stations will not be ...

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Mariposa Arts Council Launches Snapshot Project

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council is launching a “This Must Be the Place” snapshot project for the Creative Placemaking Master Plan, a partnership project with the Mariposa County Planning Department that captures Mariposa’s community members in their favorite local places or at their most-loved events. The project asks community members to submit one photo of themselves in their ...

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Alert: Hwy 140 Closed from Briceburg Grade to Cedar Lodge

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Highway 140 is closed west of Yosemite National Park from the top of Briceburg Grade to Cedar Lodge due to predicted weather in the area. According to an alert issued by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, a weather system moving into the area Friday afternoon has the potential to cause large amounts of debris flow in the ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Plan Your ‘Victory’ Vegetable Garden Now

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By Bob Labozetta, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa MARIPOSA — With so many people following stay-at-home orders, vegetable gardens are on the rise across the country. Are you ready to put in your own “victory” garden? Let’s look at some tips to get you started. When planning a garden, consider where the sunlight falls. Almost all vegetables grow best in full ...

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Mariposa County Currently Holding Supply Drive for Needed Items

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MARIPOSA — Due to the recent pandemic, Mariposa County residents have found themselves in need of various sanitary products, including such things as: Toilet paper Disinfecting spray Disinfecting wipes Hand sanitizer If you have any of these types of items to spare, please donate them today. Mariposa HHSA will be in charge of distributing the donated items, along with food ...

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