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Cal Fire’s Defensible Space Inspectors Are Visiting Homes

MARIPOSA – Recent rains and warm sunshine have fueled vegetation growth, which fuels wildfires. With fire season fast approaching, failing to manage vegetation around your home can create hazardous conditions. While firefighters are busy performing fire prevention projects and training for this upcoming fire season, it’s critical that residents do their part to prepare for wildfires by maintaining their 100 ...

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A Bounty Of Choices At Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

MARIPOSA – UCCE Master Gardeners of Mariposa County spring plant sale, “Treasures From Our Garden,” is growing like a weed. The annual event is scheduled for Saturday, Apr. 28, from 8 a.m. to sell-out, at the Amigo Picnic Area at the Mariposa County Fairgounds. The Master Gardeners will have more than ever to offer. They have propagated hundreds of edible ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Transplanting Seedlings

By Brian David —  Efficient transplanting is a gradual process. Changing a plant’s environment and routine shocks them. Hardening off new container seedlings may take two weeks. So, place container seedlings outside for a couple hours their first day, increasing their stay by two hours each consecutive day. If you are gone during the day, place the seedlings in a ...

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The History Mystery #63

The Mariposa Indian War, Campaign from 13 April to 2 May, 1851. The question is to more accurately locate where this particular skirmish took place. The map indicates that it took place along the banks of Fine Gold Creek, somewhere close to Fine Gold Gulch. The text of the report indicates that it was on the Little San Joaquin River. ...

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Not Tonight, Deer: UC Master Gardeners’ Free Presentation

By Brian Moore — MARIPOSA — When we moved onto our property in 1999, I planted a garden. I did not use any amendments; the vegetables and flowers were radiant and our harvest abundant. Then came the battles. Along with the insects came moles, gophers, ground squirrels and devastating deer. 18 years into gardening in Mariposa County, we are again ...

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The History Mystery #62

This photograph is from our Bishop Collection, however we have little information about the people in the photo. We are also particularly interested in learning about the building in the background. Any information you can share about where the building was located, the name of the building, or the people, is greatly appreciated. Jordan Clark Sierra Mono Museum North Fork, ...

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Avoid Burst Pipes When It’s Freezing Outside

MOUNTAIN AREA – With temperatures expected to continue below freezing for the next couple of nights, it’s still not too late to insulate exposed plumbing and execute other measures to keep the disaster of burst pipes at bay. Residents who have not already done so are reminded to take precautions such as wrapping exposed metal or plastic pipes that carry water, ...

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One Tribe Global Workshop: Planting Seeds Of Health

OAKHURST — Permaculture designer and educator Marianna Burrett shares her passion in the first of a two workshops focusing on connection to nature and planting the seeds of health. Organized by nonprofit One Tribe Global, the initial workshop is on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Room at the Oakhurst Branch Library. Another follows in ...

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Over The Garden Fence: How To Read A Seed Packet

By Bob Labozetta — If you are like me, you have already ordered and received vegetable and ornamental seed packets for planting this spring. The worst thing you can do is open them and start planting directly into the garden without carefully reading the cultivation information printed on the packet of seeds. The cultivation information can vary greatly from seed ...

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The History Mystery #61

This photo was part of a collection that we recently received at the Coarsegold Historical Society. It says Melvin Place on the back so we know it was taken in Coarsegold, but we need help in identifying the three cowboys in the photo. (click photo to enlarge) Any information would be appreciated. Please comment below or email us at coarsegoldhistoricalsociety.com ...

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