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Harden Your Home Against Wildfires With Defensible Spaces

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — California’s Wildfire Preparedness Week is May 1 – 7, 2022, and CAL FIRE and its partner agencies are spending the week raising awareness on what individuals and communities can do to help protect themselves against the threat of wildfires. Being proactive and prepared for wildfire is crucial for all Californians in making its communities more resilient to ...

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Recipes of the Week: An ‘Eggstra’ Creative Brunch

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It’s hard to top a brunch feast spent snacking on sweet treats in the sunshine with loved ones. At the center of your celebration can be a springtime tradition with nearly endless possibilities: eggs. Lean into the season with creative recipes like Prosciutto and Parmesan Egg Cups or Eggy Lemon Sandwich Cookies to take brunch to the next level. As ...

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Burn Permits Required May 1st In Mariposa County

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MARIPOSA COUNTY — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (CAL FIRE MMU) has announced that effective at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 1, all hazard reduction burning will require a CAL FIRE burn permit in Mariposa County. For piles larger than 4 x 4 feet, residents can obtain an LE-5 burn permit from any local CAL ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Transplanting Seedlings

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By Bob Labozetta (UC Master Gardener, 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 such as ...

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Recipes of the Week: A Fiesta Fusion of Worldwide Flavors

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Recipes courtesy of Stephanie Banyas. If you’re seeking inspiration to take mealtime from bland and boring to new and vibrant, look no further than these at-home fiesta recipes. With options ranging from tongue-tingling spice to smooth, creamy and simply delicious, you can call on global flavors to bring life to your kitchen. The lively tastes of the Spicy Shrimp Remoulade ...

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A Complete Guide to Residential Pile Burning

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Attention local residents, if you are taking the opportunity to conduct safe residential pile burning, please refer to the attached guidance related to timing and notifications of your burn. We know this is a great way to reduce fire hazards around your home and want to ensure you have the best information on hand. For more details ...

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High-Speed Internet Coming to Rural California

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Golden State Connect Authority (GSCA) has entered a partnership with Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency (UTOPIA) Fiber to assist in the development and operation of reliable, affordable high-speed Internet infrastructure in rural California. This partnership will bolster the efforts of GSCA to bridge the divide in Internet access across its 38 rural member counties through the deployment ...

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Recipe of the Week: Meringue Nests with Strawberries & Cream

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It’s tough to top the joy of an Easter morning spent celebrating with family, enjoying a delicious brunch or snacking on sweet treats. With warmer weather and bright sunshine comes plenty of opportunities to enjoy favorite recipes. Celebrating the occasion with eggs can bring loved ones together in the kitchen and beyond, from crafting classic desserts to serving up new ...

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Mariposa County to Distribute Mosquito Fish

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MARIPOSA — Mariposa County Environmental Health is preparing for this year’s mosquito fish distribution. Mosquito fish, also known as Gambusia affinis, are an excellent and natural way to control mosquito larvae without having to resort to dangerous chemicals or insecticides. A large female mosquito fish is capable of devouring hundreds of mosquito larvae in a single day. The team will be ...

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Recipes of the Week: A Bountiful Weekend Brunch

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Fresh air, warm sun and delicious foods make brunch a favorite weekend event. Set the stage (and the table) for an inviting experience with recipes that cover all the bases from snacks and desserts to a mouthwatering main course. Tide the appetite of your guests with Spiced Grass-Fed Lamb Over Hummus served with toasted flatbread or tortilla chips before dishing ...

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