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UC Master Gardeners Of Mariposa County Presents A Native Plant Propagation Workshop

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MARIPOSA — Native plants, ideally suited to our Mediterranean climate, offer Sierra foothill residents the chance to attract native pollinators to their yards. In a continuing effort to help area residents build sustainable landscapes, the UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County would like to invite you to our “Native Plant Propagation” workshop on Saturday, September 21, from 10 a.m. to ...

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Organizers Prep for Annual Smokey Bear Run/Walk

OAKHURST — In preparation for the 32nd-annual Smokey Bear Run/Walk, a group of participants gathered Wednesday afternoon at Cal Fire Station #12 for a pre-race photo op. This year’s Smokey Bear Run/Walk will take place at Bass Lake on Sept. 21. The event, which kicks off at 7:45 a.m., includes a 10K run, a two-mile run/walk for adults and children ...

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Pet Owners Beware: Toxic Algae Bloom Hitting Area Lakes

Dogs playing in water.

MOUNTAIN AREA — Officials across the Golden State are warning that a summer outbreak of toxic blue-green algae in area ponds and lakes could be deadly to dogs and other animals. On its website, the California EPA (CAL EPA) is reporting that on August 14th  water samples taken from Indian Lakes in Madera County tested positive for a potential toxic ...

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How To Keep Your Family Safe During Rattlesnake Season

Close up of rattlesnake face.

Article by Leonard Andrenacci. Summer is rattlesnake season, so try to be aware and extra careful when enjoying the great outdoors. Most of us hike trails, cut firewood, work, and live in the mountains and will eventually run into a snake, and sometimes it will be a rattlesnake. Rattlesnakes, for the most part, are timid creatures and try to stay ...

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The North Fork History Group Presents History Mystery #77

Bunch of blue question marks.

The North Fork History Group heard a story about a young local girl in the 1950’s that regularly swam at a public swimming pool (possibly in the Bass Lake Annex). One day her mother gave her a nickel to buy goodies. The girl decided to put it in her mouth to keep it safe until she got to the pool. ...

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A Visit From Wizard The Bull This Weekend, Compliments Of The Coarsegold Stampede Pro Rodeo

What: This Saturday, August 10th, the Coarsegold Stampede All In Pro Rodeo, LLC brings Wizard, an eight-year-old bull, to show off all his bull and to raise excitement and awareness for the Coarsegold Stampede Pro Rodeo which takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 14 & 15, 2019. The exciting event is an opportunity to take photos with Wizard, the ...

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66,713 Hours One At A Time: Mariposa Master Gardener Awards

MARIPOSA — The UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County honors 70 dedicated, UC-trained volunteers who provide research-based information to home gardeners and landscapers. Volunteers are recognized annually for hours of dedicated service in their community. Michele Minniear and Kathi Whitson achieved 100 service hours. Amanda Grissom, Bob Labozetta and Linette St. Vrain have dedicated more than 250 volunteer hours. Melinda ...

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The Growing Connection Between Radio And Gardening

By Jeanne-Ann Pine — I now wear two hats proudly. I have been involved with our local community radio, KRYZ for over three years and last May I graduated from the UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa. Both have been exceptional experiences. And somewhere along the way I was able to start a blend of these two interests and now they ...

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Over The Garden Fence: It’s Hot Out There!

By Bob Labozetta —  What can home gardeners do to help their plants — veggies, landscape plants, shrubs and trees — survive the intense summer heat? Here are some do’s and don’ts of hot weather gardening: Don’t fertilize plants or trees during the hot summer months. The purpose of fertilizers — especially those high in nitrogen — is to help ...

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